2018 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL YOUNG TANZANIANS

Below is the Full Ranking of the 2018 50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians
  1. Millard Ayo (OAP)
  2. Mbwana Samatta
  3. Jokate Mwegelo (District Commissioner)
  4. Faraja Nyalandu (Shule Direct)
  5. Diamond Platnumz (Musician)
  6. Ali Kiba (Musician)
  7. Jebra kambole (Advocate)
  8. DJ Ommy Crazy (DJ)
  9. Rebeca Gyumi (Msichana Initiative)
  10. Doris Mollel (Doris Mollel Foundation)
  11. Badru Juma Rajabu (Youth of United Nations Association of Tanzania)
  12. William Mshery (Vijana Think Tank)
  13. Jumanne Mtambalike (Sahara Ventures)
  14. Salim Mussa Omar (Green Light Foundation)
  15. Seleman Yusuph Kitenge (African Network of Youth Policy Experts)
  16. Agnes Kahamba (Tupaze Sauti Foundation)
  17. Herieth Paul (Model)
  18. Joseph Sayi (TV1/Kwese)
  19. Idris Sultan (OAP)
  20. Vanessa Mdee (Musician)
  21. Isaya Yunge (Somaapps Technologies)
  22. Diana Mbogo (Millennium Engineers Enterprise)
  23. Evans Makundi (Evmak)
  24. Allen Kimambo (Zaidi General Enterprises Limited)
  25. Lameck Kiula (Jambo Bukoba)
  26. Alqaim Lalani (Tumaini la Maisha)
  27. Petrider Paul (Youth for Change Tanzania)
  28. Jennifer Shigoli (Malkia Investments Company Limited)
  29. Rose Mmbaga (World Merit Tanzania)
  30. Felix Manyogote (Child in Action Foundation)
  31. Wilhelm Oddo (Nlab)
  32. Salha Kibwana (Her Africa)
  33. Fortunatus Francis (Photographer)
  34. Catherine Ruge (Member of Parliament)
  35. Geline Alfred Fuko (Tangible Initiative for Local Development Tanzania)
  36. Fahad Awadh (YYTZ Agro Processing)
  37. Asia Botea (Botea Designs)
  38. Dina Marios (OAP)
  39. Stephano Temu (Vlogger)
  40. Paul Makonda (Regional Commissioner)
  41. Hashim Thabit Manka
  42. Araika Zawadhafsa Mkulo (Safe Space)
  43. Wema Sepetu (Actress)
  44. Mrisho Ngasa
  45. Zainab Katimba (Member of Parliament)
  46. MC Pilipili (Comedian)
  47. Hamisi Mandi (OAP)
  48. Shomari Kapombe
  49. Alphonce Simbu
  50. Casto Dickson (OAP)

CATEGORIES RANKING

BUSINESS

  1. William Mshery (Vijana Think Tank)
  2. Joseph Sayi (TV1/Kwese)
  3. Allen Kimambo (Zaidi General Enterprises Limited)
  4. Jennifer Shigoli (Malkia Investments Company Limited)
  5. Fahad Awadh (YYTZ Agro Processing)

ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Diamond Platnumz (Musician)
  2. Ali Kiba (Musician)
  3. Vanessa Mdee (Musician)
  4. Wema Sepetu (Actress)
  5. MC Pilipili (Comedian)

SPORTS

  1. Mbwana Samatta
  2. Hashim Thabit Manka
  3. Mrisho Ngasa
  4. Shomari Kapombe
  5. Alphonce Simbu

LAW & GOVERNANCE

  1. Jokate Mwegelo (District Commissioner)
  2. Jebra kambole (Advocate)
  3. Catherine Ruge (Member of Parliament)
  4. Paul Makonda (Regional Commissioner)
  5. Zainab Katimba (Member of Parliament)

MEDIA

  1. Millard Ayo (OAP)
  2. Idris Sultan (OAP)
  3. Dina Marios (OAP)
  4. Hamisi Mandi (OAP)
  5. Casto Dickson (OAP)

LIFESTYLE

  1. DJ Ommy Crazy (DJ)
  2. Herieth Paul (Model)
  3. Fortunatus Francis (Photographer)
  4. Asia Botea (Botea Designs)
  5. Stephano Temu (Vlogger)

