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The 2016 Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards – Seyi Shay, Tiwa Savage, Omoni Oboli, Adesua Etomi & Many More Outstanding Women Nominated



2016 ELOY Tiwa Savage Adesua EtomiExquisite Magazine has released the Nominee list for the 8th edition of the ELOY (Exquisite Ladies of the Year) Awards 2016 to be held on the 27th of November at the Intercontinental Hotel Lagos.

Tewa Onasanya, the founder and editor in chief 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 and all women”.

Female Photographer Of The Year

  • Ijeworks @Ijeworks
  • Wani Olatunde @Waniolatundephotography
  • Adeola Olagunju @Deo.Lagold
  • Bisola Ijalana @M12photography
  • Ipinayo Ade-Akingboye @Ipinayo

Fashion Designer Of The Year                                                                                             

  • Sandrah Tubobereni For Tubo
  • Wanger M Ayu For Wanger Ayu
  • Trish Onumonu For Trish O Couture
  • Uju Estelo For Uju Estelo
  • Maryam Elisha For Rikaoto By Me
  • Derin Fabikun For Fab Lane By Derin

Make Up Artist Of The Year

  • Oluchi Onuigbo (Oluchi Onuigbo)
  • Beautified (Chissom Okere)
  • Flawlessfaces By Jane (Jane Oge)
  • Tifara (Abimbola Ajayi)
  • Tintsmakeup Pro (Olamide Olivia Ojo)
  • Eeswat Makeover (Mosunmola Iswat Salu)

Stylist Of The Year    

  • Maryanne Alabi For Mayreejay
  • Jane Micheal Ekanem For Jane Micheal
  • Ebun Rhoda For Rtfcompany
  • Yolande Okereke For The Rani Company

Female Accessory Designer

  • Hesey Designs
  • Urez Kulture
  • Femi Handbags
  • Didi Isah
  • Zashadu
  • Ene Lawani

Female Movie Producer

  • Tope Oshin – Ogun, Fifty
  • Omoli Oboli, Wives On Strike
  • Mildred Owko, Surulere
  • Blessing Egbe, One Room
  • Bolanle Austen Peters, 93days

Actress [Big Screen]

  • Kiki Omeili, Deep Cut
  • Adesua Etomi, Arbitration
  • Lala Akindoju, Ceo
  • Ufuoma McDermott, Wives On Strike
  • Lilian Esoro, Four One Love
  • Somkhele Idhalama, 93days

Actress [TV Screen]

  • Okawa Shaznay, Delilah
  • Toyin Aimakhu, Iya Ibadan
  • Ruth Kadiri, Matters Arising
  • Meg Otanwa, Hush
  • Juliana Olayode, Jennifer’s Diary
  • Iyabo Ojo, Black Val

Female Music Artist

  • Tiwa Savage, Red
  • Seyi Shay, Seyi Or Shay
  • Yemi Alade, Mama Africa
  • Ruby Gyang, This Is Love

Youtuber (Lifestyle, Fashion, Beauty)

  • Toyosi Phillips Of As Toyo Sees It
  • Lola Oj Of Beauty Undercover
  • Dodos Joseph Of D’artiste By Dodos
  • Bellarose Okojie Of Techcityng
  • Bukunmi Adeaga Of Style Connect

Female On-Air Personality

  • Bella Rose, City Fm
  • Mayowa, Wazobiafm
  • Neni B, Hotfm Abuja
  • Wily Wily (Stella Nwosu), Wazobiafm Abuja
  • Matilda Duncan. Rhythm Fm
  • Adenike Oyetunde, Nigeria Info

TV Presenter

  • Katherine Obiang, Late Night Show,Wazobiatv
  • Patt Eyaba, Classic Plus, Nta Abuja
  • Mayowa Ogundele, Channels TV
  • Salma Phillips, The Salma Phillips Show, Africa Magic
  • Olive Mordi & Ayo Thompson, Morning Show, Cooltv
  • Arit Ekpo, The Crunch El, Ebonylife Tv

Upcoming Female Music Artist

  • Aramide
  • Sukanmi
  • Niniola
  • Falana


As well as the category definitions above, The ELOY Nomination board is calling in entries for the ELOY Recognition Awards tagged the “Ladies Who Inspire” Awards. These awards 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]. To vote: text “ELOY” followed by “Nominee fullnameto 35070 and vote online at


  1. Cece

    October 5, 2016 at 2:34 am

    I really wonder what specifications were used to nominate the above mentioned make up artists. The industry is just too saturated and the outcomes are pretty similar. I expected to see at least one category of nominations for women who have made an impact on the society through creative means.

    • Pearl

      October 5, 2016 at 3:44 am

      Lol I was wondering the same thing.

  2. Ekene

    October 5, 2016 at 6:21 am

    It’s an award for friendship

  3. Tosin

    October 6, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    The movie producers bit…nice to know that women are powerful in Nollywood. Nice.

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