Former host of one of Nigerian’s hit television talk shows in the 1990’s – ‘New Dawn‘ Funmi Iyanda is now one of the UN Women Gender Equality champions.
The women advocate who has always encouraged women to be independent right from her talk show days is a great choice as the organization is set towards promoting and propeling women empowerment and equality in Africa.
Remembering the distinguished Late Prof. Dora Akunyili at the Lagos premier of ‘A Place In The Stars’, Funmi speaking to Pulse TV said ”Women need to know their place and be able to occupy it with brilliance. She [Dora] was a woman of strength, power, intelligence and she stood for something [Operation Re-brand Nigeria] despite been told she couldn’t do it. She was an inspiration. Nigeria will miss her type”.
Congratulations Funmi, a title well deserved!