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The 2014 Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards – Seyi Shay, Toke Makinwa, Mo’Cheddah, DJ Cuppy & Many More Outstanding Women Nominated



Seyi Shay for Y! Africa Magazine - August 2014 - 01009The complete list of nominees for the 2014 and 6th edition of the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) awards has been revealed.

It all began in 2009, a long conceived idea came to life, the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY), the first ever successful award ceremony of its kind was packaged and launched by Exquisite Magazine, led by its publisher, Tewa Onasanya.

Tewa Onasanya of Exquisite magazine states; “The criteria for the ELOY Awards focuses on the character of the individual, her ability and achievements and how her work impacts the Nigerian society, through Direct and Indirect leadership, Service, Commitment, Achievement, Integrity and Character and we look forward to celebrating all nominees and winners”.

In a statement by Liz Ashdown, Head of Spirits (Marketing and RTD); “Baileys is excited to be a part of this grand event that inspires, celebrates and toasts to the success of every Baileys woman out there. We are delighted to be able to partner with ELOY again this year following the success of last year’s event and over the next few weeks we will be releasing information on the different activities lined up prior to the awards ceremony in November”

For the 6th edition, plans are in top gear to create once again an outstanding and memorable award ceremony set to take place on Sunday 30th of November at the Intercontinental Hotel Lagos.

Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) 2014 Award Categories

Female Music Artist

  1. Lola Rae – Fimile
  2. Seyi Shay – Murda
  3. Chidinma – Oh Baby
  4. Waje – Onye
  5. Mo’Cheddah – Destinambari
  6. Ruby Gyang – Goodman
  7. Tiwa Savage – Wanted
  8. Omawunmi – Magbele
  9. Vicky Kimani – Prokoto
  10. Yemi Alade – Tangerine
  11. Cynthia Morgan – I Am Taken
  12. Eva Alordia – War Coming
  13. Emma Nyra – Emele

Female DJ

  1. DJ Switch (Obianuju Catherine Udeh)
  2. DJ Lamboghini (Olawunmi Okerayi)
  3. DJ Frizzie (Frances Higgwe
  4. DJ Nana (Nanayat Abedoh)
  5. DJ Mystelle (Bimbo Idowu)
  6. DJ Cuppy (Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola)

On-Air Personality of the Year 

  1. Uzo Ododo Oba of Wazobia FM
  2. Elvina Ibru of Classic FM
  3. Temi of Cool FM
  4. Onu Cynthia Kordi of Wazobia FM
  5. Labizzy Jojo of Rainbow FM
  6. Cordelia Okpei of Metro FM
  7. Uwanma Odefa of Inspiration FM
  8. Khadeejah of Top Radio FM
  9. Bukola of Classic FM
  10. Mercy Ajisafe of Cool FM
  11. Tolu Stevens of Metro FM
  12. Sypcy Star of Rainbow FM
  13. Cordelia Okpei of Metro FM
  14. Adeola Phoenix Osinuga of Rhythm FM
  15. Dami Elebe of Beat FM
  16. Jumoke Bello of Smooth FM
  17. Anita Omalicha of Rhythm FM

Fashion Designer of the Year

  1. Didi Creations – Tina Ndidi Ugo
  2. YRC Nig – Okubanjo Ayotunde Omotola
  3. Ella and Gabby – Adaobi Mgbudem
  4. Iamisigo – Bubu Osigo
  5. A – Helen Apreala
  6. Ogodor Republic – Ify Ogodor
  7. Isi Atagamen (IAFL) – Isi Atagamen
  8. House Of Marie – Joan Ibuzo
  9. House Of Nwocha – Ugonna Umero
  10. Ejiro Amos Tafari – Ejiro Amos Tafari
  11. Elegante by Tiannahstyling – Toyin Lawani
  12. April by Kunbi – Olakunbi Oyelesi
  13. Maki Oh – Amaka Osakwe
  14. Adybylinda – Linda
  15. Abbyke Domina – Abbyke Domina
  16. Sally Bawa – Sally Bawa

