In FORBES AFRICA in May… Narendra Raval went from a priest at 16 to become one of the biggest producers of construction material in Africa. He talks about his success and how he said no to Aliko Dangote. We look at the blood and bigotry on the streets of Africa. Nigeria has come of age after the elections and should rekindle investor confidence. Seventy years since the end of World War Two, we look at how it made Africa free. 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.