Named by Forbes as one of Africa’s 30 best entrepreneurs under 30, Chude Jideonwo is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Red Media Africa (RED) which owns the continent’s largest portfolio of youth media brands.
RED has successfully managed the campaign communication for two consecutive Nigerian Presidents. Through Statecraft Inc, RED’s governance communication company, he led on the communication for theMuhammadu Buhari campaign in 2015. The digitally-driven movement upset a 16-year monopoly by the previous ruling party, and set off excitement across the continent.
RED’s brands include The Future Africa Awards Africa, Y! Africa and YNaija.com, and has consulted for global brands including Microsoft, Google, the British Council and the United States Government.
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, a member of the African Leadership Network and sits on the boards of the Oando Foundation and Micosoft4Afrika.
In May 2014, his latest book, ‘Are We The Turning Point Generation?’ was published by Farafina, and has toured Lagos, Abuja, Jonannesburg, London, Paris and New York.
In October 2014, he was announced winner of the CNBC All Africa Young Business Leader of the Year. In September 2015, Red Media Africa was shortlisted for the African Business of the Year prize alongside Dangote Group and Chandaria Industries.
All these and he’s not even 40.
You can add one more thing to that impressive list. He’s going to have a riveting AMA session on Radar this coming Thursday. By 4pm.
And everyone’s invited.