Make Up Artist of the Year

  1. Joyce Jacobs for Joyce Jacob Beauty
  2. Ngozi Oni – Beauty And The Beholder
  3. Omobolanle Bolaji – Glamosphere
  4. Omontese Akhetaumen – Beautycooks Studio
  5. Bimtan Elufowoju – Faces Of Bodin
  6. Mimi Suleiman – Mimi’s Makeover
  7. Bahijjah S Bawa – Make Up By Bee-Jay
  8. Bimpe Onakoya – Maybelline New York
  9. Mary Jane – Zaron Beauty
  10. Elaine Shobanjo – Shomya
  11. Tosin Opaleye – Topal Touch
  12. Tenny Coco Kashaam – Beauty By Coco
  13. Anita Brows Adetoye – Anita Brows Beauty
  14. Theodora Moyo – Doranne Beauty

Beauty Brand of the Year 

  1. Natures Gentle Touch
  2. Zaron
  3. Sleek
  4. Lise
  5. Sacred Lashes
  6. Blinx Lashes
  7. MUD
  8. House Of Tara
  9. BM Pro

Stylist of the Year

  1. Bolaji Animashaun
  2. Toyin Lawani
  3. Ezinne Chinkata
  4. Veronica Odeka
  5. Tayo Shonekan
  6. Yolanda Okereke
  7. Zed Eye
  8. Linda Unachukwu
  9. Abbyke Domina
  10. Jane Michael
  11. Chyna Bee

Brand Ambassador

  1. Toke Makinwa – Maggi
  2. Tiwa Savage – MTN
  3. Waje – GLO
  4. Chioma Akpoveta – Omo
  5. Kate Henshaw – Onga
  6. Chidinma – MTN
  7. Omawunmi – GLO
  8. Genevieve Nnaji – Etisalat
  9. Funke Akindele – Omo
  10. Dakore Akande – Pampers

TV Presenter of the Year

  1. Toke Makinwa ­– Trending, HIP TV
  2. Oola Heaven ­– Red Carpet Extra, NTA
  3. Cynthia Areh – Network Africa, Channels TV
  4. Eku Edewor – Pepsi Top Ten Live Show, Africa Magic
  5. Zainab Balogun – The Spot , ELTV
  6. Moet Abebe – SoundCity
  7. Helen Paul – Jare, Africa Magic
  8. Tolu Doherty – Fashion 360, Spice TV
  9. Ajifa Atuluku – E-Spalsh, TVC
  10. Shola Soyele – Law Weekly, Channels TV
  11. Pearl – Top Ten Naija Countdown, SoundCity
  12. Lamide Akintobi – The Spot, Ebonylife TV
  13. Bolanle Olukanmi – Moments With MO, Ebonylife TV
  14. Stephanie Coker – MTV Street Request
  15. Ariyike Akinbobola – Sugar And Spice, Spice TV
  16. Melinda Akinlami – Art House, Channels TV
  17. Labi Layori – The LABI Show, TVC

Movie Actress of the Year

  1. Clarion Chukwurah – Apaye
  2. Belinda Effah – After The Proposal
  3. Rita Dominic – Iyore
  4. Nkiru Sylvanus – The Voice
  5. Uru Eke – Dining With A Long Spoon
  6. Omoni Oboli – Being Mrs Elliot
  7. Dayo Amusan – Unforgiveable

TV Actress of the Year 

  1. Bevely Naya – Tinsel
  2. Linda Ejiofor – Dowry
  3. Kehinde Bankole – Super Story
  4. Osas Ighodaro – Tinsel
  5. Kiki Omeli – Lekki Wives
  6. Ivie Okujaiye – Dowry
  7. Adaora Ukoh – Lekki Wives
  8. Tamara Etiemo – Super Story

Blogger [SME/Online Editor]

  1. SisiYemmie
  2. Olorisupergal
  3. Misspetitenigeria
  4. Thatigbochick
  5. Kemifilani
  6. Lailasblog

Female Film Producers of the Year 

  1. Emem Isong – Apaye & Knocking On Heaven Door
  2. Omoni Oboli – Being Mrs. Elliot
  3. Kehinde Olorunyomi – Perfect Plan
  4. Uduak Oguamanam and Uche Jumbo – After Proposal
  5. Blessing Egbe – Lekki Wives

As well as the category definitions above, the ELOY Nomination board is calling in entries for the ELOY Recognition Awards 2014. These are awards which will be recognizing individuals who have made a difference and impacted their industry and or community.

