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The Luxury Network Nigeria, a private membership club for luxury business owners and enthusiasts in Nigeria, hosted their first members’ networking forum for the year on the theme, “The Future of Luxury in Nigeria,” on Thursday 9th of June 2022 at the ultramodern Affinity Art Gallery, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The exclusive event, which was the organization’s initiative to bring members together, celebrate strategic partnerships already being formed within the network, and promote the need to continue creating unique partnerships, was hosted by Ms. Bukky George-Taylor—the Director of Strategic Partnerships, The Luxury Network Nigeria and the CEO of Robert Taylor Media. The event commenced with a welcome introduction by Mr. Samuel Abiola-Jacobs—the Managing Director, The Luxury Network Nigeria, after which the host facilitated an open discussion on The Future of Luxury in Nigeria.

Emphasizing the importance of such members’ networking event, Mr. Samuel Abiola-Jacobs said, “One of the core benefits of The Luxury Network’s membership is to give active members the opportunity to regularly connect with other like-minded luxury brand directors, as well as attend pre-arranged meetings to present and discuss new business development ideas. We are glad to have hosted this event to help us establish that the future of luxury in Nigeria is actually hinged on creating unique partnerships and collaboration that will raise the prestige and awareness of our brands while birthing new ideas for an evolving industry.”

Guests who attended the networking event included Mr. Teka Jibril—the Regional Director (Africa) of RIF Trust, Mr. Abasam Onyia—the Director of Business Development of SANTIS by Paelon, Ms. Wumi Jubril—the CEO of SRS Collection, Mr. Eddie Madaki—the Meta Luxury Manager of William Grant Nigeria, Mrs. Oyetola Okusanya—the CEO of C&C Luxury, Mrs. Moni Aisida—the Gallery Manager of Affinity Art Gallery, Ms. Yetty Ogunnubi—the CEO of The YD Company, among other distinguished members and partners of the affinity group. 

Guests were welcomed to a luxury cocktail reception courtesy of The Balvenie, and were satiated with exquisite canapes as they feasted their eyes on an amazing array of artworks that beautified the room.  

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A rundown of ELOY Awards 2019.

A rundown of ELOY Awards 2019.
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.
  1. ELOY Award for Agriculture Oyinye Okereke (The Fit Farmer), Landra Farms
  2. Young Entrepreneur Florence Chikezie, ReDahlia Entrepreneurs NG.
  3. ELOY Award for Digital Media Entrepreneur Uche Pedro, Bella Naija.
  4. On-Air Personality of the Year Datwarrigirl (Tomama), Naija FM.
  5. Actress of the year in association with FSDH Asset Management: Adesua Etomi-Wellington- SET UP.
  6. TV Personality of the year Nancy Isime, HIP TV.
  7. ELOY Award for Humanitarian Services Tola Makinde – MoRainbow Foundation.
  8. ELOY Award for Beauty Entrepreneur Julia Onamusi, Jules Lifestyle.
  9. ELOY Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, Tony Elumelu Foundation.
  10. ELOY Award for Fashion Entrepreneur Obis Oragwu, Wardrobe Merchant.
  11. ELOY award for Social Entrepreneur in association with FIRS: Chisom Ogbummuo, The Conversation Cafe.
  12. ELOY Award for Influence Cynthia Nwadiora Cee-C.
  13. ELOY Award for Hairstylist sponsored by LUSH HAIR: Kemi Lewis, KLS Natural Beauty Bar.
  14. ELOY Award for ICT/Technology Adeola Shasanya Afro tech girls.
  15. 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.

RecognitionAwards for Woman in Medicine:

17. Bukky George, HealthPlus