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THE YCEO: Nominees for the 50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians 2017 Announced

Finalists for Avance Media’s 50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians ranking 2017, honouring distinguished young Tanzanians, have been announced.

The 50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians ranking recognises distinctive service across 8 different categories: Business, Entertainment, Law and Governance, Lifestyle, Media, Science and Technology, Sports and Social Enterprise & Philanthropy.
Winners will be announced on 8th January, 2018.
Hailed as one of the most credible, Avance Media’s Most Influential Young Tanzanian rankings is the most respected system that honours youth excellence in Tanzania.
MD of Avance Media, Prince Akpah explains that “This year’s influential young Tanzanian is someone whose work has undoubtedly had a positive impact in Tanzanian life. The nominees have all excelled in their various endeavors, working to improve the lives of others, through hardwork, personal sacrifice and in most instances, made bold and brave commitments.”
Public voting has officially opened on tz.avancemedia.org to determine the overall 2017 Most Influential Young Tanzanian, and winners for the 8 categories.
Similar rankings by Avance Media and partners are currently ongoing in Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, DR Congo and Kenya.
Here is the full list of the 2017 Nominees

Business (in partnership with TANOE Business)
Carol Ndosi (Alta Vista Events)
Harun Elias (Javis International Trade Co.)
Hellen Dausen (Nuya's Essence)
Ian Ferrao (Vodacom Tanzania)
Krantz Mwantepele (KONCEPT)
Patrick Ngowi (Helvetic Solar)
Yusuf Bakhresa (Azam Media Ltd)

Entertainment (in partnership with WatsUp TV)
Ali Kiba (Musician)
Diamond Platinumz (Musician)
Jokate Mwegelo (Actress)
Joti (Comedian)
Riyama Ally (Actress)
Vanessa Mdee (Musician)
Wema Sepetu (Actress)

Law & Governance

Albert Msando (Lawyer)
Benedict Ishabakaki (Lawyer)
Bonnah Kaluwa (MP)
Fatma Karume (Lawyer)
Jebra Kambole (Lawyer)
Peter Kibatala (Lawyer)


Benjamin Fernandes (TV Host)
Flaviana Matata (Model)
Jacqueline N Mengi (Model)
Millen Magese (Model)
Miriam Odemba (Model)
Osse Greca Sinare (Photographer)

Babbie Kabae (Clouds 360)
Bdozen (Clouds Media)
Dina Marios (E-FM Radio)
Idris Sultan (SIO HABARI)
Millard Ayo (Ayo TV)
Salim Kikeke (BBC Swahili)

Science & Technology
Edwin Bruno (Smart Codes)
Evans Makundi (EvMak Tanzania Ltd)
Fayaz Valli (GetCore Group)
Johnpaul Barretto (Kinu Innovation Space)
Jumanne Mtambalike (Sahara Ventures)
Lilian Makoi (Jamii Africa )

Hashim Thabit Manka (Yokohama B-Corsairs)
Juma Kaseja (Young Africans SC)
Mbwana Samatta (KRC Genk)
Mrisho Ngasa (Fanja SC)
Shomari Kapombe (Simba SC)
Thomas Ulimwengu (AFC Eskilstuna)

Social Entreprise & Civil Society
Faraja Nyalandu (Shule Direct)
Irene Kiwia (Tanzania Women of Achievement)
Jennifer Richard Shigoli (Tanzania Netherland Vocational Training Center)
Nancy Sumari (The Neghesti-Sumari Foundation)
Rebeca Gyumi (Msichana Initiative)
Saira Dewji (Mo Dewji Foundation)

The 50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians ranking is proudly organised by Avance Media in partnership with BioPlus, ReputationPoll.com, Abjel Communications, WatsUp TV, THEYCEO, TANOEBusiness.com, My Naija Naira, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, CliqAfrica and CELBMD Africa.

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