“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 host and director of #WithChude – the viral talk show and podcast speaking to Africa’s most compelling celebrities and leaders about the mind, the heart, and the spirit. He is also host and director of #ChudeExplains, a news magazine show that takes stories off the headlines and goes in-depth to find and explain the hidden truths about who we are and where we go next – with a focus on social justice and culture. His first film ‘Awaiting Trial’ has been honoured for ‘Best Documentary’ at the Africa International Film Festival and the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards.
He co-founded media group RED | For Africa and human flourishing company Joy, Inc. RED, has worked on national elections and social movements in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Senegal, and Joy, Inc. has worked with organisations from the Ford Motor Company to the Lagos State Government on building safe, warm spaces across business, government, and culture.
He has been 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 New York Times, the Guardian, the BBC, CNN, Aljazeera, the Huffington Post and the Financial Times, and he is author of two books, ‘Are We The Turning Point Generation?’ and ‘How to Win Elections in Africa: Parallels with Donald Trump’. He was nominated for The Force of Wellness Prize at the Trend Upp Awards 2021. His very first film, Awaiting Trial, has gotten several awards and nominations, some of which are: Official Selection and Nominee for the Africa International Film Festival, and a nomination for the category of Best Documentary in Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award.
He also teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Pan Atlantic University, and has been board member at Microsoft 4Afrika, The Initiative for Equal Rights and the Oando Foundation.
Jideonwo’s work centers on storytelling from across disciplines, to inspire new, human-centered narratives about politics, markets, faith, identity, and society in Africa.