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MEET THE FINALISTS: Esther Palmer

Posted on 6 May, 2020 at 10:45 Comments comments (66)



NOMINATION CATEGORIES: EXCELLENCE IN CREATIVE ARTS & INSPIRATIONAL MOTHER OF THE YEAR


A mother and woman of many talents raised with core family and Christian values, Esther is devoted to upholding these values in everything she does. Photography and creative writing are her passions through which she expresses herself and all the struggles she has had to face and scaled. While comedy and charity work provided an outlet for her to showcase her funny bones and charity work is a way of giving back to society.


For Esther Palmer, photography is not just taking pictures but it must tell a story. Her writings mostly captured her struggle as a mother of five lovely children, one of which was born with Spinal Bifida. Her special need son Vincent was born with multi needs, he's had 16 surgery already and trying very hard to settle well in school after two of the major surgeries he had in 2016 and 2017.


Her having to juggle motherhood and work yet trying to give her children the balance they need for both their emotional and physical development captures and strengthens her spiritual side. As a comedienne, she organises comedy shows under the stage name of Ojuolape Iya Labule where folks come to unwind and have a good laugh and proper fun devoid of profanity.


Esther also comperes events as an MC. She has always believed that when you are blessed then it is necessary for you to give back to the community. According to her, you don't have to be a Bill Gates or Warren Buffetts of this world before you do this. She holds firmly to the belief that in one's own little way, it's essential to give back and put a smile on people's faces. Presently and through inspiration she got from friends and associates, she has started making beauty products sourced primarily from organic products and she plans to expand the ranges in near future.


Esther's primary, secondary and higher education were done in Lagos Nigeria where she is from and she has had opportunities of furthering her education in photography and media since she relocated to London (where she is currently based) in spite of her busy schedule.


We can not wait to celebrate this mother of excellence on 9th of May 2020. Join us via Instagram Live (www.instagram.com/eymawards ) Our theme this year is #MAMAPOWER- HAVING CHILDREN IS AN ASSET NOT AN HINDERANCE TO SUCCESS 

MEEET THE FINALISTS: Dzifa Gray

Posted on 22 April, 2020 at 13:40 Comments comments (0)

NOMINATION CATEGORY: INTERNATIONAL INSPIRATIONALMOTHER OF THE YEAR


Dzifa Abequaye Gray is a profound communicator, award-winning media personality, diversity maverick, an advocate for women and the Founder and Chief executive Officer of Dzifa Gray Creations with several subsidiaries in media, fashion and health and leads Operations at Reset Global People. Dzifa interviewed most revered journalists at the BBC, British Conservative MP for Lancaster, Eric Ollerenshaw and Nollywood stars Jim Iyke and Mona Liza Chinda. Others include Ghallywood heartthrob Majid Michel, Founder of RNB ringtones Alexander Amosu and Big Brother Series 8 house mate Makosi Musambasi. Dzifa Gray hosted the Morning Ride on Metro TV from 2016 - 2018. In London, she worked with renowned radio and TV personality and Managing Director of A.E Media, Anita Erskine on the production of some exciting TV programs such as Fashion 101, Fashion Coast and Diva Delicious. Having had a stint with GHone TV, Dzifa was a permanent guest on Tales from the Powder Room, a relationship counselling TV program on GHone TV. She also worked on a profile documentary for H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the run-up to the 2012 elections in Ghana.



Blessed with innate business acumen, Dzifa Gray owns the Pure Bliss Spa with operations in Ghana and Nigeria, serving a clientele of high-net worth individuals. She is the owner of Stecs Botiq, a warehouse of shoes, bags and accessories for everyone born beautiful. Driven to excel, Dzifa seeks avenues to grow and eyes several subsidiaries to implement her ideas to address societal needs. Dzifa Gray received the African TV Presenter Award of Excellence at the TREK Africa Awards (TAWA 2017) in Lagos, Nigeria in "recognition for her inspiring and educative style of presenting that has won the hearts of many Africans, demonstration of excellence in the media and showbiz industry coupled with my humanitarian gestures". Being a self-determined, assertive woman with proven exceptional leadership abilities, Dzifa Gray was awarded the Excellence in Recognition of Expertise and Accurate Delivery, towards the 4th Edition of Youth in Building and Conflict Management accolade by the Youth NGO on Networks and Programs in 2016. She received the Gift of Appreciation Award and was well appreciated by the GIMPA SRC in recognition of her enthusiasm and selflessness in her field of work. Dzifa is an award winner for the Women In Enterprise Award category held in London in 2010. Dzifa Gray was also appointed as an ambassador for Zongos to provide inspiration and vision by developing and empowering people from these areas to achieve their vision. Dzifa Abequaye Gray is a superwoman blessed with a wonderful son.


