The journey to building Nigeria’s most trusted source for event venues and planning information started in the United Kingdom. A very close friend to the co-founder, originally from Nigeria but now based in the UK, was planning to get married and wanted it all done in Nigeria (both the traditional and white).
Knowing his background in Nigeria, he approached the co-founder for help in getting the right hall and any affordable planning services, as he had tried getting such information from the Internet but cannot find any convincing or complete source for such services. The co-founder also took to the Internet to help solve his problem but couldn’t find any suitable information to meet his immediate needs. The few websites available either lacks appropriate pictures of the spaces or have incomplete or incorrect venue and contact information.
After calling a few friends back home, the most suitable advice for the co-founder was to travel down to come see the spaces for himself and not trust any online source for venue information, not to even mention online booking. Knowing the traffic situation in Lagos, it was an instant problem for the co-founder, as he would have to visit several halls and spaces to meet the demands of his friend who has never been to Nigeria in a long time.
In an era of rapid technological advancement, not having a trusted online source with accurate visuals of halls and spaces, as well as easy access to expert recommendations and planning services, was totally unacceptable to the co-founder and he set out to solve this problem. The entire experience birthed Eventstop.ng.