In 2009, a long-conceived idea came to life, since then, Exquisite magazine, the organisers of this prestigious awards, led by its publisher Tewa Onasanya, has been consistently celebrating women of excellence in different field to empower as it inspires other women.
This year the voting runs through to November 18, 2018 and some selected categories He4She, ELOY Banking and Finance Award, ELOY Award for Politics and ELOY Lifetime Achievement Award, recipients are chosen by a selected ELOY committee member.
1. 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
2. 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
3. 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
- Nengis kitchen
- Chef Zoeyblaq
- Ozoz Sokoh – Kitchen butterfly
- Dobbies Signature
- Ronke Edoho – 9jafoodie
4. 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
5. ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR:
An award for an accessory designer who has been consistent and creative within the ELOY Year
- Kene Rapu
- Urez Kulture
- Femi Handbags
6. 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
7. 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, Nigeria info PH
- Shine Begho, MaxFM Lagos
- Sabina, Naijainfo Lagos
- Folu Storm – Smooth Fm, Lagos
- Joyce Onyemuwa – Cool FM, Lagos
8. 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.
9. 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
10. 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
- Uriel Oputa
- Bisola Aiyeola
11. 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
- Style temple
- Moofa designs
- Wanni Fuga
- Imad Eduso
- Gozel green
12. 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.
- Steph Busari
- Peace Hyde
- Didi Akin
- Amina Yuguda
- Azuka Ogujiuba
- Toyosi Ogunseye
13. 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
14. 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.
- Dabota Lawson
- Laura Ikeji
- Afua Osei
- Chiamaka (Social Prefect tours)
- Lara Cole, Elan Red
15. 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 Durosim
- Etti and Olamide Olatunbosun, Parliamo Bambini
- Abimbola Ipaye, Bimmms24
- Adedamola Ladejobi, Ask Damz
- Arese Ugwu, Smart Money Woman
- Ijeoma Ndukwe, Bubez Foods
16. ELOY BANKING AND FINANCE AWARD:
This is for a woman who has shown great integrity, leadership and excellence in the banking and finance industry.
17. ELOY HE4SHE AWARD:
This award is for a man that advocates for women and/or a company that advocates for women welfare.
18. 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.
19. SCRIPTWRITER OF THE YEAR:
It 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
20. 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.
21. ELOY AWARD FOR POLITICS:
This is for a woman in politics
22. TV ACTRESS OF THE YEAR TV AND WEB SERIES
- Jemima Osunde, Rumour has it
- Adebukola Oladipupo, MTV Shuga
- Ini Dima Okojie, Battleground
- Lota Chukwu, Ajoche
- Lilian Afegbai, Ajoche