She is committed to nurturing and empowering the next generation of female leaders. Known for harnessing the power of women to move ideas and pursue self discovery, Dzifa injects enthusiasm and accountability into these young women to create engaged, high-performing, and cohesive structures in their lives and businesses. Dzifa Gray is a true 21st Century business and social leader who pushes the boundaries of traditional approaches in emerging markets and developing populations to reinvent, reimagine, and amplify purpose and growth.



She is currently the Chief Operations Officer of Reset Global People, a leading communication, marketing, PR, events and SDGs-aligned Agency with a bank of super creative and talented minds connecting, informing and creating inspiring work. The company recalibrates brands to broaden awareness, re-frame global positions and re-connect with core customers. In the last 10 years the company has worked and built projects, events and brands across Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Kenya for over 200+ satisfied Clients.


We can not wait to celebrate this mother of excellence on 9th of May 2020.


Join us via Instagram Live Our theme this year is #MAMAPOWER- HAVING CHILDREN IS AN ASSET NOT AN HINDERANCE TO SUCCESS.

MEET THE FINALISTS: Hannah Kupoluyi

Posted on 15 April, 2020 at 2:45 Comments comments (0)


NOMINATION CATEGORY: MUMPRENEUR OF THE YEAR


Hannah Kupoluyi is a fun loving energetic married mother of three. She is passionate about her family and helping to grow her community and that is what drove her to start a women's group in Barking and Dagenham. She is the Founder & CEO of All Women's Network . She is very honored to lead such a diverse and strong group of women who are also dedicated to growing the community through focus on moms, families, and business. Her group is committed to promote social inclusion, tackle Isolation, build self confidences and self esteem through training, conference, workshops personal development workshop .

 

 

Her group is a friendly platform for women from all walks of life. A place where they encourage and support women to make the right choices for their lives and families.

Hannah celebrates womens achievement and successes. She Connects other women together who have similar interests or stories to share.

 

She created business networking events for female entrepreneurs and business owners .

Hannah inspires women through the annual women's conference through transforming lives as well empowering women to step into leadership and embrace their passion and walk in their purposes.

 

She is making a huge impact through hosting a monthly meet up sessions for mums and she helps them explore different Topics, such as women's health, financial & debt, housing issues, training & employment and many more. Hannah believes building a woman's confidence is the first step in making a change. By being able to fully believe in oneself, the possibilities to what you can achieve are endless, and her organisation helps women become more confident and achieve great things. The personal development and confidence building programme is designed to help women see their true potential and turn that potential into success.

 

 

All Women's Network programme includes:

 

Personal Development

 

One to One Mentoring

 

Business Development Support

 

Host Monthly Meet up

 

Finance workshop ( BMoneywize)

 

 

Herself and the team have supported many women through , training or volunteering. Many of the women have achieved the very best in their career and business.

 

Hannah's organisation was nominated for the National diversity Award in 2018 th and was excited to be part of it. All Women's Network Organisation recently won a prestigious award from London Faith & Belief Forum Awards under the category of " Supporting Women " supported by The Mayor of London and Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London. Sir Sir Kenneth Olisa, OBE.

 

In addition her organisation received recognition award from Barking and Dagenham leader of the council Darren Rodwell and Councillor Bright- cabinet member for equalities and cohesion for her understanding contributions to the community and the women she serves and many more.

 

 

We can not wait to celebrate this mother of excellence on 9th of May 2020. Join us via Instagram Live

 

 

Our theme this year is #MAMAPOWER- HAVING CHILDREN IS AN ASSET NOT AN HINDERANCE TO SUCCESS.

 

 


MEET THE FINALISTS: Ruth Davies

Posted on 9 April, 2020 at 0:45 Comments comments (0)





NOMINATION CATEGORY-INSPIRATIONAL MOTHER OF THE YEAR


Ruth remembers thinking 40 was an extremely old sort of age as, at age 10, she watched her own parents celebrate the big four oh... However... With her own first baby turning one decade old she herself got the 'life begins at' card and with it she takes herself, and the whole Rocknrollerbaby gang, on more adventures with her blog and Instagram thinking that very definitely, 40 is no age at all as it turns out!


The mother of three, wife and blogger started Rockernrollerbaby blog as a way of journaling all the fun things she gets up to- family life, products which assist with her and family's day to day and anything which pops into her mind! However, her opinionated and in your face approach to blogging quiclky earned her a massive following.  


