The popular Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos, swelled at the weekend with top dignitaries, including the First Lady of Lagos, Dame Abimbola Fashola, who graced the official launch HELLO! Nigeria magazine.
Having acquired the franchise for the international magazine, the publication, being managed by True Tales Publications, owners of ‘Hints’ and ‘Complete Fashion’ magazines, is making its debut in the West Africa sub-region, and will be circulating majorly in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia and The Gambia.
The magazine which has its origin in Spain in 1944 is touted for circulating in 100 countries and having over 50 million readers. The magazine pecialises in celebrity news and human-interest stories, and is also published in the United Kingdom since 1988.
Here in Nigeria, with US-based Ghanaian Fashion and Beauty journalism, Zanzile Blay as Editor-In-Chief, its publishers say it is fashioned to celebrate Nigerian icons, royalties and celebrities on a global platform.
“I am excited to be a part of those who are going to tell the African stories well. We are at the threshold of history where there would genuine love for our celebrities and icons flowing from our hearts and minds because we are going to tell the stories in the unique Hello! style, with compelling depth and detail,” said Blay.
HELLO! Nigeria is being bankrolled by True Tales Publications with support from United Bank of Africa (UBA) Wheatbaker Hotel and Moet & Chadon.
Others at the launch of the magazine include: Mrs Betty Kachikwu, Vice Chairman, True Tales Publication; Anne Omezi, Group Managing Director, Signature group and Nduneche Ezurike, former CEO, True Tales Publication during the launch of Hello Magazine in Lagos.
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