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Find out more about the greatest Tanzanians, including Jakaya Kikwete, Julius Nyerere, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Benjamin Mkapa and Edward Lowassa.
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Julius Nyerere
(Politician)
Julius Nyerere
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Birthdate: April 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Butiama, Tanzania
Died: October 14, 1999
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Mbwana Samatta
(Association football player)
Mbwana Samatta
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
 3 
Zuchu
(Singer)
Zuchu
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania
 4 
Rachel Luttrell
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Birthdate: January 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tanzania
 5 
Hasheem Thabeet
(Basketball player)
Hasheem Thabeet
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
 6 
Harmonize
(Musician, Songwriter)
Harmonize
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mtwara, Tanzania
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Jakaya Kikwete
(President of Tanzania (2005-15))
Jakaya Kikwete
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Msoga, Tanzania

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.

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Tippu Tib
(Businessman)
Tippu Tib
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1832 AD
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Died: June 14, 1905
 9 
Mohammed Dewji
(Entrepreneur, Politician)
Mohammed Dewji
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ipembe, Singida, Tanzania
 10 
Abdulrazak Gurnah
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Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania
 11 
Chipo Chung
(Actress)
Chipo Chung
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
 12 
Ida Ljungqvist
(Tanzanian-Swedish Model)
Ida Ljungqvist
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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.

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Ali Hassan Mwinyi
(2nd President of Tanzania)
Ali Hassan Mwinyi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pwani Region, Tanzania
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Steven Kanumba
(Actor, Film director)
Steven Kanumba
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Birthdate: January 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shinyanga, Tanzania
Died: April 7, 2012
Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar
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Birthdate: September 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Unguja, Tanzania
 16 
Vanessa Mdee
(Singer-songwriter)
Vanessa Mdee
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arusha, Tanzania
 17 
Nandy
(Singer)
Nandy
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moshi Urban, Tanzania
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Benjamin Mkapa
(Politician)
Benjamin Mkapa
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 12, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ndanda, Tanzania
Died: July 24, 2020
 19 
Edward Lowassa
(Politician)
Edward Lowassa
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Arusha, Tanzania
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Wema Sepetu
(Actress, Beauty pageant winner)
Wema Sepetu
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Elizabeth Michael
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Birthdate: April 16, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
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Janeth Magufuli
(First lady, Educator)
Janeth Magufuli
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Tanzania
 23 
Rose Mhando
(Singer)
Rose Mhando
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tanzania
 24 
Said Salim Bakhresa
(Businessman)
Said Salim Bakhresa
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1949 AD
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania
 25 
Barbara Gonzalez
(Business Executive)
Barbara Gonzalez
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Ali Mohamed Shein
(Politician)
Ali Mohamed Shein
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pemba Island, Tanzania
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Diamond Platnumz
(Singer, Businessperson)
Diamond Platnumz
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tandale, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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John Stephen Akhwari
(Marathon runner, Long-distance runner)
John Stephen Akhwari
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Mbulu, Tanzania
 29 
Adi Yussuf
(Football player)
Adi Yussuf
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Samia Suluhu Hassan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Makunduchi, Tanzania
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Hussein Mwinyi
(Politician, Physician)
Hussein Mwinyi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 23, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tanzania
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John Magufuli
(Politician)
John Magufuli
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chato, Tanzania
Died: March 17, 2021
 33 
Bi Kidude
(Singer)
Bi Kidude
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1910 AD
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Died: April 17, 2013
 34 
Jux
(Musician)
Jux
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Paul Makonda
(Politician)
Paul Makonda
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mwanza, Tanzania
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Philip Mpango
(Politician, Economist)
Philip Mpango
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Birthdate: July 14, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tanzania
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Humphrey Polepole
(Politician)
Humphrey Polepole
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Tanzania
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Salim Ahmed Salim
(Politician)
Salim Ahmed Salim
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sultanate of Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Lady Jaydee
(Singer)
Lady Jaydee
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shinyanga, Tanzania
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Ali Kiba
(Singer-songwriter)
Ali Kiba
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tanzania
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Emily Ruete
(Writer, Princess)
Emily Ruete
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 30, 1844
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Died: February 29, 1924
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Seif Sharif Hamad
(Politician)
Seif Sharif Hamad
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pemba Island, Tanzania
Died: February 17, 2021
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Rayvanny
(Musician, Songwriter)
Rayvanny
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mbeya, Tanzania
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Chief Mkwawa
(Revolutionary)
Chief Mkwawa
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1855 AD
Birthplace: Iringa Region, Tanzania
Died: July 19, 1898
 45 
Nahreel
(Musician)
Nahreel
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
 46 
Augustine Mahiga
(Diplomat, Politician)
Augustine Mahiga
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tosamaganga, Iringa District Iringa, Tanganyika (territory) Tanganyika
Died: May 1, 2020
 47 
Mbosso
(Singer, Musician)
Mbosso
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
 48 
Rostam Aziz
(Politician,Businessman)
Rostam Aziz
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tanzania
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Majid bin Said of Zanzibar
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Birthdate: 1834 AD
Birthplace: Unguja, Tanzania
Died: October 7, 1870
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Ummy Mwalimu
(Politician)
Ummy Mwalimu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tanzania