With muchos, muchos planned in the pipeline she feels that almost certainly it's true what they say and this really is just where life begins! MAMMA / ACTOR / WRITER - One book, two plays, an armful of skits and characters on Instagram as well as a blog with constant fresh content, she 's defintely worth following  @Rocknrollerbaby to see the adventures unravel! 


 

We can not wait to celebrate this mother of excellence on 9th of May 2020. Join us via Instagram Live

 

Our theme this year is #MAMAPOWER- HAVING CHILDREN IS AN ASSET NOT AN HINDERANCE TO SUCCESS.


MEET THE FINALISTS- Lade Olugbemi

Posted on 1 April, 2020 at 3:30 Comments comments (1)




NOMINATION CATEGORY:  EXCELLENCE IN THE SCIENCES


Lade Olugbemi is a lawyer and a manager working for one of the Local Authorities in London, UK.

She is passionate about mental wellbeing. She serves on the board, delivery groups and operational panels of several governmental initiatives. This exposure highlighted the major gap in information held about mental well-being and illness in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in the UK.

 

Lade has won several awards and has been recognised both nationally and internationally for the works she does to raise awareness of mental health issues in the communities.

She is an internationally recognised motivational speaker, mentor and a life coach.

 

She graduated from the Ondo State University, Nigeria in 1987 with a degree in English Language. She went back to University after 16 years in 2003 to study a profession she had always wanted to study, Law. She obtained her LLB in 2007 from the University of Wolverhampton specialising in Business and Commercial Law. Her passion and natural instinctive flair to advocate for people especially patients or service users that have had reasons to be in the health and social care sector was generated when she worked as a support worker in in organisations that worked with people with challenges living independently. The stigma patients encounter in the community; the lack of understanding of the presentation of certain ethnicities amongst the clinical teams; the secrecy that families wanted around information about relatives that are diagnosed with enduring and lifelong mental illness; the lack of information within the BAME communities on how to support friends, relatives and colleagues who present with symptoms of mental imbalance encouraged her to study further and she proceeded to enroll for the Masters in Law. Her major was in Human Right Law with a deep slant of study on the rights of the vulnerable persons under the Mental Health Acts. She completed her LLM with distinction in 2009.

 

 According to Lade; stigma, negative labelling and stereotyping are major barriers for most persons from the BAME in accessing support early. This makes early intervention impossible and therefore recovery takes longer.

 

‘Lade will like to see policies changed reflecting the needs of the BAME communities; awareness about mental health illness and mental wellbeing.; recognition and knowledge of services out there that people experiencing mental health difficulties can access for early intervention.

 

She is the CEO of The NOUS Organisation, a registered not for profit company raising awareness through workshops, seminars and community work.

 

She is also a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and she delivers mental first aid training in the communities.

 

Nous is a Greek word meaning, MIND.

 

She is also a director of REOPASS, a Family Navigating Organisation supporting families in crisis, and working with victims who have suffered domestic abuse.

 

She is a multiple award winner, and international public speaker, she has spoken at various national and international platforms influencing policies and changing lives.

 

Her life is dedicated to changing policies nationally and internationally and moving age old mindsets on the care, treatment and causes for mental health and wellbeing.

 

Lade is a voice to the voiceless.

We can not wait to celebrate this mother of excellence on 9th of May 2020. Join us via Instagram Live 

 

Our theme this year is #MAMAPOWER- HAVING CHILDREN IS AN ASSET NOT AN HINDERANCE TO SUCCESS.



 

MEET THE FINALISTS- DIMPLE BOY CUPCAKES

Posted on 20 March, 2020 at 5:35 Comments comments (0)





NOMINATION CATEGORY: MUM -OWNED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Yvette Fofah is the lady behind dimpleboy cupcakes.

As a single mother of three, she had so many doubts as to whether she could run a business. Would she get customers? Would she be successful? Did she know enough? The amount of procrastination was immense as she doubted herself due to previous personal experiences.

 

The business is named after her middle child, her son Gabriel who is now eight! She dithered for fours years contemplating, over researching and definitely over doubting herself.

 

She started baking while she was on maternity leave and when she went back to her day job she would always bring in cakes to work each week.

Her colleagues loved it and they also encouraged her to take that step and sell her cakes.

 

Yvette's very close friend had just started her own business and she saw how well she was doing and the passion and excitement that it brought- so she wanted that as well.

 

She actually still has her nine to five job in higher education where she has been  for over 12 years. She is able to balance work with the business and raising her children.

