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Seyi Shay & Tanzanian Innovator Meck Khalfan cover Y! Africa’s New Issue



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Y! Africa has unveiled its new issue. For the International Youth Day – August 12th, Nigerian songstress Seyi Shay and Tanzanian business man Meck Khaflan are the cover stars.

Read the release;

Khalfan, named the Africa Business Leader of the Year 2013 by the Corporate Council of Africa is chief executive officer of Puku LLC and innovator behind the Puku S8, inspired after Hurricane Sandy kept him hostage in New York City. He talks to Y! Africa about his invention, the inspiration and how he sees the future of business in his home country Tanzania and across Africa.

Seyi Shay is one of Nigeria’s fastest rising singers who traced her journey from a group founded by Beyonce’s father Matthew Knowles to being spotted by Sound Sultan, groomed by Cecil Hammond, and finally setting out on her own in a male-dominated environment.

“We continue our mission of inspiring an evolving generation of Africa by telling stories of hope, of inspiration and of purpose, ” said Chude Jideonwo, editor in chief of the magazine and managing partner of its group, Red Media Africa. “This edition speaks directly to the aspirations of young Africans working to make it both in and out of the continent.”

Khalfan was photographed in New York by Ada Emihe, and Seyi Shay was photographed in Lagos by TCD.

The issue also features an interrogation of the hashtag generation, a contemplation of the Goodluck Jonathan legacy all wrapped up with high fashion, event photos and an interview with 10-year-old global ambassador, Zuriel Oduwole, amongst others.

Y! Africa is available in stores and from vendors across Nigeria, and is also distributed in Ghana, Rwanda and South Africa.

In Nigeria, you can also pay for the magazine with your mobile phone or online at Okada Books and and have it delivered to any part of the country (click on magazine, click on the Y! Africa logo and place your order).

Details are available on or via @YAfricaOnline on Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. Email [email protected]; or call +234 817 300 0001 for more information.

Y! Africa is also having a giveaway. They are giving 30 BN readers the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

To win send an e-mail [email protected],with the name of the person that was on the cover of the first issue of the magazine.

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  1. bruno

    August 12, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Seyi shay was a failed singer/dancer in a girl group that appeared on Matthew knowles reality show, now she’s huge in nigeria, that’s amazing.

    • Dekunle

      August 12, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      Failed? You sound incredibly stupid. And she isn’t even “huge” here. Not yet, anyway.

    • bunmi

      August 14, 2014 at 9:41 am

      HAter please, that information isnt neccessary.

  2. Eloho

    August 12, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Well done guys! I LOVE the look and feel of this edition!

  3. truthdiva

    August 12, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Madam sheyi shay enough of this media stunt … concentrate on your music and deliver biko!

    • Candy

      August 12, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      madame why u mad tho? Murda is everywhere, no hate

  4. TeamFWP

    August 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Top Covers

  5. Tosin

    August 12, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Y! Naija is back. And my SS girl-crush is official. I won’t even try to explain why, weird or not, I like the girl. Maybe it’s the music. Nah. It must be the body? Or the Irawo dancing and the Murda murdah? Or the sweetness from the first release of Loving Your Way on Bella back in the day? As usual, can’t wait to grab my Y! magazine, but as unusual, I’ll be going for the female cover as well as the male cover.

  6. Eternally awkward Seyi Shay, Y magazine why???

  7. Honeymix

    August 13, 2014 at 4:14 am

    Seyi s is slaying. Love her

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