We had the good fortune of connecting with Ogechi Okwara and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ogechi, do you feel you are working on or pursuing your passion?
This question is the best question that describes my life right now! I am actually pursuing my passion. I am a full time registered nurse and an event planner and I am so happy to be pursuing my passions. Being a registered nurse was not always my dream job. But I found myself always wanting to help people no matter what, and after a few discussions with my mom, aunties, and friends, becoming a registered nurse was the best decision I ever made and have been for over 8 years. I am so happy that I can do my job with all my heart 💜. My other passion being Event planning has always been something that I have always done without even knowing that I was doing. I have been planning events since I was in high school . Not in a million years would I have thought that I would own an event planning firm, talk less having clients who would trust me to execute their event in a professional manner. After planning my wedding in 2015 and loving the process, God was telling me that I needed to go after my other passion and I am so happy that I listened to everyone that God sent my way. Over the years, I have come to learn that God gives us certain gifts. I have been blessed to to be able to look after people at the worst times of their lives and nurture them to health and i have also been blessed to plan to celebrate some of their best days. Its not about the money but making sure that I am helping people to the best of my ability and I am able to achieve that through my nursing career and my event planning company.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
DEServing Events is a certified event planning company that can do just about any event possible. We have been around since 2016 and we take pride in our work; therefore, with experience, admirable coordination, competent staff, and organization skills, we guarantee you a 100% satisfaction when you allow DEServing Events to take charge of every detail of your event. DEServing Events will make sure that on your special day, you and your guests can enjoy a fun filled event leaving with nothing to do except enjoy yourself! DEServing Events gets so excited to plan events for their clients because it is something that they love to do.We try to bring originality to each of our events depending on our clients wants. With each event that DEServing Event does, the team learns something new in order to make the next event a success. We are based in Houston, Texas but we are willing to travel should the need arise. Most of our events are weddings but we have not limited ourselves to just that. We have also done Birthdays, Graduations, Baby showers and even Surprise Proposal. If it was not for my team i would not be where i am today. I have 6 girls who bring different qualities that make up DEServing Events.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I have live in Houston all my life and Houston has so much to do. There are so many amazing things to do in Houston. There are some amazing restaurants to eat from such as Brennan’s of Houston, Hugo’s, The Breakfast Klub, Truluck’s, Turkey Leg Hut, and Peli Peli. On Wednesday’s, my favorite spot to hang out after work is Prospect Park. The nightlife in Houston is amazing especially from Thursday to Sunday. Houston has some great brunch places as well. Painting with Twist is also one of my favorite activities to do with my hubby and my friends and they have locations all over Houston. Bowling is also one of my favorite activities as well. Like, I said earlier there are so many different activities that once an do when you come to Houston.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First off, I would like to thank God for giving me the strength and the wisdom to do what he called me to do in this world. I would like to thank my husband for encouraged me to continue to go after my passions and supporting me through it all. I would also like to thank my parents for the way they raised me and molding me to the woman that i am today. Lastly, I would like to thank all my friends and clients for always making me go an extra mile and believing in me!

Website: https://deservingevents.wixsite.com/deservingevents
Instagram: deservingevents
Facebook: DEServingEvents
Other: I am Launching a new website in October and so excited about it.