• future-leaders


    Welcome to the official website for Future Leaders magazine, an annual publication which profiles 100 of the UK’s most outstanding African and African Caribbean students and new graduates.


Future Leaders is an annual publication, which profiles 100 of the most outstanding black university students in Britain. It is aimed at secondary school sixth-form, college and university students and is used as a role model guide to inspire and raise attainment.


Now in its seventh year, all the students featured are first nominated via a nomination form, those shortlisted are then invited in for an interview at the Powerful media offices.  Then the final 100 are selected, and appear in the publication, comes out every September.



Adenike Adenitire is the founding editor of the annual magazine Future Leaders, which is published by Powerful Media Ltd. The groundbreaking title, which is now in it’s 7th year, celebrates 100 of Britain’s most outstanding black university students and graduates, and is now one of the most recognised tools used to inspire university and college students from African and African Caribbean backgrounds.

Adenike has been a professional journalist for the past 15 years and in that time has written for national newspapers such as the Daily Mirror, and the Guardian, has appeared on BBC Breakfast TV, and is a contributor to the Huffington Post.

A key contributor to the 2011 Channel 4 documentary How Hip Hop Changed the World (presented by Idris Elba), she is the former entertainment editor at New Nation newspaper, and has interviewed celebrities such as Will Smith, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Samuel L Jackson, Denzel Washington and Usher.

Outside of journalism, Adenike runs her own PR business Coast 2 Coast Media Ltd, where clients have included award-winning Hollywood actors Aml Ameen (Kidulthood, Harry’s Law, The Butler) and NonsoAnozie (The Bible, NBC’s Dracula, Ender’s Game).

She is also the founder and managing editor of popular entertainment website www.imisstheoldschool.com.