The CEO of Zapphaire Events joins 99 other women in BBC’s list of most inspirational and influential women of the year 2016.

The list is annually compiled by the broadcasting corporation and includes women whose efforts over the course of the year have been splendid and deserving of accolades.


So, according to BBC, Funke makes the 2016 list for her well-known expertise in “[planning] every detail for glitzy and celebrity weddings in Nigeria and elsewhere, ranging from 500 to 2000 people.”


Alongside Funke, other women who made the list include Nigerian Omotade Alade (the founder of BeiBei Haven Foundation), American singer Alicia Keys and Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya, a Swazi, who is the first woman to be elected Bishop in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.

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