Africa has the world’s youngest population but numerous odds are still stacked against them, making it difficult for the vast majority to easily attain success.
Young people on the continent face chronic unemployment and underemployment and those who succeed do so, largely against exceptional odds.
Over the years, award shows have been created to celebrate these achievers and to inspire other young Africans.
They include the Africa Youth Awards, the Commonwealth Youth Awards and The Future Awards in Nigeria.
Business partners Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams started the Future Award as part of The Future Project social enterprise in 2006.