Funmi Omoboriowo is an award winning On-Air-Personality (OAP), Newscaster, Communications consultant, a versatile MC, Voice-Over Artist and Lecturer. She currently works with the Lagos State Radio Service, owners of Eko 89.7FM and Radio Lagos 107.5FM where she is a Principal Presentation Officer.
Funmi was born in Abeokuta, Ogun state in the south western part of Nigeria. She holds a Master’s degree in Communication Studies, a Bachelor’s degree in Radio and Television Broadcasts and a Diploma in Journalism. She also has certifications in broadcast presentation from the famous FRCN Training school in Lagos which has now been renamed Nigeria Broadcast Academy (NBA). She has attended several self-improving trainings, workshops and seminars. Some of which include trainings under some BBC Media Action Nigeria projects, Development Through Data, organized by the Centre for Sciences and Environment (CSE), India. Media and Information Literacy Curriculum Adaptation & Intervention Programme in selected Higher Institutions of Learning in Nigeria organized by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Coverage of Gender Issues organized by State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI) to mention just a few.
In 2018, Funmi received an award from BBC Media Action Nigeria for Best Online engagement under the Strengthening Citizens Engagement in Electioneering Processes (SCEEP) project. She’s an Associate of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).
Funmi currently co-presents Eko 89.7FM’s flagship programme “The Breakfast Show” which runs Mondays through Fridays from 6am to 10am. She presents the very first Corporate Governance Programme to air on radio in Nigeria “Corporate Governance Platform” with sponsorship from Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Nigeria (ICSAN). She is passionate about gender issues, she therefore uses some of her platforms to bring to fore issues affecting women.
Funmi lectures part time in some universities in Nigeria, mentoring youths is also part of her forte especially those interested in broadcasting. She has been part of different research works in the academia which includes “Influence of Sexually Oriented Home Videos on Secondary School Students: An Experimental Research”, “Indigenous Knowledge as a Tool for National Development”, e.t.c.
Funmi is married and lives in Lagos, Nigeria with her family.