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 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 recognises 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