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Cameroonian photographer Mario Epanya has spent much of his free time shooting a fictional magazine.

That’s right. Epanya went all out in his campaign to make “Vogue Africa” a reality.

Vogue is currently published in 18 countries and one region, but Africa has never been selected to play home to the mag.

In order to get publisher Conde Nast to see the potential in the magazine – that would pay homage to African women – Epanya created fake covers, with beautiful models and styling.

But all his hard work did not pay off. Conde Nast has turned down his bid for the magazine.

He posted on his Facebook page,

“DEAR ALL. The Wait is over. Condé Nast said NO to an African license of VOGUE. So this is the last cover. Enjoy, but it’s a beginning of something,”

Although their “Black Issue” flew off the magazine racks in 2008, are you really surprised that Conde Nast rejected the idea?

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