This is to remind and also invite you to the 5th Annual Lecture/Cocktail Party of YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine.
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Venue: NIIA, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Time: 11am prompt
Meanwhile, I stumbled on the letter I sent out to all my friends and supporters 5 years ago when I embarked on this journey.
It’s entitled, ‘ A PLEA TO SAY YES WITH ME’. And goes thus:
In the last couple of weeks, I have taken time to review my career growth and achievements in 17 years. This reflection took me down memory lane to recall my experiences and remember the people whose encouragement, support and prayers were instrumental to whatever I have become today.
I am therefore pleased to say that you stood out among those to whom I feel indebted. Yes! You! And I would like to use this opportunity to express my heartfelt appreciation and thanks for the innumerable contributions you have made to my life.
Through God’s abundant grace and the goodwill of angels like you, I have had a very fulfilling career from my early days at FAME Weekly and REEL Stars, and even as the editor of ENCOMIUM Weekly.
As you may be aware, I resigned my appointment as the editor of ENCOMIUM Weekly on Thursday, March 24, 2011 to say YES! to my own dream – a new soft sell journal which I have christened YES! Our motto is ‘more than just a soft sell’. The maiden edition of the 32 page enchanter, with colour and black and white pages (all in bond), is what you are holding today.
Besides our in-house team, great names like Apostle Anselm Madubuko, Onyeka Onwenu, Rev. Fr. Chijioke Azuawusiefe, SJ, Tunde Obe, Frank Edoho, Stephanie Okereke, Femi Sowoolu, Julius Agwu, Basorge Tariah, Jnr., Teco Benson, Debbin Udeme, Shan George, Saint Obi and Chidi Mokeme have agreed to run celebrity columns in the A3-size magazine which will sell for N200.
I therefore deem it very necessary to ask for your continued support as we strive to position YES! as a front-liner in its genre as well as make it a journal that everybody will be proud of.
Your prayers and patronage will also keep YES! on the stands, soaring higher and higher. Thanks a million, because I know I can always count on you.
Thank you and thank you and thank you.
AZUH ARINZE, Esq.
NB: I’m reproducing it to show my appreciation once more and again to ask you to continue to stand by us as we march on.
Attached is the cover of our maiden edition.