Wednesday, 1 January 2014

FUNMI IYANDA - A PERSONAE THAT ''CHANGES A LIFE''

Funmi Iyanda is unarguably  Nigeria's Queen of Talk Show. It is easy to question her continuity and existence on Television but when that personae comes up on your screen, This is a Woman that keeps you alert, thinking and appreciative of who you are, especially the Women.

This feat she started many years ago on NTA and she is yet to retire in that aspect, rather, she continues to take it to a different level at every opportunity. Having witnessed the launch of the Change A Life Foundation at Federal Palace in Lagos, I was convinced about the concept, It was not a show of money, wealth and fame, It was gathering to save humanity and as you know, F.I will never hide how she feels.

She even apologetically expressed her disappointment towards Dbanj who was expected in this year's Change A Life Show on NTA..She says it was disrespectful of him to have send in a mail an hour into the show..That is Funmi for you, take it or leave it, Television is not for fairy tale, glamour, deception and pretence...It is a means of Information, Education and Entertainment.

Change A Life is passionate about children in general and the girl child in particular, and that was the centre of the show, which airs live every first day of a new year.

Change A Life is a vision of Funmi Iyanda, A Social Service Non-Profit Organization with the mission to act as a bridge between people with human, community and leadership potential yet great need and the individuals, agencies and organizations with the capacity and willingness to meet these people's needs.

This year, she had some exceptional media entrepreneurs; Sola Salako, Tolu Oniru, Susan Eyo-Honesty and Matse, others include Fashion Designer/Critic, Emmy Collins and not forgetting the number one citizen of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola(SAN). Change A Life is a full fledged foundation now after a little small start by Funmi.

There are other TV Personalities who are doing something similar in bringing change to the Girl Child via Television or Radio; Aishat Falode and Bimbo Akintola of Amazons and the new fresh wave, Labi Layori of TV Continental.

A lot of people want Funmi back on screen but i must say she has actually gained enough prominence beyond the Television and doing a more inter relationship thing with society through her foundation, which is quite tasking than the camera,lights,action routine.