The organisers of Eloy Awards have unveiled Joke Silva, Lanre Da Sliva, Peace Hyde, and Tewa Onasanya as the 2017 influencers of the annual ceremony.
The quartet was selected as a result of their achievements in their different fields.
They are women who inspire, motivate and empower as best as they can. The influencers were chosen as part of our message that all women are worth celebrating.
“Joke Silva is a Nigerian actress, director, and businesswoman. Silva is director of studies at the Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts, while her husband chairs it Lufodo Academy is one of several assets the couple own as part of the Lufodo Group, including Lufodo Productions, Lufodo Consult, and Lufodo Distribution,” according to a statement by the organisers.
“Silva has curated for the Bank of Industry (BOI) in theatre, film, documentary and poetry and the 2012 London Olympics and is also the pioneer managing director of Malete Film Village, in association with Kwara State University.
“In addition to her work as an actress, Silva is a philanthropist and a strong supporter of women’s emancipation and empowerment, contributing to their education, training and progress.
“Lanre Da Silva Ajayi (LDA) is an award-winning designer and the founder of eponymous design label. In nine years her passion for fashion has gotten stronger making the label a fashion favourite among the media, celebrities and fashion lovers.
“LDA the brand first arrived in the fashion scene in 2005 gwith iconic 1940’s couture signature designs – a result of what has evolved into a much more modern and cutting-edge brand and a full-blown fashion house. Lanre states “Couture, colour and boldness with an edgy twist is the signature of my designs.
“Regardless of the label’s strong historical design roots, LDA’s creatively combines pattern, print, exquisite and even traditional fabrics to produce day wear, evening wear, gowns and cocktail dresses that bridge time and make the label successful within and outside Nigeria.
“Peace Hyde is the head of digital media and partnership as well as the West African Correspondent at Forbes Africa.
“In her current role, she is responsible for working across the company’s digital platform on revenue and audience growth initiatives
as well as the editorial head for the West African region.
“She is also the founder of leading education non-profit Aim Higher Africa, which has a focus on empowering unemployed youths in Africa to transform their passion into business.
“She is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in Black Enterprise, Huffington Post, Ebony and Fox News.
“Tewa Onasanya, a mindset coach, holds a BSc in pharmacology from the University of Portsmouth, UK and is the founder of Exquisite Magazine Services Ltd, the publishers of Exquisite Magazine a fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine for women.
“Exquisite Magazine organises the exquisite magazine cancer walk, an event aimed at increasing the awareness for cervical and breast cancer and free screening for people. In 2009, the exquisite magazine started an only female awards ceremony called the exquisite lady of the year (ELOY) awards,
“The ELOY awards is aimed at celebrating women of excellence in different fields, empowering, motivating and inspiring others and it holds every November.”
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