2018 Tutu Fellow Chude Jideonwo has been appointed as the first Creative-in-Residence at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The appointment is effective from September 2024.

Chude is an award-winning TV host, filmmaker, media entrepreneur and lawyer who, according to The Street Journal, has built media brands and platforms across the African continent and in the Diaspora.  He is the founder of Joy, Inc., an American benefit corporation with a subsidiary in his home country, Nigeria. He is also the executive producer and host of #WithChude, and founder of The Future Project which focuses on inspiring leadership and entrepreneurship. 

On 3 June 2024, the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa at the LSE announced that Chude's new position would enable him to map, empower and accelerate creative industries across Africa by leveraging the institution's resources. It said Chude's appointment was based on work that he has done with millions of young people, inspiring new narratives and a new generation of leaders. The position will require him to engage partner networks through research, teaching and public events. The Institute's Dr Martha Geiger Mwenitete said “Our residents program is part of our strategy to connect with platforms and creative sectors across Africa – and we are excited to welcome Chude as first creative in residence.”

Chude has been a Forbes 30 under 30 honouree, a CNBC Young Business Leader of the Year winner, and a World Fellow at Yale University. His writing and work have been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, the Huffington Post and other media platforms including the BBC.

You can read the announcement of the appointment at the The Street Journal website and at Media Career Development Network.

 Header image - Image from Chude's show #WithChude


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