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Funmi Iyanda is a multi-award winning Nigerian Entrepreneur, Writer, Film and TV producer, TV Host and Philantropist.
She is executive director at Oya Media, a London based production studio set up to develop, produce and facilitate transformative Films and TV shows from Africa for cinema, television and the web to a universal audience. She was founder and CEO of Ignite media Nigeria. She is founder and board member of Change A Life Foundation Nigeria. Funmi is best known for independently producing and hosting Nigeria’s most popular and groundbreaking talk show New Dawn. Famed for her intelligent, nuanced and irreverent interview style; Funmi is one of Nigeria’s most revered TV personalities.
Funmi has an uncanny ability to interpret socio-cultural trends with a view to predicting behaviour for purpose of devising improved communication for producing policies, institutions and technologies to reduce human suffering and promote sustainable human progress. She is one of the wisest voices today.
Her hobbies are cooking, dancing, long walks and giving reiki healing to those in need of comfort. She is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-West Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.