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Future Awards Best 100 celebration from a blogger's desk

As usual, was fiddling with my TV Remote this evening when I came across the live broadcast of The Future Award On Channels TV Which held at State House Abuja
Refreshing to see young people who are barely in their twenties and early thirties living their dreams and showing a glimpse of the promise and potentials that lies with Nigeria's young demographic component
Young people who did not allow the shackles of the past and the failure of the society to limit or define who they are.

I saw Ebuka Obi Uchendu, lawyer turned TV Presenter doing what he knows best, suave and cool with the microphone
I Saw Cobhams, a blind musician who is on top of his game, top notch musician notwithstanding his disability
I saw Chude Jideonwo,the Director of Future Award, who is Just 28 giving an inspiring speech that belies his age, his speech made me jump out of my seat and stirred something inside of me, when I said earlier that lawyers are different species, it seems I don't know what I'm saying, for those who don't know Chude,he is a lawyer turned Media entrepreneur and the brain behindFuture Award, Red media and Popular Y Naija Blog and he is just 28. Young people are indeed breaking the glass ceiling. Chude summarized his speech with something to cheer and a food for thought for APC apologist. "Goodluck Jonathan is the first sitting President in the history of Nigeria to take young people seriously" and I totally agree with him on that
I saw Dr. Akinwumi Adesina ,Forbes Magazine Man Of the Year and current minister of Agriculture, he said something that resonated in my spirit
"I want you to start small but dream big" Very remarkable speech he gave
Ngozi Okonjo Iweala gave her speech where she extolled the virtues of progressive young people who kept pushing, knocking and forcing their way through the door even when the system is not friendly to young people
Ibukun Awosika reminded many young people listening that she started her business, Sokoa Chair Centre when she was just 24 so age is never an issue when it comes to living your dream and the life you were created to live
Tony Elumelu and Ben murray bruce as usual used their success stories to inspire and motivate young people
People I don't know about you but there is a new paradigm shift in town, this paradigm shift is evolving at a supersonic speed and at the center of it is social media
Those young people who were honoured today at Aso Rock are your age mate, my age mate, the only difference is that they choose to dare, to be different and to travel the road less travelled
Believe me, it is not about speaking English on social media or always insulting the GoodLuck administration in order to be noticed or garner more fans
It is about going beyond that, walking the talk and touching your immediate community
It is about going for that thing which is bigger than you
It is about doing that thing you have always procrastinated,
I dare you and myself; You can be the next person to be honoured by Future Awards
Only that you have to leave your comfort zone, go beyond the ordinary and I see you being celebrated next
Good morning good people and a beautiful week to you all. 

Written by Chukwudi Iwuchukwu


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