The 10th Edition of The Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards is gradually drawing near and preparations are in full gear. In 2009 a long conceived idea came to life. Exquisite magazine the organisers of this prestigious awards, Led by its publisher Tewa Onasanya, have been consistently celebrating women of excellence in a different field to empower and inspire other women.
The spotlight is beaming on women, It is evident in Nigeria and around the world, as policymakers, financial institutions, business support organizations and more are waking up to the idea that women are good for the economic prosperity of the nation and they are recognizing the untapped potential of women.
The ELOY Awards is first of its kind to be consistently held in Nigeria. The aim is to have it grow each year as we recognize and award outstanding women and their roles in society. From their humble beginnings, they have grown to become people other women and men admire and emulate while striving for success.
Every year, the ELOY awards planning committee meet to evaluate the women chosen by the general public to vet and pick the women with the highest nomination, who then make up the nominees list to be voted for by the general public. This year the Voting runs from now through to the 18th of November 2018 and some selected categories HE4SHE, ELOY BANKING AND FINANCE AWARD,ELOY AWARD FOR POLITICS, ELOY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD recipients are chosen by a selected ELOY Committee members
The voting windows are open and the 2018 ELOY awards nominees can be voted for by the public.
ACTRESS OF THE YEAR IN ASSOCIATION WITH LUSH HAIR:
This is for a woman who has demonstrated great creativity in the use of her talent
MERCY JOHNSON OKOJIE, Seven & a half dates.
TOYIN ABRAHAM, Ghost and the Tout
BIMBO ADEMOYE, Backup Wife
BISOLA AIYEOLA, Pay Day
ZAINAB BALOGUN, Sylvia
CHIGUL, Crazy people
BUKUNMI OLUWASINA, Ranti mi
ELOY AWARD FOR AUTHOR:
This is for a woman who has published her book within the ELOY year and done great marketing for it.
NINA IPHECHUKWUDE ANYIANUKA, Disowned
AMAKA CHIKA-MBONU, How to get your wife to swing from a chandelier in a red negligee
BETTY IRABOR, Dust to Dew
LAURA IKEJI, How to make money on Instagram
TOSIN AJIBADE, Misfit to Hero
CHEF OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award recognises a woman who has been consistent in her passion for culinary and also versatile in her craft.
Imoteda, Heels in the Kitchen
Ozoz Sokoh – Kitchen butterfly
Ronke Edoho – 9jafoodie
ELOY AWARD FOR TECHNOLOGY /ICT:
This award recognizes a woman who has used science and technology to create a platform offering knowledge, service, product or solution
Omowale David Ashiru, Country Director Andela.
Nkemdili Begho, Future Resource Limited.
Lotana Ezeogu, Skills tribe
Lola Ekugo, Head Digital Innov Lab FBN, Founder Transthat.
Aramide Abe – Naija Startups
Abisoye Akinfolarin-Ajayi, Pearl Initiative
ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR:
An award for an accessory designer who has been consistent and creative within the ELOY Year
ELOY AWARD FOR AGRICULTURE:
A woman who has achieved significant recognition and business success in the agricultural and agric business field with great impact in her community and country as a whole
Olusola Sowemimo, Ope Farms
Ada Osakwe, Agrolay
Fatima Oyia Ademoh, Ajima Farms
Mosunmola Umoru, Farms Shoppe
Ifeoluwa Ariyo, Forth Worth Farms
Aderonke Aderinoye, AgriHub Nigeria
ON AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (RADIO):
This is for a woman who has been consistently creative on air
Honey Ojukwu, UrbanFM Enugu
Sandra Ezekwesili, CoolFM PH
Maryanne Duke Okon, Nigeriainfo PH
Shine Begho, MaxFM Lagos
Sabina, Naijainfo Lagos
Folu Storm – Smooth Fm, Lagos
Joyce Onyemuwa – Cool fm, Lagos
ELOY AWARD FOR EMPOWERMENT:
This is for a woman who has contributed to and invested in mentoring, inspiring and empowering other women.
Chisom Ogbumuo, The Conversation Cafe.
