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Funmi Iyanda
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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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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The 7th Edition of the Change A Life Project


The 7th Edition of the Change A Life Project
Watch Live Broadcast on NTA Network & LTV
Saturday February 21, 2009
7pm
Saturday, February 14, 2009

Life of my love

10.30 pm, Friday eve of Valentine and I am in my office battling a recalcitrant cold whilst surrounded by my 80% female (one 9 months pregnant) crew. The guys are great too. It has been a tough week and next week promises to be even tougher as we work towards the formalization of our 7-year-old CHANGE A LIFE PROJECT.

The hard work is easy, we are used to working hard, the difficult part I have found is explaining to people that all this hard work is passion and belief driven. I so hate that term, "oh you are still at work, the dough must be rolling in o". I have never worked or lived for money.

Explaining the concept of working for passion or just living through your heart, your passions and your beliefs is hard in a transactional society so when one of my Tutu fellows, the razor sharp, super smart, super efficient, super cool Elsie from Tanzania (l can feel those beautiful eyes of hers throwing daggers my way;-) sent this TED TALKS video, l could only smile. Isabella Allende is one of my favourite authors and here she is on her wittiest form as she talks about passion and more.