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FIABCI-Nigeria presents Business Forum and its Annual Prix d’Excellence Awards and Dinner 2019.
The International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI), the most prestigious real estate organization in the World, through its Nigerian Chapter, invites you to attend her Business Forum and Annual Newyear Dinner & Awards scheduled to hold as follows:
DATE: FRIDAY, 25 JANUARY 2019 TIME: 10:00 AM – BUSINESS FORUM 6:00 PM – DINNER AND AWARDS CEREMONY TOPIC: EASE OF DOING REAL ESTATE BUSINESS – THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE VENUE: LAGOS ORIENTAL HOTEL, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS.
FIABCI is the French acronym for “Federation Internationale des Administrateurs de Bien-Conselis Immobiliers” which means “The International Real Estate Federation”. Membership cuts across all sectors of the Real Estate Industry- Commercial, Residential, Luxury, Retail, Industrial etc. With members in 65 countries including 100 Professional Associations, 65 Academic Institutions, and 3000 Individual members, FIABCI holds special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.
This Property Awards and Dinner is an affirmation of FIABCI’s idea of providing our society with optimal solutions to its property needs and helping make their world a better place to live, work and enjoy. This, we do, by converging major players in the real estate sector to discuss topical issues affecting the industry in a relaxed environment. We go a step further by showcasing and honouring real estate projects that embody excellence in all discipline involved in their creation such as Architecture and design, Development and Construction, Community benefits, Environmental impact, Financial and Marketing success.
Also, a Property Scorecard which will be used as a Model for Assessing Real Estate Transactions in Nigeria will be unveiled at this event.
Past events featured the likes of Dr. Bismarck Rewane in 2016, Dr. Doyin Salami in 2017 Mr. Bode Augusto in 2018. This edition is the fourth (4th) in series, is intended to surpass the previous editions which were undeniably successful.
HE ATIKU ABUBAKAR, UCHE PEDRO, NUTS ABOUT CAKES, CEEC AND OTHERS WIN BIG AT ELOY AWARDS 2018
The 2018 ELOY Awards Ceremony has come and gone, but the memories it has left will linger for a very long time. The 10th Anniversary for the Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards held at Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel) on Sunday, November 25, 2018. Beautiful guests stormed the ELOY Awards black carpet looking gorgeous, as they followed through with the dress code for the evening; ‘Audaciously Iconic’.
There were performances by Issac Geralds, Kemi Ladipo (spoken word) and Golden Curvy Models also did a catwalk showcasing designs by top plus size designer, JP Kouture.
The highlight of the evening was the HE4SHE Award which was a first-time category at the ELOY Awards. The award in this category was won by former Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar GCON (Wazirin Adamawa), a man who constantly advocates for women.
This is also the first time a man has ever received an ELOY Award. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who was unavoidably absent, was ably represented by Mr Mustafa Chike-Obi, Executive Vice-Chairman of Alpha African Advisory Limited, who spoke about Alhaji Abubakar’s agenda for women which includes; protecting and promoting the rights of women and the girl-child in Nigeria and creating an enabling environment for Nigerian women to return to the path of wealth creation and gainful employment.
Mr Mustafa Chike-Obi representing former Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar GCON (Wazirin Adamawa) by accepting his Award.
Ini Abimbola, a member of the ELOY Awards Committee spoke about the “Journey So Far” for the awards and congratulated this year’s recipients.
Titilayo Oshodi, representative of Honourable Jide Sanwoolu, ( Member, Advisory Board of Exquisite Magazine since 2006) congratulated the ELOY Team and it’s founder Tewa Onasanya, who has year in, year out identified and honoured inspirational women in society. She spoke about Honourable Jide Sanwoolu’s plans to create a conducive environment for greater female participation in every facet of life in Lagos.
The evening ended with the announcement of the ELOY Foundation by Tewa Onasanya (ELOY Awards Founder). The ELOY Foundation is dedicated to empowering women by providing access to finance, mentors, training and more, thereby uplifting female entrepreneurs to continue to be the economic power house of Nigeria.
The Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards is executed by Exquisite Magazine, led by its publisher Tewa Onasanya, who is also the creator of ELOY Awards. The Awards has been consistently celebrating, empowering and motivating women since 2009. The Awards recognise inspirational women who are doing great things in their various fields.
1. ACTRESS OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY LUSH HAIR): Mercy Johnson Okojie, Seven & a half dates.
