Osinbajo: An Eventful Life tells inspirational stories

Vice President Yemi Osibanjo has praised the founder of event management and consulting firm, Eventful Ltd, Mrs Yewande Zacchaeus, following the firm’s change of guard and the launch of a book and a movie.

Osinbajo commended Zacchaeus’ “trailblazing” role in the industry and described the coffee table book An Eventful Life as one which tells inspirational human stories.

He spoke in Lagos at an event with the theme Evolution, during which Eventful announced its management changes.

The firm announced Zacchaeus as its Chairman and Fisayo Beecroft, as its new Managing Director.

Mrs Chioma Nwachukwu, its Finance Controller, joined the firm’s board while Vice Chairman of Chocolate City Group, Mr Audu Maikori, and Managing Director of DCSI, Mrs Bisi Adeyemi, were named Independent Directors respectively.

A movie The Wait was also unveiled.

In a goodwill message read on his behalf at the event, Osinbajo said: “An Eventful Life is not your usual coffee table book.

“It chronicles the history of a pioneering effort in events management as a business in Nigeria, the daily triumphs of Eventful, the company, the victories of vision and determination over fear and doubt.

“It is a coaching class in the nuances of running a small business in Nigeria and anywhere else.”

Commending the author’s style, he noted that she “tells the most intriguing human stories. She captures so graphically the planning, the anticipation, the dread and suspense as the event approaches.”

In his goodwill message, Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State described Mrs Zacchaeus as “an audacious sister and amazon who has been courageous enough to raise the bar in the Events Management Industry.”

A leading commercial law expert, Mr Gbenga Oyebode, who delivered the keynote speech remotely, praised Mrs Zaccheaus’ strategic succession planning while highlighting its benefits.