In a bid to celebrate another year of excellence, empowerment, and elegance but to commemorate a decade and a half of acknowledging and honouring outstanding women who have shaped industries, broken barriers, and inspired generations, Exquisite Ladies of Year Awards (ELOY) again shown the light on few women who continue to drive change in various sectors.
The ELOY Awards, over the years, has evolved into more than just an event; it has become a symbol of resilience, triumph, and the unyielding spirit of women who dare to dream.
It is a platform that recognizes not only the achievements of our nominees but also the collective strength that lies within every woman present here tonight.
For year 2023, these are women who made the list as winners:
ELOY Award for Agriculture in association with Tingo – Olamide Alao Akala: Umera Farms;
ELOY Award for Social Entrepreneur in association Tingo – Sola Adesakin;
Smart Stewards, Fruit Foundation;
ELOY Award for Entrepreneurship in association Tingo Morenike Molehin, Oak and Teak; Innovative Fashion Entrepreneur in association Tingo – Yetunde Akande; Yetroselane Couture;
ELOY Award for Technology in association Tingo – Oluwatosin Olaseinde, Money Africa, Laddah;
Innovative Beauty Entrepreneur in association with Mamador – Omobolaji Mogaji, Beauty Entrepreneur Ng;
On Air Personality in association Tingo – Chisom kamsy, Thrillnonstop – BeatFM Abuja; and
TV Personality in association Tingo – Blessings Mosugu, Village Square Africa, News.
Other winners categories and winners include ELOY Award for Content Creator in association Tingo – Aderonke Omo Oba; ELOY Award for Young Innovative Entrepreneur in association Tingo – Chinazom Arinze, Auto Girl; ELOY Award for Humanitarian (NGO) in association – Grace Amuzie, Isrina Schools;
ELOY Award for Influence in association Tingo – Beauty Etsanyi Tukura;
ELOY Award for Business Coach – Ella George; ELOY Award for Trendsetter – Bella Okagbue; ELOY Award for Financial Coach – Jennifer Awirigwe, Financial Jennifer, The Fin Tribe;
ELOY Award for Acting, Bukunmi Oluwasina Jagun Jagun;
ELOY Award for Catering Business – Gabriella Julius, African Pasta Hub and
ELOY Award for DJ – DJ Cuppy.
Individuals who clinched the recognition awards include the
ELOY HE4SHE – Allen Ifechukwu Onyema; ELOY HONOURARY AWARD FOR A WOMAN WHO ADVOCATES FOR CHANGE – Toun Okewale Sonaiya, Women Radio;
ELOY RECOGNITION AWARD FOR WOMAN WHO INSPIRES – Trish Onumonu; Trish Conture
ELOY RECOGNITION AWARD FOR WOMAN WHO INSPIRES – Tokunbo Chiedu, Compass Consulting;
ELOY RECOGNITION AWARD FOR WOMAN WHO INSPIRES – Kikelomo Atanda-Owo; ELOY Foundation Award for Business Woman on the ELOY Sustainable Empowerment Program in association with FirstBank – Otun Mistura
……….said The theme for this year’s awards, “Celebrating Resilience,” holds a special significance. In a world that is constantly evolving, resilience has become the cornerstone of progress. It is the tenacity to face challenges, the courage to overcome obstacles, and the spirit to rise stronger after every fall. Each nominee tonight represents a story of resilience, a testament to the extraordinary power that lies within each of us. Celebrate yourself. You are worth celebrating.
This year, we had a few more votes to make 220,000 votes. The voters were relentless and determined. A big thank you. We had so many close calls but we had to go with the most votes. It is important to note that at the ELOYs, integrity is our watch word, people think I know the nominees but I have never met about 90 percent or more and all the winners are based on how the votes went following the criteria we the governing body go through. Thank you to our governing body btw.
As we embark on this 15th edition, we take a moment to reflect on the remarkable journey that has brought us to this milestone. From our humble beginnings, we’ve witnessed incredible stories of grit, determination, and the unrelenting pursuit of excellence. Tonight, we honour not just the winners but the entire community of women who continue to inspire us all.