The Nominees for the 2017 Africa Youth Awards has been released by the Board and Jury of the Award Scheme with some very astute young Ghanaians getting the Nod for various categories.
Paramount amongst them is Futurist, Global Keynote Speaker and Serial Entrepreneur, Kwame A.A Opoku who got 2 nominations for the AWARD FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT and over all AFRICA YOUTH OF THE YEAR (MALE). Ghana’s Shatta Wale is also in the race for Musician of the Year. Other Young Ghanaians who made the list include Elorm Beenie, Kwabena Boateng, Eric Pentsil, Stephen Creppy, Nadia Owusu and a host of others.
The awards was launched in 2014 and has since honoured over 250 young people through its 2 flagship initiatives, Africa Youth Awards and 100 Most Influential Young Africans which was later introduced in 2016.
Nominations received annually are reviewed by a panel of Jury made up of past winners and young achievers resident from all over the continent.
The awards have also been endorsed by very reputable statemen across Africa including the President of Rwanda Paul Kagame and have been featured on over 300 media platforms across the globe.
The Africa Youth Awards initiative is Africa's premier and most prestigious awards initiative that awards the works of young people on the continent across diverse fields. Annually, over 20 categories are announced for nominations where finalists are announced for a public voting exercise. Winners are annually announced on 1st January, a ritual which has seen the award gain prominence among young people across the continent.
Kwame A.A Opoku is a Futurist, Global Business Keynote Speaker, Tedx Speaker, Brand Architect, Serial Entrepreneur and a Social Media/Digital Marketer. In the year 2017 alone he made over 60 + Presentations at various Summits and Conferences and graced some of the biggest stages Globally including Tedx University of Ghana, The UN DAY Summit, Live2Lead.