More than a year in the making, loads of work, plenty of obstacles. But it was all worth it. My newest baby is here. Not a book, but a magazine. A business and lifestyle magazine that is also geared towards the arts. No surprises there, since I’m an artist.
Among the artists featured in the launch issue: Jua Cali, Kenya’s king of Genge, Osborne Macharia, photographer par excellence and Tom Mboya, who abandoned an 8-year hotel career to pursue his first love: painting.
We have an indepth feature on the changing landscape of media in Africa with one of Africa’s great journalists Wangethi Mwangi, former editorial director at Nation Media Group and now a senior advisor at African Media Initiative. Wangethi shares his insights on the biggest stories of the last three decades, his personal interactions with two Kenyan presidents and how the Internet is shaping the future of media in Africa.
Sage magazine also features plenty of investment and career advice, and lifestyle features including fitness, decor, motoring, food and travel.
We have a great team starting with the #SageSquad, Ronni Waithaka and MaryG Waithaka, who have been instrumental in putting the mag together. And then there’s #TeamSage, a wonderful cast of writers and photographers who we’re honoured to be working with. Just to mention a few: Kelly Murungi (Rookie Manager), Owaah, Oyunga Pala, Magunga Williams, Dickson Otieno, Judith Mwobobia, Fredrick Omondi and Andrew Onyango.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for taking a chance on us and believing in the dream even before we could show you the finished product. Looking forward to a wonderful journey together.
Sage magazine is a monthly publication and is available in supermarkets and newspaper vendors from December. A digital version will be available on Magzter. Price just Ksh400 bob. Grab your copy today!