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HE ATIKU ABUBAKAR, UCHE PEDRO, NUTS ABOUT CAKES, CEEC AND OTHERS WIN BIG AT ELOY AWARDS 2018

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.

WINNERS LIST
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

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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 Audacious
Be Ambitious
Be Audaciously Ambitious
The Power Is Yours.
ELOY Awards Team
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ELOY AWARDS 2018 PRESS CONFERENCE

ELOY AWARDS 2018 PRESS CONFERENCE


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).