Yewande Zaccheaus


Yewande is the Founder and Chairman of Eventful Ltd, a leading events planning and consulting company in Nigeria. She studied Law at University of Lagos and thereafter obtained an LL.M from Cambridge University, England. After a successful career in law and banking Yewande established her own business, Eventful Ltd in 2002. She retired March 2021 after 19 years of leading the company and handed over to a successor who is poised to take the company to a higher level.

Eventful is the pioneer and a market leader in the events and venue management and consulting business in Nigeria. 


Yewande is passionate about redefining the events and entertainment landscape of Nigeria.  She is the convener of The Food Souk, a world class food and beverage fair, The Beauty Souk, a niche fair for beauty enthusiasts, The Fashion Souk, a fashion fair showcasing the value chain of the Nigerian fashion business. These fairs have become annual landmark events on the Lagos social calendar.

Yewande is a founding Trustee and a past Chairperson of Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ), an organization established with the objective of being the catalyst that elevates the profile of women in management, business and the public sector.  

She is the author of four inspirational books, God’s Waiting Room 1, 2, 3 and 4 which were written as a result of her personal testimony and to encourage couples experiencing delay in childbearing. She has recently executive produced a movie THE WAIT inspired by her books.

Yewande is the proud 2011 recipient of the prestigious International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) Award, an initiative of the Chambers of Commerce of Manhattan, Barcelona and India. She is a 2015 recipient of THISDAY Newspapers Gamechanger award for being the pioneer and gamechanger in the event planning industry in Nigeria.

She serves on several boards and non-profit organizations as a non-executive director and chairman.

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