A pioneer at the intersection of media, democracy and social change. He co-founded and runs RED | For Africa, Africa’s largest portfolio of youth media brands engaging the continent’s youth with leading brands like Red Media Africa, StateCraft Inc, The Future Awards Africa, YNaija.com, amongst others.
Popular for his work as a political strategist, he’s been Profiled by Forbes and CNN as the man who helped elect a trifecta of three incumbent Presidents in Africa Nigeria, Ghana and recently Senegal. In 2018 he was bestowed Marketing Edge Innovative Leader In PR and Image management award.
Adebola’s work re-engineering society through youth development earned him the Mandela Washington Fellow and British Council global changemaker.
He’s been named by Forbes as one of Africa’s best entrepreneurs under 30, recipient of the CNBC Young Business Leader of the Year award, in 2017 he was named The African Young Achiever by EMY Ghana and same year named by the as one of 100 Most Influential People of African Descent under the United Nations international decade for people of African descent. Also awarded an ArchBishop Desmond Tutu Fellowship in South Africa and Oxford Business School, in 2019 he was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
His work in corporate marketing and communication in different decrypts from Oil and Gas to Banking, Technology to FMCG has earned him and Red Media Africa several awards on the continent from SABRE to Lapriga, Marketing Edge to Young Cannes and even the C4F Marketing awards in Davos. He writes a monthly column on Brands and Communication in The Guardian New papers.
Adebola, despite his busy work schedule, finds the time to inspire hope and faith from Africa to the world with his message of enterprise, leadership and good governance. He isn’t slowing down in 2019 as he recently gave a rousing speech at the European Union Parliaments ECR Africa summit on the 9th of January on democracy and good governance. He is routinely received by a social media audience of over 300,000 people strong.
His 2017 cross-continental speaking tour included several conferences at top ivy leagues schools Harvard, Columbia, Yale & Oxford. His address during the 2017 Obama summit went viral and earned a rare standing ovation from the former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama.
Chude Jideonwo is founder of Joy, Inc. (www.joyinc.xyz), a benefit corporation based in Miami, Florida and Lagos, Nigeria, which mainstreams the research and evidence on human flourishing and positive emotions to transform the culture and build a new generation focused on the greatest happiness for the greatest many. All of Joy, Inc.’s profits are invested in charities.
A Forbes 30 under 30 honouree and winner of the CNBC Young Business Leader of the Year prize, he is a World Fellow at Yale University, an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow and a Fellow of the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy. 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.
A former board member at Microsoft 4Afrika, he now sits on the boards of RED (redafrica.xyz), and the Oando Foundation and teaches media and communication at the Pan Atlantic University. Before Joy, Inc., he led African media group, RED for 13 years where, amongst others, he worked on national elections and social movements in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Sierra Leone.
Chude, however, identifies first as a storyteller – using the research, evidence and thinking on happiness and human flourishing to inspire new narratives about politics, markets, faith, identity and society: and instigate personal and institutional change across Africa. He runs two daily newsletters via TheDailyVulnerable.com and RetailChristianity.com and blogs about the future of his continent on WestAfricaIsACountry.com.
She is a founding partner of Biola Alabi Media (BAM), a production company that produces TV series and movies for the Nigerian market, such as the food travel series Bukas and Joints and movie Lara and the Beat.
She previously served as a senior executive for M-Net Africa.
Bright Simons is a Ghanaian social innovator, entrepreneur, writer and vice-president (in charge of research) at IMANI. He is also the founder and president of mPedigree.
Simons writes for the Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review Digital and the Royal African Society‘s online magazine, African Arguments. He is a regular contributor to the BBC’s Business Daily programs.
John Momoh is a Nigerian broadcast journalist and the Chairman and CEO of Channels TV, an independent and multiple award-winning 24-hour news and media television channel based in Lagos.
He is widely recognized in Nigeria as a transformative industry pioneer with the 37-year-long career in news television broadcasting.
Yomi Adeyemi is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fortress Capital Limited.
He is a fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He is also a CFA Charterholder.
Chief Intelligence Officer, RED | For Africa
Francesca Onomarie Uriri is a Nigerian social entrepreneur. She is the founder of a non-profit Leading Ladies Africa, which aims at providing skills to African women necessary for their success and promoting gender inclusion.
She previously worked at Uber as the Head of Communications in West Africa and Internal Communications Lead For People, Culture And Diversity.
