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Meet Leading Event Planners Who Are Doing Well

Event planning and management business is one of the lucrative businesses today. It has become so big because the event industry which now includes events of all sizes from the Olympics down to business breakfast meetings cannot do without the service of professional event planners. Nowadays, many industries, celebrities, charitable organizations, and interest groups hold events in order to market their label, build business relationships, raise money, or celebrate achievements.

Event management is the application of project management to the creation and development of small and/or large-scale personal or corporate events such as festivals, conferences, ceremonies, weddings, formal parties, concerts, or conventions. It involves studying the brand, identifying its target audience, devising the event concept, and coordinating the technical aspects before actually launching the event. The process of planning and coordinating the event is usually referred to as event planning and which can include budgeting, scheduling, site selection, acquiring necessary permits, coordinating transportation and parking, arranging for speakers or entertainers, arranging decor, event security, catering, coordinating with third-party vendors, and emergency plans. Each event is different in its nature so the process of planning and execution of each event differs on basis of the type of event and that makes it require the service of a professional event manager, a person who can plan and execute the event without giving you an unnecessary headache, a person who can take responsibility for the creative, technical, and logistical elements. This includes overall event design, brand building, marketing and communication strategy, audio-visual production, script writing, logistics, budgeting, negotiation, and client service.

We have worked with many of these professional planners, the likes of Ball Events, Belolla Events, Elizabeth Walker, Honey Cedar, 360 Eventee, Ethal Events, Eventoney, Beans Events, Diadem Events, Saykins Events Date Reminders Events, Playhubng, Beesam-1995, Becca phunny Events, Honeybols Events, Lexicon Events, AJ Event and many others. In fact, many of them need little or no introduction when it comes to event planning/Management. We’ve seen them manage many talk-of-town social events. In this week's edition City People brings to you Leading Event Planners who are doing well, those you can give your event to and go to sleep, with 100% assurance that they will deliver.


Monisola Osho. She is a professional planner and one of the leading event planners and organisers in Nigeria. She is the CEO of Hush & Hush Floras Events, one out of many businesses to her credit. This amiable and epitome of beauty is also the chairperson of the Association of Professional Food Service Providers of Nigeria (APFSPN). She has handled many great events successfully.


Number 1 on our list is no one but Funke Bucknor Obruthe, the founder and CEO of Zapphaire Events. She is regarded as one of Nigeria’s pioneering event planners. She has planned and organized several high-profile events within and outside Nigeria and has won many awards and recognition for her outstanding contribution to the events industry.


Olajumoke Adekoya is one of the leading and best event planners in Nigeria. She’s good at what she does. So good is she that clients simply hand over their events to her and go to sleep. She handles every aspect of events. She’s a big player and has a well-structured Organisation that makes it easy for her to plan an event in a twinkle of an eye. She is the CEO of Seamless Events.


Oluwakemi Adeleke, the Managing Director of KFA Events Limited, the parent company of KFA Event Center, decorations and Party Rentals is one of the leading events planners Nigeria is proud of any day any time. Oluwakemi offered design-driven insights while immersing herself in the problem space. She is a seasoned and creative designer to date.


Ayiri Oladunmoye is the CEO of OAKEN Events. She’s a professional planner per excellent. Ayiri has organized numerous successful high profiled events within and beyond the shores of Nigeria. Her clients love her because they can rest assured of her executing their events flawlessly, with a great level of personalization and topmost confidentiality.


Kunmi Ariyo is the founder and CEO of Mirus Events, a leading Event Management Company operating out of Nigeria. He graduated with a BSc in Economics from Olabisi Onabanjo University. Kunmi began his work career as an HR Administrator, adding valuable input to the company during his time.


Many people call her Goldit and she’s popular with that name but her real name is Omobolanle Abefe Gold. She is the CEO of Goldit Event Solution. She’s a professional Event Planner, one of the leading ones. Goldit is the toast of many celebrities; mention any top, classy, luxury celebrity’s events, Goldit planned it. If you know Goldit you will understand she gives details to everything she handles. She is a workaholic who has carved a great niche for herself in the industry.


Adebimpe Suleiman is one of the leading and best event planners. She’s a beautiful and strong-willed woman who has done well for herself. She’s a toast of many dignitaries and Royalties when it comes to planning their events. She is the brain behind Norwood Events.


Oluwafunbi Akinyosoye is one of the very best event planners and managers in the country. She’s very good at what she does, and she has been around for many years, getting better with the passing of each year. She's the CEO of Dunamis Events, a proudly Nigerian Event Planning, decor, styling and training school for the new entrants into the event industry.


Shade Kolade Ogunpitan needs little or no introduction. She’s a professional Events Planner and Organiser who loves what she does for a living. She's the CEO of Pholard Events, one of the leading events companies in Nigeria, and they’ve handled many great events to their credit.


Kehinde Iyiola is the CEO of Finesse Event. She has undoubtedly organized many major events that made headlines and still counting. Kehinde Iyiola always leads a team of skilled event managers and vendors to deliver.


Bolanle Fakotade is the owner of BSignature Event. The graduate of English from the University of Lagos has been planning events for more than 12 years. She’s responsible for all creative operations of BSignature.


Bimbo Oladiran is the CEO of Subtle Elegance. Bimbo combines beauty with the brain. she is one of the big names who have stayed on top of their game in the event industry for many years and still counting.

Other planners who are topping the lists are; Marcus Smith, Ore Adeleke of Cruise Events, Mosun Akinwamide of IPC Events, Bisola Borha of TrendyBe Events, Dupe Sofola the CEO of Cereme Events, Abisoye Daniel of Balle Events, Bisi Shotunde CEO of Busybee Events and Tunrayo Osoba of TmarksEvents.

There is Otunba Mrs Atewologun of Ace Events Planners. She is doing so well. She has handled so many events in the last few years. There is also Shade Kolade-Ogunpitan, the Global Decorator & Event Planner at Pholard Events, Lagos. She does high-profile jobs. She recently planned the one-year anniversary of Prophet TB Joshua, the founder and General Overseer of Synagogue Church of Nations. “This event again confirms that we are the best Event Decorator and Event Planner in Nigeria. We personalise all events as no 2 events are the same. For us, at Pholard Events we create what stands out to make your event the talk of the town. Of course, also ensures you get full value for the money you spent on your event.

There is also a popular UK-based Event Planner, Ebony Black Queen. Over the last 2 years, she has planned so many successful parties.


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