Funke Treasure Durodola is a foremost broadcast journalist with Nigeria’s Public Radio, Radio Nigeria. She is a speech coach, mentor, trainer, talent and perception manager.
She is a recipient of professional media awards within Nigeria and beyond including the Nigerian Media Merit Awards Radio Production of the Year 2008 and Finalist, Henry J. Kaiser HIV Journalism Category, CNN African Journalist of the Year Award 2007.
Funke Treasure has accessed a few of the most prestigious media fellowships in the world, these include the Thomson/CBA International Broadcast Journalism Fellowship in 2005; the Radio Netherlands Training Centre’s International Train the Trainer fellowship in 2008 and the The Media Project/Poynter Media Institute Coaching & Leadership Fellowship in 2016.
As a media trainer, she specialises in speech improvement, news reading, journalism, newsroom leadership, new media, public speaking and programme production trainings.
She also trains in the corporate sector, in information management, leadership, and media relations and interview techniques. Her clients are diverse, they include the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations (NASPRI), journalism and media training institutions in the country. She does bespoke trainings for individuals, governments, organisations and the clergy.
Funke -Treasure, a consummate communicator, she is a compere, speaker and panelist at events, international conferences, awards, seminars.
She has planned and executed media campaigns for international organisations including United Nations IRIN Radio. She has also planned and executed novel events for the radio station she manages and for which she is continually celebrated.
She runs Illuminate Nigeria Development Network (INDN) which pet project is the Media Mentoring Initiative (MMi) designed to equip aspiring and young broadcast professionals with practical skills.
Currently, the General Manager of Radio One, 103.5FM which she transformed into an all-news format. She has a Masters degree in Journalism and Media Studies from Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.
She is the author of Memories of Grandma, her childhood memoir.