It was a double honor for the management, staff, and friends of Bridge Afrique Magazine, BAM, at the 2019 Pride of Africa, Asia-Pacific Awards.
The awards are part of the initiatives of a China-based non-profit organization known as Appreciate Africa Network. The organization was set up by Dr. Samantha Sibanda in 2013 to celebrate the cultural and socio-economic contributions of outstanding Africans in the Diaspora (starting with the Asia Pacific region); this year’s awards ceremony was held at the prestigious Grand Concordia Hotel, Beijing China on the 15th of June.
The Publisher/ CEO of BAM, Mr. Michael.O. Kolawole, who was away in Israel on a pilgrimage at the time, was saluted in the award of creativity and enterprise category. In the course of the glamorous event, another feather came the way of the BAM Family as BAM itself got applauded for outstanding achievement in Media.
Mr Michael Kolawole, upon his return to China expressed gratitude on behalf of the entire BAM team for the recognition, saying they would only spur the magazine to keep on being the authoritative bridge between Africa and the world. He revealed that the ongoing rebranding and positioning of BAM will further make it the best resource for individuals and organizations, all over the world who wish to take advantage of the immense opportunities available in China as well as the entire African continent. He cited the benefits that have increased for Africa’s leading airline, Ethiopian Airlines, since it commenced a partnership with BAM and even adopting it, as its official in-flight magazine on its China to Africa routes. With a global circulation and a coordinated team of correspondents and offices across Africa, Asia, and Europe, Mr Kolawole remarked that the best investment any credible organization can make is to showcase its capabilities via the global exposure BAM uniquely offers, professionally and economically.
BridgeAfrique Magazine is published by our Company, BridgeAfrique Publishing Company Limited, an outfit that is incorporated in China and HKG with regional offices all over Africa, USA, UK, Netherlands, Japan, Manila, CEBU-Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Dubai, and Qatar. The number of copies produced and circulated quarterly ranges between 30-50,000 while we encourage more productions (Hard copies) anytime the need arises from any of our regional offices. We are currently in official Partnership with your Esteemed Airline Ethiopia Airlines, TED Training Experts Worldwide, African Chamber of Commerce (AFCHAM), African Business Chamber (ABC), Black Chamber of Commerce (BCC) and Afriscaper owned by Messrs Omololu Consulting, ADRON Homes and Properties Worldwide, Diaspora Associations, Asia and beyond, KAM HOLDING, REJOG4, BRAEPIC, MD Entertainment Limited among others so our production number is expected to quadruple from the Next Edition that will be translated into English, Chinese and French, hence, 3-in-1! The Main Country of focus for the next edition is the Benin Republic but we shall touch other countries with a special Supplement for Ethiopia Airline Group: The All-time Africa’s best.