The ELOY Awards team has announced the release of the prestigious Exquisite Ladies of the Year (ELOY) Awards 2020 nominee list. The list which was curated based on the nominations by the public and the fulfilment of the ELOY Awards criteria features 16 categories, with ladies who have largely impacted society through their commitment and leadership.
The ELOY Awards which has consistently recognized women of excellence in different fields since 2009, is used as a platform to sustain women empowerment through access to entrepreneurial training, affordable finance, grants, mentoring and more.
The awards night is set to take place on the on November 29, 2020, at the Four Points Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The ELOY Awards celebrates and recognizes women of excellence in different fields so as to inspire, motivate, support and educate other women to become the best versions of themselves. This also serves as a networking platform for women to grow and build their brands.
See the full list of nominees below.
ELOY Award for Agriculture
A woman who has achieved significant business success in the agricultural and agribusiness field with great impact in her community and country as a whole.
Miriam Edegbo, @thirtysweets_foods
Ogochukwu Maduako, @ifarmgroup
Obasi Chinonso Theresa, @marvita_farms,
Sarah Olabisi Fagoyinbo , @the_olabisi_sarah
Fajimi ifedolapo omobolade, @Graceaionfarms
Entrepreneur of the Year
A woman in business. An entrepreneur who has demonstrated success in her sector through her work, leadership and excellence.
Ife Durosinmi Etti
ELOY Award for Technology
This award is for a woman who works in the digital space as an entrepreneur and is successfully using the digital tools to enhance her business and empowering others to do so. It recognizes a woman who has used science and technology to create a platform offering knowledge, service, product or solution to build sustainable businesses.
Nkemdili Begho, Futuresoft
Banke Alawaye, aCubed Limited
Ebele Udoh, Brandbox Africa
Odunayo Eweniyi, Piggyvest
Damilola Marcus, Da Design Studio
Innovative Fashion Brand of the Year
This award is for a woman in the fashion industry who is making an impact and an employer of labour, who has been consistent and creative within the ELOY year and during the pandemic.
Madame Modish (Damilola Oke)
Medlinboss (Mimi Yina)
Fattush (Fatima Sheriff)
2207bytbally (Tolu Bally)
Sablier (Toolz Demuren)
Innovative Beauty practitioner of the Year
This is for a woman in the beauty industry making a mark and an employer of labour.
Julia Onamusi, Jules Lifestyle
Omoehi Ighodalo, Mohini Beauty
Dabota Lawson, Dabota Cosmetics
Toke Makinwa, Toke Makinwa Beauty
Doris Nkumah, Wanneka Hair
A woman on the radio who is using her platform to educate, entertain, inspire people.
Amanda Nwoye, Sweetness, Lasgidi FM
Abigail Isaiah Gogo-Ogute, Sweet-swaggerlicious, Lasgidi FM
Honey Ojukwu, CoolFM, PH
Blossom Martins, RhythmFM, Abuja
Cassey George, BeatFM PH
A female TV personality who uses her platform to entertain, educate and inspire others.
Madame Merola, Live a Phenomenal Life show
Tope Olowoniyan, Wake up Nigeria, TVC
Bridget Chigbuife, Silverbird TV
Ojy Okpe, Arise TV
Ebunoluwa Dosumu, Africa Movie Channel
ELOY Award for Influence
Someone who has been able to use her ability to influence potential buyers of products and services by promoting and recommending on social media. These type of people add credibility to brands.
ELOY Award for Young Entrepreneur
A woman under 35 actively running a business. A female entrepreneur who has demonstrated success in her sector through her work, leadership and excellence.
Oluwadara Ojoodide, Just Journals
Nike Fowowe, EMR Group
Chioma Ukpabi, Kahdsole Designs
Shittu Omobolaji Racheal, Bolat Paints
Elizabeth Oladepo, 07Foods
ELOY Award for Humanitarian (NGO)
A woman who has made a significant social impact in the community and Nigeria.
Folakemi Adesina, Do Good Charity Initiative
Rabi Maidunama, Maidunama Sickel Cell Foundation (Maisef)
Fadairo Adeyinka Abimbola, Joyful Givers
Onyeka Akpaida, Rendra Foundation
Bukola Owokodu, Damsy Foundation
ELOY Award for Business/Human Performance Coach
A female coach who has been guiding business owners and entrepreneurs clarify their vision to achieve their goals.
