Funmi Iyanda

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TV Show Host
Date of Birth July 27, 1971
Place of Birth Lagos, Nigeria
Age 49 years old
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Olufunmilola Aduke Iyanda, better known as Funmi Iyanda, is a Nigerian talk show host, broadcaster, journalist, and blogger. She produced and hosted a talk show, New Dawn with Funmi, which aired on the national network for over eight years. Funmi is the CEO of Ignite Media. In 2011 Funmi Iyanda was honored for her web series by the World Economic Forum and was named one of Forbes "20 Youngest Power Women in Africa".

About Funmi Iyanda

Nigerian television host and journalist who is best known for her work hosting the talk show New Dawn with Funmi. She is also known for being the CEO of Ignite Media which focuses on content creation throughout the Lagos area.

Before Fame

She attended the University of Ibadan where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Geography. She then ventured into television when she started working as a host on the show Good Morning Nigeria. She gained further attention in 2000 when she started hosting the New Dawn program.


She was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2011 and was also featured on the Forbes 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa list that same year.

Family Life

She was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria but had a father from Ogbomoso and a mother from Ijebu-Ode.


She was honored by then Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola in 2012 for her work in gender advocacy including for organizing a trek up Mount Killimanjaro.

Information related to Funmi Iyanda

  • Nigerian television talk show hosts
  • Nigerian broadcasters
  • International School, Ibadan alumni
  • Writers from Lagos
  • Nigerian bloggers
  • Yoruba television personalities
  • Nigerian women journalists
  • Nigerian television personalities
  • Nigerian chief executives
  • 21st-century Nigerian writers
  • Women chief executives
  • University of Ibadan alumni
  • BBC 100 Women
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Latest information about Funmi Iyanda updated on December 04, 2020.

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