It was all glitz and glam on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at the Exquisite Women of the Year (ELOY) Awards 2017, which took place at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos.
The ELOY Awards consistently holds every year to celebrate women who have been exceptional in all their endeavours and various fields during the course of the year and this year being the 9th edition was no different as the ELOY Awards hosted and celebrated Nigerian women from all walks of life. The event started with the Red carpet at 5:00pm, the entire entry way was beautifully occupied by some of the award sponsors to showcase their craft.
There was a beauty lounge by Dabota Cosmetics with lots of freebies and free makeovers, Instant Pick Up had a stand where they familiarised guests about their services, they also gave five hampers to lucky guests during the course of the event. A Mamador oil stand was also on standby as they treated guests to delicious chicken drum sticks and snails fried on the spot with Mamador oil, Martini and Coca-Cola also had their mini bars where they served guests.
Top designer Ayo Van Elmar also showcased her pieces all over the entry way with beautifully adorned mannequins.
The event proper started with an opening prayer, then an opening speech from the brain behind ELOY Awards, Mrs Tewa Onasanya, after which she unveiled the new ELOY Awards Logo which she said represents a woman’s strength, power, courage, determination and empowerment.
Tosin Odunfa and Olive Emodi were the spectacular hosts for the evening. The keynote speech was delivered by Real Estate Mogul Udo Okonjo. There were performances by Ruby Gyang and Aramide in-between the awards, while Sunkanmi closed the show with an amazing performance.
Winners for this year are as follows:
Fashion Designer Of The Year- Bisola Adeniyi (LADY BIBA)
. On Air Personality- Moet Abebe – SOUND CITY FM, Adeyinka – R2 FM IBADAN.
. Blogger Of The Year- Oma Ehiri (SOTECTONIC.COM)
. Events Company Sponsored by Subzero-Trends: DUNAMIS EVENTS (Funbi Akinyosoye).
. Make Up Artist (MISZ POSHMUA) – Linda Onyinye Chukwuka.
. TV Presenter (Terrestrial and Online TV)
IDIA AISIEN – Style 101 Show, SPICE TV
. Actress Big Screen- Toyin Abraham – ALAKADA RELOADED
. Female Social Entrepreneur – Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin – GIRL CODING (PEARL AFRICA FOUNDATION)
. Female Youtuber – SISI YEMMIE
. TV actress (Terrestial And Online TV) Abimbola Craig – SKINNY GIRL IN TRANSIT – NDANI TV
. Female Chef / Food Designer Sponsored By Mamador – Bukky Tinko – The Kitchen Muse
. Beauty Entrepreneur- Good Hair Limited
. Female Movie Director Kemi Adetiba – The Wedding Party
. Female Music Artist Of The Year – Symply Simi – Joromi.
. ELOY Woman Who Inspires Award In Tourism- Chiamaka Obuekwe.
. ELOY Woman Who Inspires In The Public Sector- Chinyere Anokuru.
Source: Gurdian Woman