I WENT INTO EVENT PLANNING SO AS NOT TO DEPEND ON GOVERNMENT’S JOB ALONE –CEO PENIEL’S EVENT PLANNING AND CONSULTANCY

 

Recently, Palacedaughter Blog had an interview with the CEO of Peniel’s Events Planning and Consultancy, who is an inspiring personality. The young entrepreneur started this business at the age of twenty-four (24) and she is a source of motivation to many young people of her age.
 
Please Can We Meet you?

Hello, my name is Olamide Babafemi, a graduate of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Ilorin and the CEO of Peniel’s Event Planning and Consultancy.

Wedding Event Centre

Please Tell Us More About Your Business?

Doing business has always been a thing of pleasure to me. I started making and selling hand bead accessories but stopped at a point due to certain reasons; then, the idea of event planning came to my mind during my service year (NYSC). I decided I wasn’t going to depend on government job alone and since I have a passion for planning, I started writing down my business ideas knowing fully well that it will pan out if I work hard at achieving them.
I made enquiries about event planning to get myself acquainted with the knowledge of how things are done. Then knowing the importance of business packaging, I contacted a graphic designer to design a business card and flier. This in itself, added to my confidence and seriousness as an event planner.

I informed people about my business and also decided to make it official by registering it with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Federal Republic of Nigeria. I believed my firm would grow to be a big event planning company and it is proper to do the needful right from the onset.

Beautiful Wedding Cake

 

 

What Were Your Challenges?
I did not really encounter any challenge until I planned my first event. It happened that one of my vendors disappointed me few days to the event. He called to say he would not be available to render his services but thankfully, I was able to get a replacement despite the short notice. I learnt the need to always have an alternative or plan B.

Another issue I encountered was that, on the morning of the big day, the wedding gown the bride had ordered, and that was due to have arrived the day before, was yet to be delivered due to a mix up in the delivery details and address. I had to step in and put the situation under control by calming the bothered and anxious bride and seeing to it that the parcel was tracked and received. Even though the ordering process was independent of me, I figured the job of an event planner is beyond just planning an event but also making sure everything goes well because he or she is responsible for the overall success of an event.

Lovely Wedding Gown

 

What makes your business stand out among other event planning businesses?

Peniel’s Event Planning and Consultancy is affordable, classy, dynamic, and simple.

Peniel’s Event Planning and Consultancy Logo

 

What is your advice to young people like you?

Be inspired and stay motivated. Believe in yourself and never doubt the power that lies within you. All you need is a little courage, coupled with hard work , to do extraordinary things.

Wedding Event Centre

 

 
Do you want Peniel’s Event Planning and Consultancy to plan your event?
Instagram personal page: palace_daughter                  
Instagram business page: Peniels_events
Facebook ID:Hirbukunoluwa Babafemi
Mobile Contact No: (+234)703 9144 406
What were your greatest challenges as a young entrepreneur? How did you tackle them and what lessons did you learn?
 
 

 

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