To celebrate Arik Air’s 10th anniversary, Wings shines a light on the most exciting reasons to visit and explore each of its destination countries right now. From places to people, there are gems to be found throughout our route network.
From cross-cultural photography in London, to Africa-influenced publishing in Berlin and area-themed postcards in Harlem, it seems the world is the continent’s creative oyster.
A Bronx Tail
Ride the 6 train up to the Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, to discover some of the city’s greatest old and new restaurants, bars and pastry shops.
When September onwards
Keep your kids quiet in mind-numbing Lagos traffic with the promise of a ride on the Dream Machine flying carousel. The ride is one of over 40 games, rides and African-themed side attractions to keep kids of all ages entertained, everyday of the week from 12 noon to 5pm. There’s a 40-metre-high ferris wheel, bouncy castle, ice rink, Watermania, and simulation rides; and for the weary parent who needs an unbiased opinion, a talking ...
Take control of your thought processes and you can reach your career, fitness and relationship goals. Motivational coach Jackson Ogunyemi tells us more…
She Leads Africa has become a savvy, female-focused, entrepreneurial movement, with long-term plans for the future of large-scale business in and beyond the continent.
Words Nana Ocran
“Role models can be quite distant and removed from reality, so we choose to gain our inspiration from the incredible young women that we serve every day.” This is a response from Afua Osei, one half of the entrepreneurially savvy duo behind She Leads Africa (SLA), a pan-African diaspora community with ...
Hundreds of dialects and local languages are spoken at Arik Air destinations. Ring in the airline’s tenth anniversary with obscure new words, for your travels.
Hosts With The Most
In retail, there’s no space like home… until now. In the age of e-commerce, a new breed of bricks-and-mortar store is starting to trend. Leading the charge, Alex Eagle creates social shopping spaces, where everything is for sale.
Hillbrow is inner-city Johannesburg’s most notorious neighbourhood. Set against the backdrop of poverty and crime is George Khosi’s boxing gym, one man’s attempt to bring discipline and aspiration to the youth of his neighbourhood.
Wings takes a look at some incredible gizmos, travelling tools and (over the) top gear for the high-tech, high-spec traveller who likes to be prepared…
Words Owen Bailey
1 Walkie Talkie
goTenna, $199 per pair
No phone reception is, for some, just behind ‘no oxygen’ on the emergency scale. However, there are still some remote corners of our connected globe where mobile-phones won’t extend, and that’s where goTenna comes in. The weatherproof device turns your Android or iOS phone ...