Funmi Akingbade (Mrs) is one of the few women in Nigeria who have been bold enough to express themselves and champion the causes they believe in regardless of the contrary opinions of the general public. She is the first female gospel minister in Nigeria to boldly author a bestseller on sex between married couples from an African perspective using the mass media and conferences to broadcast the topic to the world.
Funmi Akingbade is a columnist in Punch, Nigeria’s widest circulating national newspaper, whose influence and impact are being felt in homes in Nigeria and abroad. Through her Sex and Sexuality column in the newspaper and through a variety of other channels and platforms-media, seminars, workshops, boat cruise, among others- Mrs Akingbade has been able to carve a niche for herself as the woman to look on to when it comes to issues relating to the place of sex in marriage and among intending couples. Through her practical counseling sessions, she has been able to restore broken homes and bring back alive relationships that had been written off as hopeless.
Funmi has a Doctorate degree in Sexual Therapy from The Sex Therapy Institute Atlanta, Georgia, United States. She is an alumnus of the International Institute of Transformation as well as the Advanced Oak Seed Executive Leadership Course from Beulah Heights University, Atlanta Georgia U.S.A. She is also the founder of Couples Alive Forum International (CAFI) and Couples Academy where she teaches intending couples on marital and sexual-related issues. A seasoned minister of the gospel, she has an academic foundation in the paramedical field and with working experience as a nurse in various teaching and private hospitals. She is a graduate of World of Faith Bible Institute (WOFBI), the Bible College arm of the Living Faith Church (aka Winners’ Chapel). Funmi is a widely sought after speaker at local and international seminars, conferences and conventions. She anchors a Family Life Conference every 3rd Saturday of the month and a couple’s academy once in a year which is in operation in Nigeria and abroad. She also runs consultancy for married couples who approach her confidential solutions to their marriage concerns.
Funmi is married to Apostle Ayo Akingbade, a known healing evangelist and the president of Ayo Akingbade Ministry International (AAMINT). Their marriage is blessed with children.