It's been a while. DUNIA print magazine picks up by welcoming one of Africa's shinning stars to its cover. She is Malian born musician, song writer, humanitarian Rokia Traore. Ms Traore spoke with me today from Bamako, the capital city of Mali – a country she loves deeply and is happy to help rebuild.
We had an insightful conversation on a variety of topics. Rokia was upfront and very easy to talk to. We explored the future of Africa, culture, success and the music industry. I found Rokia to be quite remarkable for various reasons … which you will read about in a couple of weeks when the interview is officially released.
On days like this, I can't help but feel like I have the best job in the world – listening to and picking the brains of high achievers like Rokia Traore can indeed be life-changing. Personally as the publisher of the magazine, I do not take the opportunity to help "connect across cultures" lightly as our commitment at DUNIA Magazine remains to bring "real", quality stories to our readers. The editorial team is looking forward to sharing Ms Traore's thoughts with readers. Cheers to a beautiful soul indeed.
Please stay connected with DUNIA Magazine for updates on this and more.
Meanwhile, here's a performance of Rokia Traore and Youssou N'dour: