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ARISE was a global style and culture magazine that celebrated African achievement in the realms of fashion, music, business and politics. ARISE was bi-monthly sold at newsstands in London, New York, Washington DC, Paris, Milan, Nigeria and South Africa. The publication was launched at the THISDAY Music & Fashion Festival at London’s Royal Albert Hall on October 14, 2008 – an event made famous by former US Secretary of State Colin Powell dancing the Yahoozee on stage. Between 2011- 2013 Arise Magazine organized Fashion Weeks in Lagos and Tunis including designers from India, the Caribbean, USA, Europe and Africa.


Based in: London and Lagos

Published: 2008-2013



Group Chairman and Editor-in-Chief: Nduka Obaigbena Creative Director: Graham Smith
Senior Editors: Jane Fitz-Gerald & Sarah Bentley Fashion Editor: Sabrina Henry
Associate Editor: Annabel McLeod Editorial/Fashion Assistant: Chukwunwike Obi

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