The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) has announced on-air personality and vlogger, Toke Makinwa, as host for the award’s 2020 edition scheduled for a cross-platform online exclusive event.
For its first-ever television and virtual edition, this year’s TFAA will celebrate the tremendous feats accomplished in the year 2020 in spite of Covid-19’s global turbulence, according to a press statement made available to TCN.
In its fifteenth year, the awards are part of the 3-day TV & Digital Festival presented in an exclusive partnership with continental giants Africa Magic and MTV alongside Pop Central TV. The events will hold in November, 2020.
“There has been so much confusion this year that there have been times when one would not have been seen to be exaggerating if they said they see no hope for stability or a light at the end of the tunnel,” Bukonla Adebakin who is Chief Operating Officer of RED | For Africa, presenters of the awards said in a statement. “Yet, one thing has remained consistent, and that is the power that the youth unleashed in 2020.
“They haven’t just unleashed power, but they have forced important change, everywhere in the world, and across. The media campaign #TheAgeOfRevolution that we will unveil in November will underline the power and the magic of this historic moment. The Future Awards Africa will be celebrating what makes young people special and what keeps youth culture winning.”
Makinwa’s co-host will also be announced in November.
According to the statement, The Future Festival will be donating 25 per cent of all accrued profits to a coalition of NGOs working to end sexual and gender-based violence. The NGOs include Stand To End Rape, The Mirabel Centre, Wine and Whine Ng and Women at Risk International Foundation.
The Future Festival 2020 is delivered by The Future Awards Africa in partnership with Y! Africa. Other Official Partners are Cool FM, Wazobia Max and BellaNaija.com.