After years of being inundated with political magazines and newspapers, the Cameroonian media scene has recently witnessed the emergence of "image magazines" that focus primarily on people and places.
The most recent addition to this increasingly popular journalistic genre is Success Story magazine; a monthly publication which has the distinction of being Cameroon's first exclusively online magazine. According to its publishers, Success Story is about “celebrating [the] success [of] talented Cameroonians at home and abroad".Save 10% on any purchase from 39DollarGlasses.com
The editorial of the September 2007 maiden issue explained the rationale for the magazine thus:
For more than two centuries Cameroonians have been a hardworking people. Their achievements have crossed the boundaries set by their colonial masters and often got lost in the wilderness of history written only to the memory of western heroes. Efforts by many to bring examples of successful Cameroonians to the mountain top have not been very sustainable. Like cities built on the hill but still hidden, successful Cameroonians at home and abroad need a platform on which they could bear testimonies and showcase the secrets of their successes while serving as role models for the younger generations.
Here we come, proposing this publication to serve as a reference point and idea shop to Cameroonians at home and abroad who aspire towards great positive achievements and wish to stay informed about the accomplishments of their fellow countrymen.
Produced by the Limbe-based Global Network for Good Governance (GNGG), Success Story already has five issues under its belt.