The second edition of the Avila Naturalle Distributors Summit and Excellence Awards (ANDSEA), was held yesterday at the prestigious Lagos Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos.
The annual Avila awards is the company’s way of rewarding and encouraging outstanding distributors of the year. The awards which is usually preceded by a training for the distributors was a bit more robust than the last edition’s, with over three hundred distributors carting away one form of award or the other.
There were four categories of awards on the evening, only intersected by the buffet which was a sumptuous one and the hilarious interjections of main anchor of the event MC Ajele Adeyemi and co.
There was also awards for staff of the company and this year, the best staff of the year award was carted home by Oluwakemi Fafiyebi.
It was somewhat an emotional moment for MD of Avila Naturalle, Mrs Temitope Mayegun when distributors of the company from the different states and climes, in a bold show of solidarity and appreciation for the MD of the company presented her with several beautiful gifts, for which she was genuinely thankful.
The high-point of the event was cutting of the event cake, as MD of Avila Naturalle, Mrs Temitope Mayegun, looking resplendent in a flowing dress, complete with a fascinator, executed with her husband and few other guests beside her.
In her closing remarks, Mrs Mayegun, humble, unassuming but a very practical person, thanked God for his kindness and mercies, for seeing the company through another glorious year, appreciating everyone the Almighty has brought her way in the course of Avila Naturalle and by extension Top Confectionery Limited; including the diamond partners, the various classes of distributors, staff, and of course her family; notably her husband, who is also the Chairman, board of Directors of the company, for the encouragement, support and understanding given her.
Appreciating God for having brought Avila Naturalle this far in two years, Mrs Mayegun expressed confidence that the company would soon become a household name, not just in Nigeria but all over Africa and the rest of the world.
The Awards ceremony was preceded by an 8-hour training for distributors of the company the previous day at Virgin Rose Resort on Victoria island Lagos. The training which was segmented into different classes is the company’s way of ensuring the distributors of Avila products are well informed about the products they market and also what products are suitable for different classes of skin and hair types.
Consequently, distributors do not just sell products for the purposes of making money but are well equipped to inform clients on suitable product choices for their skin and hair types.
Different topics were treated in the training from ‘Skin Anatomy’, Increasing product sales within your territory’, ‘Hair care and Alopecia’, to ‘Anti-Aging’, ‘Dark Knuckles and Dark Under-eyes’ and ‘The Effects of Common Ingredients in Cosmetics’,
Some of the distributors who found the training to be quite beneficial spoke to AfrichRoyale.
Ajayi Adekemi, an Ikorodu distributor was enlightened on Castor oil which according to her, was ministered to a young child of one of her clients which had negative effects on the child. According to her, “It was an awesome experience for me as i got to learning quite a lot. I expect the training to continue as this would eliminate whatever disadvantages there could be being bereft of the product knowledge”
Another Lagos distributor, Grace Lawal said from the lectures, many of the questions she had in mind were answered.
Her words, ” The training broadened my spectrum on how to sell. Also, my mother has dark under-eyes and I learnt that medications could cause that. It was very interesting for me.”
Avila Naturalle has plans in the offing to diversify into food supplements by next year, thus positioning the company as a holistic natural body care provider.
PHOTOS OF THE TRAINING OF AVILA DISTRIBUTORS AT VIRGIN ROSE RESORT, V/I, LAGOS