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  1. Jumanne Mtambalike (Sahara Ventures)
  2. Isaya Yunge (Somaapps Technologies)
  3. Diana Mbogo (Millennium Engineers Enterprise)
  4. Evans Makundi (Evmak)
  5. Araika Zawadhafsa Mkulo (Safe Space)

SOCIAL ENTREPRISE & PHILANTHROPY

  1. Faraja Nyalandu (Shule Direct)
  2. Rebeca Gyumi (Msichana Initiative)
  3. Agnes Kahamba (Tupaze Sauti Foundation)
  4. Alqaim Lalani (Tumaini la Maisha)
  5. Salha Kibwana (Her Africa)

LEADERSHIP & CIVIL SOCIETY

  1. Doris Mollel (Doris Mollel Foundation)
  2. Seleman Yusuph Kitenge (African Network of Youth Policy Experts)
  3. Petrider Paul (Youth for Change Tanzania)
  4. Rose Mmbaga (World Merit Tanzania)
  5. Geline Alfred Fuko (Tangible Initiative for Local Development Tanzania)

Nominate your 2019 Most Influential Young Tanzanians

50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians

VISION.

Become the Leading and Most Credible program to Rank and Honour Young Tanzanians.

CRITERIA.

A Nominee must be:

  1. A Tanzanian.
  2. 15 or below 40 years.
  3. In 2 years of Active Service in a Category.
  4. Outstanding with Public Evidence of Impact
  5. Motivating to be able to inspire other young people with his/her work

MISSION.

  • Rank and Honour the Most Influential Young Tanzanians Annually.
  • Uphold Public discretion of the Most Influential Young Tanzanians.
  • Evangel the Inspiring Stories, Works and Impacts of Young Tanzanians across the World.
  • Change the Negative Perceptions of the Potentials of Young People.
  • Fuel Patriotism among Young Tanzanians.
  • Create Value for the Works of Young Tanzanians Globally.

CATEGORIES.

  • Business
  • Entertainment
  • Law & Governance
  • Leadership & Civil Society
  • Lifestyle
  • Media
  • Personal Development & Academia
  • Social Entreprise & Philanthropy
  • Sports
  • Science & Technology

ABOUT US

The Most Influential Young Tanzanians initiative is an annual awards and ranking scheme for young Tanzanian Achievers between 15-40 years, spearheaded by Avance Media, a social enterprise in partnership with various local Organisations in Tanzania.

The initiative is intended to disclose the true and genuine potentials of young people who are earnest to turn around the fortunes of Tanzania’s economy and whose works are at par with their impacts. It is also expected to serve as a source of encouragement to these young individuals whose commitment towards stimulating growth is undoubted.

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"Everything I have today is because of Africa, I was born here, went to school here, I work here and I'm achieving some level of financial comfort here"

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BUSINESS

This category is dedicated to Individuals who run successful enterprises in Tanzania, which are adding valuable social, economic and cultural remittances to lives and contributing towards shaping the image of the African continent

ENTERTAINMENT

This category is exclusive to a diverse group of individuals involved in entertainment relating to Music, Comdey & Film. They must be national icons that command a high level of influence not just popularity through the positive impact of their works.

SPORTS

This category throws a spotlight on diverse sports personalities who in diverse ways are contributing to the development of various sporting activities. These can be athletes, coaches or individuals directly involved in the sporting industry

LAW & GOVERNANCE

This category compiles distinguished young Tanzanians who display continental influence based on their roles in public office, politics, Law and governance. Their work should have yielded significant commendation from their benefactors.

MEDIA

This category is targeted at journalists and media personalities who have defied odds to propel stories of Tanzania across the Globe. Their work should carry a national focused vision on leading Tanzanians to tell their own stories whether good or bad.

LIFESTYLE

This category is focused on young people who are leading the creative & lifestyle community in Tanzania. They are passionately setting the pace in Fashion & Arts which have become common among the populace.  These personalities must be leading initiatives and organisations, which are addressing problems in their communities and have potentials for global expansion, adoption and recognition.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

This category is focused on young Tanzanians who are leading the innovation revolution across the country. Their products and services must be dedicated to solving either local or global problems from the Tanzanian soil. They must be potential competitors in the global science, technology, and innovation space.

SOCIAL ENTREPRISE & PHILANTHROPY

This category is meant for young individuals leading social entrepreneurship and philanthropy activities impacting lives across Tanzania and their respective regions. The public on the reach of their impacts must phenomenally endorse their works and achievements.

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