Are we the turning point generation?

May 17, 2014

Time and again, I have found myself smile or nod ‘very well said’ to a piece Chude Jideonwo has written. His pieces are insightful, to the point and necessarily provocative. His message resonates about the role that young people – and indeed every citizen, not just in Nigeria but across the world – should play in building a responsible functioning modern society. I have never met Jideonwo, have not even heard him speak, but his voice through his essays rings loud, and clear, resonating with wisdom. His essays remind us all of the work we still need to do. His courage and modeling gives us hope that the Nigeria of our dreams is in sight, and makes us proud that the work of the generations before him have not been in vain.

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Chude Jideonwo

Named by Forbes as one of Africa’s 30 best entrepreneurs under 30, Chude Jideonwo’s career is centred on using the media as an active tool to galvanise a generation of Africans to action. He is Managing Partner of RedMedia Africa, owners of The Future Africa Awards Africa & Summit, Y! Africa, and YNaija.com; and founding Executive Director of The Future Project, which empowers young people across Africa through leadership and enterprise. In 2010, he convened friends and colleagues to hold the historic EnoughisEnough protests and co-founded EnoughisEnough Nigeria, which has become the country’s foremost good governance group for young Nigerians. A lawyer and award-winning journalist, he has a Master’s Degree in Media and Communication from the Pan-African University. He is a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum and sits on the boards of the Oando Foundation and Micosoft4Afrika.

May 17, 2014


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