Africa’s biggest youth event, The Future Awards Africa 2014 which held at the Intercontinental Hotels will definitely be one to remember for some time to come!
The awards initiative, on 11.11.14 had kicked off a #STOPEBOLA campaign, pooling one million young Africans to raise money to fight against the disease.
On 7th December, at the event, the final phase of the fundraising held via an auction on custom high-end piece by Lanre Da Silva Ajayi.
The auctioneers for the evening were music artiste and funny man, Falz The Bahd Guy and comedian, Bovi and on the night they raised a whopping N1,000,000 for the dress and the bidder was none other than the foremost blogger in the country, Linda Ikeji!
The auction had slowly built from N500,000 but blogger, Linda Ikeji put an end to all other competition by bidding a million naira on the dress.
The proceeds of the auction will go to the UN Ebola Response Fund via www.stopebola.com.
The Future Awards Africa 2014 is headlined by Access Bank and UBA. It is presented in partnership with Etisalat, Microsoft, the Lagos Internal Revenue Service and the Tony Elumelu Foundation.
Official Media Partners are EbonyLife TV, AfricaMagic, Ventures Africa, and Y! Africa. Official Online Partners are MemeBurn, BellaNaija and 360nobs.
The official bloggers for 2014 are LindaIkeji, Omojuwa, LadunLiadi, Olorisupergal, Ameyaw, NigeriaNewsDesk and GidiTraffic. Country partners are The Trent, Information Nigeria, News Wire Nigeria, SabiNews, GHJOY and Pulse.ng. Buzz Partners are Style Vitae, StyleMeAfrica, Fashpa.com, FAP, LagosLaidbac.
Cool FM is the host radio station. Channels Television is the host TV station.
For more information, visit @TFAAfrica on Twitter/Instagram or the website www.thefutureafrica.com/awards The official hashtags for the 2014 awards are #TheFutureAwards and #TheFutureAwards2014.
SLIDESHOW: PHOTOS From The Future Awards Africa | December 7, 2014 | Lagos