 

Yvette notes that she would be lying if she didn't say it was bloody hard-work! She sometimes has one hour sleep on  Friday nights. She sacrificed social events and sometimes she doesn't get to spend as much time with her children, but she knows that they are the reason why she needs to fulfil her passion.

 

The goal is to actually open her own shop in the next 12 months and hire 16-18 and help them get work and business skills.

 

There is so much more the mother of excellence wants to do with the business and where she sees it going, and bleieves the sky is the limit. 


She is not just ambitious and hardwoking, she has a passion for supporting charities, nonprofit groups/ organisations and small businesses that have a strong, ethic and transformative ethos through cake!

MEET THE FINALISTS- Shola Alabi

Posted on 11 March, 2020 at 2:05 Comments comments (1)



NOMINATION CATEGORY: EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION


Shola Alabi is a British trained Qualified Teacher BSc., PGCE, an Education & Parenting Consultant, Speaker and Best Selling Author. She is a multi award winning entrepreneur in the Private tuition business and owns two successful Education Tuition Centres in London and Essex.

She has devoted the last 18 years of her life to working with children and their families within the Education Sector.

 

Shola is also the founder of The Raising Successful Children (RSC) Limited an organisation created to equip, empower, encourage and help parents raise successful and well balanced children.

 

Shola also runs a social enterprise that supports children and their parents as the demands to educate and equip parents is growing. This support reaches parents through her parent workshops - 'parents clinic', an informal forum where parents come together to get their questions answered, equipped with information and the educational needs of their children addressed.

 

Having worked in Inner London and Thurrock secondary schools, Shola has experienced and knows the influence a parent can have on a child's life and their attainment and now works with parents, children and young people through her many initiatives. She also devotes her time to speaking in churches, within her community and at schools about the importance of parental engagement and education.

 

Seeing that children lose some of their learning skills over the 6 weeks summer holiday, Shola now runs a summer camp to help children keep on top of their learning as well as develop life skills. This has been a great success over the last 3 years and is looking forward to engaging with more parents and their children this summer.

 

Shola is a mum of 2. She has worked with children and supported their parents for over a decade. She has supported a number of children by her recently launched scholarship program-awarding scholarships to help less privileged children through supplementary school in order to help improve their attainment grades at school and give them the chance to gain access into highly competitive senior schools & Russell group universities

 

Shola still works as a private tutor and with the support of her team of tutors continues to work with over 300 children at her centres on a weekly bases. She has a deep passion to see children achieve their maximum potential. Shola voluntarily served as the Chairperson of The Association of Professional Tutoring Centres(APTC) in the U.K. in the last 2 years, a body that supports tuition centres and mentors the start off of new tuition centre owners. She is also an active member of the The Tutor Association.

 

Shola has been involved in Training Teachers with the University of East London and continues to act as a mentor to Teachers on a voluntary basis.

Shola loves to see the best in every child evolve and knows that this can only be achieved by passionate teachers. This is what led to her taking on the role of teacher trainer and still mentors teachers who currently hold leadership roles in schools around London.

 

She is an adviser for parents and has a deep passion to equip, educate, empower, support and inspire them.

She has a deep desire to see children and young people mature into well balanced individuals who contribute to society.

 

She strongly believes that when parents are in the know how, and are well equipped with the right tools and information, then a child will be able to stand out, excel and be their very best.

 

Shola loves writing and blogs regularly on the prestigious UK Huffington Post in the Parent Category. Most of her blogs are featured at www.sholaalabi.com which are full of tips, great advice and teaching tools for parents to help support their children.

 

She loves giving back and serves in her local Church as the head of the Children's Department where she helps to raise funds to support children who are less fortunate. Some of the recent fund raising events were to support the Christmas gifts for a charity in South Africa, the operations Christmas child project and for supporting many other children's Charity such as God's grace foundation.

 

Shola's heart is to be able to help improve the lives of every child and young person through the means of a broad and balanced education which she believes will open doors and a lot of opportunities for them both now and in the future.

 

 

 

We can not wait to celebrate this mother of excellence on 9th of May 2020.

Our theme this year is #MAMAPOWER- HAVING CHILDREN IS AN ASSET NOT AN HINDERANCE TO SUCCESS.

Tickets for the award ceremony are avaialble via eventbrite:

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/4th-annual-excellent-yummy-mummy-awards-tickets-87939470323



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MEET THE FINALISTS-Celestina Oniye-Thomas

Posted on 4 March, 2020 at 6:55 Comments comments (0)

 




NOMINATION CATEGORY: IINSPIRATIONAL MOTHER OF THE YEAR, MUMPRENEUR OF THE YEAR & MUM-OWNED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR



Celestina Oniye-Thomas is a qualified, insured and practising psychotherapist, coach and a motivational speaker. She is also the author of 'Art Of Disciplining with Love'.

