In FORBES AFRICA in April… the continent’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, tells us how he lost $10 billion. The annual Forbes Billionaires List that shows the world’s wealthiest defying the global economic turmoil. Zimbabwe celebrates 35 years of independence. Once the economic gem of sub-Saharan Africa, its economy is now running dry. The dark world of the DNA detective business. The much-anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is set to earn the boxers, and the broadcasters, piles of money. All this and more in FORBES AFRICA.
The April/May issue of ‘Forbes Woman Africa’, in stores now, has on the cover yet another powerful Nigerian woman, Diezani Alison-Madueke, the first female president of OPEC and first female petroleum minister in Nigeria. She speaks about her career, her early experience as an architect, and her tackling of the recent oil crisis. Also in this issue an exclusive interview and photoshoot with Helen Zille. The Western Cape premier has just quit the DA but in this story, the indefatigable Zille speaks about her mission to promote the South African province as a center of excellence. The magazine also profiles Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola’s daughter Florence Otedola, or Cuppy, who is a famous female DJ in Lagos, and who is now taking Nigeria’s new sounds to the world. The magazine also travels to Addis Ababa for an interview with one of Ethiopia’s top fashion entrepreneurs Mafi, who speaks about strife and struggle before turning designer – and songstress – at the age of 18. Plus we have a special nine-page fashion shoot covering corporate couture for winter. Enjoy the visual spread!
The second edition of Forbes Life is here with the touching father-and-son story of Africa’s greatest jazz legend Hugh Masakela. We look at how to make it as a beer baron in Africa – from scratch. Blogging in Africa is different to the United States, it can kill you. Also, Gary Player tells us how he rose from humble beginnings to become the Black Knight.