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”My Husband Can Sacrifice His Last Shirt On His Back For His Family And Friends” – Funke Bucknor-Obruthe


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Top event planner and CEO of Zapphaire Events, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe is the cover star for ThisDay Style’s latest edition.

Funke who is one of the most sought after for weddings, corporate and lifestyle events planning in Nigeria opened up about her business, her family and more in the cover feature.

See Also: “You Can’t Compare Yourself To Other Families” Funke Bucknor Obruthe Of Zapphaire Events Talks About Marriage And Her Best & Worst Moments As A Wedding Planner


Read Excerpts from the cover interview below:

On running and managing her Events planning business:

When we started, it was just myself and one or two team members. Now, we have a structure, which involves processes. With a staff now of over 30 permanent staff and 200 contract staff, you need the right structure alongside a strong management and the right board members. It’s a full-blown army and roles are delegated and clearly defined.

Now I’m not involved in as many aspects but I am also very hands-on and I want to be involved. But, with a great team in place, it’s becoming less and less about me and more about the Zapphaire Events group brand.


On what attracted to her husband:

We have been married for nine years and next would make it 10. My husband has the kindest and largest and biggest of hearts. He can sacrifice his last shirt on his back for his family and friends. Family is important to him. He also has the most fantastic sense of humour. What do you expect from a Warri, Isoko man?


On her advice for others who plan to go into events planning:

Focus, be patient, be humble and work hard. Nothing in life comes easy.


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