Yvonne Ofodile, 360 Woman Africa
Nancy Nnadi, Coach Nancy
Just Ibe, The Association of African Start-Ups
Marylin Oma Anona (Omalivingshow)
Olori Boye Ajayi, The Ark Coaching Company
ELOY Recognition Awards
ELOY Foundation Award for Enterprise – This is an award for the woman that gives the best business pitch at the ELOY conference under the umbrella of the ELOY Awards Foundation
Health Care Practitioner – This award seeks to recognize and celebrate female health care providers who have demonstrated excellence whilst working and providing care for patients during the pandemic.
Woman in finance – An ELOY award for a woman in the finance sector who has shown integrity, leadership and excellence in this sector whilst advocating for financial inclusion for women. Could be a financial consultant or working in the finance sector.
Woman in media – A woman in print, digital or social media activity using her platform to educate and inform others.
HE4SHE: This award is for a man who using his platform to support, empower women and advocates for women.
Woman in education– This award is for a woman in the education sector.
Voting has started and it closes on November 25, 2019. Click here to vote.
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“Children are dying. Children are being molested. People need to spend their lives in jail, and you’ll see, this culture will disappear.”- Mr. James Ibor on Public Eye.
On Sunday, November 29, 2020, Funmi Iyanda had a conversation about sex slavery in the Keyi community of Cross River State with The Project Director Vision Spring Initiatives, Mrs. Ngozi Nwosu -Juba, The Principal Council Basic Rights Council Initiative (BRCI), Mr. James Ibor Esq. and the Former Lagos (now Kano) Zonal Commander of NAPTIP, Mr Daniel Atokolo.
The show began with a brief documentary which shed light on “Money Wives”. Girls, some younger than 8, some from birth, are betrothed to men old enough to father them as surety for debts. The girls spend their lives as slaves. They are molested and stripped of their rights. If their “husbands” die, they are passed on to the next male in the family.
Overwhelmed with emotion from the documentary, Funmi Iyanda asked, “Why does everyone hate women?” Ms. Ngozi echoed Funmi’s sentiment. “How do you describe where a girl child is hated so much? They are slaves! Calling them money wives is painting a beautiful picture.”
It was revealed that Public Eye has a money wife on standby. Unfortunately, the family of her late “husband”, who has refused to release her even after his death, whisked her away shortly before she could join Public Eye via phone.
The conversation moved on to what the Cross River State government has done to abolish this heinous tradition. “Cross River State has not done enough. After their campaigns, they prosecuted no one to serve as a deterrent. These girls are still suffering. The practice is getting more vicious and dangerous.”, said Mr. James Ibor.
Having spent time in this region, in collaboration with the Cross River State government and other agencies, he was frustrated with the little change effected in the area.
Mr Ibor continued, “Children are dying. Children are being molested. These are felonies, yet not one “Money Husband” has been persecuted. People need to spend their lives in jail, and you’ll see, this culture will disappear.”
As regards what institutions such as NAPTIP can do to solve this problem, Mr Daniel Atokolo had this to say, “ Impunity persists when there are no sanctions. We can not pay off the debts that these girls are suffering because government policies should not perpetrate crime. What we should do is give a counter-narrative to what they believe in and show them examples of people who have come out of this experience and are doing well. They become ambassadors of hope.”
Public Eye airs every Sunday at 5 pm on TVC News. You can catch them on any of these television channels: DSTV (channel 418), Startimes (channel 307), GOTV (channel 45), or channel 572 on Sky.
Wizkid‘s latest album, Made in Lagos has broken 21 records and has now garnered over 181Million streams on all music streaming platforms.
The good news was announced on the singer’s official fan page and news platform, WizkidNews, in the late hours of Tuesday, November 30 on Instagram.
The enumerated 21 feats as achieved by the highly talked about album of the year can be clearly seen in the screenshots attached below.
According to the announcement, the album broke about 21 straight records in just one month of its official release.
Congratulatory messages are already in place for the self-acclaimed Star Boy as fans and industry colleagues alike have since taken to the comment section of the post to applaud the Made in Lagos album owner for his well deserved feats.
Sharing the landmark achievement on Instagram, WizkidNews wrote, “Here’s a snapshot of what we were able to achieve in our first month of release! ❤️✨”