Tanzanian

Find out more about the greatest Tanzanians, including Jakaya Kikwete, Julius Nyerere, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Benjamin Mkapa and Edward Lowassa.

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 1 
Julius Nyerere
(Politician)

Julius Nyerere
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Birthdate: April 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Butiama, Tanzania
Died: October 14, 1999

 2 
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 
Harmonize
(Musician, Songwriter)

Harmonize
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mtwara, Tanzania

 6 

Samia Suluhu Hassan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Makunduchi, Tanzania
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 7 
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
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 8 
Tippu Tib
(Businessman)

Tippu Tib
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1832 AD
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Died: June 14, 1905

 9 
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.

 10 
Chipo Chung
(Actress)

Chipo Chung
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 11 

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.

 12 
Rayvanny
(Musician, Songwriter)

Rayvanny
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mbeya, Tanzania

 13 

Abdulrazak Gurnah
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Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania

 14 
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

 15 
Ali Kiba
(Singer-songwriter)

Ali Kiba
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tanzania

 16 
Mohammed Dewji
(Entrepreneur, Politician)

Mohammed Dewji
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ipembe, Singida, Tanzania

 17 
Mbosso
(Singer, Musician)

Mbosso
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

 18 
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 
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

 20 
Vanessa Mdee
(Singer-songwriter)

Vanessa Mdee
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arusha, Tanzania

 21 
Nandy
(Singer)

Nandy
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moshi Urban, Tanzania

Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar
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Birthdate: September 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Unguja, Tanzania

 23 
Edward Lowassa
(Politician)

Edward Lowassa
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Arusha, Tanzania

 24 
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

 25 
Janeth Magufuli
(First lady, Educator)

Janeth Magufuli
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Tanzania

 26 
Rose Mhando
(Singer)

Rose Mhando
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1960 AD, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tanzania

 27 
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

 28 
Said Salim Bakhresa
(Businessman)

Said Salim Bakhresa
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1949 AD
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania

 29 
John Stephen Akhwari
(Marathon runner, Long-distance runner)

John Stephen Akhwari
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Mbulu, Tanzania

 30 
Adi Yussuf
(Football player)

Adi Yussuf
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania

 31 
Reginald Mengi
(Businessperson, Philanthropist)

Reginald Mengi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
Died: May 2, 2019

 32 
Hussein Mwinyi
(Politician, Physician)

Hussein Mwinyi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 23, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tanzania

 33 
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

 34 
Bi Kidude
(Singer)

Bi Kidude
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1910 AD
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Died: April 17, 2013

 35 
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

 36 
Paul Makonda
(Politician)

Paul Makonda
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mwanza, Tanzania

 37 
Jux
(Musician)

Jux
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 38 
Humphrey Polepole
(Politician)

Humphrey Polepole
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Tanzania

 39 
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

 40 
Lady Jaydee
(Singer)

Lady Jaydee
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shinyanga, Tanzania

 41 
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

 42 
Philip Mpango
(Politician, Economist)

Philip Mpango
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Birthdate: July 14, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tanzania

 43 
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

 44 
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

 45 
Ummy Mwalimu
(Politician)

Ummy Mwalimu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tanzania

 46 
Chief Mkwawa
(Revolutionary)

Chief Mkwawa
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1855 AD
Birthplace: Iringa Region, Tanzania
Died: July 19, 1898

 47 
Asha-Rose Migiro
(Politician, Diplomat)

Asha-Rose Migiro
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Songea, Tanzania

 48 
Nahreel
(Musician)

Nahreel
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 49 
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

Palamagamba John Aidan Mwaluko Kabudi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 24, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Singida, Singida Region, Tanzania