This is it. And am talking about that Michael Jackson movie (or is it documentary?). In case you missed those 120 minutes of spellbinding genius and pure brilliance that showed for just two weeks, it basically re-enacted the final rehearsals of arguably the greatest artiste and entertainer of our time. His vocal prowess, his amazing dance routines and above all,an unrivalled dedication to his art. It projected MJ in a different light and emphasised the fact that his music was not just timely but timeless. But that is not my point. When I say this is it, I am talking about the fifth edition of Zone Magazine, a special issue by all scales! What makes it very different from previous editions is the introduction of ZM Style which is essentially centred around fashion, style and events. In this first ZM, Yemi Sax, who is without doubt a firm favourite at exclusive gatherings graces our front cover. We feature Chocolate City's boss, Audu Maikori and Nollywood front line actress, Adaora Ukoh as the Man and Woman of style respectively. In their short interviews, they reveal what makes their style thick. We profile some of the hottest couples in entertainment - Tunde and Wunmi Obe, Dare and Deola Art Alade, Olu and Joke Jacobs, Charly Boy and Lady Di, etc. Our spotlight also falls on Monsumola Umoru, a 21st century farmer who is directly or indirectly putting food on your tables. There's a focus on motivational speakers and Fela Durotoye, Asiwaju Dayo Israel and Pastor Ugonna Emechebe make the cut. We talk extensively about the newest epidemic in town - the Blackberry fever. You can't miss that one. There's an exclusive Black Book which has witty reviews of the biggest and best red carpet events of 2009. Are you salivating yet? I trust you are. But there is still more in the regular Zone. The front page is a double delight with the newest sensation, Da Grin and fast rising Mo'Cheddah. We also feature the indefatigable Mister incredible, M.I Abaga, G.I Joe, Danny Young, Jimi (Beat FM), Oluwe and Kevin who won the Big Brother Africa 4. We serve you a new recipe you need to try out in the kitchen, reviews of books,movies and albums and sizzling gists as compiled by Reporter Snoopy. There are a couple of events we covered too including our very own Independence Waves, The Finbarrian Reunion, Bold and Green Awards, E- Grad awards, parties etc. There is also a free mix tape with this edition and we offer tips to people visiting Lagos. We have a cocktail of interesting write-ups:Unseen Voices, Stranger than Fiction, Did you know? and Of overkillin' and beef where we critically examine Djinee's track and Kelly Hansome's stand off with the Mo'hits crew. You will be getting all of that and lots more for just N500! Isn't that simply a bargain??! Needless to say, grab a copy fast. It will be available in stores from this week and will be sold in and around Lagos, OSU, BABCOCK, BELLS, Uyo, Awka, Calabar, Nnewi, etc. And you better hurry cos the copies will fly off the shelves. You can see a preview of what the magazine looks like by copying and pasting this link:Ifreke Inyang's Photos | Facebook Call these numbers if you are having a hard time buying a copy and they will help you out. 08038180716 - Lanre 08023116283 - Tonye 07031513031 - Akosh 08138161410 - Seun (OSU) 08024035098 - Mayowa 08028036127 - Junior 08033908351 - Uforo (UYO/CALABAR) 07037437473 - Ifreke (AWKA/NNEWI) 07062800494 - Kolade (OSU) 08063726355 - Dami (LASU) 08139140068 - Dami (BABCOCK) In the mean time,we at Zone Media will have a little get together,pat our backs,gloat over what we've achieved despite the challenges and share some great food and fine wine. It doesn't mean we have arrived yet. Infact,we are setting new targets for ourselves. And we are sure that with you supporting us all the way, we are destined for unlimited possibilties in 2010! Cheers!