Monday, 14 August 2017


Delphine Offor is a graduate of Zoology from the University of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria. She went further to improve her knowledge by taking management courses at the London School of Business and Finance and the Events Management course at the Wedding Planner School, London. She is the CEO of DUR, an event company that caters for events both within and outside Nigeria, they also make paper flowers and train aspiring event planners. The beautiful, fashionable and ever smiling Imo State born entrepreneur took us on her entrepreneurial journey.

HOL: What is your name?

Delphine:My name is Oluchi Delphine Offor.

HOL: How did you start your business and what prompted this line of business?
Delphine: I had worked while I was in the university and it was my goal that I would eventually start my business. I also wanted to be a role model for my baby sister as an independent, successful woman.  As a marketer, I would go to various events and I always thought that most of these events could be better planned and executed. So I thought, why not me to do so?
HOL: How did you come about your business name?
Delphine: DUR meaning Delphine's Urban Republic ... Delphine being my middle name gave me the idea of the business name. I wanted something affiliated to me in whatever way. 
Paper flowers made by DUR
HOL: What challenges do you face and how do you surmount them?
Delphine: The challenges are the typical ones that business people and in particular, women face. The primary business challenge is finance and you handle this through support from family and friends, as well as your own savings. As a woman, dealing with potential clients who are men but who have other ideas in mind. But we have to be firm that you are discussing business and nothing else.
HOL: How has your business been fairing in this economy?
Delphine: The economy has been a difficult one because not only did the number of events reduce but also the spend. Clients would come with smaller budgets. But that’s where the DUR brand comes in. We give an excellent product no matter the spend.
HOL: Where do you see your self in the next 5 years?
Delphine: Even more successful and nurturing the next generation of event management/ planning women entrepreneurs.

HOL: Advise for up coming entrepreneurs.
Delphine: Dream. Patience. Plan. Rehearse. Execute. Consistency. These should be their watch words.
HOL: Thanks for sharing your story.
Delphine: You are welcome.

For your events planning, trainings in event management (where  they teach paper flower decor  craft to those interested) Kindly contact them.

IG: paperflowersng
IG: durevents
Phone numbers: 08092039111 , 09070014444


  1. Lovely. Those flowers and decor are beautiful. Well done

  2. Very beautiful decor. Well done DUR. Well done HOL

  3. Thank you Folabi and Mercy. I truly appreciate your compliments. And a big thank you to the HOL team. Enjoyed answering those questions.

  4. Decoration is so good DUR... Keep it Up...