Ghana's Lily Kudzro and David Asiamah won The Future Awards Africa prize in Eduction and Agriculture respectively at a ceremony held in Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday, December 6. The Future Awards Africa Prize in Technology also went to another Ghanaian, Rasheeda Andeeya Yehuza.
David Asiamah, a young farmer and an entrepreneur is the founder of Agro Mindset. He has already been recognised in Ghana as a young achiever and a recipient of Ghana Top 30 Under 30 award. He is a global shaper of the World Economic Forum and belongs to the Kumasi Hub.
Lily Kudzro, a passionate social entrepreneur is the CEO of Devio Arts Centre. She believes that children and young people can create and inspire their own future and can become change-makers in their communities. She uses creative and imaginative ways to introduce students and schools to practical, visual arts application. Devio Arts has chalked several achievements in its young existence. They have organized key events like the Children’s Art Festival and the International Child Art’s Foundation’s Global Art Competition, which reached over 2000 children and enjoyed high media visibility. They have collaborated with big names like Tigo, US Embassy, Alliance Francaise, and iSpace.
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The Future Awards Africa celebrates young people between the ages of 18 and 31, who have made outstanding achievement in the year under consideration. Forbes has described the awards as “Most important awards for outstanding young Nigerians”. The awards, organized by young Nigerians below the age of 30, was conceived by Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams in 2004. The first The Future Awards ceremony was held on February 6, 2006 at the Muson Centre in Lagos to honour the outstanding achievements of the 2005/2006 season.