Media entrepreneur and young African leader, Chude Jideonwo has kicked off the global tour for his new book. A book reading for the book, Are We the Turning Point Generation? held on Saturday, 17 May 2014 at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The event, which attracted young leaders from across Africa, was hosted by Media Advocacy and Development Initiative (MADinitiative)
“I was starting to give up on Africa but after this reading I am challenged,” said Mahlatse Masimene, from South Africa. “This is further an evidence that Africa is the future – I am so happy I heard these words,” said Rosina Mabapa a student of Wits University, who also attended the event.
This book reading officially kick off the book tour which will span major world cities including Abuja, Port Harcourt, Berlin, London, Washington DC & New York taking the message the book shares to young African leaders and change-makers the world over.
“Are We The Turning Point Generation? Is a collection of essays written by renowned entrepreneur and young leader, Chude Jideonwo. The book aptly captures the evolution of youth-led ideas in managing Africa’s leadership and social development challenges.
About Chude Jideonwo
Named by Forbes as one of Africa’s 30 best entrepreneurs under 30, Chude Jideonwo’s career is centred on using the media as an active tool to galvanise a generation of Africans to action. He is Managing Partner of RedMedia Africa, owners of The Future Africa Awards Africa & Summit, Y! Africa, and YNaija.com; and founding Executive Director of The Future Project, which empowers young people across Africa through leadership and enterprise.
In 2010, he founded EnoughisEnough Nigeria, which has become the country’s foremost good governance group for young Nigerians. 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 and sits on the boards of the Oando Foundation and Micosoft4Afrika.