Interview with the CEO of NPU Event
Taiyese Ebunlomo Boluwatife is an event consultant who is also the Lead team at NPU Events, an event planning firm with vast experience with numerous clientele. We are into event planning,consultancy and handle a wide range of logistics. They also run a huge ushering agency that caters for Corporate,social events,branding and sporting events.She is an event planner extraordinaire and trained from the most prestigious Wed Academy and has attended numerous Event masters classes in Nigeria and over seas. Ebunlomo is a certifies member of the Association of Professional Party planners and Organizers in Nigeria. (APPOEMN). She is also the PRO for NNEW, Necas Network of Entrepreneurial women, Ogun State Chapter. She has badged numerous awards for her entrepreneural skills and being a vabriant personality in the evebt industry withthin South west and beyond.
She yearns for accurate awareness for event planners and vendors in Ogun state which has made her to initiate an exhibition tagged MY GRAND EVENT OGUN STATE which is meant to serve as a veritable platform for all event vendors and business owners to exhibit,learn,showcase their brands and sell their services to the world which was a huge sucess with the first maiden edition in 2017, till date which has now become a yearly event.She loves to inspire young girls to get better at what they do using all the God given wisdom and skills that they have.She has through her generosity and philanthropist nature helped alot of young and old in pursing their dreams.
Ebunlomo has her first degree and second degree in English language. She is blessed with two beautiful girls.
Q: CAN WE MEET YOU MA?
A: I am MRS. TAIYESE EBUNLOMO BOLUWATIFE, CEO NPU EVENTS. I hail from Ijebu ode. I had my Primary education at Tai-Solarin University Staff School; secondary education also at Tai-Solarin University Staff School (2010). I also had my tertiary education at Tai- Solarin University Of Education where I studied English and I had my master’s degree at the University of Lagos (2016) where I also studied English. Am married and blessed with two kids.I am the convener of My Grand Events – a veritable platform for all event vendors and business owners to exhibit, learn, showcase their brands and sell their services
Q: LET’S TALK ABOUT NPU EVENTS?
A: We use to be an ushering company called Nu Prestigious Ushers. “Un” was Ebun, my name spelt from the back which is my first name. Prestigious was anything really nice and an image to protect.
When we re-branded in 2015, we decided to make the name shorter for people to pronounce and to be a notable household name.NPU Events is an event planning firm. We have vast experience with numerous clientele.We are into event planning, consultancy and handle a wide range of logisitics.
Q: HOW CAN SOMEONE START EVENT PLANNING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA?
A: I use to work with a cousin of mine who was into decoration.Whenever he needed ushers, he calls me to help him co-ordinate. So I just called my university friends and we gather ourselves, get a fabric and make the clothings.
It was a big deal for me because I use to have a lot of agencies I work for. Through my years in school I was a model, a TV Presenter, I was everything you could think of. I have always been me in the face of people and I also make sure I add value.
Q: HOW MANY YEARS HAVE THIS BUSINESS BEEN IN EXISTENCE?
- So far so good we`ve been in business for about 9- 10 years now.
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