Established to celebrate excellence by honouring outstanding women who have shaped industries, broken barriers and inspired generations, the 15th edition of the Exquisite Ladies of Year Awards (ELOY) has been held.
Themed, ‘Celebrating Resilience’, the event gathered women from all walks of life who are constantly driving change in their various sectors.
Speaking at the event, the founder of ELOY Awards, Tewa Onasanya, said: “We gather not just to celebrate another year of excellence, empowerment and elegance but also to commemorate a decade and a half of acknowledging and honouring outstanding women who have shaped industries, broken barriers and inspired generations.
“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 recognises not only the achievements of our nominees but also the collective strength that lies within every woman. We honour not just the winners but the entire community of women who continue to inspire.”
Onasanya stated that in a world that is constantly evolving, resilience has become the cornerstone of progress, hence the theme of the event.
“It is the tenacity to face challenges, the courage to overcome obstacles and the spirit to rise stronger after every fall,” she added.
Among the awardees were Olamide Alao Akala of Umera Farms who bagged the ELOY Award for Agriculture; Morenike Molehin of Oak and Teak (Award for Entrepreneurship); Yetunde Akande of Yetroselane Couture (Innovative Fashion Entrepreneur); Oluwatosin Olaseinde of Money Africa (Award for Technology); Omobolaji Mogaji of Beauty Entrepreneur Ng. (Innovative Beauty Entrepreneur); Chisom Kamsy – Thrillnonstop – of BeatFM (On-Air Personality).
Other winners are Blessings Mosugu of Village Square Africa (TV Personality); Aderonke Omo Oba (Award for Content Creator); Chinazom Arinze of Auto Girl (Award for Young Innovative Entrepreneur); Grace Amuzie of Isrina Schools (Award for Humanitarian (NGO)); Beauty Etsanyi Tukura (ELOY Award for Influence); Ella George (Award for Business Coach); Bella Okagbue (Award for Trendsetter); Jennifer Awirigwe of The FinTribe (Award for Financial Coach).
Recognitions were given to Allen Ifechukwu Onyema of Air Peace as ELOY He4She; Toun Okewale Sonaiya of Women Radio as Woman who Advocated Change, while media personality, Kikelomo Atanda-Owo, and Trish Onumonu of Trish O’ Couture were both recognised as Woman who Inspires.