'African of the Year' 2017 | A New TAP Magazine Issue


Akon;lighting up Africa


Akon is TAP Magazine 'African of the Year' 2017. Dear TAP family, we hope that you've had a great holiday season and that you're ready to usher in the new year 2018. From everyone here at TAP, we would like to wish you and your loved ones a glorious and healthy new year 2018 and to welcome you to our first end of the year Issue. 

This is a special issue because it launches a tradition that we hope to keep for years to come. The Annual TAP ‘African of the Year’ Award.

We are pleased to name Aliume Damala Badara Thiam, popularly known as AKON as TAP Magazine ‘African of the Year’ 2017. Akon beats out a list of other impressive candidates and earns the honors mainly for these reasons. For being at the forefront of the fight to Rebrand Africa, for being a relentless ambassador and champion for Africa & African youths, for his entrepreneurial endeavours which has brought light to the most rural areas of our continent and provided jobs to thousands of youths, for his generous philanthropic work across Africa and for his contribution to the rise of African music globally. Click on the magazine widget below for more on page 20.

The magazine also features other great articles on agriculture, on the challenges facing African youths, on why you should climb Mount Kilimanjaro. There's also a special feature of the famed Ghanaian artist Dennis Owusu-Ansah who uses his art to connect American celebrities with their African roots and we even catch up with former Miss. Rwanda Doriane Kundwa

This magazine Issue also summarizes this past year in detail for us and sets up the agenda going into 2017. If you're a TAP enthusiast, this is a must read.

Please feel free to read the issue from the reader below or to download the pdf directly to your phone/computer and read it on your own time/offline.

I also take this opportunity to announce that we will resume our bi-monthly magazine publication starting march 2018.

Thank you all for your love and support and all the best in 2018. May it be a healthy and fruitful year for you and your loved ones.

African of the year 2017

African of the year 2017

Thank you for being part of the TAP Family!

Warm regards

Moses Mutabaruka

Founder/CEO – TAP Magazine

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter” African Proverb