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The Future Awards Africa, in conjunction with the British Council, has announced Uche Pedro (formerly Uche Eze) as winner of the Young Media Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The award 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, CEO YNaija and 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 including a visit to the UK in October to meet other winners and attend the leading UK industry event- The Cross Media Forum, and 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.  

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This article was first published on 22nd October 2013

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