Why do many Nigerian leaders ‘change’ once in office?
Will the present generation of Nigerians do any better than its predecessors?
Was Occupy Nigeria indeed a failure? Do we need a ‘Nigerian Dream’?
Is ‘One Nigeria’ really worth it?
These are some of the difficult questions raised in this thought provoking collection of essays on the paradox that is Nigeria.
‘How to Win Elections in Africa’ explores how citizens, through elections, can uproot the power structures that govern them. It draws examples from within and outside Africa whilst examining the past and present in a bid to map a future where the political playing field is level and citizens can rewrite existing narratives.’ Africa stands at the cusp of remarkable change. Citizens across the continent are finally coming to terms with the fact that only they – albeit collectively – wield the most important powers: to elect, to impeach and generally demand the accountability of those in whom they repose political powers.
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Chude Jideonwo is a storyteller, using the research and evidence on human flourishing across disciplines to inspire new narratives about politics, markets, faith, identity and society in Africa.
He is founder of Joy, Inc., a benefit corporation which has an ambitious mission to transform Sub-Saharan Africa into a mental, emotional and spiritual safe space. All of Joy, Inc.’s profits are invested in charities including The Joy Hub – a co-working space and walk-in center for young people dealing with mental health challenges, with a focus on depression and anxiety.