“I am a storyteller – helping to build a generation of fearless Africans by telling them new, better stories about reality and the future.”

About Chude Jideonwo

Chude Jideonwo is a storyteller, using the research and evidence on human flourishing to inspire new narratives about politics, markets, faith, identity and society in Africa.

He is founder of Joy, Inc., a benefit corporation, which is transforming the mental health crisis in Africa and helping building happiness and resilience skills. All of Joy, Inc.’s profits are invested in charities.

He is also co-founder of African media group, RED which he led as chief executive officer for 13 years, achieving 100 percent team retention, a 94 percent trust rate and a 96 percent joy rate in his last year. One of its companies, StateCraft Inc. has worked in elections and for governments in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Senegal.

A Forbes 30 under 30 honouree, a CNBC Young Business Leader of the Year winner, an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow and a World Fellow at Yale University, his writing and work have been featured on the BBC, CNN, the Guardian, Aljazeera, the Huffington Post and the Financial Times, and he is the author of two books, Are We The Turning Point Generation? and How to Win Elections in Africa: Parallels with Donald Trump. He also teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Pan Atlantic University, and has been a board member at Microsoft 4Afrika, the Oando Foundation, Boys2Men Foundation, and RED.

He writes a daily newsletter via TheDailyVulnerable.com and blogs about the future of his region on WestAfricaIsACountry.com.