Her passion is for all to be aware of self and the past that have shaped them, heal and love self and others unconditionally.

https://www.floatingcounselling.co.uk/therapy

 

Celestina wants to empower parents to be conscious in raising a better next generation. As a mother of two energetic boys full time, she is passionate for families to grow a healthly dynamic.

 

 

She is the founder of Floating Counselling, where she has been doing clinical work for over a decade in and around the United Kingdom, as well as working within schools as a supply teacher for special needs and behaviour challenged schools, her passion as always been to allow and equip young people to be the best they can be, because they are literally our future, and to equip parents via coaching, counselling and her new book which was published September 2019 called "Art of Disciplining with Love"

 

Her humanitarian work andbook are all about giving humans as early as possible, the best chance of life. For if a child does not feel loved or does not feel like they belong, they will be unable to achieve so many other positive things.

 

 

THE CHILD THAT IS NOT EMBRACED BY THE VILLAGE WILL BURN IT DOWN TO FEEL ITS WARMTH - African Proverb

 

 

We can not wait to celebrate this mother of excellence on 9th of May 2020.

 

 

 

 

Our theme this year is #MAMAPOWER- HAVING CHILDREN IS AN ASSET NOT AN HINDERANCE TO SUCCESS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets for the award ceremony are avaialble via eventbrite:

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/4th-annual-excellent-yummy-mummy-awards-tickets-87939470323

 

 

 


 


MEET THE FINALISTS- Yemisi Odusanya

Posted on 19 February, 2020 at 10:50 Comments comments (0)


NOMINATION CATEGORY: INTERNATIONAL INSPIRATIONAL MOTHER OF THE YEAR

Yemisi Odusanya, more popularly known as Sisi Yemmie is a food , Food, Family and lifestyle blogger, vlogger and content creator. With over 200,000 subscribers on YouTube, she is considered as one of the pioneers of YouTube vlogging in Nigeria and was featured on CNN's Inside Africa in 2017. She is a contributor for Guardian Newspaper Nigeria and has won numerous awards including "Woman of The Year For Social Media" by HER Network and YouTuber of The Year by ELOY Awards in 2017. Sisi Yemmie has a degree in Mass Communications from Igbinedion University and a Masters in International Studies and Diplomacy from The University of Birmingham. In 2013 Sisi Yemmie won My Big Nigerian Wedding in 2013 and is a mom of two.

 

 

We can not wait to celebrate this mother of excellence on 9th of May 2020.

 

 

Our theme this year is #MAMAPOWER- HAVING CHILDREN IS AN ASSET NOT AN HINDERANCE TO SUCCESS.

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets for the award ceremony are avaialble via eventbrite:

 

 

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/4th-annual-excellent-yummy-mummy-awards-tickets-87939470323

 

 


MEET THE FINALISTS: Gemma Lloyd

Posted on 12 February, 2020 at 10:55 Comments comments (0)


NOMINATION CATEGORY: MUM-OWNED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Gemma Lloyd is the founder of Social Mums and is passionate about helping busy mums who juggle running a successful business, with family life, make the best of their social media.

 

Gemma has over 15 years experience in marketing, working as an account manager in the UK's third largest regional creative agency with clients such as Sky Bet and The Law Society. In 2015 Gemma retrained by doing the Digital Mums social media management course in a bid to find a more flexible career to fit around her two young children. She hasn't looked back and has since worked with a large number of parent focused businesses, some managing their social media long term and others on shorter term campaigns to launch new products or services.

 

She has also been running popular social media workshops in Tunbridge Wells since 2017 as well as 1:1 training sessions, equipping small business owners with the skills needed to take their social media to the next level.

 

In 2019 Gemma expanded the Social Mums business to offer social media workshops all over the UK by partnering with other qualified Digital Mums. You can now take part in a Social Mums' workshop from Central Scotland down to Southampton. This year also saw the launch of the Social Mums' Members Community.

 

 

We can not wait to celebrate this mother of excellence on 9th of May 2020.

 

Our theme this year is #MAMAPOWER- HAVING CHILDREN IS AN ASSET NOT AN HINDERANCE TO SUCCESS.

 

 

 

 

Tickets for the award ceremony are avaialble via eventbrite:

 

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/4th-annual-excellent-yummy-mummy-awards-tickets-87939470323

 

 

 



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