Funmi Iyanda, is a petite woman who has definitely not only made a name for herself in the media industry but also held her spot.
The stunning media girl in a new interview with Guardian Life has opened up on her life career and more.
On when she realized she was famous, Iyanda said; “When my father told me as he walked down our street every morning, he could hear my voice coming from every house… “That’s when I knew I was famous.”
On when she realised she is a woman;“I didn’t recognise I was a woman early enough in life,” She admits with a girlish giggle, her eyes closed while the makeup artist dusts theme royal blue. “My mother died, my father brought me and my brothers up. Nobody taught me how to be a woman. “It’s all conditioning. This is really important for young girls, because when you don’t tell them they can’t do this they won’t know they’re not supposed to do it!”
On feminism, “As a journalist, I wanted to do politics and they put me in woman. I refused, what is woman?”
“There was one with a little boy with a hole in his heart. At some point we were calling someone on the set and the person started crying and the mother started crying and the father started crying and the boy started crying and I started crying and we were all crying. We raised enough money but sadly, he died.”
“I once interviewed people who were scooping petrol out of a gutter. I said you saw the big event that happened last week, you saw people burnt, do you want to die? And they said: Aunty, I never die like this? The desperation, I will never trust anybody in leadership who doesn’t understand human desperation. The basis of Shari’a that they misinterpret is the prophet says first you must create utopia. It’s a way of the prophet saying you are not in a place to judge anybody unless you create a world where they are fully human. We have to be really careful, right now, I see a lot of things that are done as a trend but in Nigeria, we can’t afford that. If you read the everyday stories, the depravity of those stories is mind boggling. That it can occur is because our system is broken. That’s why I use the term ‘tear pant’.”