Celebrity Birthday Funmi Iyanda, Francis Duru are a year older

Funmi Iyanda was the presenter and brains behind one of Nigeria's most famous talk shows New Dawn with Funmi which was on NTA for a run of eight years.

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  play The actor who started his career in Nollywood in the early 90's graduated from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. (naijagists)
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Olufunmilola Aduke Iyanda popularly known as Funmi Iyanda is 44 years old today.

She is many things rolled into one- an award-winning broadcaster, journalist, columnist and also a blogger.

Funmi Iyanda was the presenter and brains behind one of Nigeria's most famous talk shows New Dawn with Funmi which was on NTA for a run of eight years. Some of her other programmes are Talk With Funmi, and My Country:Nigeria.

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Funmi Iyanda

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The veteran broadcaster was named one of Forbes 20 Youngest Power Women in the continent. Four years ago the World Bank. She was honoured as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum.

In 2012, she went to the peak for Mountain Kilimanjaro for a humanitarian cause.

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Francis Duru

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Francis Duru's birthday is also today. The actor who started his career in Nollywood in the early 90's graduated from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Some of the notable movies he has acted in are Rattle Snake, Mama Sunday, Sins of the Flesh, and Cold War.

Happy birthday Funmi Iyanda and Francis Duru!

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