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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

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The Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards has been consistently celebrating women of excellence in different fields since 2009. At our 10th ELOY awards in 2018, we launched the ELOY AwardsFoundation with the primary aim to empower women through partnerships for access to grants and affordable finance, entrepreneurial training, mentoring and networking for sustainable empowerment.

The ELOY Awards Foundation is about empowering and challenging thousands of women to be more and do more by providing access to resources, business skills and tools for them to be able to grow, transform and sustain their businesses, which will, in turn, benefit their families and the community at large.


We are holding the 1st annual ELOY conference under the ELOY awards Foundation on the 13th of November. This event is free to all women to attend, but you must register. The ELOY conference is being used as a platform to educate and empower thousands of women.

One woman will win a 1 million Naira Funding for their business,
50 women will also be chosen to be part of the ELOY Awards Foundation Sustainable Empowerment Program (SEP). This gives them Six months access to mentors, training and affordable finance.

Welcome to the ELOY Awards and Conference 2019.

It’s the 11th of the Exquisite Ladies of the Year (ELOYAward. The ELOYs will be held on the 24thof November 2019. We have 25 awards to give out to exceptional women this year. We are looking forward to celebrating all women. Our theme this year is I am Empowered. We believe empowered women empower others, all the categories this year show that women empowering themselves with knowledge and skills have been able to move past the norm to become exceptional. We want to highlight and celebrate this.

The time is now to send in your nominations across a range of categories to be scrutinised by our judges. Nominations for ELOY Awards category ends on the 25th of September 2019. Nominations for the Ladies Who Inspire category ends on the 2nd of November 2019. Entries should be submitted to

#eloyawards2019 #iamempowered #iamexquisite

These sets of 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 2018 till date, they will then be shortlisted and the final categories and nominees announced by end of September for ELOY Awards and November for the Ladies that Inspire Awards.

Criteria for Nominee
The criteria for the ELOY Award focus on the character of the individual, her ability and achievements and how her work impacts the Nigerian society.

Must have proven record of:

1. Direct leadership: responsible for 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 respect of others due to past or current achievements
3. Service: has helped 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.

The aim for ELOY Awards as always is to continue to inspire, motivate and empower women, celebrate our successes and show that it can be done. Our distinguished judges were carefully selected and they embody ladies who are doing exceptionally well in their chosen fields and are great examples of strong women doing great things. We want other women to be inspired by these women and strive to be the best they can be.
This year, our theme is “I am Empowered”. We want to know any woman in any community, workplace, field or anywhere that is doing great work, we want to celebrate those women.
Tewa Onasanya, founder of The ELOY Awards and Foundation announced on Friday 27th of August thatELOY is now accepting entries for its 11th edition.