We celebrate celebrated event planner Funke Bucknor this day June 27
She was born into the family of Mr Segun Bucknor and Mrs Sola Bucknor and is the elder sister to popular media personality Tosyn Bucknor. Funke attended Fountain Nursery and Primary school, Nigeria Navy secondary school then proceeded to University of Lagos where she studied Law. She also attended Nigerian Law School in Abuja and was called to bar in year 2000.
Before delving into event planning, she practised Law very briefly then joined Tie communications, an advertisement and PR agency. Later on she set out to start Zapphaire Events after working with Tie Communication for a while.
A pioneer event planner, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe has earned a place amongst Nigeria’s industry leaders and innovators. Zapphaire Events is Funke’s flagship event planning, management and consulting company born out of her passion for planning events. The lawyer-turned-entrepreneur was branded “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2006 by Nigeria’s most prestigious youth awards platform, The Future Awards. She has also been named “Wedding Planner of the Year” by the Wedding Planner Magazine, and in 2011 she was featured on CNN International’s Inside Africa for her extraordinary work planning a Nigerian Royal wedding.
She is happily married to Onome Obruthe, the couple has two lovely girls.
Funke turns 40 today.