The annual 11th Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards was indeed an evening of glitz and glamour. The guests were gorgeously dressed in line with the theme “Modern Royalty”. The ELOY Awards took place at the Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday, November 24, 2019. The evening kicked off with an opening prayer led by Pastor Tonye Cole.Following this was an introductory speech by the convener of the ELOY Awards, Mrs Tewa Onasanya. She gave a brief history of the ELOY Awards journey, the mission and vision of the ELOY Foundation, as well as the criteria for nomination selection.
A representative of the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs Yetunde Simpson, gave a congratulatory speech to the ELOY team as she expressed her joy as a proud mentor who has always been a part of the dream.
Ms Grace Egbagbe who was the keynote speaker delivered a speech on the importance of women empowerment and gender equality in society. She further buttressed the fact that the women empowerment cause is something to uphold at all times.
There were performances by music artiste GEE4 and the Lagos Cheerleaders who wowed the audience with an electrifying performance. A major sponsor at this year’s event, Lush Hair presented a hair show, showcasing their brand products in various styles. The most anticipated time of the evening was the announcement of the winner of the 1 million Naira business grant from The ELOY Foundation. Etimbuk Etuk, who won the grant expressed her profound gratitude and promised to utilize the grant properly.
Here’s a full list of all winners at the 2019 ELOY Awards.
ELOY Award for Agriculture Oyinye Okereke (The Fit Farmer), Landra Farms
Young Entrepreneur Florence Chikezie, ReDahlia Entrepreneurs NG.
ELOY Award for Digital Media Entrepreneur Uche Pedro, Bella Naija.
On-Air Personality of the Year Datwarrigirl (Tomama), Naija FM.
Actress of the year in association with FSDH Asset Management: Adesua Etomi-Wellington- SET UP.
TV Personality of the year Nancy Isime, HIP TV.
ELOY Award for Humanitarian Services Tola Makinde – MoRainbow Foundation.
ELOY Award for Beauty Entrepreneur Julia Onamusi, Jules Lifestyle.
ELOY Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, Tony Elumelu Foundation.
ELOY Award for Fashion Entrepreneur Obis Oragwu, Wardrobe Merchant.
ELOY award for Social Entrepreneur in association with FIRS: Chisom Ogbummuo, The Conversation Cafe.
ELOY Award for Influence Cynthia Nwadiora Cee-C.
ELOY Award for Hairstylist sponsored by LUSH HAIR: Kemi Lewis, KLS Natural Beauty Bar.
ELOY Award for ICT/Technology Adeola Shasanya Afro tech girls.
ELOY Award for Entrepreneur in association with FIRS: Ebele Udoh, Brandbox AfricaRecognition.
ELOY Foundation award for Enterprise – winner of the N1m.
16. ELOY Foundation Business Grant Etimbuk Imuk Eti Farms Global.