Funke Bucknor-Obruthe is a Nigerian entrepreneur and lawyer who is the founder and CEO of Zapphaire Events and is regarded as one of Nigeria’s pioneering event planners.
Bucknor-Obruthe was born June 27 1976 to Segun and Shola Bucknor in Lagos State, Southwestern Nigeria and began her basic and secondary school education at Fountain Nursery and Primary School, Lagos and Nigeria Navy Secondary School, Lagos before she proceeded to study Law at the University of Lagos. In 2000, she was called to bar after attending the Nigerian Law School in Abuja.
Lawyer Cum Entrepreneur
After practicing law briefly, Bucknor-Obruthe was employed at Tie Communications, an advertisement agency, where she worked for a short period. In 2002, her love for event planning made her start Zapphaire Events, an independent event planning entreprise. She has since gone on to plan and organize several high-profile events within and outside Nigeria and has won several awards and recognitions including being featured in CNN’s Inside Africa for planning a Nigerian royal wedding.
She is the author of ‘The Essential Bridal Handbook’.
Bucknor-Obruthe is married to Onome Obruthe with whom she has two children. She is the elder sister of Nigerian media personality Tosyn Bucknor.
Awards & Recognition
Future Award for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year'(2006), the Wedding Planner Magazine Award for ‘Wedding Planner of the Year'(2007), Go2girl Life Achievement Awards (2011) and Nigerian Events Awards for Outstanding Contribution to the Events Industry (2012).
In 2014, Nigerian online magazine YNaija listed Bucknor-Obruthe in its “10 Most Powerful Under-40s in Business” and In 2016, she was listed in the BBC’s 100 Women series.
Popular Actress Ada Ameh Mourns As She Loses Her Daughter
Popular Nigerian actress, Ada Ameh was thrown into a state of mourning following the loss of her daughter, Aladi Godgifts Ameh.
Ameh broke the sad news via her Instagram page on Tuesday.
The film star revealed her daughter passed away in the early hours of Tuesday.
Sharing a photo of her daughter, she wrote;
“Fams!!! My lovely people . Pray for me
My beautiful darling Child choose to go and be with the Lord early hours of today.
Aladi Godgifts Ameh
@lalas_touch why did you choose to leave me now? Ladi how you want make i do na?
I will be strong !! GOD Has to help me.”
See her post below:
BBNaija’s TolaniBaj Celebrates 28th Birthday With Lovely Photos
Former BBNaija season 5 housemate, Tolani Shobajo alias TolaniBaj shared a couple of lovely photos as she turned 28-years-old on Tuesday.
The reality TV star showed off a huge cheque of 1 million naira which she received.
The content creator, who was born in the United States on October 20, 1992, penned a brief birthday message to herself which reads;
May all your wishes come tru”
The reality TV star moved back to Nigeria in 2018 after finishing her studies overseas.
TolaniBaj rose to fame when she joined the highly-coveted reality TV show, Big Brother Naija.
Some of the ex-housemates took out time to wish the ebony queen a happy birthday.
See screenshots below:
#EndSARS: Toke Makinwa Reacts To Lagos Curfew
Popular OAP, Toke Makinwa, has reacted to the Lagos state curfew imposed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The media personality believes it is not a sensible action to take.
Her reason is that power will be given back to the police whom the protesters have been fighting against, adding that the government is operating a sick system.
Taking to Twitter, she writes:
“The government, the sick system, how can you announce a curfew when people are already out? What happens to those who can’t get home before 4? You’ll give power back to the police we are fighting against? Make it make sense #EndSARS”
See her tweet below:
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