Funmi Iyanda is a multi award winning broadcaster, journalist, columnist and blogger. She produced and hosted Nigeria’s most popular and authoritative talk show New Dawn with Funmi, which aired on the national network for over eight years.
The success of New Dawn made it the longest running independently produced television show on NTA. The show also used its influence as a vehicle for social change and transformation, through its “Change-A-Life” project. Over the years Change-A-Life has affected the lives of many children and people through its scholarship, healthcare, counselling and micro-finance intervention scheme. The scholarship scheme currently supports 98 children.
With over a decade long media experience; Funmi is a strong voice and advocate for women and children. An innovator in her sphere Funmi has won tremendous recognition for her work in the media and for her humanitarian and philanthropic interventions. She is an African Leadership Institute Tutu Fellow and a fellow of the ASPEN Institute’s African Leadership Initiative.
Funmi is the CEO of Ignite Media, a content driven media organization operating out of Lagos. She has currently completed a ground breaking new TV show Talk With Funmi, which will be a time capsule on Nigeria as the nation grapples with her past and a desired new future.
Funmi Iyanda will travel to Durban