A Day in the Life: Funke Bucknor-Obruthe


Funke Bucknor-Obruthe is is one of the foremost and most prolific Event Planners in Nigeria. She is the CEO/Creative Director of Zapphaire Events – a  leading name in Event Planning with their clientele including individuals, corporate bodies, and government agencies.  Funke is a wife to Onome Obruthe and a mother to two beautiful daughters.

We  learn about Funke’s typical day and how she balances life as a Wife, Mother and as one of the busiest working women in Nigeria.

5:00am: Wake up and I just want to go back to bed…awww another work day.

5:10 am: Seize the day with prayers and thanksgiving.

5:30am: Shower and get dressed and get the children ready with the help of battalion of helpers.

6:00 am:Head off to drop the two girls in school…sleep deprivation.

7:00am:  School runs done and head to the office.

8:00am: Office meeting with management team and team leads of the event department.

12:00noon: Client consultation at the office to discuss their ideas for their wedding.

3:00pm: Brainstorm on ideas for a client’s corporate event brief (concept driven).

6:00pm:  Thinking of heading to the gym, hmmm…too tired!!! Head home instead.

8:00pm: Sort out home work.

9:00pm: Watch TV.

10:00pm: Get on Instagram and all social media I have missed and stay on this till…

1:00am: Sleep eventually while still watching tv, and surfing.