Beauty Entrepreneur Tara Fela-Durotoye & Music Star Timi Dakolo cover Y! Magazine’s Celebration Issue

Y! Magazine is out with its celebration issue cover.

Beauty entrepreneur Tara Fela-Durotoye and Nigerian R&B singer Timi Dakolo cover the double issue.

And for this cover, Timi Dakolo is more fashionable than ever before. He rocks a white, a striped waist coat, black fur and black pants. The magazine gives us the perfect reason why Timi Dakolo will last forever in the issue.

CEO House of TARA, Tara Fela-Durotoye sits pretty as one of the queens of beauty in Nigeria on the cover of the publication.

Tara shares her inspiring story of how she built her brand, and how she become a strong force in the beauty industry.

Actress/Singer Tomi Odunsi is also featured in the new issue.

Read the official release

The latest edition of Y! Magazine is out – and as usual, it’s a celebration of ideas, issues and culture, headlined by two inspiring Nigerians, the songwriter and musician Timi Dakolo, and beauty entrepreneur and chief executive of House of Tara, Tara Fela-Durotoye.

“It’s a special edition that celebrates the continent’s biggest youth platform, The Future Awards Africa (TFAA), and we are excited to dedicate this issue to the brightest and best of the continent,”  said Adedoyin Jaiyesimi, who is associate editor of the magazine.

“And we’re excited by the fact that the exciting double covers feature two young Africans who perhaps best symbolize its essence – Timi Dakolo, whose performances at the awards over the past few years foreshadow his important music contributions from “Cry” to “Great Nation” and Tara Fela Durotoye, a two-time winner and Young Person of the Year 2007, whose feat in single-handedly building make up and beauty into a career path and lucrative sector for young women and men easily makes her one of the continent’s most important female role models.”

The shoots are photographed by Obi Somto (for Timi Dakolo) and Aham Ibeleme (for Tara Fela-Durotoye), directed by associate editors Tunde Kara and Ifeanyi Dike, styled by Ifeanyi “Ifan” Michael, with the profiles by Wilfred Okiche.

The magazine also includes incisive op-eds on life and country by some of the country’s best, a revealing interview with three of the young people who have taken over Lagos on skates, profiles of the nominees of this year’s TFAA, and an exclusive – you-can’t-afford-to-miss-it – interview with the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

This is rounded as always with the best in the culture – music, movies, television, places, literature, radio, and some stunning fashion. “With over 30 pages of art, fashion, and entertainment, go ahead and call it a bouquet,” Orekoya added.

The issue is currently available in stores and from vendors across the country.

Y! is available in stores and from vendors across the country. It is also available at all House of Tara Stores in Lagos, Abuja, Ilorin, Port-Harcourt, Benin, Kano, Ibadan and Kaduna and Y! campus representatives in 19 states.

For more info and general enquiries, send email to or call 08173000001.

15 Comments on Beauty Entrepreneur Tara Fela-Durotoye & Music Star Timi Dakolo cover Y! Magazine’s Celebration Issue
  • Gistyinka Blog September 30, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    That is my man Timi and last influential women Tara Fela-Durotoye.. I must pick a copy of this edition.

    • tm October 4, 2013 at 9:00 am

      Oga Gistyinka, must you comment on every post? abi which one is “last influential women Tara” O ga o

  • Hurpeyeahmie September 30, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Timi what are you wearing

  • oge September 30, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    This cover is really beautiful…thumbs up to the stylist,i give it to him….

  • cindy September 30, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Timi and Tara covers onpoint!!! * Y * impressive…

  • oge September 30, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Okay I guess the stylist did a really great job on both covers!! Wow “Y” have Tara ever looked dis pretty??? What a beautiful transformation!!! Nice one “Y”

  • Afam Felix I September 30, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Hmmm..catchy cover pictures/stories, longed to hear from Tara Fela-Durotoye, Y! Has made it happen. Timi was looking fly…nice one Ifan

  • michael kasta September 30, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Nice pics, great Stylist, nice work..

  • Turi September 30, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    On point! Tara has come a long way and I am loving all the attention she is getting for the right reasons… Ride on dear.

  • Tosin October 1, 2013 at 9:06 am

    I’ve loved Tomi Odunsi from Day One. Enchanted. Can’t wait to get my Y! Been waiting.

  • Chic Beauty Academy October 1, 2013 at 11:31 am

    This is brilliant stuff. Thumbs up to the stylist :)

  • October 1, 2013 at 11:47 am

    thumps up to aunty tara. luv u

  • Radiant October 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Good job on this cover. I particularly like the first Timi
    picture. Editorial to me.

  • Tosin October 4, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Love Timi Dakolo more now. And that Wilfred Okichie can write/interview/review. Good stuff.

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