Olumide Makanjuola is a prominent champion for minority rights in Nigeria. He is the former Executive Director of the Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) and currently serves as the Programs Director at the Initiative Sankofa D’Afrique de L’ouest (ISDAO).
He has been honoured by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II for his work on women and LGBT rights in Africa.
Chioma Agwuegbo’s interests revolve around women, media, politics, and technology. Her strategies advance causes, build businesses, and foster engagement between government and citizens.
She is Executive Director at TechHerNG, demystifying technology for women and applying tech solutions towards societal problems, especially as they affect women.
Makua Eyisi is a Strategy Analyst at Fidelity Bank PLC, he is also the Strategy Lead at Mavesi NG.
Steve Ishiguzo is the Co-Founder and CEO of Tradex Retail Africa. He previously worked at Insight Redefini as Head Strategy and Innovation.
Melvis M. Ndiloseh is CEO of the Foundation for Peace and Solidarity, a Cameroon-based non-profit, with outreach operations across Africa, which works to reconcile conflict-ridden communities through human rights and peace education.
Melvis is a highly solicited independent consultant on human rights, democracy, and peace, with viable international consultancy experiences with supranational organizations such as the African Union, UNECA, EU, and IIDEA.
Dr. Ndiloseh is also a Senior Lecturer/Faculty at the prestigious International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC).
Neil Oyenekan is the Managing Director at Lighthouse Television and Filmworks. He has over 10 years’ experience working in the media production industry.
Ifeoma Okonkwo was the Senior Manager, Wealth at RED | For Africa until she joined MG Entertainment Nig. Ltd (Mavin Records) as the Director of Finance in 2019.
Senior Executive Coordinator, Global Operations Division at Andela. Prior to this, he was the Executive Assistant to the Co-fonder of RED | For Africa.
He is passionate about helping leaders scale, coordinating leadership teams and facilitating delivery on organisational KPIs through strategic leadership and superior execution.
Damilola Oyedele is currently the Senior Product Manager at Amazon. Since she worked with Red Media Africa as a freelance writer and then as an editor, she has worked with KPMG Nigeria, Education Pioneers and VMWare.
Joachim MacEbong was a Strategy Associate at Red Media Africa. He is a graduate of Media and Communication from Pan-Atlantic University’s School of Media and Communication, Lagos.
He has interests in and writes about a wide range of topics including media, governance, sport, technology and politics. He is currently the Risk Management Officer at Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF).
Brian is the founder of Employed Africa | IVLP Alumni Communications, focused on helping millions of African youth develop employability and entrepreneurial skills that would enable them to build the careers they love and direct their resourcefulness to the development of their local economies.
He volunteers as a mentor for the United States Consulate in helping youths and young entrepreneurs realize their full potentials and navigate business startup and growth. He is also the author of two best-selling books: Office Writing and Getting Employed.
Fu’ad is currently the Editor in Chief at Zikoko.com, a publication documenting African youth culture. He has travelled extensively around West Africa, most recently on the #JollofRoad project documenting life and culture in every format, from text to photos, and video.
Nimide Ogbeun leads all content and storytelling efforts at Softcom Limited, a leading tech company working towards inclusive human growth for Africans.
She’s passionate about innovation-led storytelling and has spent a huge part of her career driving visibility and growth for startups in Nigeria.
Edwin Okolo is a writer, journalist and storyteller. He is interested in the intersections of gender identity, feminism, social justice and cultural evolution. He spends inordinate amounts of time researching contemporary African culture and its influence on social values and has worked as a critic for a number of Nigerian media organizations. He worked as the editor of The Other Style Magazine, a fashion criticism website before moving to serve as the in-house culture critic for the Native Magazine, a counter culture media organization with a focus on documenting black youth subcultures in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and the United Kingdom and ran the editorial newsroom at YNaija.com, best known for being the only online platform in Nigeria to interview a sitting president, for 3 years.
From there he moved to his current position as the content strategist for Clout, a music focused startup. Edwin has bylines in the New York Times, African Arguments and Culture Custodian. He is working on his first literary fiction novel.
COO, RED | For Africa and Team Lead, TheFutureProject
Chief of Staff, RED | For Africa
Chief Wealth Officer, RED | For Africa
Chief Intelligence Officer, RED | For Africa
Ag. Chief Talent Officer, RED | For Africa
Ag. Non-Media Investment Director, RED | For Africa