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2013 Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards: First Photos & Full List of Winners



2013 Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards in Lagos - November 2013 - BellaNaija013

The 2013 edition of the Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards (ELOY) took place on Sunday 24th November 2013 at the Red Carpet Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The event which was sponsored by Baileys, kicked off at 6PM with cocktails and a stylish red carpet session. Media personality Uti Nwachukwu and Maria Okanrende of Beat FM hosted the event.

Hosts - Uti Nwachukwu & Maria Okanrende

Hosts – Uti Nwachukwu & Maria Okanrende

Tewa Onsanya (Publisher, Exquisite Magazine)

Tewa Onsanya (Publisher, Exquisite Magazine)

Songstress Ruby kicked off the event with a rendition of the National Anthem. There were also performances by Emma Nyra, Yemi Alade, Evaezi and Saeon.



BN will bring you all the scoop later but here are the first photos and the full list of winners.

Check it out!

Rita Dominic

Rita Dominic

Female Movie Producer of the Year: Rita Dominic and Mildred Okwo (The Meeting)

Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Dikeh

Film Actress of the Year: Tonto Dikeh



Female Promising Artiste: Pryse

Toyin Lawani

Toyin Lawani

Stylist of the Year: Toyin Lawani of TiannahStyling

Dolapo Oni

Dolapo Oni

Brand Ambassador of the Year: Dolapo Oni – SNAPP

Zainab Balogun

Zainab Balogun

TV Presenter of the Year: Zainab Balogun

Joyce Jacobs

Joyce Jacobs

Make-up Artist of the Year: Joyce Jacobs of Joyce Jacobs Beauty

Olayinka Fashola

Olayinka Fashola

Fashion Designer of the Year: Olayinka Fashola of Moofa
Promising Female Blogger/Online Editor of the Year: Adaku Ufere of

Dr Joel

Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin

ELOY recognition award for your role in Human Rights Protection in Nigeria: Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin
Food Manufacturing Company of the Year (As Voted for by Women): Dangote Foods

Haowo Bello

Haowa Bello

Female Accessory Designer of the Year: Haowa Bello of Madam Coquette
Female Cloth Retailer of the Year: Mango
Household Goods Manufacturing Brand of the Year (As Voted for by Women): Samsung
Ladies In PR and Management: Serah Donald, Sarah Donald PR & Management
Female On Air Personality of the Year: Tolu Adeleru-Balogun of Nigeria Info
Beauty Brand: Zaron
ELOY recognition Award in association with UBA for Entrepreneur role in the Agricultural Sector: Cynthia Mosunmola Umoru, Pretty Miss Farmer
ELOY recognition award for role in Business and Banking in Nigeria: Adeola Azeez
Most Female Friendly Company of the Year: Central Bank of Nigeria

Photo Credit: Ebenezer Dada for Insigna


  1. Eve

    November 26, 2013 at 11:41 am

    A lovely event I must say! Congratulations to all the winners. But the lady in the Chanel everything though!. Nigerian celeb abuse of this brand won’t make me stop loving Chanel!

    • Kelz

      November 26, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      taaaa!!! who are you that naija celebs abuse of the brand should put you off? what is ‘abuse’ sef?? lmao

  2. congrats ooo

    November 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    susan peters…is that you?funny how you are hardly seen at every event coz of bad belle critics lmao….it is well! ps,uti’s dry joke about tokstarr lol ..okbye!

  3. Steven chuks

    November 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    I just love adaku Ufere! , Rita Dominic looks gorgeous!!
    Nice evnt

    • Cancel Reply

      November 26, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      Where is she?

  4. just me

    November 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Pls d girl on the purple dress, 12th picture,pls get a bra! How many times Olympus wan fall ni! Nice event!

    • Cutie

      November 26, 2013 at 5:39 pm


  5. Truth of Life

    November 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Ermm are these people for real? This awards ceremony is rubbish. I used to respect Exquisite Mag and Tewa, but this just shows that she has fallen for payola. Tonto hasn’t been in a (good) movie in a minute and she wins Best actress? Who is Tolu of Naija Info?? Goodness I could go on. So much for credible award ceremonies in Nigeria. Disappointed!!

  6. ejogene

    November 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Congratulations to all the winners, am so glad Rita won in that category i voted for her.

  7. Blossom

    November 26, 2013 at 1:27 pm


  8. Zelda

    November 26, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    chanel dress,chanel purse, faux pau

    • Non professional opinion

      November 26, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      Faux pas.
      Aside from that, in general I don’t agree with that reasoning but in this case you are spot on.

