Women who Inspires! 10 interesting facts about Nigerian's foremost event planner, Funke Bucknor Obruthe

Meet an amazing amazon, strong lady and a successful woman entrepreneur, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe , who is still blazing the trail in the events planning industry. 
Funke Bucknor-Obruthe
Funke Bucknor Obruthe
 I remember my first encounter with her at the Ibadan's Youth Rise program organised by Toyosi Akerele, I had developed a flair for events planning, her speech at the event was like  water to the seeds of my future endeavor. I was amazed that this young, petite woman is the same one that I read about in the wedding planner magazines. I was also inspired with what she said and how much she had achieved in so short a little time. At a later period, I went for an interview somewhere in Alagomeji , Yaba, I was shocked to find out the same building  also houses Zapphaire events, it was as if providence was pushing me to follow my dreams. I returned from the interview, thinking of nothing but that I have to fulfill my dreams like Funke did. I  am a huge fan of hers and glad she set he bar so others can attain and cross it. 
10 interesting facts about Nigerian's foremost event planner, Funke Bucknor Obruthe



Funke Bucknor Obruthe
Most people  have heard of Funke, in fact if you love events, weddings or have an interest in society news, it is hard not to, but only a few really know the important facts about Mrs Funke Bucknor Obruthe.
 Here is a list of ten interesting truths about her;

1. Funke is a law graduate from the University of Lagos, she also finished law school in Abuja.
2. She has previously worked in an advert and Public relations company, The communications, before starting her events planning business.
3. She is happily married to her husband, Onome Obruthe , the union is blessed with two daughters.
4. She comes from a family of creative ,business oriented and entertaining individuals, her father was a children party planner, her mom a business woman and her female sibling is the popular OAP, Tosyn Bucknor.
Funke and her sister Tosyn Bucknor
Funke and her sister Tosyn Bucknor
5. She  also owns Decor By Furtullah, another arm of Zapphaire events, that oversees the  lovely venue decorations and  stage designs. 
Decor By Furtullah
Decor By Furtullah
6. Asides planning events and weddings, she loves dancing, singing and entertaining her audience as seen on her videos and posts via her social media handles. She is definitely one vibrant young lady with  loads of energy and passion.
7.  She is an author and vlogger, Her  bestseller book, THE ESSENTIAL BRIDAL HANDBOOK  is a bridal guide to achieving a perfect wedding. On Her Youtube channel Funke says, she shares practical tips and advice on wedding planning , setting wedding goals and having the wedding of your dreams.
THE ESSENTIAL BRIDAL HANDBOOK

8. Funke is a recipient of local and international awards, including Future awards, Nigerian wedding planner of the year and many more.  She has planned and successfully executed events within and outside Nigeria.
9. She has been featured on notable blogs, magazines and international sites like Cnn, Bella Naija, Ventures Africa, Linda Ikeji, and now Typearls lifestyle
10. Her birth month is in June . June 27th to be precise. She clocked 40 years just two days ago and her friends,  colleagues and family  hosted a party to celebrate  her four glorious decades.  

Funke with friends,colleagues and family at her birthday party
Funke with friends,colleagues and family at her birthday party
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