2. AUTHOR OF THE YEAR : Nina Iphechukwude Anyianuka (Disowned)
3. CHEF OF THE YEAR : Ronke Edoho (9jafoodie)
4. ELOY AWARD FOR TECHNOLOGY /Lottana Ezeogu (Skills tribe)ICT :
5. ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: Urez Kulture
6. ELOY AWARD FOR AGRICULTURE: Ifeoluwa Ariyo (Forth worth Farms)
7. ON AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (RADIO): Ada Afoluwake Ogunkeye (Folu Storm, Smooth Fm, Lagos)
8. ELOY AWARD FOR EMPOWERMENT: Mercy Makinde, (Amazing Amazon’s Initiative)
9. SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD: Esther Ijewere (Women of Rubies)
10. SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY (LUFTHANSA): Cynthia Nwadiora (CeeC)
11. FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY LUSH HAIR): Tubo
12. ELOY AWARD FOR JOURNALISM AND MEDIA ; PRINT AND DIGITAL (SPONSORED BY FIRS) – Peace Hyde
13. ELOY HOSPITALITY AWARD: Nike Majekodunmi (Nuts about cakes)
14. MILLENNIAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY EDIYE BEAUTY & WELLNESS): MIZWANEKA
15. ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR: Adedamola Ladejobi (Ask Damz)
16. ELOY WOMAN WHO INSPIRES AWARD: Eno Essien
17. SCRIPT WRITER OF THE YEAR: Dami Elebe (Lagos with Love, Skinny Girl in transit)
18. ELOY AWARD FOR INNOVATION / INVENTION (SPONSORED BY FIRS): Uche Pedro (Bella Naija)
19. TV ACTRESS OF THE YEAR (TV AND WEB) SERIES: Lota Chukwu (Ajoche)
20. ELOY HE4SHE AWARD- A MAN THAT ADVOCATES FOR WOMEN: His Excellency Atiku Abubakar GCON
ELOY Awards 2018 team would like to thank you all for being part of this year’s edition. We do hope it was as exciting for you as it was for us and big Congratulations to all our nominees and winners
We appreciate you all.
Be Audaciously Ambitious
The Power Is Yours.ELOY Awards Team
We are just some days away to the biggest Award Ceremony in Nigeria, The 10th edition of The ELOY Awards celebrating women achievements in their various fields.
An evening parading elan, style, glitz and glamour. With some of Nigeria’s most stylish celebrities and professionals on parade all coming together to celebrate Women.
NOMINEES AS COVER OF EXQUISITE MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2018 EDITION
This year we decided to use some of the 2018 nominees as cover divas to continue to show all women are worth celebrating. Our aim is to continue to use the ELOY Awards to celebrate, inspire, empower, encourage and challenge women to be audacious and ambitious. A woman’s place is wherever she wants to be and she can become whatever she desires to be. We want to encourage all women to unleash their true potential.
We have been consistently celebrating, empowering and motivating women since 2009. We are in the 10th year of the ELOY Awards, The Year of Audacious Ambition, The Power is Hers.
The ELOY Awards press conference held on Thursday, November 1st 2018 and in attendance were Tewa Onasanya, founder of Eloy Awards and CEO, Exquisite Magazine, Sukhm Pannu of Lush Hair, Robin Sohdi, MD Lufthansa and Tolulope Aminu, Marketing Manager, Nigeria, Lufthansa.
The event was anchored by Yetty Ogunnubi.
According to the founder of ELOY Awards and Publisher of Exquisite Magazine, while giving a brief rundown on the history of ELOY Awards, Mrs Tewa Onasanya says “We are delighted to have the 10th year anniversary of ELOY Awards; it is a milestone for us.
“This year, we are having 21 categories, which is about five more categories than last year’s event.
Speaking further, Tewa noted ELOY Awards is hosted to celebrate uncelebrated women who are impacting lives and adding values in their little corners. While speaking on the expectations of the event, she said, “People should expect great fun from the prestigious ELOY Awards. The best event where ladies of all categories will be celebrated and the Dress-code is to show how audaciously iconic you can get with dressing”.
The General Manager for Lufthansa, Robin Sohdi, talked about why they have decided to sponsor ELOY Awards and their thoughts on the brand. Lush Hair representative, Sukhm Pannu also talked about why they have continually supported ELOY Awards and their excitement about ELOY Awards 10th Anniversary.
Annie Ekwere, the representative of Martini, also spoke about why martini has continued to sponsor ELOY Awards over the years and the part they will be playing at this year’s edition.
For the first time, ELOY Awards will be awarding a man in the category called, ‘He4She Awards’, this category is targeted at men who help women to be their best.
Adeyinka Aderemi, a past winner of the On-Air Personality category spoke about how winning ELOY Awards opened new doors for her she said “This is a very big event; I was shocked to be nominated last year and won. Thank you for starting this to recognize women and their exploits”.
This year’s nominees who were present also expressed their surprise and gratitude for being nominated for ELOY Awards.
