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Nigeria’s Funmi Iyanda, Appointed UN Women Gender Equality Champion [@Funmilola]



by Zenith Oduah

Ms Funmi Iyanda,  appointed gender champion with the United Nations is Nigeria’s foremost media personality, she was selected for her contribution to gender equality and women’s empowerment.

According to the statement by the United Nations, “Our champions are women and men who have made gender equality and women’s empowerment their cause and mission in life. Hear from them on why they have made women’s rights their top priority and what you can do to join them!”

Read her profile by the United Nations below…

“Award-winning journalist, broadcaster and TV personality, Funmi Iyanda hosts “Talk with Funmi,” a show that traverses her native country of Nigeria talking to people across society about the issues that matter most to them.

“Popular throughout the country, she was named one of 2015’s 20 Youngest Power African Women by Forbes magazine, and also as one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders.

“She has made it her mission to encourage women to be vocal across all spheres of life, including in the 2015 elections. From being the Tutu Fellow at the prestigious African Leadership Institute to a fellowship at the ASPEN Institute’s African Leadership Initiative, her tireless work has generated many honours.”

Photo Credit: United Nations

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