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Y! Africa has unveiled its new issue just in time for the International Youth Day – August 12th, and none other than Nigerian singer-songwriter Seyi Shay and Tanzanian business man Meck Khaflan are the cover stars.

According to the publication, Meck Khalfan was photographed in New York by Ade Emihe, and Seyi Shay was photographed in Lagos by TCD.

Meck Khalfan, named the Africa Business Leader of the Year 2013 by the Corporate Council of Africa is chief executive officer of Puku LLC and innovator behind the Puku S8, inspired after Hurricane Sandy kept him hostage in New York City. In this new issue of the magazine, he talks to Y! Africa about his invention, the inspiration and how he sees the future of business in his home country Tanzania and across Africa.Seyi-Shay-Meck-August-2014-YNaija (2)

Seyi Shay who is one of Nigeria’s fastest rising singers also talks to the magazine and traces her journey from a group founded by Beyonce’s father Matthew Knowles to being spotted by Sound Sultan, groomed by Cecil Hammond, and finally setting out on her own in a male-dominated environment.

Chude Jideonwo, editor in chief of the magazine and managing partner of its group, Red Media Africa states, “This edition speaks directly to the aspirations of young Africans working to make it both in and out of the continent. We continue our mission of inspiring an evolving generation of Africa by telling stories of hope, of inspiration and of purpose.”

The issue also features an interrogation of the hashtag generation, a contemplation of the Goodluck Jonathan legacy all wrapped up with high fashion, event photos and an interview with 10-year-old global ambassador, Zuriel Oduwole, amongst others.Seyi-Shay-Meck-August-2014-YNaija (3) Seyi-Shay-Meck-August-2014-YNaija (4)

Y! Africa is available in stores and from vendors across Nigeria, and is also distributed in Ghana, Rwanda and South Africa.

In Nigeria, you can also pay for the magazine with your mobile phone or online at Okada Books and and have it delivered to any part of the country (click on magazine, click on the Y! Africa logo and place your order). Details are available on or via @YAfricaOnline on Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. Email [email protected]; or call +234 817 300 0001 for more information.

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