This year, on December 31st, Future Africa Leaders (FALF) and Chris Oyakhilome, founder of the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI), will recognize young Africans who have significantly and positively impacted their communities.
The Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI), was founded to bring hope to the forgotten people of the world. Through COFI, Chris Oyakhilome has realized his vision and dream for aspiring young African leaders that are changing the future of Africa.
COFI is committed to eradicating hunger and ensuring access to education, medical care, and health services. In Africa and other vulnerable places of the world, these principles are the foundation for empowering a community through accountable leadership and sustainable development goals (SDG).
Every year, Chris Oyakhilome hosts the Future Africa Leaders Award ceremony (FALA) to recognize young Africans who have positively impacted their communities. Under the auspices of COFI, the Future Africa Leaders Foundation (FALF) has identified various areas in need of development and investment. The award ceremony is held each year on December 31st, marking the ninth edition of this event.
FALF explores and expands leadership potentials in and for Africa. Through education, youth empowerment, mentoring, and other projects that prepare young people for a positive future, this project identifies, celebrates, and supports young Africans who have demonstrated exemplary leadership by positively impacting their generation. Through this glorious foundation, Pastor Chris provides miracles that change the lives of many young aspiring African leaders.
In Africa and for Africa
Chris Oyakhilome awards over $100,000 to African youth each year at the FALA Awards. These nominees will be selected based on their efforts to improve the well-being of their communities. They will receive a $10,000 cash prize, and the winner of the Star Prize will receive $25,000 to boost their inventions.
The nominees for this year’s FALA Awards were announced on December 18th, and they are:
- Abdul-Rahman Zaki Elhalafawy – 18 years old, Egypt
- Bridget Kalilombe – 23 years old, Zambia
- Matilda Kahunde – 22 years old, Uganda
- Victor Eyo – 19 years old, Nigeria
- Caryn Khan – 24 years old, Tanzania
- Amanda Nomnqa – 25 years old, South Africa
- Joe King Splendour – 16 years old, Nigeria
- Elizabeth Aguil – 20 years old, South Sudan
- Chidzungu Azaria Tendayi – 20 years old, Malawi
- Lyna Bossa Tchedre – 22 years old, Togo
- Zoe Makata – 23 years old, Malawi
- Nju Dima Ako – 23 years old, Cameroon
- Zulu Princess Mayamiko – 20 years old, Zambia
- Regina Kunmi-Mensah – 22 years old, Ghana
- Portia Manyaya – 20 years old, Ghana
- Felix Fomengia – 23 years old, Cameroon
- Geoliver Ngampaka – 24 years old, Congo Dr
- Amoussou Philppe – 23 years old, Togo
- Emmanuel Macharia – 20 years old, Kenya
- Emmanuella Koka – 24 years old, Nigeria
- Precious Susan Talker – 23 years old, Sierra Leone
- Diallo Racidatou – 23 years old, Guinea
- Salima Emery – 20 years old, Togo
- Marvel Mthembu – 24 years old, South Africa
- Bakaki Yusuf – 23 years old, Uganda
- Lekwuwa Grace – 21 years old, Benin Republic
- Hidaya Tlemcani – 19 years old, Morocco
- Lebsey Lebaga – 22 years old, Cameroon
- Katleho Mojakisane – 20 years old, Lesotho
- Gracious Mazivanhanga – 24 years old, Zimbabwe
At this year’s ceremony, we are excited to see what this year’s aspiring African leaders have in store for the betterment of humanity. Join Chris Oyakhilome live on December 31st, 10 (GMT+1).