Author: Chude Jideonwo

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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? ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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, ...

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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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