When you combine innovation, hard work, sagacity and the fear of God, you get our Woman Crush Wednesday; the delectable Funke Bucknor-Obruthe. She is the CEO of Zapphaire Events, Nigeria’s foremost events consulting, planning, and coordinating company and Decor by Furtullah, an event decoration outfit.
Following her call to bar, in 2000, Funke endured practicing in a Law firm for a few weeks before eloping with her passion; Public Relations into an advertising firm, where she eventually found the real deal: events planning! Her sagacious entrepreneurial drive made her turn passion into a money-making venture and landmark business from which many others would stem. By 2006, she had earned herself the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award at The Future Awards, Nigeria’s most prestigious youth recognition platform. A year later, she was announced the Wedding Planner Magazine’s “Wedding Planner of the Year“. Four more years later, in August 2011, event planner extraordinaire Funke’s work in planning a Nigerian royal wedding was highlighted on CNN International’s Inside Africa and she has since been featured in various magazines with the most recent being the cover woman of FORBES WOMAN AFRICA June/July Issue.
Funke is happily married and blessed with two beautiful girls. Her fun spirit and excellent delivery of events endear her to many. She is a christian who is not afraid to flaunt her passion for the things of God and an inspiration to many. Trail blazing and pace setting in Nigeria’s Event planning industry (which she pratcically started anyway) is her style.
We love you Funke and you are our WOMAN CRUSH WEDNESDAY!!!