Ace broadcast queen, Funmi Iyanda is set to host a special edition of her panel series tagged #HowToFixNigeria at the Africa Utopia Festival on Wednesday, August 31st 2016.
This year’s event is scheduled to hold at The Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. The series is organised by Oya Media in collaboration with the Royal African Society as part of the Africa Utopia Festival.
According to report; “The Africa Utopia Festival was conceived by Jude Kelly, artistic director at the Southbank Centre and Senegalese singer Baaba Maal. It was launched in 2012, as part of the Southbank Centre’s cultural and artistic response to the 2012 London Olympics.
“With a focus on gender inequality in Nigeria, the series features a brilliant set of panelists that includes Women’s Rights and Social Development Advocate, Fatimah Kelleher, Technical Adviser, Women’s Protection & Empowerment- Europe, Asia, Caucaus & Middle East (International Rescue Committee), Dorcas Erskine and Nigerian novelist, satirist, writer and lawyer, Elnathan John.
“Moderated by Funmi Iyanda, the event will focus on gender inequality in Nigeria, and look at the ways in which women and men are fighting sexism and patriarchal oppression.”
Funmi Iyanda explains the focus of the event: “It seeks to address the underlying causes patriarchy in Nigeria, the costs to nation building, prosperity and happiness of the populace and ways of dismantling structures of patriarchy in ways true to Nigeria.”
The series was conceived to bring together a broad range of speakers to discuss practical solutions to Nigeria’s contemporary challenges – and to definitively explore ‘How to Fix Nigeria’.