- Anyone familiar with Nigerian media would know Funmi Iyanda
- Or at least you’d have heard of her many ‘shocking’ statements
- But her most recent comment has caused a mild storm amongst some people
Media personality Funmi Iyanda is known for her outspoken thoughts on any issue she decides to speak on. But her recent comment on one specific matter has raised eyebrows.
Responding to a now deleted tweet about dating, Ms Iyanda said she couldn’t date men her age because they smell.
See her tweet below:
If you are wondering how old Ms Iyanda is, she is 46. Many remember her as the presenter of hit television show New Dawn with Funmi. Starting in 2000 and shown daily on NTA 10 Lagos, the success of the show made it the longest running independently produced show on NTA.
The show used its influence as a vehicle for social change and transformation by advocating the cause of the vulnerable members of the society, particularly women, youth and children.
New Dawn also gave birth to the Change-A-Life social intervention project. Over the years, Change-A-Life has affected the lives of many children and people through its scholarship, healthcare, counselling and micro-finance intervention scheme.
What are your thoughts on Funmi’s tweets?
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