The Promota Magazine
Publisher’s Letter – issue21
Be yourself! Let us be proud Africans!
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. ~Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, 1905" It has been a hectic month with a lot of good progress for the Promota, having on board a varied team of new contributors and sub-editors. This spring, The Promota was honoured to be invited to cover a seminar at the Saaid Business School – Oxford University on the theme “Africa is next”. We had the privilege to interview Mr. Zain who was one of the speakers on the day and who will probably open your mind to the investment opportunities there are in Africa. We also managed to interview another Oxford graduate sharing her passion and what it takes to be a student in Oxford.
Africa is indeed next in terms of emerging markets as shown in the interview of the CEO of Quality Chemicals, the first ARV pharmaceutical industry in Sub-Sahara to be certified by WHO. It shows how the abundance of anything is possible now in Africa. Probably in the near future, Africa will be able to export quality drugs to the West. The innovative plant came during the time when the deadly Aids/HIV was causing havoc to the progressive middle class, which Africa needs most to develop. British super TV actor Rudolf Walker and Wil Johnson share their success in the industry and also give tips on how we can gain back our community from moral decadence. Once again it is an exciting year for football. The World Cup in South Africa may be seen as a failure by some Africans, for not one African nation made it to the finals. However, the majority of us see it as a blessing and an outstanding achievement. For an African country to successfully host such a high demanding event in terms of logistics, security and infrastructure was indeed no small feat. Well done South Africa, you made us proud. Ghana probably did what went beyond our expectations – bringing us Africans together in support of ourselves and the call was certainly felt by most Africans to come together. The Africans community in the UK is blossoming. We have numerous success stories in terms of business and we see a thriving middle class rising. Let me use this opportunity to challenge and inspire those aspiring for a better life. Yes, you can do it! Just leave your comfort zone and follow your dreams. Let me welcome our new team on board: Clare Eluka as our new Fashion and Beauty editor; Richard, our Music editor; Jacqueline Musitwa, Assistant Editor (Africa Affairs) and Mr. Ade as our Sports Editor. Enjoy.
Quote: "Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess,
and to gain applause which he cannot keep. ~Samuel Johnson, The Rambler, 1750"