Famous Tanzanian People

Vote For Your Favourite Tanzanian Personality

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

 1 
Julius Nyerere
(Politician)
Julius Nyerere
5
Birthdate: April 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Butiama
Died: October 14, 1999
 2 
Rachel Luttrell
(Actress)
Rachel Luttrell
2
Birthdate: January 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tanzania
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 3 
John Magufuli
(The Fifth President of Tanzania)
John Magufuli
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chato
Died: March 17, 2021
 4 
Jakaya Kikwete
(4th President of Tanzania)
Jakaya Kikwete
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Msoga

Jakaya Kikwete is a Tanzanian politician. From 2005 to 2015, Kikwete served as the president of Tanzania. Before being elected as the fourth president of Tanzania, Kikwete served as the Minister for Foreign Affairs for 10 years. Apart from being a politician, Jakaya Kikwete is an avid sports fan and played competitive basketball in school.

 5 
Mbwana Samatta
(Tanzanian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Mbwana Samatta
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dar Es Salaam
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 6 
Abdulrazak Gurnah
(Writer)
Abdulrazak Gurnah
1
Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Zanzibar
Recommended Lists:
 7 
Chipo Chung
(Actress)
Chipo Chung
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam
 8 
Zuchu
(Singer)
Zuchu
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zanzibar
 9 
Ida Ljungqvist
(Tanzanian-Swedish Model)
Ida Ljungqvist
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tanzania

Ida Ljungqvist is a Tanzanian-Swedish model known for her association with Playboy. In 2008, she became the first African-born person to be adjudged Playboy Playmate of the Month. The following year, she was adjudged Playmate of the Year, becoming the second Swedish model to receive such recognition. Well-known for her philanthropic work, Ljungqvist works with Empowerment Works, a non-profit organization.

 10 
Tippu Tib
(Businessman)
Tippu Tib
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1832 AD
Birthplace: Zanzibar
Died: June 14, 1905
 11 
Harmonize
(Musician, Songwriter)
Harmonize
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mtwara
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 12 
Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar
(King)
Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar
0
Birthdate: September 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Unguja
 13 
Mohammed Dewji
(Entrepreneur, Politician)
Mohammed Dewji
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ipembe
 14 
Ali Hassan Mwinyi
(2nd President of Tanzania)
Ali Hassan Mwinyi
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pwani Region
 15 
Edward Lowassa
(Politician)
Edward Lowassa
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Arusha
 16 
Steven Kanumba
(Actor, Film director)
Steven Kanumba
1
Birthdate: January 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shinyanga
Died: April 7, 2012
 17 
Janeth Magufuli
(First lady, Educator)
Janeth Magufuli
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Tanzania
 18 
Benjamin Mkapa
(Politician)
Benjamin Mkapa
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 12, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ndanda
Died: July 24, 2020
 19 
Ali Mohamed Shein
(Politician)
Ali Mohamed Shein
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pemba Island
 20 
Said Salim Bakhresa
(Businessman)
Said Salim Bakhresa
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1949 AD
Birthplace: Zanzibar
 21 
Hasheem Thabeet
(Basketball player)
Hasheem Thabeet
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
 22 
Bi Kidude
(Singer)
Bi Kidude
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1910 AD
Birthplace: Zanzibar
Died: April 17, 2013
 23 
Adi Yussuf
(Tanzanian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Adi Yussuf
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zanzibar
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 24 
Philip Mpango
(Politician, Economist)
Philip Mpango
0
Birthdate: July 14, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tanzania
 25 
John Stephen Akhwari
(Tanzanian Former Marathon Runner)
John Stephen Akhwari
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Mbulu
 26 
Salim Ahmed Salim
(Politician)
Salim Ahmed Salim
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sultanate of Zanzibar
 27 
Lady Jaydee
(Singer)
Lady Jaydee
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shinyanga
 28 
Samia Suluhu Hassan
(Politician)
Samia Suluhu Hassan
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Makunduchi
 29 
Diamond Platnumz
(Singer, Businessperson)
Diamond Platnumz
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tandale
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 30 
Jux
(Musician)
Jux
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam
 31 
Paul Makonda
(Politician)
Paul Makonda
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mwanza
 32 
Humphrey Polepole
(Tanzanian Politician and Diplomat Serving as an Ambassador of Tanzania to Cuba)
Humphrey Polepole
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: Tanzania
 33 
Seif Sharif Hamad
(Politician)
Seif Sharif Hamad
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pemba Island
Died: February 17, 2021
 34 
Majid bin Said of Zanzibar
(Politician)
Majid bin Said of Zanzibar
0
Birthdate: 1834 AD
Birthplace: Unguja
Died: October 7, 1870
 35 
Mbosso
(Singer, Musician)
Mbosso
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dar Es Salaam
 36 
Rayvanny
(Musician, Songwriter)
Rayvanny
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mbeya
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 37 
Ummy Mwalimu
(Politician)
Ummy Mwalimu
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tanzania
 38 
Wema Sepetu
(Actress, Beauty pageant winner)
Wema Sepetu
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam
 39 
Ali Kiba
(Singer-songwriter)
Ali Kiba
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tanzania
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 40 
Abeid Karume
(Politician)
Abeid Karume
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 4, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mwera
Died: April 7, 1972
 41 
Vanessa Mdee
(Singer-songwriter)
Vanessa Mdee
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arusha
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 42 
Khalid bin Barghash of Zanzibar
(Sultan)
Khalid bin Barghash of Zanzibar
0
Birthdate: December 15, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zanzibar
Died: 1927 AD
 43 
Nandy
(Singer)
Nandy
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moshi Urban
 44 
Rostam Aziz
(Politician,Businessman)
Rostam Aziz
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tanzania
 45 
Rose Mhando
(Singer)
Rose Mhando
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tanzania
 46 
Augustine Mahiga
(Diplomat, Politician)
Augustine Mahiga
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tosamaganga
Died: May 1, 2020
 47 
Professor Jay
(Rapper, Politician)
Professor Jay
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam
 48 
Hussein Mwinyi
(Politician, Physician)
Hussein Mwinyi
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 23, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tanzania
 49 
Kassim Majaliwa
(Politician, Educator)
Kassim Majaliwa
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ruangwa
 50 
Palamagamba John Aidan Mwaluko Kabudi
(Politician)
Palamagamba John Aidan Mwaluko Kabudi
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 24, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Singida