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Funmi Iyanda
Lagos, Nigeria
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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Monday, December 24, 2007


Okay I am on my knees begging for going AWOL on you. I assure you it is for good reasons.I spent the past two weeks graduating from my African Leadership Initiative program, travelling to DC to interview the utterly delightful Madeleine Albright, America’s first ever female secretary of state and going to London to sort out pending work and personal issues.

I am do have a ton of stuff to tell you but it is holiday season and all l really want to do now is spend time with the shrimp, yanribo, orisa, omowe, oracle, the child and all the rest of my nearest and dearest. I therefore seek you permission to hold the thoughts and gist until the New Year. 2007 has brought me much wisdom and enlightenment with which l boldly go into 2008. I thank you for the great times this year and l wish you and all a merry Xmas and Happy new year. My Xmas gift to you? Asa’s new CD, a truly incredible body of work, buy it now and we can talk about it in the new year as well as about Madeleine Albright’s idea of a woman’s most important piece of underwear and, how much land a man really needs as well the Zuma challenge in Africa and…..oh shut up Funmi!


I will return on the 3rd of January 2008.


In my head and around me said...

Merry Christmas

Frances Uku said...

merry xmas, beautiful funmi - looking forward to reading and seeing more of you in '08!

Sherri said...

welcome back!
Congratulations on ur graduation
wishing u many more milestones in the coming year...
kudos to you
Merrrry Chritmas!

Anonymous said...

u are doing a great job. i am a nigerian studying abroad, u are giving us out here a chance to know whts happening back home, though i dont get to see all the shows except the few on the internet. i was actually thinking about staying back after my studies but u hv made me realise that with our collective efforts, things will work out for the best in Nigeria. thanx for making me realise this. I will always be a party to that collective effort. again, i think u look more beautiful on traditionals.

Anonymous said...

Wao,glad to have you back!seems like ages.Mutiu has been a good ambassador but i guess if its not Funmi,its not the same as funmi.
Cant wait for your gist in the new year.Merry Xmas to you and Morenikeji.
with love from me-Bukky

Anthony Arojojoye said...

Merry XMas Funmi.

Wakukuw said...

Happy holidays!

Iyaeto said...

Congratulations. Merry Xmas to you and have prosperous New Year.

Anonymous said...

Aunty Funmi how u dey? My sister more grease to your elbows o! as u dey helep put Nigeria on the map. You dey try no be small and i betcha one day you go win award like say OFN in recognition of your work like the Queen of England does to their British public figures / servants. Anyways ... that is my 2 kobo and i strongly stand by it. I know that u catch and understand my drift. I trust you cause you are the bomb.

Ms. Catwalq said...

You were in DC and you did not tell me?

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Funmi. I absolutely love your blog and catch clips of New Dawn on Youtube!

Congratulations on your graduation! You are really a role model to Nigerian women everywhere.

Here's my own new blog:


I hope you read and enjoy it.


Anonymous said...

Merry xmas and happy new year

cleo.kelvin said...

well happy christmas and hope u stayed well i also traveled greetbur shrimp and friends
return her early for her skool