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Event planning, not all-comers affairs, says BukkyKoga, CEO BKGlam Events

By Guardian Nigeria
14 May 2022   |   2:53 am
While there is no doubt that event planning is one of the most celebrated social professions of this age, it is often said, however, that it is not an all-comers affair. One of the key players in that sector in Nigeria and the UK, Bukonla Ifedayo Esan, aka BukkyKoga, has explained what makes the profession…

While there is no doubt that event planning is one of the most celebrated social professions of this age, it is often said, however, that it is not an all-comers affair.

One of the key players in that sector in Nigeria and the UK, Bukonla Ifedayo Esan, aka BukkyKoga, has explained what makes the profession tick.

In the words of the CEO of BKGlam Events, “event planners make dreams come to reality by ensuring that people’s events do not flop.”

Sharing tips from her experience on how she overcame the early challenges she encounter while building her brand, Bukkykoga said: “Being calm in all situations has brought my business a long way. Secondly, honesty is a major factor in this line of business and thirdly, I plan realistically when it comes to events and styling.”

Bukkykoga who had planned high-profile social events in Nigeria and the United Kingdom said she has been quick to master how to be a realist planner and stylist by working within clients’ budgets. Said she: “That’s why some of them call me a perfectionist. I try to be honest with them and tell them what their budget can give them.”

This approach, she avowed, is what made her business stable.

Nonetheless, no matter how much an entrepreneur tries to please her customers, there will always be one or two difficult clients.

“Calmness and understanding of their requirements or concerns,” BukkyKoga affirmed is the best strategy to use in handling such people.

She further attributed her ability to manage her event planning businesses in the UK and Nigeria to her flexibility.

“I have a team in Nigeria and the UK that work for me,” she further stated.

As someone who has planned several weddings, she has a perspective on marriage as an institution. “Marriage is a beautiful thing and I believe it involves lots of patience and understanding,” she submitted.