In the wake of the closure of her popular show ‘the morning dawn’ on the national TV station NTA channel 10, the entertainment world was shocked at the thought of not having to see the ageless and gorgeous beauty on its screens. Her quest to unravel the truth and tell stories that many could not dare made her a superstar in the world of broadcasting but as a result led to the end of an era of raw truths. Her crime? She had the balls to feature and interview the first openly gay Nigerian -Bisi Alimi on TV.
Away from all the hullabaloo, Funmi Iyanda is having the time of her life running her production company out of two continents. In this light hearted interview with Blanck, the veteran broadcaster gives an insight on what makes her tick, inside out. She also drops her two cents on being a FEMINIST and her take on the new generation broadcasters.
Responding to a question about her take on the feminist crusade she aptly puts it as thus ‘I am a feminist, l like being female and would like to be allowed to be that in whatever form l chose. That’s feminism. I also like men, food, lipstick, shoes, well-tailored clothing, underwear, rap music, Fuji. Music and Tarantino films”
Giving her advice/ take on the new broadcasting approach in Nigeria she says “To give a few helpful tips on presenting; I would need a full semesters course schedule for that l’m afraid. For now, let’s just agree that regarding presenting, can people stop talking in those infernal pseudo American accents? It’s rather sad and utterly crass.” *Issssh* that hurt a little…
Follow link to finish story (http://issuu.com/www.blanckdital.com/docs/funmi_iyanda_-_blanck_magazine_edit)
Words- Franka Chiedu
Photography – Asiko
Styling – Bella Adeleke
Hair- Deborah Lola
Make up- Neon Velvet
Also in the issue is an extremely captivating fashion editorial themed ‘Gold Rush’ aptly photographed by Ada Emihe of Avaloni Studios New York, featuring the edgy model Diandra Forrest. Blanck says it ok for you to take a deep dive in an ocean filled with Gold. While Elias Gutierrez put his spin on the make-up, Native Elianor put the icing on the cake with the fabulous Grecian inspired hairstyle.
Founded in 2007, Ladybrille® Magazine is a California based pioneer digital publication demystifying the image of Africans in the west through contemporary African fashion and celebrating the brilliant woman in business and leadership, with an emphasis on the African woman in the diaspora. Our coverage includes stories on capital, access to markets, expertise, hiring and retention, sales, marketing, and promotions.