THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD HELP.
1. Bridging the Gap. The global
African community does not have many reputable magazines that eloquently
showcase the lifestyles, beauties and cultural diversity of contemporary Africa
and of the African. My magazine’s niche has always been in moving away from
clichéd conceptions of the “African”. Instead I take pride in presenting the African as an individual
and accurately documenting contemporary experiences, ideas and endeavor.
2. The Industry. Pop’Africana
is monumental to the growth of Africa’s emerging creative industry. Keeping it
alive means giving its creatives and thinkers a platform to reach and impact the
world. In fashion today, Pop’Afrcana
represents a fresh perspective, serving as a very important tool in the
re-branding of the African image.
3. The Time is Now. This
is the magazine you’ve all been waiting for. The history of Pop’Africana, and the work that I have
presented to you for over the past two years in print and on the web, shows
that without a doubt it has the potential to be a successful magazine on a
me reach my ultimate goal via this campaign is a stand that we can take
to make changes we all want to see and feel for years and years to come.
THIS IS HOW MUCH I NEED.
$25,000.00 is my Kickstarter Goal. However, my ultimate target goal is
If my ultimate target goal is achieved, I will keep the magazine
operation running by hiring an extra hand or two who will work full-time with
me (because currently I do it all alone). Stabilizing the operation will give
my team and I the room to begin a proper process of ensuring sustainability.
THIS IS WHAT I NEED BY OPERATION AND WHERE YOUR PLEDGE GOES.
1. Producing digital content and print issues.
2. Getting an office space.
3. Hiring 1 or 2 full time staff, other than myself, to run the internal end of
4. Purchasing additional computers and professional equipments for in-house
productions and capacity building.
explain. An office space in New York City, where the magazine is based and
compiled is imperative. I cannot
stress this enough. This will create a professional environment that will be conducive
to meeting the demands of a magazine. Staff ensures that everyday operations of the magazine.
My ultimate target goal of $150,000.00 represents the bare minimal
start-up funds the magazine needs to be in operation. Sustainability will be reached once a proper operational
structure is in place. I fully expect that by the second or the third issue, Pop’Africana will generate revenue that
will maintain and exceed operational costs.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
There are 3 simple ways to help Pop’Africana
get off the ground and back onto the shelves:
1. Pick any pledge in the grey column on the right.
2. You will then need to SIGN UP/ LOGIN TO YOUR AMAZON ACCOUNT (www.amazon.com).
This is very easy and fast, I promise, and it is where you will enter your
credit card information.
my story and Kickstarter Campaign with your friends, family, colleagues, and
WILL THIS BE YOUR FIRST TIME PAYING WITH AMAZON?
If you do not have an Amazon account, then simply click the button that reads: ‘I
am a new customer’. Next, press the
button that reads: ‘Sign in using our secure server’. All of this will show up once you’ve made a pledge and
prompted to check out. It’s an easy road there on.
Amazon account holders only need to enter their password once prompted to check
WHAT WILL YOU GET IN RETURN?
my infinite gratitude, I have prepared rewards for your pledges. It is now up
to you to pick whatever pledge with the reward you like best.
!!!! WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT READ
NEXT IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT!!!!
has an all or nothing policy. This means that if my Kickstarter goal of
$25,000 USD is even a dollar short, I receive nothing. It is important
that I exceed my Kickstarter goal and reach my ultimate goal.
I want to
reiterate that launching and getting the magazine off the ground is highly
dependent on reaching my ultimate goal of $150, 000.000. In other words, it is my hope that you will not only help me achieve my Kickstarter goal of $25,000.00, but also reach my ultimate target goal of $150,000.00.
!!!! ALSO, !!!! You can take a pledge now. No charges will be made to your card or account until I have reached my goal.
wish to underwrite the publication, talk sponsorship or cover a large amount of
my ultimate goal of
$150,000.00, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
bottom of my heart, I thank you so much for whatever pledge you choose to make.
And please feel free to ask me any question that you may have.