About The Convener

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MEET BUNMI MUSTAPHA

Bunmi Mustapha is the convener of Arewa Ogun Beauty Pageant, she started the pageant in 2013. Today she has done 3 editions successfully, and she is planning the 4th edition which is coming up in May 2021. She started her journey of event planning when she joined City People Magazine in 2009 as a journalist in their Lagos Office, but was later transferred back to Ogun State as one of the correspondents of City People Magazine in Ogun State. She was just a fresh graduate then, and that was her first employment.
She had passion and interest in journalism but at the long run working with city people open her eyes to event because City People have an event platform known as City People Entertainment. When she was posted to Abeokuta, she was given the opportunity to organize and host events like ‘Actor and Actress in Ogun State’, ‘City People Fashion Show’, ‘City people Fashion and Style Award’ to mention a few, in Ogun State which is always a success. The company has about 3 events in Ogun State which she is the planner and Guests coordinator, and very thing that has to do with event back then in the company. Few years later she met an entrepreneur in Abeokuta Mr. Segun Babarinde known as Kadmat, and also had an interview with him. She discovered that he was planning with his secondary school mates to have a reunion play (BBHS reunion party) and she was given the opportunity to host and coordinate the event.
The BBHS reunion party was the startup event planning for her in Abeokuta and Ogun state. Bunmi put in too much effort, which actually showcase her to a lot of prominent people in Abeokuta, and being a correspondent of number 1 soft cell magazine in Nigeria. She was opportune to meet a lot of personalities such as politician, business women/men, entrepreneur who help her in building her event career.
Bunmi started her outfit by supplying ushers and coordinating events, but after few classes and trainings in Lagos with Subtle Elegance Event and Event by MSK, those two event planners shaded her into a better event planner. She taped in their experiences and she was in Lagos for classes and field job, doing major event in Lagos, and since then she has been able to carve a niche for herself. Since then, she has been doing fine as an event planner in Ogun State.

Bunmi Mustapha is the operations director of Global Exposure Event and Parties known as ‘Global Event’. The company is the mother of Arewa Ogun Beauty Pageant. Bunmi has been able to upgrade her event outfit, her beauty pageant and very other activities done in the company. She and the brand have won several awards; Arewa Ogun Beauty Pageant won the pageant of the year at the City People Entrepreneurship award in 2019 and she has won several awards from Peers in Town award and DAC award. She is thriving every day to make sure that her brand is well recognize not only in Ogun State but outside of the state and Nigerian as a whole.

Bunmi is a graduate of communication and general studies from the prestigious Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, and underwent her NYSC in Adamawa State in 2009. After her service year, she has been with City People Magazine.

Bunmi was born in Lagos State, Mushin to be precise, but she grew up in Sango Otta. She later moved to Abeokuta for her Ordinary National Diploma (OND) since then she fell in love with the town and after her ND she came back for her HND, since then the town has been part of her. She is a native of Ogun, hailed from Igbore area of Abeokuta.

Bunmi Mustapha is a Lady that has a thing for the girl child and anything that will make a girl child better that was why she took it upon herself that made all her ushers turned to sisters. She is always there for them whenever they need someone to talk to. The journey of Arewa Ogun started when she was made a judge during the audition of Miss Campus Diva first edition. She saw the zeal on the face of the organizers and she felt she can do something outside the campus and bigger.

The pageant was name Arewa Egba at first but she figured she will be limited to Egba people alone, but her dream of caring, moving a girl child to the top was bigger so she named it Arewa Ogun Beauty Pageant in 2013. The first edition was successful but the winner went home with a small gift which she appreciated till date and she is still part of the family because the pageant has open her eyes to a lot of things and she has experienced a lot of things wearing the crown for 2 years. The second edition was held in 2015, she has been able to move it up to the level of ensuring that the winner gets an all expense paid trip to Dubai. It wasn’t an easy task getting sponsors for her, but she was focused, determined that she was going to make it happen. In 2016 the second winner of Arewa Ogun, Arewa Kikelomo Asiru Balogun left the shores of Nigeria with Bunmi Mustapha for a 2 weeks all expense paid trip which was partly sponsor by Princess Adeyinka, the CEO of 3AS International Boutique in Abeokuta and Ilaro. She was also supported by few people in Ogun State like City Side Boutique, Open Gate Resorts, to mention in few.

In 2018 Arewa Ogun has became a big brand to reckon with, a house hold name that every body is familiar with and they want to have a share of what the pageant is all about.

The third edition was held courtesy Bilique Entertainment of London, Arewa Ogun 2018 also processed all expense paid trip to Dubai with the crew of Bilique during a reunion party in Dubai.

The pageant was named Arewa Egba at first but she figured she will be limited to Egba people alone, but her dream of caring,  moving a girl child to the top was bigger so she named it Arewa Ogun Beauty Pageant in 2013. The first edition was successful, but the winner went home with a small gift which she appreciated till date and she is still part of the family because the pageant has opened her eyes to a lot of things and she has experienced a lot of things wearing the crown for 2 years. The second edition was held in 2015. She has been able to move it up to the level of ensuring that the winner gets an all expense paid trip to Dubai. It wasn’t an easy task getting sponsors for her, but she was focused, determined that she was going to make it happen. In 2016 the second winner of Arewa Ogun, Arewa Kikelomo Asiru Balogun left the shores of Nigeria with Bunmi Mustapha for a 2 weeks all expense paid trip which was partly sponsored by Princess Adeyinka, the CEO of 3AS International Boutique in Abeokuta and Ilaro. She was also supported by few people in Ogun State like City Side Boutique, Open Gate Resorts, to mention in few.

In 2018 Arewa Ogun has became a big brand to reckon with, a household name that everybody is familiar with and they want to have a share of what the pageant is all about.

The third edition was held courtesy Bilique Entertainment of London, Arewa Ogun 2018 also processed all expense paid trip to Dubai with the crew of Bilique during a reunion party in Dubai.

Bunmi Mustapha is a fantastic event planner, hard-work, a career thriving Woman, relentless and always looking for the best in people especially the Girl child.

Bunmi Mustapha is the operations director of Global Exposure Event and Parties (Global Event), one of the top and prominent event outfit in South West Nigeria. She is a fast thinker; during the 2020 pandemic which disrupted so many businesses, she came up with 2 business ideas which is ‘Toast and Hibiscus’ she makes toast bread and fruity zobo drink for lunch, breakfast and sometimes evening event. She also came up with the popular Garri and Sea Food match up known as ‘Garri Abeeke’ which is now what they rush at events. As a fast think, she was quick to tap into the fact that event planning might not be coming back as the same in Nigeria anytime soon. This way, she does delivery of Toast Bread and Hibiscus drinks, garri abeke, yoyo fish, cramps and shrimps to clients (home delivery).

Bunmi Mustapha is the convener of Arewa Ogun and Operations director of Global Exposure Event and Parties (Global Event)