Celebrating the Rich Heritage of Northern Nigeria & Arabian People! Introducing MAKTOUB Lifestyle Magazine, a Monthly Publication of The Best Strategic Public Relations Limited focused on Positivity, Resilience & Impact
It is with great delight and pride that we introduce to you MAKTOUB Magazine, a unique monthly business and lifestyle publication set to be one of Nigeria’s finest initiatives towards bringing on a global pedestal the rich and strong heritage.MAKTOUB celebrates the achievements and beauty of Northern Nigeria and the Arabian culture, with excellent reportage and high-profile interviews of eminent sons and daughters of the region.
The Lifestyle Magazine’s maiden edition is set to hit newsstands of mega-cities: Lagos, United Arab Emirates, Abuja and Qatar in the month of July 2013, with subsequent monthly editions.
MAKTOUB which is Arabic for Destiny is a brain child of The Best Strategic Public Relations Limited. Owned by Mariam Mohammed, The Best Strategic Public Relations Limited is a public relations development agency established with a brief to professionalize the public relation industry in Nigeria.
Within the pages of our glossy magazine, you will find beautiful sights, events, beauty and fashion ideas, relationship advice, interior design inspiration, health tips, stories of achievements of great people and lots more!
We feature three icons in their respective fields on the cover of our maiden edition.Musa Aliyu, the CEO of Urban Shelter, a fully integrated property development and management company; Feryal Al-Bastaki, a Dubai based fashion designer known for her exquisite Jalabiyas and Kaftans and Fatima Mamza, the popular Abuja based makeup artist and brain behind Mamza Beauty Limited.
Fatima Mamza – Beauty In Her Finger Tips
Fatima Mamza is a young and ambitious makeup artist who believes in naturally enhancing a woman’s features, bringing out one’s innate beauty. She is a well sought makeup artist in Abuja and has governors’ wives, a former First Lady, women ministers and many high profile northerners as some of her clients. She speaks on the general art of makeup and gives beauty tips to women in her exclusive interview.
Up Close & Personal with Feryal Al-Bastaki
A renowned name in Jalabiyas and Kaftans, Feryal Al-Bastaki is a Dubai based fashion designer who plans on bringing her exclusive chiffon and pure silk fabrics to Nigerian women. In an exclusive interview, she tells MAKTOUB why Arab and Nigerian woman are very similar, how heritage inspires her designs, and what really distinguishes her creations from others.
Mariam Mohammed – Lane of Destiny
In her editorial piece titled ‘Lane of Destiny, the beautiful CEO of The Best Strategic Public Relations Limited, Mariam Mohammed briefly highlights her journey to the birth of MAKTOUB Lifestyle Magazine. She describes the journey to the maiden edition as a “breath-taking experience” and is optimistic for more and better issues to come.
Cover Story – The Inspiring Journey of Musa Dangoggo Aliyu
Musa Aliyu is an astute businessman who grew a N2 Million real estate dream into a multi-billion naira housing empire in the space of two decades. His company boasts of a large number of highly successful developments including over 1,000 units of houses and over 10,200 units of shops in Abuja and Minna. The story of his journey and how he made it through would surely inspire you.
Mohammed Ibrahim – The “Most celebrated Northern Pilot”
The center spread interview with Mohammed Ibrahim, better known as Captain Moh takes you into the life of the “most celebrated Northern Pilot”. His love for flying began when he was a child in Primary School and now, he has had the privilege of flying political dignitaries, governors, ministers and President Goodluck Jonathan.
Destination Dubai – A first timer’s guide to exploring Dubai
Thinking of exploring the beautiful city of Dubai? Our first timers guide to exploring Dubai features the beautiful destinations you must not miss during your next visit. From dozens of malls and exquisite boutiques to hotel guides and seaside restaurants, flip through the pages of our Destination Guide and experience a whole new Dubai.
A Celebration of Love – Sumayyah Jega weds Ilyasu Barau
Get enchanted with the splendid cultural display of Northen Nigerian weddings in the 21-page feature of Sumayyah Jega and Ilyasu Barau’s wedding. The couple exchanged vows during the wedding Fathia which held in Sokoto state and a grand dinner cocktail event days after in Abuja.
Get set for an inspiring and educative journey as you get your copy of MAKTOUB Lifestyle Magazine and follow us in the coming months!
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