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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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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