Mbwana Samatta voted 2019 Most Influential Young Tanzanian

Mbwana Samatta voted 2019 Most Influential Young Tanzanian

Aston Villa and Taifa Stars captain & skipper, Mbwana Ally Samatta has been voted the 2019 Most Influential Young Tanzanian for the second time in the 3rd annual ranking poll organised by leading PR & Rating firm, Avance Media.

The ranking which was launched in 2017 was won by Mbwana when he was at K.R.C. Genk, earned the second position in 2018 and is back at the top again after signing to become the first Tanzanian-born to play in the English Premier League.

Mbwana who started his career as a youth player for Tanzanian club has received a lot of admiration for his sterling career and influence on young people in Tanzanian hence the vote to be known as the Most Influential Young Tanzanian for the second time.

He was followed closely by 2018 Most Influential Young Tanzanian and CEO of Ayo TV, Millard Ayo, District Commissioner for Kisarawe, Jokate Mwegelo, Musician Diamond Platnumz and Founder of the Msichana Initiative Rebecca Gyumi who all earned remarkable positions among the top 5 influential young Tanzanians.

District Commissioner for Kisarawe, Jokate Mwegelo who was nominated in the Law & Governance category also got the nod as the most influential female on the list for the second year in a row.

According to Managing Director of Avance Media, Prince Akpah, “the ranking which celebrates young people annually features 50 inspiring change-makers and leaders making great strides in diverse industries as entrepreneurs, musicians, activists, media personalities, public servants and politicians.”

Profiles of all honourees are published on www.avancemedia.org/2019miyt


Below are winners in the various categories:

  1. Business – Carol Ndosi (CEO, Alta Vista Events)
  2. Entertainment – Diamond Platnumz (Musician)
  3. Law & Governance – Jokate Mwegelo (District Commissioner, Kisarawe)
  4. Leadership & Civil Society – Suzan Lucas Yumbe (Founder, Afyaplus Organization)
  5. Lifestyle – Idris Sultan (Comedian)
  6. Media – Millard Ayo (CEO, Ayo TV)
  7. Personal Development & Academia – Joel Nanauka (Speaker)
  8. Science & Technology – Carolyne Ekyarisiima (CEO, Apps and Girls)
  9. Social Enterprise & Philanthropy – Rebeca Gyumi (CEO, Msichana Initiative)
  10. Sports – Mbwana Samatta (Aston Villa FC)

Below is the list of Avance Media’s 2019 50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians

  1. Mbwana Samatta (Aston Villa)
  2. Millard Ayo (CEO, Ayo TV)
  3. Jokate Mwegelo (District Commissioner, Kisarawe)
  4. Diamond Platnumz (Musician)
  5. Rebeca Gyumi (CEO, Msichana Initiative)
  6. Idris Sultan (Comedian)
  7. Joel Nanauka (Speaker)
  8. Flaviana Matata (Model)
  9. Suzan Lucas Yumbe (Founder, Afyaplus Organization)
  10. Harmonize (Musician)
  11. Carol Ndosi (CEO, Alta Vista Events)
  12. Epiphania Kimaro (Writer & Speaker)
  13. Jebra Kambole (Lawyer )
  14. Rahma Mwita (Writer & Speaker)
  15. Carolyne Ekyarisiima (CEO, Apps and Girls)
  16. Judith Kitinga (Activist)
  17. Kennedy Mmari (CEO, Serengeti Bytes)
  18. Ali Khatau (CEO, LyfPlus)
  19. Kamala Dickson Mwombeki (Activist)
  20. Isaya Yunge (CEO, GOODSAM Technologies)
  21. Nandy (Musician)
  22. Michael Paul Mollel (CEO, Jimz Technologies Co. Ltd)
  23. Sajjad Fazel (Dr) (CEO, Afya Yako)
  24. Brigitha Faustin (CEO, OBRI Tanzania)
  25. Romy Jons (DJ)
  26. Felix Manyogote (CEO, MaMa Afya Initiative)
  27. Salha Kibwana (Co-Founder, Her Africa)
  28. Paul Makonda (Regional commissioner, Dar es Salaam)
  29. Lillian Secelela Madeje (Founder, Ekihya)
  30. Rahma Bajun (CEO, MnM Clothing)
  31. Henry Mathayo (CEO, Health Initiative Afrika)
  32. Petrider Paul (Youth Advisory Council, African Union)
  33. John Bocco (Simba SC)
  34. Sam Misago (Presenter, Sam Misago)
  35. Nyakorema Rioba (CEO, EECO Initiative)
  36. Peter Paul Siniga (SDGs Champion)
  37. Hamisi Mandi B Dozen (Presenter, Clouds Media)
  38. Doreen Peter Noni (CEO, 102.5 LAKE FM)
  39. Navy Kenzo (Musician)
  40. Wilhelm Caspar Oddo (Founder, NLab Innovation Academy)
  41. Hellen Dausen (CEO, Nuya’s Essence)
  42. Stephen Msechu (Managing Partner, LawAge Consult)
  43. Charles Lupali (Animator)
  44. Alphonce Simbu (Athlete)
  45. Rayvanny (Musician)
  46. Juliana Shonza (Deputy Information Minister)
  47. Adi Yussuf (Solihull Moors)
  48. James Mangu (Blogger)
  49. Thomas Ulimwengu (JS Saoura)
  50. Perfect Crispin (Presenter, Clouds FM)

The ranking is spearheaded by Avance Media in partnership with Reset Global People, VIPI State, Jagari Designs, Surge Studios, WatsUp TV, Asuavo Security and Cliq Africa.

For More information kindly visit tz.avancemedia.org or email md@avancemedia.org, +233242307379

Source: Avance Media

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