Named by Forbes as one of Africa’s 30 best entrepreneurs under 30, Chude Jideonwo is Managing Partner of Red Media Africa (RED) – which owns the continent’s largest portfolio of youth media brands. RED’s brands include The Future Africa Awards Africa, Y! Africa and YNaija.com.
In 2010, he convened friends and colleagues to hold the historic EnoughisEnough protests and co-founded EnoughisEnough Nigeria, which has become the country’s foremost good governance group for young Nigerians. His latest book, ‘Are We The Turning Point Generation?’ was published by Farafina in May 2014 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.
Jideonwo has successfully managed the campaign communication for two consecutive Nigerian Presidents. Through Statecraft Inc, RED’s governance communication arm, he led the communication across demographics for the Muhammadu Buhari campaign in 2015. Building and driving a movement, the digitally-driven campaign upset a 16-year monopoly by the previous ruling party, and set off excitement across the continent.
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.
His career sits at the intersection between media, business and governance, deploying the media as an active tool to galvanise a generation of Africans to action
Named by Forbes International as one of Africa’s 30 “Best Entrepreneurs under 30”, he is Managing Editor, Y! Africa and YNaija, an Alumni of The London School of Journalism, Pan Atlantic University and London School of Marketing. A member of the African Leaders Network and maintains a role as Director in Harambe Nigeria an Agric development NGO with Partners in Stanford.
As a media entrepreneur, he has facilitated sessions for the British Council Creative Enterprise, Junior Chambers National Conference, the 1st Youth-Marketer Converge Conference in Lagos alongside Twitter co-creator Dom Sagallo and Blog Director of President Barack Obama’s campaign New Media Committee Sam Graham-Felsen.
Adebola has primarily sourced for sponsorships, partnerships and formed crucial external relations for all the companies under the Red Media Africa group getting the buy in of organisations like BlackBerry, First Bank, Access Bank, Etisalat, amongst others and Government support like the Rivers State, Ekiti State, amongst others. Recently leading the team that rebranded and sold APC presidential candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians via StateCraftInc, Adebola has garnered experience in Television production, Marketing and Communication over the last 10 years working on Platforms on AIT International, NTA Network, Ben TV in London, Channels TV, MNET, CNBC, amongst others.