2018 Most Influential Young Kenyans Nominees

Social enterprise Avance Media and Jagarai Designs, in partnership with other various organizations have come together yet again to shed a light on young influential Kenyans in different sectors.

The Most Influential Young Kenyans is an annual awards initiative that ranks scheme for young Kenyan Achievers between 15-40 years.

The categories that the personalities are chosen from are business, entertainment, lifestyle, law and governance, science and development, personal development and academia, leadership and civil society, social entreprise & philanthropy and sports.

Part of the criteria for a nominee is to have been actively involved in the category they fall under for more than 2 years doing outstanding work.

Voting is currently ongoing.

Here is a list of some of the nominees.


  • Danson Muchemi – Jambo Pay
  • Darshan Chandaria- CHANDARIA Industries
  • Leroy Mwasaru- Greenpact
  • Martin Kiarie- BEAN Interactive
  • Paul Kihiko- Wing it Nairobi
  • Rajiv Mehta- Tangerine Investments
  • Rose Wanjiku Muturi- TALA
  • Ruth Mwanzia- Koola Waters
  • Shirlene Nafula- Crystal River Products
  • Trushar Kheita- Tria Group of Companies


  • Brenda Wairimu- Actress
  • Fena Gitu- Musician
  • George Kimani- Comedian
  • Khaligraph Jones- Musician
  • King Kaka- Musician
  • Njugush- Comedian
  • Nyashinski- Musician
  • Octopizzo -Musician
  • Raymond Karago- Actor
  • Seth Gor -Comedian


  • Adam Maina- Social Media Influencer
  • Brian Mbunde- Brand Influencer
  • Enos Olik- Video Director
  • Lucia Musau – Blogger
  • Sharon Mundia- Blogger
  • Mike Muthiga- Fat Boy Animations
  • Natalie Tewa- Vlogger
  • Silvia Njoki
  • Victor Matara- Blogger
  • Xtian Dela- Blogger


  • Amina Rabar
  • Anne Kiguta
  • Betty Kyalo
  • Davidson Ngibuini
  • DJ Mo
  • Joey Muthengi
  • Larry Madowo
  • Mwalimu Rachel
  • Timothy Otieno

To see the other nominees and more information check out http://ke.avancemedia.org/

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