Zimbabwe has some of the most influential people on the continent who are not only doing big in Africa but world over. Below is a compilation of Zimbabwe’s Top 30 Under 30 Inspirational Youth In 2016 in no specific order who are raising the Zimbabwean flag high and inspiring other young Zimbabweans to stand up and pursue their dreams . Enjoy!
1. Tino Chinyani
Tino Chinyani is The New Face Of Nivea For Me. the model only not knows how to bring it on the stage and to maintain his looks but in his photo shoots . With incontestable handsome appeal Tino has been attracting the hottest magazines in the United Kingdom, After all he is one of the most handsome man in Zimbabwe and he is only in his early 20’s.
2. Takunda Chingonzoh
Chingonzoh’s Twitter profile reads: “I am out, taking over the world”. Apt maybe, Neolab Technology, the award-winning start-up he founded with partners Jabulani Mpofu and Blessing Mukome, works on pioneering technology for emerging economies. They also work with Saisai Wireless, a wireless network for free access to WiFi hotspots in public areas. Neolab, which Chingonzoh calls “the start-up factory”, works in close conjunction with the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo, and the students, training and getting them to work in teams and turn concepts into sustainable start-ups. He has been listed on Forbes and spoken to President Barack Obama and won many awards!
3. Kudzai Violet Gwara aka KVG
KVG is one of the youngest radio personalities on Zimbabwean radio. She is confident, passionate, limitless, a go-getter, and one who strives and hopes to make a difference in each and everyone’s life each day she opens up her mouth to use that MIC, be it on radio, television, or Corporate events, she knows how to draw your attention. 24 year old, Kudzai Violette Gwara (known as KVG by her listeners) has made a household name through StarFM the 1st commercial radio station in Zimbabwe since 2012.
4. Tinashe T Collar Sibanda
Tinashe Sibanda popularly known as T-Collar took a chance and left to pursue the music industry in Los Angeles . The Zimbabwean has produced for Rita Ora and Chris Brown’s hit collaboration, “Body On Me.” and recently Kevin Gate’s Know Better. He is one young producer to look up to.
5. Jah Prayzah
Jah Prayzah is a multi-award winning contemporary artist with a keen interest in the mbira. He collaborated with artists such as Diamond from Tanzania and a number of collaborations with various local and international artists, and continues to take his act across and beyond Zimbabwe’s borders. Jah Prayzah is Zimbabwe’s most successfu musician with awards such as NAMA 2016 Awards – Album of the year, Outstanding Male Artist, Artist of the year, Traditional Song of the year (Jerusarema), ZIMA 2016 Awards – Album of the year (Jerusarema), ZIMA 2016 Awards – Collaboration of the year (Kure Kure ft. Ammara Brown), Zimbabwe Achievers Awards – Best International Music Artist and more!