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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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Thursday, February 18, 2010


Last December, I fell down the stairs in a London flat. It was 6am, I had worked all night and was tip toeing down in the dark so I don’t wake up my hosts who already think I am the most antisocial workaholic house guest ever.
It was the night before my talk at TEDex Euston. I had tied myself up in stitches getting ready for the talk, as I knew how much work Ike Anya and Chikwe Ihekweazu had put in to make it happen.

I also understand how important it is to have a licensed off shoot TED event such as this focused on African issues and people. I am hoping that they will be able to do a Nigerian version such that we not only hear the stories of the truly inspirational people amongst us but the outstanding ideas, projects, concepts, inventions and productions they have come up with.

I was told my talk was great, I thought other speakers were fantastic right before I blacked out from the fall the night before or was it a combination of cold and hunger as I felt much better after a fabulous curry at Rasa.


Unknown said...

Thanks for coming Funmi - we promise your talk will be online at TEDxEuston.com shortly.