100 Most Influential Zimbabweans under 40 in 2016

The annual Gorindemabwe Frontier 100 Most Influential Zimbabweans under 40 list is out #ThisFlag founder Evan Mawarire is the pinnacle this year.

Mawarire made waves this year when he led a citizens’ social media movement that resulted in his arrest and then subsequent self-exile to the United States of America.

If you’re wondering why the usual suspects, the religious leaders are missing, the Frontier says it is because they have been promoted to a ‘Hall of Fame’.

The annual list has often come under criticism but as we often say when it comes to these things, one can always create their own list.

Here it is below:

1) Evan Mawarire
Trendsetter-#This Flag Movement
Gamechanger | Disruptor | Critic

2) Nigel Mugamu>
Founder 263 Chat
Moderator | Innovator | Critic

3) Lawrence Moyo
Editor> H-Metro

4) Tawanda Mutyebere
Founder> Chicken Slice

5) Chris Mugaga>
CEO – Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce

6) Kudzai Chipanga

Politburo Member Zanu pf


7) Brains Muchemwa
CEO Oxlink Capital

8) Advocate Nelson Chamisa>
Vice President,MDC-T
Politician | Activist | Philanthropist

9) Thabetha Kanengoni-Malinga
Minister of State in The Vice Presidents Office
Developmentalist | Activist | Critic

10) Jah Prayzah (Mukudzei Mukombe)
Lead Singer>3rd Generation Band
Singer |Songwriter |Brand Ambassador

11) Charles Manyuchi

Champion Boxer

Boxer/Brand Ambassador/Developmentalist

12) Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa>
Celebtated Media Personality
Presenter | Activist | Brand Ambassador

13) Dr Patson Dzamara
President> Off The Hook Group

14) Mabasa Sasa>
Editor In Chief The Sunday Mail

15) Wicknell Chivhayo

Managing Director –Intratrek Zimbabwe


16) Charles Mushinga
Editor>The Bridge
Writer | Developmentalist | Critic

17) Batsirai Java>
Founder Terbanacles of Grace Ministries
Speaker | Entrepreneur | Developmentalist

18) Chamu Chiwanza
President – Affairmative Action Group
Entrepreneur | Activist | Entertainer

19) Munyaradzi Gwatidzo>
CEO Astro Mobile
Innovator | Entrepreneur | Developmentalist

20) Advocate Arthur Marara
Founder> Greatness Clinic Trust

21) Advocate Thabani Mpofu
The Chamber Advocates of Zimbabwe
Developmentalist | Activist | BrandAmbasssdor

22) Alson Darikayi

Spokesperson Miss Tourism Zimbabwe


23) Farai Gundani

Contributor- Forbes Africa

Writer|Entrepreneur|Media Personality

24) Pakvo Mutendera

Investment Evangelist

25) Psychology Maziwisa>
Member of Parliamen Highfield, ZANU PF

26) Frank Buyanga

Serial Entrepreneur


27) Happiness Zengeni>
Business Editor The Herald
Analyst | Critic | Developmentalist

28) McDonald Gurura

Celebrated Media Personality
MC | Presenter | Brand Ambassador

29) Gloria Zaravanhu
General Manager Corporate Services-NICOZ Diamond
Entrepreneur | Developmentalist | Critic

30) Patisani Sibanda

DJ – Star FM

Presenter|Host|Master of Ceremonies

31) Carl Joshua Ncube
Pioneer>Zim International Comedy Movement
Stand Up Comic | Animator | Graphic Designer

32) Nicholas Bhero
Founder-Impact 360
Entrepreneur | Speaker | Playwright

33) ZororoMakamba
Branding Enthusiast
Presenter | Entertainer | Entrepreneur

34) Vukani Dhladhla
Founder> Abiding Hope Global Ministries

35) Oscar Pambuka
Celebrated Media Personality

36) Tendai Garwe
Human Rights Activist
Speaker | Critic | Developmentalist

37) Plot Mhako
Artistic Director> Jibilika Dance Trust
Entrepreneur | Activist | Brand Ambassador

38) Tawanda Gudhlanga
DJ-Spot FM
Presenter | Analyst | Critic

39) Maud Chifamba
Celebrated Young Academic
Pioneer | Trendsetter | Activist

40) Killer T

Celebrated Zimdancehall Artist

Singer|Songwriter|Brand Ambassdaor

41) Mudiwahood

Celebrated Artist
Musician | Entrepreneur | Brand Ambassador

42) Misheck Gondo

Director>National Association of Youth Organisations
Activist | Developmentalist | Writer

43) Phillip Chidavaenzi
Celebtared Researcher

44) Tommy Deushele

Creative Director- Simba Savannah


45) Fungai Tichawangana>
Chief Imagineer Exist Digital Media Group
Entrepreneur | Critic | Photojournalist

46) Barry Manandi
Director Columbus TV
Presenter|Strategist|Brand Specialist

47) VimbaiMutinhiri>
Co-Host Star Gist
Supermodel | Presenter | Singer

48) Justice Mayor Wadyajena
Gokwe- Nembudziya (MP), ZANU PF
Politician | Activist | Developmentalist

