Women who have demonstrated hard work and diligence in their various fields of endeavour were over the weekend recognized by Exquisite Magazine, at the Exquisite, Ladies of the Year Awards (ELOY). The awards ceremony held at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event, which was sponsored by Baileys, was indeed a convergence of the crème de la crème of the entertainment, fashion and music industries. Among those that attended were Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Ireti Doyle, Osas Ighodaro, DJ Nana, Funke Akindele, Elvina Ibru, Kenny Saint Best, Mimi Onalaja, DJ Lambo and several others. Explaining why Baileys supported the awards, Ufuoma Udjoh, Brand Manager for Baileys said the success story is to celebrate the stylish and contemporary women in their various fields of endeavours. “Baileys is always ready to create a platform to celebrate our women and ELOY has provided the right platform to value and celebrate women”. Adding: “As the spotlight for women is building all over the world, Baileys is ready to celebrate their achievements and to also inspire others to stay focused and be diligent in their endeavours because they will be rewarded in no time”. Also speaking at the event, Tewa Onosanya, Publisher of Exquisite Magazine and organiser of the ELOY Awards said the initiative is to celebrate all women as they make impact in their endeavours. “All over the world, women are taking giant strides and it is important to appreciate them because of their importance in the society”. Winners in the twelve (12) categories of the 2014 ELOY Awards were: Labizzy Jojo of Rainbow FM and Anita Omalicha of Rhythm FM as On-Air Personalities of the Year; Tenny Coco Kashaam for Beauty by Coco as the Makeup Artist of the Year; Funke Akindele as the Brand Ambassador of the Year; Sisi Yemmie as Blogger of the Year; April by Kunbi by Olakunbi Oyelesi as Fashion Designer of the Year; Toyin Lawani as Stylist of the Year; House of Tara as Beauty Brand of the Year; Omoni Oboli as the Actress (big screen) of the Year; Osas Ighodaro as the TV Actress of the Year; Blessing Egbe as the Female Film Producer of the Year; Shola Soyele and Stephanie Coker as TV Presenters of the Year; Omawumi as the Female Music Artiste of the Year and DJ Mystelle as the Female DJ of the Year.
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