The term, “Africa Rising,” became popular at the beginning of the millennium. It was a phrase used to express the rapid economic growth of our continent. Almost two decades later, we are still on the rise, and there’s no doubt that our music industry is one of the plethoras of elements responsible for this rise.

What better way to spotlight this than to feature one of the world’s biggest Afrobeats superstars, Davido, on Glam Africa Magazine’s cover? His consistent success, including recent win of Best International Act at the BET Awards, and a sold-out international concert, are just a few reasons that justify his placement.

In perhaps his most revealing interview yet, he dishes on the not-so-glamorous aspects of his journey to success, as he gives us a rare insight into exactly what it takes to be one of Africa’s most formidable artists. From career challenges to making up with Wizkid to the scoop on the love of his life “Chioma” Davido bares it all in the publication’s “Africa Rising” – themed issue.

Speaking on one of the hurdles he had to overcome, Davido says, “…I left Nigeria for a while in January 2016, and I got signed to Sony around that time. And then I was left thinking, like, I’ve signed this deal…now what? So when I dropped this If thing, it at first didn’t really move. Nothing, in general, moved for me. I wouldn’t say that I was depressed
at the time since I was just trying to stay positive, but I was like ‘what is going on?’… 

In addition to this exclusive interview, this edition of the magazine takes an in-depth look into all facets of the Africa Rising movement through naming the top 35 Africans to know including Afua Hirsch, J Hus, Michaela Coel, Edward Enninful, Sherrie Silver and many more. From food to music, fashion, beauty, business and politics, we explore all unique elements of the continent’s tremendous rise.

In light of shaking things up, with this edition, GLAM AFRICA will officially debut its Beauty Boxes, where each yearly subscriber will receive a free box of beauty products. When asked about the motivation for the beauty box, Chioma Onwutalobi, CEO of Glam Africa magazine said,

“I always want GLAM AFRICA readers to have a value-added experience and its high time we start promoting brands that come from Africa and/or cater to us.” Each box will be filled with products from several hair and beauty brands.

Glam Africa Magazine is a quarterly lifestyle publication that showcases African excellence with a worldwide readership of 1.5 million and distributed in the UK, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. The publication is available digitally and in stores.

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Davido Image Credit: Anny Roberts Photography

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