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Alicia Keys Covers ARISE Issue #7, October 2009 Issue

October 16, 2009

This past September R&B songbird Alicia Keys tweeted a sneak preview of her ARISE magazine cover as covered here on FG2BH.  The good news is that the cover has finally leaked online via Bella Naija and at last night’s 6th Annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball


The African fashion publication named the Grammy-award winning singer/actress the Belle of The Ball. Publisher of ARISE released a statement to Reuters about Alicia’s cover gig.

“As a chronicle of African achievement, ARISE is proud to support Keep a Child Alive’s Black Ball,” says Nduka Obaigbena, chairman and publisher of ARISE Magazine. “Keep a Child Alive provides HIV treatment, surrounding care and support all of which empower families and communities to achieve their full potential. ARISE’s support of Keep a Child Alive reflects the magazine’s promotion of Africa as a region on the path of great growth.”

According to Nduka the issue would have coverage and exclusive scoop from the 6th Annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball Event. In the spirit of this tidbit, I’ve complied together the previous ARISE cover snapshots featuring Oluchi, Sessilee Lopez, Liya Kebede, Alek Wek, and Naomi Campbell for your viewing pleasure. Which cover was your favorite?


Random thoughts: Is anyone else hoping for an all-female Nollywood tribute from ARISE magazine featuring Genevieve Nnaji, Kat Henshaw, Stephanie Okereke, Rita Dominic, and Omotola as much as I am???

How about Nollywood in Hollywood feature from ARISE magazine with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Laura Izibor,  Carmen Ejogo, Sophie Okonedo, Sade, Seal, P-Square, Wale, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?? Maybe these dreams would become a reality by year’s end??

FYI: Online UK retailer MYASHO has a copy of the cover on sale!

photos: ARISE via Bella Naija


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