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 recently.
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 the 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 Imuk, 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.
ELOY Award for Agriculture
Oyinye Okereke (The Fit Farmer), Landra Farms
Florence Chikezie, ReDahlia Entrepreneurs NG
ELOY Award for Digital Media Entrepreneur
Uche pedro, Bella Naija
On Air Personality of the Year
Datwarrigirl (Tomama), Naija FM
Actress of the year in association with FSDH Asset Management
Adesua Etomi-Wellington- SET UP
TV Personality of the year
Nancy Isime, HIP TV
ELOY Award for Humanitarian Services
Tola Makinde – MoRainbow Foundation
ELOY Award for Beauty Entrepreneur
Julia Onamusi, Jules Lifestyle
ELOY Award for Corporate Social Responsibility
Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, Tony Elumelu Foundation
ELOY Award for Fashion Entrepreneur
Obis Oragwu, Wardrobe Merchant
ELOY award for Social Entrepreneur in association with FIRS
Chisom Ogbummuo, The Conversation Cafe
ELOY Award for Influence
Cynthia Nwadiora Cee-C
ELOY Award for Hairstylist sponsored by LUSH HAIR
Kemi Lewis, KLS NATURAL BEAUTY BAR
ELOY Award for ICT/Technology
Adeola Shasanya Afro tech girls
ELOY Award for Entrepreneur in association with FIRS
Ebele Udoh, Brandbox Africa
ELOY Foundation award for Enterprise – winner of the N1m ELOY Foundation Business Grant
Etimbuk Imuk Eti Farms Global
Recognition Awards for Woman in Medicine
Bukky George, HealthPlus