Mbwana Samatta Voted 2017 Most Influential Young Tanzanian

Tanzanian professional footballer and KRC Genk skipper, Mbwana Samatta has been voted the 2017 Most Influential Young Tanzanian in one of the most credible and respected annual ranking polls organised by international reputed rating establishment, Avance Media.

Mbwana Samatta, is a Tanzanian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Belgian side Genk and the Tanzania national football team. Samatta was a key figure as TP Mazembe won the 2015 CAF Champions League and in 2016, became the first player from East Africa to be crowned the CAF African Player of the Year. After winning the prize for best African player in African leagues, he signed moved to KRC Genk.

The poll which drew public participation from over 90 countries also voted Lawyer Peter Kibatala, CEO of Ayo TV, Millard Ayo, CEO of Azam Media Ltd, Yusuf Bakhresa and social entrepreneur Faraja Nyalandu among the top 5 most influential young Tanzanians respectively.

Social Entrepreneur and founder of Shule Direct, Faraja Nyalandu was also voted as the Most Influential Young Tanzanian Woman.

Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media says he hopes the annual polls will inspire young people to create a positive environment that will encourage other Tanzania youths to excel in their various endeavours.

See winners in the various categories below:

  1. Business – Yusuf Bakhresa, Azam Media Ltd
  2. Entertainment – AliKiba, Musician
  3. Law & Governance – Peter Kibatala, Lawyer
  4. Lifestyle – Jacqueline N Mengi, Furniture Designer
  5. Media – Millard Ayo, Ayo TV
  6. Science & Technology – Jumanne Mtambalike, Sahara Ventures
  7. Social Enterprise & Civil Society – Faraja Nyalandu, Shule Direct
  8. Sports – Mbwana Samatta, KRC Genk

Below is the Official 2017 Ranking of Avance Media’s 50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians

  1. Mbwana Samatta
  2. Peter Kibatala
  3. Millard Ayo
  4. Yusuf Bakhresa
  5. Faraja Nyalandu
  6. AliKiba
  7. Salim Kikeke
  8. Jacqueline N Mengi
  9. Diamond Platinumz
  10. Jumanne Mtambalike
  11. Lilian Makoi
  12. Flaviana Matata
  13. Fatma Karume
  14. Wema Sepetu
  15. Benjamin Fernandes
  16. Albert Msando
  17. Evans Makundi
  18. Carol Ndosi
  19. Idris Sultan
  20. Saira Dewji
  21. Rebeca Gyumi
  22. Nancy Sumari
  23. Krantz Mwantepele
  24. Edwin Bruno
  25. Joti
  26. Irene Kiwia
  27. Patrick Ngowi
  28. Fayaz Valli
  29. Millen Magese
  30. Jebra Kambole
  31. Johnpaul Barretto
  32. Miriam Odemba
  33. Ian Ferrao
  34. Vanessa Mdee
  35. Juma Kaseja
  36. Osse Greca Sinare
  37. Shomari Kapombe
  38. Bonnah Kaluwa
  39. Hashim Thabit Manka
  40. Harun Elias
  41. Benedict Ishabakaki
  42. Jokate Mwegelo
  43. Dina Marios
  44. Babbie Kabae
  45. Jennifer Richard Shigoli
  46. Bdozen
  47. Mrisho Ngasa
  48. Thomas Ulimwengu
  49. Hellen Dausen
  50. Riyama Ally

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

For More information kindly visit ng.avancemedia.org or contact, md@avancemedia.org and +233242307379.