49) Tonderai Rutsito
Founder- TechnoMag
Innovator | Entrepreneur | Critic

50) Larry Kwirirayi
Founder- Three Men On A Boat
Innovator | Entrepreneur | Critic

51) Taku Chingonzo
Co-Founder- Saisai Wireless
Innovator | Entrepreneur | Acticist

52) Munyaradzi Takawira
Country Leader-J Life Africa
Activist | Trainer | Critic

53) DJ Templeman

DJ Star FM

Pioneer|Brand Ambassador|Developmentalist

54) NoViolet Bulawayo
Award Winning Author
Academic | Critic | Activist

55) Tongai Chirisa

Celebrated Actor

Pioneer|Trendsetter|Brand Ambassador

56) Danai Gurira
Pioneer>ZimHolywood Movement
Actor | Filmmaker | Playwright

57) Joseph Madziyire


Pioneer|Trendsetter|Brand Ambassador

58) Dr Mike Joka
Founder Corporate 24 Group of Hospitals
Entrepreneur | Developmentalist | Philanthropist

59) Livingstone Dzikira
Director> Zimbabwe Youth Council
Politician | Activist | Developmentalist

60) Mike Madhodha
Celebrated Sportscaster
Creative Director | Presenter | Critic

61) Tsitsi Mutendi
Founding Editor> Jewel Magazine
Critic | Developmentalist | Consultant

62) Napoleon Nyanhi
Celebrated Media Personality
Brand Ambassador | Presenter | Critic

63) Oscar Habeenzu
Chairman>iNduku Publishing Group
Author | Activist | Developmentalist

64) Rudo Nyangulu
Serial Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur | Photographer | Philanthropist

65) Joel Gombera
Group Marketing Manager> CBZ Holdings
Speaker | Developmentalist | Philanthropist

66) Titus Gwemende>
Economic Governace and Trade Portfolio Expert
Speaker | Writer | Activist

67) Winky D (Wallace Chirumiko)
President> Ninja Movement
Singer|Producer|Brand Ambassador

68) Samuelle Dimairho

Co-Founder- Chengetedzai Depository Company


69)Acie Lumumba

Leader- Viva Zimbabwe


70) Alvin Nyika
Founder- Core Foundation
Innovator | Critic | Activist

71) Rumbi Katedza
Founder>MaiJai Films
Film maker | Activist | Panelist

72) Simon Bere
Chief Strategist> Simon Bere Inc.
Strategist | Trainer | Critic

73) Nigel Jack
Founder>Jaden Media
Author | Filmmaker | Critic

74) Nqobizitha Mlilo
Founder>Enqore Media
Director | Animator | Speaker

75) Fungai Machirori
Founder> Her Zimbabwe
Photojournalist | Blogger | Critic

76) Mathias Mhere
Gospel Sensation
Musician | Activist | Brand Ambassador

77) Elton Ziki

Political Commentator
Researcher | Activist | Analyst

78) Tawanda Chikosi

Technology Evangelist
Entrepreneur | Trendsetter |Brand Ambassador

79) Brian Soko

Celebrated Music Mogul

Producer/Presenter/Brand Ambassador

80) Beverly Sibanda
Lead Dancer> Bev and The Sexy Angels
Dancer | Activist | Musician

81) Gilmore Tee

Celebrated Style Icon
Presenter | Stylist |Brand Ambassador

82) Mbo Mahocs

Celebrated Socialite
Musician | Stylist |Fashionista

83) Marc Mandisoul

Celebrated Entertainer
Producer | Presenter | Brand Ambassador

84) Colin Moyo –Nduna

Documentary Researcher
Researcher | Activist |Writer

85) Tafadzwa Zimoyo

Entertainment Personality
Writer | Researcher |Brand Ambassador

86) Sharon Muguwu

Entertainment Writer – Daily News
Researcher | Analyst |Developmentalist

87) Khama Billiart

Celebrated Footballer
Icon | Trendsetter |Brand Ambassador

88) DJ Nosh

CEO-2 Kings Entertainment
Host | Pioneer |Brand Ambassador

89) Chris Chenga

Economic Commentator
Speaker | Researcher | Writer

90) Cynthia Mare

Celebrated Musician
Singer | Songwriter | Brand Ambassador

91) Aldrian Harrison

Founder-Zim Hip Hop Artist

Host/Producer/Brand Ambassador

92) David Chakombera

Strategy Consultant

Stategist/Brand Ambassador/Researcher

93) Priscilla Chigariro
Founder> Zimbabwe Fashion Week
Supermodel | Activist | Entrepreneur

94) Mary Chiwenga
Chairperson-Miss Zimbabwe Trust
Entrepreneur | Developmentalist | Philanthropist

95) Tenford Chitanana
Artistic Director>Zimbabwe Youth Festival
Film maker | Critic | Activist

96) Leeroy Gopal

Award Winning Actor


97) Cal_vin

Hip Hop Sensation

Singer/Songwriter/Brand Ambassador

98) Advocate Fadzai Mahere

Celebrated Trendsetter


99) Amara Brown

Celebrated Artist

Musician/Activist/Brand Ambassador

100) Admirre Kuzhangaira Bhutisi

Celebrated Comedian

Actor/Brand Ambassador/Developmentalist

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