About

Welcome to Wings, a three-time award-winning quarterly inflight lifestyle magazine reaching over 200,000 upscale male and female readers per issue, on flights to more than 30 destinations in Africa plus New York and London.

Destinations

  • International:  London, New York, Johannesburg
  • Regional: Accra, Banjul, Cotonou, Dakar, Douala, Freetown, Libreville, Luanda, Monrovia
  • Nigeria: Lagos, Abuja, Benin, Calabar, Enugu, Gombe, Ibadan, Ilorin, Jos, Kaduna, Kano, Maiduguri, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Uyo, Warri, Yola

Audience and Circulation

Since its inception Wings has been distributed to over 4 million readers and growing. Free to passengers on Arik Air, Africa’s fastest growing airline, the magazine is uniquely positioned to influence a rapidly expanding demographic.

Advantages

  • Largest print run in West Africa.
  • Biggest distribution of any lifestyle magazine in West Africa.
  • Distributed free to passengers for three months, representing three times the exposure that most lifestyle magazines offer to their advertisers.

Statistics

  • “Africa now has the fastest growing middle class in the world.”

    African Development Bank (ADB)
  • “Nigeria’s rising middle class now has buying power of almost $30 billion per year”

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  • “The number of Nigerian millionaires is expected to reach 23,000 by 2017.”

    New World Wealth

Editorial

When Wings launched in 2009 it set the standard not only for inflight magazines in West Africa but for travel and lifestyle magazines in the region.

People often tell us that we’re one of the most talked-about magazines in Africa.

Wings is privileged to cover some of the most exciting and rapidly changing countries in the world right now including Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal and to reach a large and captive audience. We honour the privilege by commissioning quality original journalism and photography in every issue, from renowned contributors in our destinations. We also consciously nurture new talent.

Wings

Profiles Inspiring Personalities

Read interviews with leading African entertainers and entrepreneurs such as Angelique Kidjo, Ozwald Boateng, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Tony Elumelu. Discover new movements, business perspectives and meet social activists, adventurers and inventors.

Ssupports Creative Industries

In addition to sponsoring culture-shaping events such as the Lagos Photo Festival and Lagos Fashion and Design Week we champion artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers and technology innovators in every issue.

Inspires New Travel Experiences

Trek to traditional Nigerian festivals, sail the length of the River Gambia or stay in New York’s quirkiest new hotels with informative lists and full-length features.

Challenges Received Wisdom

We believe the best way to change tired perceptions is to commission local photographers and writers to shine a light on the positive aspects of life and culture across West Africa and South Africa in a tone that’s irreverent, insightful and entertaining.