Africa’s Leading Media Group Marks 10 Years of ARISE NEWS, 20 Years of ARISE Fashion Week, and 28 Years of THISDAY Newspapers


Africa’s premier media group celebrates the 10th anniversary of its broadcast station, ARISE NEWS Channel, with honor and pride of place.

Also, its pioneering fashion event, the ARISE Fashion Week will mark its 20th anniversary this week as it organises the 20th edition of the event with the theme, ‘Arise Fashion Week & Jazz Festival: Future Forward,’ in Lagos.

Furthermore, THISDAY newspapers will be celebrating its 28th anniversary in January, proudly displaying its numerous honors and global acclaim as an outstanding newspaper of note.

ARISE NEWS Channel is an award-winning organization that provides easy access to major global news with a strong emphasis on Africa.

However, winning the Emmy awards in New York, USA, was a high point for a news channel that is currently changing Africa’s journalism.

The station emphasizes positive African stories in all genres, including politics, business, commerce, science, sports, arts and culture, showbiz, and fashion.

It broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week from studios in London, New York, and Lagos, and can be seen in the UK and across Europe on the Sky platform (Sky channel 519), Freeview (Channel 136), as well as in the United States on the Centric channel and the Hot Bird platform, which transmits to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

ARISE Fashion Week, for its part, will hold its 20th edition with the theme ‘Arise Fashion Week & Jazz Festival: Future Forward’ in Lagos from February 2 to 4, 2023. The event would feature exceptional designers from Africa and the African diaspora, as well as a variety of jazz-themed performances.

It would be a celebration of African design and its evolution over the years, as well as ARISE’s role in championing musical and design talents, according to a statement from management.

The 2023 edition would feature a diverse set of world-class designers, namely: Ajabeng, Ameer by Ameer, Awa Meité, Bianca Saunders, BLOKE, Éki Kéré, Fruché, Hudayya, I.N Official, and Ituen Basi.

Others are Joy Meribe, Kadiju, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Mariya Sanusi, NiNiE, NKWO, Pepper Row, Selam Fessahaye, Syari Bespoke, T.I Nathan, Tiffany Amber, UNI FORM, Vicnate, XULY.Bët and Ziva Lagos.

The pioneering fashion event has gone by several names since its inception. ARISE Magazine Fashion Week, ARISE Africa Fashion Week, and, finally, ARISE Fashion Week, which returned to Lagos in 2018 after a six-year hiatus. Previous editions of the conference took place in Lagos, Abuja, New York, London, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Washington, D.C., and Dubai.

To top it all off, THISDAY, Africa’s most influential newspaper, will be celebrating its 28th anniversary.

THISDAY first appeared on newsstands on January 22, 1995, and quickly established a reputation for breaking major news stories in business and politics. It quickly became Nigeria’s leading newspaper.

THISDAY won the Newspaper of the Year Award three years in a row in its early years of publication. THISDAY was also the first Nigerian newspaper to use full-color printing in 1997. It now operates printing facilities in Lagos, Abuja, and the Niger Delta.

Today, THISDAY is the preferred newspaper of the world’s business, political, and diplomatic elite, as well as the most recognizable and influential national media brand on a global scale. It is also the first choice of corporate and political advertisers.

Because of its straightforward news reporting, strong editorial content, lifestyle features, and business coverage, THISDAY is the only high-profile newspaper that appeals to both young and old readers.