Send the name and brief about the ladies you would like nominated to [email protected]

Text “ELOY” followed by “Nominee” to 35070 or simply send an email with the name of the nominee to [email protected]. You can also vote online at

The ELOY awards is powered by Exquisite Magazine and Baileys.

The event is supported by the Intercontinental Hotel, Spice TV, Cool FM, Wazobia FM, Nigeria info, Genesis deluxe cinemas, Dark and Lovely, BellaNaija, X-pression, Trends luxury fitted kitchens, Lagos Internal Revenue Services, Vlisco and World PR.

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  1. Gloria

    October 17, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Last time we all were aware , there were two anbassadors of pampers! And what’s with the one million nominations for one award ? Wack award.

  2. misstee

    October 17, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    where is banke meshida on the make-up artist of the year? that woman transforms brides and other ladies .

  3. Modella

    October 17, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Miss petite nigeria will clearly win in her category,she is so good.Dollula of spice TV also got my vote

  4. mbakara

    October 17, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Where is Linda Ikeji in blog category? Don’t get it.

  5. delight

    October 17, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I’m sorry but this is very brainless, If you give all these women these awards this year, who do you give next year? Please revise your ‘not so thought through approach’. Thank you

  6. missy J

    October 17, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Omawumi ooo!!!! I think she deserves the award for Megbele. I don’t even know how to describe it you just have to watch the video to understand the feeling. Like seriously?!! Tiwa for Wanted?!! Eminado or Dorobucci sef would have been better. In fact, why are these organizers playing conspiracy here? Yemi for Tangerine when Johnny is there. Lol I give up on them Emele koh! Elele ni!!!

  7. The Sophia Bello

    October 17, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Where is Banke Meshida Lawal?
    Where is Linda Ikeji?
    Where is Toolz?
    Where is Gbemi?

    And what’s with the 20 Nominees for one award? Hian!!!

  8. ivie

    October 17, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Where is Stella Dimoko Korkus blog on that list? Hmmm something not just right here…

  9. sanya

    October 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    how come linda ikeji and bella naija are not stated above

  10. Deile

    October 17, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    @delight I’m sure it’s done annually and when there is a new person that’s word the award, they would give. Why not try doing something with your life and stop calling other people’s work brainless. I’m sure they didn’t nominate some women due to some circumstances. Let the new ones also get awards that’s if they get the vote. @missj darling, i believe that award is ELOY2014 and Jhonny isn’t 2014. Just thought u should know Einstein.

    • mee

      October 21, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      Painment! Tiwa should try harder. This award is just mediocre…..

  11. missy J

    October 17, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Lol are you their spokesperson? Thanks for the clarification BUT……

  12. missy J

    October 17, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Abi ooh! That lady has blessed lives with that her blog. She’s just an epitome of humility and generosity. I guess she isn’t there because she’s more of a diaspora blogger than Nigerian.

  13. charles

    October 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    There are a lot of people of these diff categories though.. Anyways, na dem know.. The person that’s looking for BMPro, if u don’t get it, she is under beauty brand as u have been living under the rock to know that she is beauty brand and has loads of students under her that do makeup for her clients and all goes under BMpro. @deile ElOY people sent u shebi… If they send me iv I will kuku go. @missj pls go and seat down.

  14. jen

    October 19, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Under stylist of the year, i believe it’s LILIAN Unachukwu, and not LINDA Unachkwu

  15. Truth

    October 20, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Whoop misspetitenigeria is the best. I hope she wins this time because last year,she was cheated

  16. Random

    October 20, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Why does the ‘nomination’ list read like a yellow pages?Everyone in each segment is on there. Whack!

  17. mee

    October 21, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    ELOY award na real wa! Rubbish Looooool

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