According to them, they never knew anyone was watching them in their little corner and had decided to nominate them for such a prestigious award.
ELOY Awards 10th anniversary is themed, “The Year of Audacious Ambition, The Power is Hers” and is set to take place on Sunday, November 26, 2018 at the Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental hotel).
THE ELOY AWARDS is BACK! Celebrating 10 years of Championing Women.
In 2009 a long conceived idea came to life, the Exquisite Lady Of the Year (ELOY) Awards, the first ever successful award ceremony of its kind was packaged and executed by Exquisite magazine, led by its publisher Tewa Onasanya also the creator of ELOY.
The spotlight is beaming on women, It is evident in Nigeria and around the world, as policymakers and business support organizations are waking up to the idea that women are good for the economic prosperity of the nation. Financial institutions, the government and others are recognizing the untapped potential of women.
The exquisite magazine is organizing the tenth edition of the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards. The ELOY Awards is first of its kind to be held in Nigeria. The aim is to have it grow each year as we recognize and award outstanding women and their roles in the society. From their humble beginnings, they have grown to become people other women and men admire and emulate while striving for success
The ELOY Awards are for Exquisite ladies in different fields who will be nominated and voted for by you. We are looking for nominations in the categories above who have been active during the ELOY period of Dec 2017 to date, they will then be shortlisted and the final categories and nominees announced in September.
Criteria for Nominee:
The criteria for the ELOY Awards focus on the character of the individual, her ability and achievements and how her work impacts the Nigerian society.
Must have a proven record of:
1. Direct leadership: responsible for the duties of others in a business environment. The leadership ability to affect human behaviour and accomplish a mission. Must be capable of influencing people to achieve set goals.
2. Indirect leadership: she has earned the respect of others due to past or current achievements.
3. Service: has helped a colleague, associates to grow, develop and achieve goals and given assistance to the community.
4. Commitment: shows a level of dedication to her goals and ability to achieve them.
5. Achievement: shows evidence of growth in her business or profession.
6. Integrity: must act according to values, beliefs and principles that shape the future for the better. Actions of integrity.
7. Character: meeting her responsibilities and being a good Nigerian.
Send nominations to email@example.com or nominate online at eloyawards.comincluding your contact details and reasons for the nominations: In your own words, please describe in detail your nominee’s specific accomplishment with a focus on impact, the potential for growth and the ability to inspire.
Our aim is to continue to use the ELOY awards to celebrate, inspire, empower, encourage and challenge women to be audacious and ambitious. A woman’s place is wherever she wants to be and she can become whatever she desires to be. We want to encourage all women to unleash their true potential.
We have been consistently celebrating, empowering and motivating women since 2009. We are in the 10th year of the ELOY Awards, The Year of Audacious Ambition, The Power is Hers.
We are excited to announce NIVEA as one of our Sponsors for Fashions Finest Africa Conference & Epic Show 2018. We appreciate the support NIVEA has given us and we see this as a huge step that will enable us to give a better and wider platform to the talented designers we will be showcasing and empowering for increased Nigerian participation in the global garment production industry. We look forward to a long-lasting relationship between both brands.
NIVEA will be putting on an exquisite show to end the Epic Show with an amazing celebrity designer.
Fashions Finest Africa
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It is essentially the No.1 deodorant for style! Fashion-conscious individuals will enjoy this unique deodorant as it enables users to maintain a stylish look without the added worry of unsightly stains on their apparel.
The Nivea Invisible for Black & White range helps boost confidence and foster individual expression and freedom. It is not just a skincare product, it promotes a Stainless lifestyle.
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Given the unique connection the Nivea Invisible for Black and White deodorant range has with style, Nivea is proud to be a sponsor of Fashions Finest Africa.
FFA is one of the foremost fashion platforms in West Africa that brings together key players and elements in the African fashion industry. The event presents an opportunity for the brand to showcase its unique qualities while creating a memorable experience for attendees.
As the Fashions Finest Africa Epic Show draws near the excitement is in the air as the organizers of the fashion weekend extravaganza make final touches to ensure that the event is one to remember.
The Epic Show is a three-day event running from Friday 25th May to Sunday 27th May 2018, at The Balmoral Convention Center, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.
Asides the runway show, exhibitions and conference; the Fashions Finest Africa team would be hosting the first and most prestigious all fashion awards in Nigeria. The essence of the awards is to celebrate those who have made a mark in the fashion industry.
From time immemorial a lot of people have changed the African fashion industry in many ways and the impact they make or have made have not been well recognised or appreciated. At Fashions Finest Africa we want this to change and this is why we have decided to debut the Fashions Finest Africa Awards.
There are 22 categories and 6 of the categories are open for people to cast their votes for who they think best fits while the remaining 16 categories would be properly vetted by our carefully selected judges whom have been selected based on their exploits in their chosen fields and they would choose the final winners.
