Occupying the office of the citizen: Chude Jideonwo at TEDxEuston (Video)

Occupying the office of the citizen: Chude Jideonwo at TEDxEuston
Chude Jideonwo is CEO, Co-Founder, and Managing Partner of Red Media Africa, which owns Africa’s largest portfolio of youth media brands, such as The Future Africa Awards & Summit, Y! Africa, and YNaija.com. Chude Jideonwo is Founding Executive Director of The Future Project, which empowers young people across Africa through leadership and enterprise.

Jideonwo is a lawyer and an award-winning journalist whose career is centered on using the media as an active tool to galvanize a generation of Africans to action.

In 2010, Chude Jideonwo convened friends and colleagues to hold the historic EnoughisEnough protests and co-founded EnoughisEnough Nigeria (EiE), which has become the country’s foremost good governance group of young Nigerians.

Jideonwo is a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum and sits on the boards of the Oando Foundation and Microsoft 4Afrika.

Forbes recently named Jideonwo to its list of “30 Under 30: Africa’s Best Young Entrepreneurs”.

Chude Jideonwo’s second book, the critically-acclaimed “Are We the Turning Point Generation?” was published by Farafina in May 2014, and captures the evolution of youth-led ideas in managing Africa’s leadership and social development evolution.

Chude Jideonwo took the TEDxEuston 2014 stage with a clear message: “In a democracy, the most important office is not that of the government, but that of the citizens.” Listening to Chude Jideonwo, one cannot help but believe that his story is at its beginning.

Jideonwo said he found his mission while working on “New Dawn”, a TV show by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). “I became infected with this sense of purpose that the media is an incredibly powerful with the highest capacity, besides money, to transform people and society. That principle has governed my career choices over the past 10 years but, more importantly, it has inspired the media company we have come to build,” he said.

Jideonwo has an LLB degree from the University of Lagos. He also has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Nigerian Law School in Abuja. Additionally, Jideonwo has an MSc in Communication and Media Studies from the Pan-African University.

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