For a mildly irritating piece in the New York Times on Arise magazine and its equivalents, click here. The ignorance of its opening paragraph is quite shocking. Allow me to quote:
"Sub-Saharan Africa does not bring to mind an image of a woman with perfectly manicured nails flipping through glossy magazines in search of the latest handbag or celebrity haircut. Yet such women are there, and in far greater numbers than the news media’s portrayal of Africa might suggest."
Does Robb Young (the reporter) imagine that African women are all digging the earth or begging at the side of the road with babies on their backs? How many people would agree that This Day is "the country's leading newspaper?" Can a magazine really be thought of as African when the editor goes by the name of Helen Jennings and lives in London? Having said that and for the sake of balance, Arise does have great production values and does project a positive image of Nigeria/Africa into the world..