Have you met Africa?

The Central Working Committee for The Future Africa Awards & Summit(TFAAS) 2014 has today announced the media campaign for 2014.

The campaign is themed #ThisIsAfrica, and is led by five of Africa’s brightest young leaders: actress and activist Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde (Nigeria); serial entrepreneur Ashish J. Thakkar (Uganda), iROKO founder Jason Njoku (Nigeria), water advocate Saran Kaba Jones (Liberia) and Red Media Africa co-founder Chude Jideonwo (Nigeria).

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This follows the awards’ successful engagements annually over the past nine years including the viral ‘I am the future’ and ‘I represent Naija’ campaigns.

The 2014 edition was launched last week during the World Economic Forum on Africa, and has also been expanded to The Future Africa Awards & Summit, a 2-day ideas-fest, where the continent’s most influential leaders and institutions with portfolios on youth will gather to chart immediate action-points for expansion of jobs and opportunities, as well as good governance and citizen engagement.

Nominations end on 12 June, 2014 via the website thefutureafrica.com/awards/the-future-awards-africa-2014-nomination-form/ or via SMS on +234 802 2222 6712.

The Future Africa Awards & Summit 2014 is supported by Microsoft, the US Consulate and the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Official Media Partners are EbonyLife TV, AfricaMagic, Ventures Africa, Bloomberg TV Africa and Y! Africa. Official Online Partners are MemeBurn, BellaNaija, NigeriaNewsDesk and Premium Times. The official bloggers for 2014 are Omojuwa, Olorisupergal and Ameyaw. Cool FM is the host radio station. Channels Television is the host TV station.

For more information, visit @TFAAfrica on Twitter or the website www.thefutureafrica.com/awards. The official hashtags for 2014 are #ThisIsAfrica and #TFAAS2014.

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