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British Council and The Future Awards Africa announce Bella Naija’s Uche Pedro as winner of Young Media Entrepreneur of the Year Award

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Prior to the official announcement of the date
and venue for The Future Awards Africa (TFAA)
2013, the project’s Central Working Committee
(CWC) and the British Council have announced
Uche Pedro as the winner of The International
Young Media Entrepreneur of the Year’ award.
The award, presented in conjunction with the
British Council, aims to celebrate young people
working in the media, with entrepreneurial and
leadership abilities, potential to change their
sector, market awareness and understanding.
“It’s been an exciting four months we are very
pleased to announce Uche Pedro as the winner
of this new category – which was evolved from
our prize in entertainment and media
enterprise,” said Chude Jideonwo, Executive
Director of The Future Project.
Pedro, a new media entrepreneur, founded
popular Nigerian blog Bella Naija ( She will
participate in a UK tour with finalists from up to
10 other countries and participate in activities
– A visit to the UK in October where she gets the
chance to meet the winners from other
countries, make UK contacts, and attend the
leading UK industry event– The Cross Media
– A week’s free membership to the exclusive
private member’s club – The Hospital Club
The Future Awards Africa 2013 – to be televised
exclusively for Africa Magic and broadcast live
online on Y! TV – will hold in October 2013 and
will be a week-long three-city celebration. The
host venue and date will be unveiled by the
CWC in the coming week. The event is being
held in partnership with the African Union
Commission and Microsoft.
Media Partners include Channels TV, Silverbird
TV, Nigeria Info, TW,Ventures Africa, and
Guardian Life. Online Partners are BellaNaija,
LindaIkejiBlog, Information Nigeria, Premium
Times, 360Nobs, NigeriaNewsDesk,
LadunLiadiBlog, and Jobberman. Official Media
Partners are Cool FM, Wazobia FM and Y!/, and the official television partner is
Africa Magic. For more information, visit
@TFAAfrica on Twitter (the official hashtag for
the event is #TFAA2013), or the website