On November 19 2011, RED Managing Partner, Chude Jideonwo anchored a session of the 13th Lagos Book and Art Festival, a 3-day “cultural picnic” held at the Freedom Park, Lagos Island. The session was hosted by a Y! Magazine, a brand of RED, already seen as an influencer and thought leader in the publishing industry.

During the festival, 26 books were reviewed and discussed under eight sub-themes in 10 panel sessions.

Tagged ‘Mapping the Future’, Mr Jideonwo’s session involves four young authors and publishers under 35 discussing the changing landscape of the publishing industry and expressing in detail, their dreams and plans in contributing towards the revamp of the industry.

Panelists included Azafi Omoluabi-Ogosi, an editor who has worked with Farafina; Onyeka Nwelue, author and critic; Ayo Arigbabu, author and book publisher; Seun Salami, author and book publisher, and Aderinsola Ajao, an art reporter.