Jay-Z & Alicia Keys Grace The Cover Of Vanity Fair's "Africa Issue"
The issue, which is guest-edited by U2 front man Bono, is set to hit newsstands this month and will feature a host of celebrities, political figures and clergy who are involved in improving the overall condition of Africa through various humanitarian works, charitable organizations and financial contributions for health care and HIV/AIDS research.
In addition to Jay-Z - whose efforts to bring clean drinking water to the continent were chronicled in the MTV documentary "Water For Life" - and Alicia Keys, the magazine cover will also feature such notable icons as Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Warren Buffett, President George W. Bush, Don Cheadle, George Clooney, Bill and Melinda Gates, Djimon Hounsou, Iman, Madonna, Barack Obama, Brad Pitt, Queen Rania of Jordan, Condoleezza Rice, Chris Rock, Desmond Tutu, Oprah Winfrey, and Bono, with all the photographs being shot by noted photographer Annie Leibovitz.
The covers will all have dual pairings, with Jay-Z's covers being paired with both Alicia Keys and George Clooney, and Keys being paired with former super model Iman.
"It's like what do all these people have in common? They don't but one thing they do [share] is their passion for Africa and they believe the problems of Africa can be solved," said Bono. "That's what this issue of Vanity Fair is all about, to bring some sex appeal to the idea of wanting to change the world."
The magazine will also donate $5 to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for every subscription that is purchased online in June.
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