The fashion extravaganza will kick off on Friday Morning with a Fashion conference where those who matter in the fashion industry and government will take on panel sessions, then later in the evening the prestigious Fashions Finest Awards will take place. We will also play hosts to Exhibitors and our marketplace vendors giving the opportunity to fashion lovers to shop till you drop. The fashion show will continue Saturday and Sunday featuring Student designers, New and Emerging designers and established designers out of Africa.
Fashions Finest Africa would be holding the first and most prestigious fashion awards in Nigeria. The essence of the awards is to celebrate those who have made an impact and an indelible mark within the fashion industry.
Over time a lot of people have changed and contributed to the Nigerian and African fashion industry in many ways and the impact they make or have made have not always been well recognised or fully appreciated. Fashions Finest Africa intends to change this, which is why we have decided to debut the Fashions Finest Africa Awards.
Nominations open 26th January and ends on the 26th March 2018, so lovers of fashion should visit our website www.fashionsfinestafrica.com/awards to nominate those they deem fit and worthy to be nominated for a prestigious Fashions Finest Award.
There are a total of 22 categories that cover the whole spectrum of the fashion industry. The winners of most of the awards would be decided upon by a panel of industry judges, however we have 5 categories that would be open to public voting and these are; Male model of the year, Female model of the year, Fashion Icon of the year, Fashion blogger of the year and Fashion influencer of the year.
The Fashions Finest Awards will surely be one of the most coveted awards within the fashion industry and the event will be an extremely glamorous red carpet affair and as such we suggest that you get your black tie and designer dress ready for the awards of the year.
Fashions Finest Africa Awards 2018 is set to take place at The Balmoral, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on the 25th May 2018.
Designer of the year
Emerging designer of the year
Men’s wear designer of the year
Women’s wear designer of the year
Young Designer of the year
Makeup Artist of the year
Stylist of the year
Male model of the year
Female model of the year
Fashion show of the year
Outstanding contribution to Nigerian Fashion award
The Epic Show would be a three-day event running from Friday 25th May to Sunday 27th May 2018; it will be three days of nonstop fashion with a lot of activities for those in the business of fashion and for lovers of fashion.
The fashion extravaganza will kick off on Friday at noon with a Fashion conference where those who matter in the fashion industry will take on panel sessions. We will also play host to Exhibitors and our marketplace vendors, giving the opportunity to fashion lovers to shop till they drop. The fashion show will continue Saturday and Sunday featuring Student designers, New and Emerging designers and established designers out of Africa.
Fashions Finest Africa EPIC Show 2018 is set to take place at The Balmoral, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos from the 25th to 27th May 2018.
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The African Fashion industry is about to take a new turn as the multi-award winning event management Company and online fashion magazine, Fashions Finest expands to Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
Fashions Finest Africa is produced by Mahogany International, YD Agency in partnership with Fashions Finest UK.
FIABCI NIGERIA | INTRODUCING BODE AGUSTO AS GUEST SPEAKER
SAVE THE DATE: January 25th, 2017
FIABCI-Nigeria is pleased to announce our Guest Speaker for the 2018 Prix d’Excellence Awards and Dinner set to take place on the 25th of January 2018 as Mr Bode Agusto.
Theme “Infrastructure financing options in a Challenging Economy”.
Mr. Augusto has experience spanning over 30 years in various organizations including Price Waterhouse, Nigeria International Bank, Citibank Nigeria (Nigeria International Bank) and Agusto & Co. Limited. He also held various public positions including Director of the National Pension Commission, Member of the Central Bank of Nigeria Monetary Policy Committee and Director – General of the Budget Office of the Federation. Mr. Augusto is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1981, obtaining the Third Prize in the overall order of merit. He worked in Price Waterhouse in Lagos and London as an auditor, tax consultant and business and financial consultant. He also worked in Citibank Nigeria, first as an operations officer supervising domestic operations and later as a credit officer, managing the World Corporations Group (Fortune 200 companies). He left Price Waterhouse as the partner in charge of the financial services consulting group to found Agusto & Co. Limited in January 1992. He is on the Faculty of the Lagos Business School. In 2003, he became the Director General of the Budget office of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the special adviser to the president on budget matters. He has expert knowledge of the Nigerian macroeconomic environment and the Nigerian Financial Services Industry.
Kindly confirm your attendance by clicking on the RSVP box below and send us your mailing address and phone number so we can have a formal Invitation sent to you once your ticket has been paid for.
Dinner fee: N25000.
Table Booking: N250,000.
FIABCI – NIGERIA ACCOUNT DETAILS.
ACCOUNT NAME: INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE FEDERATION.