Launch: Forbes Life & Forbes Woman Africa (PHOTOS)
We’ve been hearing about Africa Rising for a number of years now and it looks like it may be true: Africa is rising. Google and the Chinese are investing heavily in techonolgy and mining, billionaires are cropping up in oil and movie rich Nigeria, and two years after launching Forbes Africa, Forbes has launched Forbes Life and Forbes Woman Africa to commemorate the occasion.
While we haven’t read any of these magazines, we’re loving the covers, especially the one of British and Sudanese model Alek Wek on the cover of Forbes Life, a lifestyle publication. For over 15 years Wek has been an ambassador of sorts for Africa, promoting the continent in fashion and literature.
“Forbes Life Africa opens up a new platform for debate and expression on the rich stories of everything from lifestyle and sports to the arts. From cigar lounges in Nairobi and music for the masses to the millionaire as a consumer, the publication will highlight the continent’s wealth, youth, action and vitality,” said founder and vice chairman of the ABN Group, Rakesh Wahi.
”Forbes Woman Africa follows the success of Forbes Africa. There are so many stories of success on the African continent that we will never be able to do justice to all the woman making a difference in the corporate world, which is the principal reason why I took the decision to have a separate magazine for women. We are looking forward to making this the most sought after business magazine for women on the continent” Wahi added. Businesswoman and “African fashion champion” Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe is on the first cover of Forbes Woman Africa whose feature article expands on the notion that power is not only about money.