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Funmi Iyanda

24 Apr 2020
Nigeria's queen of daytime television Funmi Iyanda has returned with another talk show named Public Eye, which premieres today. Instead of television, the show will be on Instagram Live at 8 pm every Friday on @publiceyeng. Tonight’s exclusive features the Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr Chikwe Ihekwazu, human rights activist,…
18 Nov 2019
Thursday, November 14, marked a new dawn for veteran TV host, Funmi Iyanda who premiered her debut film, “Walking With Shadows”, at the 2019 African International Film Festival (AFRIFF 2019). Present at the star-studded premiere were the film’s lead acts, Ozzy Agu, Zainab Balogun, Adunni Ade, Ade Laoye, Omowunmi Dada and others. The event was…
Funmi Iyanda
6 Sep 2019
It is a long way from Lagos to London, but when the 63rd London Film Festival unveiled its programme for this year’s event, three Nigerian feature-length films made the cut. One of them, Walking with Shadows, the debut film production by television icon and media darling Funmi Iyanda stands out easily. Adapted from the 2005 novel by Jude Dibia, Walking with Shadows unspools a story that can be described as a…
10 Mar 2019
Funmi Iyanda is the type of woman who walks into a room and all the walls fall down. Within minutes of her appearance, the studio is packed full of the creative team - the makeup artist, stylists and the editor. They stand in a loose semicircle, some leaning on doorways, eyes enraptured and I envision…
31 Jul 2018
Funmi Iyanda was born in Lagos and enjoyed motherly care until her mother’s death when she was just 7. She forged through life and graduated with a degree in Geography from the University of Ibadan. However, her love for journalism drove her to have her first gig in Good Morning Nigeria a breakfast television show…
1 Jul 2017
It was this phrase that inadvertently came to mind when I was watching episode 10 of ‘Ask Funmi’ entitled ‘Why are women so mean to each other?’ – media personality Funmi Iyanda’s YouTube series.

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