Funmi Iyanda honored by University of Cumbria
Award-winning broadcaster and TV host Funmi Iyanda has been honored by the University of Cumbria, after she was given a honorary fellowship.
The New Dawn With Funmi host was awarded the fellowship in recognition of her significant global contribution to human rights and sustainability.
Iyanda, who is the first African woman to ever receive the honor, said in her acceptance speech: “‘I’m very grateful, not just for this invitation to be an Honorary Fellow, but to be invited to share it with so many gifted individuals that it has been my pleasure to meet today.”
“This fellowship is important to me because my father always wanted me to be a medical doctor. Since that wasn’t happening l thought l’d get a doctorate to please him but l never got round to it so perhaps he’d posthumously accept this in lieu.”