  9. Idak

    November 26, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    We understand how these award stuff works.
    Only the gullible remain convinced.

  10. HRS_Cindy

    November 26, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    They should specify if the awardees are the best in the country or in lagos abeg…who are these ones?

  11. Leah

    November 26, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I can’t help but notice how low the ceiling is, did they host it in someone’ basement?

  12. Uk

    November 26, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Why do they all bother us with online voting when they know who they want to give the awards to?

    • Mee

      November 26, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Thank you, Toyin Lawani is the new Creative director of Exquisite Magazine and she won the stylist of the year(I am sure Karl Lagerfeld will be proud to see her rock their autumn/winter abi na spring/summer 2014 yimu!)..Moofa won the Designer of the year and Tewa wore her dress for the event LOL!!..what a Mediocre award!

  13. Chigbo

    November 26, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Ebuka…………..chronic bachelor

  14. sade

    November 26, 2013 at 8:12 pm


  15. muyiwa

    November 26, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Taa, promising female blogger shld have been nwamaka onubiyi blog.
    the babe is really trying.

  16. Kendra

    November 26, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Uti is not a good host. I didn’t take kindly the jokes made about Toke Makinwa and her beau. Toke, point noted. Dude doesn’t like you.
    I would have preferred Derele and his usual humorous banter. Take note Tewa, your show is fast losing ground and grace.

  17. NONY

    November 26, 2013 at 9:41 pm


  18. Cancel Reply

    November 26, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Mediocre categories!

  19. Tee

    November 26, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Eve enuff beef,I think you should blame the designer instead, pls tell me,so it was designed to be worn by manequin.As for the event,Exquisite way of staying relevant.I wonder who buys magazine these days when everything is online

  20. NYstyle

    November 27, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Pryse and Tonto Dike must hv bought their dress from d same place…this cheaply dressed Tonto is the one that wants to deceive gullible Linda Ikeji followerS that she acquired diamond rolex and diamond iphone…GO CHINA, GO CHNA GO!!! Y’all should stop that nonsense already..Don’t noone believe ya asses!! Ms Genny included!

  21. Straight4ward

    November 27, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Seriously this Toyin woman needs to see how cheap and tacky she looks with that horrid looking dress she has on. I’ve never seen chanel look so cheap….Less is more comes to mind here…Ghastly!!!

  22. Xtsy

    November 27, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Coco must be turning over in her grave

  23. Fashionista

    November 27, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Toyin’s Lawal’s dress is a fake. Chanel does not make dresses with all of its logo all over it. Those of us who have expensive taste know.

  24. Vivian Adeniji-Adele

    November 27, 2013 at 7:39 am

    ELOY 2013 , I have to say that not everyone who won the award truly deserved it. Some of them were given based on whatever relationship the people have with Tewa. There was really nothing to eat , just water on the tables and small chops I don’t get ;( lool, Uti and Maria tried, I don’t think he insulted Toke and her beau , I didn’t find it offensive, the Moofa lady seemed overwhelmed and stunned she couldn’t express herself being that the ladies from Coolfm were putting on her dress ! Haha! Seyi shay looked unkempt and I enjoyed Yemi Alades performance, that stupid Saeon that insulted Victoria Kimani had the nerve to come on stage to perform, silly girl!!! Pryse didn’t deserve the award, I didn’t like Rita Dominic’s wig, nope, and awwwwww Tonto introduced her boo , so cute, I’m done gossiping hehe and oh I loved Moofas design on the fair Coolfm presenter, she’s actually good. Back to work now . Have a lovely day

    • Anonymous

      December 18, 2013 at 10:58 am

      you’re a moron

  25. Aibee

    November 27, 2013 at 9:22 am

    And someone will try to convince me that Toyin Lawani of Tiannah Styling shelled out over N1.2m for that Chanel Lego Purse abi? Issokay.

  26. Winifred

    November 27, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I pray some day things will be done right in Nigeria.

  27. sisimacy

    November 27, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    This is a BIG joke!every tom dick and harry receive awards these days!

  28. Modella

    November 27, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Was hoping “Miss petite Nigeria” will win promising blogger of the year award..Zainab Balogun is pretty

  29. Vanessa

    November 27, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Love toyin lawani she’s the only one that stands out at this event no matter what you say and yes Chanel makes limited edition printed logo dresses investigate before trashing class

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