Maureen Renfro's Blog: Funmi Iyanda turns 41

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Funmi Iyanda turns 41

Award winning media personality, Funmilola Iyanda is strolling gently, quietly, into the elders’ club.
The talk show host-turned documentary maker clocked 41 on Friday, July 27, 2012 and has since been receiving congratulatory messages from fans and friends. One of such is popular VJ, Denrele Edun who congratulated her via micro blogging site, Twitter, ’I mst b stark ravin MAD! I almost forgot!HAPIBUFDY @Funmilola Wen she talks,a Tsunami starts!Wen she wants sum ice-cream,she eats Antartica!’ @ DENRELE_EDUN tweeted.
Funmi, who graduated with a BSc degree in Geography from the University of Ibadan, started her media practice with the production of Good Morning Nigeria show which was followed by New Dawn in 2000. Shortly after, Funmi started Talk with Funmi, directed by Chris Dada. The new show toured several states sampling opinions of Nigerians on events and happenings.
She is also a renowned journalist and filmmaker, with her recent documentary which was inspired by the Subsidy era, nominated for the BANFF award in Canada.
She was recently named by Forbes as one of the 20 youngest powerful women in Africa