The winner of the 2018 Future Awards Africa for the ‘Young Person of the Year’, Samson Itodo, has been honoured by Nigeria’s No. 1 premium malt drink, Amstel Malta.
Itodo won the much-coveted award for his role in challenging the Nigerian electoral law that set age limits for participating in federal, state and local government elections through the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill.
The event, held at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos at the weekend, was hosted by media personality, Bolanle Olukanni and former Big Brother Naija housemate, Tobi Bakre.
The awards received were solely aimed at celebrating young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 31, who have impacted the society positively through social good, social enterprise and creativity.
The premium malt drink has, for a long time, continued to play an active role in uplifting core lifestyle interests of Nigerians across film and fitness with platforms such as the Amstel Malta Box Office, ‘Act The Part’ online competition, Amstel Malta Showtime, and supporting events like the AMVCAs, FitFamFest and Okpekpe Race, among others.
“Amstel Malta, is proud to be a part of this process of rewarding young Nigerians for their efforts in their individual journeys.
“It is quite important for us to encourage Nigerians to be their best no matter where they find themselves.
“Amstel Malta’s readiness to support laudable projects like this further solidifies the brand’s stance at applauding excellence.
“Amstel Malta is set to do more. We have big plans in place and we urge everyone to prepare for the greater things ahead”, the Marketing Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Emmanuel Oriakhi, said at the award ceremony.
It will be recalled that ‘The Future Awards,’ which was launched in 2005, rewards deserving young Nigerians and Africans who have carved a niche for themselves in their chosen field.
The awards also celebrate young people who have made outstanding achievements in the year.