Funmi Iyanda

Funmi Iyanda
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Ignite Media Limited

Funmi Iyanda is an award-winning TV anchor, producer and journalist. She is the CEO of Ignite Media, a content-driven media organization operating out of Lagos, Nigeria. She is the Executive Producer and host of Talk With Funmi, a television show that has travelled around Nigeria, capturing the conversations of its people. Funmi also produced and hosted Nigeria's most popular, irreverent and authoritative television show New Dawn with Funmi, which aired on the national network for eight years. Funmi has used the success and influence of her television productions to act as a vehicle for social change and transformation. Through the “Change-A-Life” project, she has advocated the cause of vulnerable members of the Nigerian society. Funmi has won tremendous recognition for her work in the media and for her humanitarian interventions. She completed production on “My Country: Nigeria” a documentary celebrating the 50th anniversary of the country's independence. The production aired on the BBC World Service in 2010 and was nominated for “Best News Documentary” 2011 at the Monte Carlo TV Festival.