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.