Funke Oguntuga, Heartminders
Nkem Okocha, Mamamoni
Mercy Makinde, Amazing Amazon’s initiative.
Success Omaje Julius, Experience Dev hub.
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD:
a woman who has made a significant social impact in the community and Nigeria as a w whole. Has provided a solution to cultural, education, environmental or financial challenges with her innovative product or service.
Augusta Nwokafor, Enterprising women Nigeria.
Esther Ijewere, Women of Rubies
Temilade Salami, ECOWarriors
Bilikiss Adebiyi Abiola, Wecyclers
Yetunde Fadeyi, Reesafrica.
Achenyo Idachaba – Obaro, Mitimeth
SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY LUFTHANSA:
This award is for a woman who has demonstrated great social media followership which she uses to promote her brand and other brands. This Award category is sponsored by Lufthansa Airlines.
Nelly Agbogu, Naijabrandchick
Cynthia Nwadiora, CEE C
Gloria Oloruntobi, Maraji
FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY LUSH HAIR :
An award for a fashion designer who has been consistent and creative within the ELOY year
ELOY AWARD FOR JOURNALISM AND MEDIA (PRINT AND DIGITAL):
This is for a woman in journalism who has demonstrated integrity and passion for her work.
ELOY HOSPITALITY AWARD:
This is for a woman in the hospitality industry. She could be a tour operator, travel agent, hotelier
Nike Majekodunmi, Nuts about cake
Reni Folawiyo, Alara
Tiyan Alile, Culinary School Nigeria
Wonu Lamidi, Travel Solution
Dorcas George, The George Hotel
Amaka Amatokwu, WIHN
MILLENNIAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY EDIYE BEAUTY & WELLNESS:
This award is for a millennial female (under 35) entrepreneur who has demonstrated success in her sector through her work, leadership and excellence.
Chiamaka (Social Prefect tours)
Lara Cole, Elan Red
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR:
This award is for a female entrepreneur who has demonstrated success in her sector through her work, leadership and excellence.
Matse Nnoli, MatseCooks Seasonings
Ifedayo Durosimi Etti and Olamide Olatunbosun, Parliamo Bambini
Abimbola Ipaye, Bimmms24
Adedamola Ladejobi, Ask Damz
Arese Ugwu, Smart Money Woman
Ijeoma Ndukwe, Bubez Foods
ELOY BANKING AND FINANCE AWARD:
This is for a woman who has shown great integrity, leadership and excellence in the banking and finance industry.
ELOY HE4SHE AWARD:
This award is for a man that advocates for women and/or a company that advocates for women welfare.
ELOY INNOVATION / INVENTION AWARD:
This is an award for a woman who has used her skills to create innovative ways to solve problems and also invented solutions to different challenges.
Oluwayimika angel Adelaja, Fresh Direct
Temi Giwa Tubosun, Life Bank Direct
Uche Pedro, Bella Naija
Dr Ola Brown, Flying Doctors
Afua Osei & Yasmin Bello-Osagie, She Leads Africa.
SCRIPT WRITER OF THE YEAR:
recognises the excellence of a woman in SCRIPT WRITING.
VIVIAN CHIJI, Ojukwu The Heiress, Losing Control, Cougars
DAMI ELEBE, From Lagos with Love, Skinny Girl in transit
RITA ONWURA, Meet the In Laws, High Stakes
DORIS ARIOLE, Benevolence
ELOY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
This will be presented to an established woman for her prolonged and consistent achievements in her business. She is a role model worth emulating who has displayed exceptional leadership over time.
ELOY AWARD FOR POLITICS:
This is for a woman in politics
TV Actress of the year TV and Web series
Jemima Osunda, Rumour has it
Adebukola Oladipupo, MTV Shuga
Ini Dima Okojie, Battleground
Lota Chukwu, Ajoche
Lilian Afegbai, Ajoche
The voting windows have been opened as women all over the world have voted women who are doing great in their various fields. We encourage women to vote for the women who they feel deserve to win.
How to VOTE
You can vote for your favourite exquisite ladies on www.eloyawards.com
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