2018 Most Influential Young Kenyans Nominees

16 January of 2019 by

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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