Author: Chude Jideonwo

Chude JideonwoNovember 10, 2018

The Daily Vulnerable | There is too much judgement in the world

Too many people are living under the disapproving eyes of others, or themselves. Too many people are in the prison ...

Chude JideonwoNovember 3, 2018

The Daily Vulnerable | For my sake, I choose truth

I was at dinner with a mentor the other day, and he asked me, “So are you still based outside Nigeria?”  Now, ...

Chude JideonwoOctober 31, 2018

As we commemorate 501 years of the Protestant Reformation, Nigeria is going through its own special revolution

There are a lot of moments in history that have been held dear as the most momentous points of innovation ...

Chude JideonwoOctober 27, 2018

The Daily Vulnerable | Sadness

When I began to learn about living a joyful life, I would find myself ashamed whenever I was sad. Almost ...

Chude JideonwoOctober 20, 2018

What’s the formula? | The Daily Vulnerable

…for living what Brene Brown calls a “wholehearted” life – what I call a life of “joy”? Authentic + Courage ...

Chude JideonwoOctober 12, 2018

Sit with it | The Daily Vulnerable

  When something doesn’t make sense. When everything that was supposed to work out didn’t. When you are overwhelmed, confused, ...

Chude JideonwoOctober 1, 2018

Chude Jideonwo: Buhari doesn’t deserve a second term, but Nigeria is still on course

“Nigeria is ON COURSE? Chude?! Are you and I not in this same country?” “I know. It’s almost a sacrilegious ...

Chude JideonwoSeptember 28, 2018

Both ways | The Daily Vulnerable

  When someone asks you a favour, if your reply is “I sadly don’t have the money. I haven’t even paid ...

Chude JideonwoSeptember 25, 2018

Of 57 men arrested for being gay in Lagos, Nigeria – and the work that lies ahead for LGBTi advocacy in Africa

Being a speech by Chude Jideonwo, founder of Joy, Inc. at 3rd LGBT Human Rights Defenders Workshop for the Center ...

Chude JideonwoSeptember 21, 2018

Did you amount to anything? | The Daily Vulnerable

Are you one of those people whom someone told when they were young, in school, powerless or needing help of some ...

Chude JideonwoSeptember 15, 2018

Come and carry your pedestal, biko | The Daily Vulnerable

  When others respect you or love you, or in other ways hold you in esteem, there is always the temptation for them ...

Chude JideonwoSeptember 7, 2018

The Daily Vulnerable: Perfect

People like perfect stories, Friend. Be careful. “I haven’t had any alcohol in 5 years,” for instance. But are you ...

Chude JideonwoAugust 31, 2018

Daily Vulnerable: “Your post inspired me to reach out to a former nanny”

I am always excited to receive feedback on how these newsletters are helping you in your journeys. Once a month, ...

Chude JideonwoAugust 24, 2018

The Daily Vulnerable – Road rage

The other day I was driving back from church when someone who wasn’t being considerate blocked off our side of ...

Chude JideonwoAugust 16, 2018

The Daily Vulnerable: “I have no baggage”

Immediately I said it, I did a double-take. Something about it came from deep inside me. I had just arrived Lagos ...

Chude JideonwoAugust 2, 2018

The Daily Vulnerable: “I am annoyed”

The moment has been stuck in my head ever since. It was 17 years ago. I had just won my ...

Chude JideonwoJuly 27, 2018

The Daily Vulnerable: Nothing human is alien to me

Him: And you made a statement on how only those who have deep emotions can reach deep or something like that? ...

Chude JideonwoMay 25, 2018

The Daily Vulnerable: Feedback Friday: “Who knew I had this all held up in me?”

It was my post about the loss of my father that triggered this email from a reader. The human mind ...

Chude JideonwoMay 17, 2018

The Daily Vulnerable: “I’d like to spend today crying”

I received the most human message I ever got, yesterday, from a dear friend. I want to share it with ...

Chude JideonwoMay 4, 2018

The Daily Vulnerable: “I am afraid of failing”; a reader’s response

 I get a minimum of 50 emails on my The Daily Vulnerable account each month, and we are just in ...

Chude JideonwoApril 13, 2018

The Daily Vulnerable: I spend most of my days in pain

I spend most of my days in pain… I deal with high blood pressure. I have had it since I ...

Chude JideonwoMarch 20, 2018

International Happiness Day: Nigeria is a very unhappy country, but it’s not because of poverty

Satish Kumar is one of my favourite people in the world. He is an Indian monk and editor, more famous ...

Chude JideonwoMarch 14, 2016

Redefining PR with Chude Jideonwo: Let’s have a conversation about ‘Empowerment PR’

Last year, a bank invited me as Keynote Speaker at a get-ready-for-work conference. I accepted because speaking to young people ...

Chude JideonwoMarch 7, 2016

Chude Jideonwo: Many years ago, I made a friend in Adebola Williams

My car had broken down, for the umpteenth time, on the high way. This was a car I bought under ...

Chude JideonwoFebruary 22, 2016

Chude Jideonwo: The trouble with reality-TV-show kind of PR

I had a spirited conversation two days ago with a journalist friend. His complaint happened to be something I have ...

Chude JideonwoFebruary 2, 2016

‘Who tax don epp?’ | Chude Jideonwo on taxation, governance, democracy and development

I remember being a law student at the University of Lagos. The law of taxation was my worst course. I ...

Chude JideonwoDecember 31, 2015

Chude Jideonwo profiles David Oyedepo: The bishop is not a pastor (Y/YNaija Person of the Year 2015 Nominee)

There is plenty to be said about Bishop David Olaniyan Oyedepo. He rides a private jet, owns plenty of those ...

Chude JideonwoAugust 17, 2015

For Peter Bello, who I didn’t know, and never met

Eulogies are good things; they are moments of clarity. They are moments of reflection. Therefore, they are moments of truth. ...

Chude JideonwoJune 29, 2015

Chude Jideonwo: The extraordinary factors that make the impossible possible

Can we try some honesty? Many of us see Nigeria as a vision killer. We say it to our husbands, ...

Chude JideonwoMay 29, 2015

Chude Jideonwo: Why today – and President Buhari – made me cry

This morning, my team member, Oluwatobi Soyombo and I sat in the office, and discharged our final responsibility to the ...

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