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Funmi Iyanda is a multi award-winning producer and broadcast journalist. She is the CEO of Ignite Media and Executive Director of Creation Television
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Friday, October 26, 2007

Yes I'm back

Yes I'm back, no I cant function, too much pressure, everything aches so I shall take the day off and proceed to the beach to sleep and think. But before l go, quick update and a gift.

UPDATE

So sorry it took forever but l wanted to do due diligence to ensure transparency and protect all concerned. We are going to work closely with KIND to make one significant change at the juvenile centre. The account number to send donations to is 014610200631 (bank PHB) it will be administered by KIND and executed by myself, Amy Oyekunle, Wole Oguntokun and Pamela Braide. The decision as to what exactly the monies sent should be used for will be taken by vote, you choose from a shopping list of needs, we execute, record and document ba chikena ba! Now don't start me off on this path and then abandon me o☺, lets raise enough monies to do something sustainable and significant.

GIFT
My favourite Nigerian artistes are Yinka Davies and Asha. Both are original, immensely talented and sultry. The other thing they have in common is the difficulty of finding their work. The controversy around Asha's album is unclear to me and Yinka's seeming inability to turn out a follow up to the poorly distributed Eko ille album is a source of constant pain for me. They are both also an interviewer's delight wey dey" crase" well well in that fabulous way of the supremely talented. Recently my friend Jide found these gems from Asha online which we have downloaded and added to the others we got off her.

'See' you on Monday.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you for posting the update on the juvenile center. how do folks living outside nigeria make their contributions to the account at the bank? Have a well-rested weekend and thank you for all you do.

logosian said...

Welcome back, hopefully rested and refreshed after your time out.
I've been looking for a "pet project" to support and I think this might be it. Well done for the initiative.
BTW did I glimpse you sashay past at Silverbird on Monday night, looking hot in monochrome and the sexiest heels?

Sherri said...

pele o
rest bodi

CATWALQ a.k.a LAGBA-JESS said...

Thanks for the opportunity for service

shola pacheco said...

hello aunty pls what bank is phb ?

Iyaeto said...

I love Asa . Funny enough, I saw her "fire on the mountain" video on You Tube.
i dont know if you've seen it bit I Loooooooove it.

Iyaeto said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvrReh6jcW8

this is the link. Hope it works

cally-waffybabe said...

Yeah, i echo anon's question cos i live in London.
Have a lovely weekend as well. You must be truly knackered after all your hard work.

disgodkidd said...

hi funmi, thank you so much for the music links on asha. both she and yinka are my faves too, and u r right finding their tracks is truly a treasure hunt. could you pls share the other tracks you have, maybe on esnips or something so we can download? thanks.

Anonymous said...

Bank PHB is PlatinumHabib Bank Plc http://www.bankphb.com/

Anonymous said...

hi,

I have been reading you blog for a while now and I wonder if you can help. I was touched about your article on a motherless/abandoned children's home that you visited and I was wondering how I can help.I have been speaking to a number of mothers here in the UK where I reside about sending children's old or new clothes and toys to these homes in Nigeria. I am happy to freight the bags (e.g a 32kg) to Nigeria, but I need somebody reliable to ensure it gets to these homes and maybe a picture or two to encourage the donors in the UK to do more. I am by no means setting up anything formal i.e a charity, it is just a little contribution to these children.

I guess what I need is probably a contact in these homes and maybe, if possible, youself or any other kind Nigerian you can recommend to take delivery of the clothes. The delivery company will deliver to the door at no cost to anyone in Nigeria.

my email addy is mdiyaolu@yahoo.com

Funmi Iyanda said...

@anonymous and all outside Nigeria, apologies with the delay but you will get an alternative bank account number tommorrow.

@logosian, could be;-).

@iyaeto, found it, thanks for the link

@disgodkidd, will need Asha's permission. Once granted, l will upload it.

@anonymous 10.22, send them please l will ensure that they are delivered and post documentation video and pictures of it for you and the other lovely ladies to see.