Media entrepreneur receives honorary fellowship from University of Cumbria

This achievement makes her the first African woman to receive the award. She got this award for her significant global contribution to human rights and sustainability.

Funmi Iyanda

Veteran broadcaster and media entrepreneur Funmi Iyanda received her honorary fellowship from the University of Cumbria today (November 25).

She received the award at the historic Carlisle Cathedral in Cumbria, North West England.

Funmi is best known for independently producing and hosting Nigeria’s most popular and ground-breaking talk show, , which ran on the national network for eight years.

She is currently Director at Creation Television, a film production company in the United Kingdom, acquiring classic African literary content for film adaptation to a global audience.

Funmi has worked closely with the University of Cumbria for a number of years, in particular with its Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS), where her achievements and inspiration make her a role model to the growing contingent of African students who enroll on the MBA. Watch Pulse TV video for more on media personality.

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