The future awards African Person of the year nominees were released today by the Central working committee of The Future Awards and I was impressed with the quality of the persons shortlisted.
Grace Ihejiamaizu a 22-years old graduate of the University of Calaber was among the shortlisted persons.
Grace was named as one of Google’s 12 Brightest Young Minds in 2011, and by the US Government as ‘International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month for September 2012’, Grace Ihejiamaizu is an entrepreneur and global change-maker. In 2010, she founded an after-school youth project, Raising Young Productive Entrepreneurs (RYPE) Initiative; in 2012, she started a Social Enterprise company called iKapture Networks and founded the fast-growing online platform, opportunitydesk.org.
Others shortlisted persons includes Peter and Paul Okoye , Patrick Ngowi, Foglabenchi Lily, William Kamkwamba amongst others.