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  1. April Olrich

    April Olrich


  2. Clare Peploe

    Clare Peploe


    Clare Peploe (born 1942) is a British screenwriter, producer and film director. She is the sister of Mark Peploe. Since 1979 she has been married to director Bernardo Bertolucci.

  3. Nancy Sumari

    Nancy Sumari


    Nancy Abraham Sumari is a Tanzanian TV Host, model and beauty pageant titleholder. now Managing Partner at Frontline Management Limited, an Events and Corporate Communication firm, and also a co-founder of The Tanzania Women of Achievement Awards. She was selected as Miss Tanzania 2005, later competed at Miss World 2005 where she placed in the top 6, and won the title Continental Queen of Africa for 2005. Sumari was born in Arusha, Tanzania, in 1986 to Abraham Simango Sumari. She is one of five children, including her older sister Nakaaya Sumari of reality TV show "Tusker Project Fame".

  4. Flaviana Matata

    Flaviana Matata


    Flaviana Matata (born June 9, 1988) is a Tanzanian beauty queen and fashion model.

  5. Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar

    Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar


    Sayyid Sir Jamshid bin Abdullah Al Said (Arabic: جمشيد بن عبد الله‎) (born 16 September 1929) was the last Sultan of Zanzibar. He ruled Zanzibar from 1 July 1963 to 12 January 1964. On 10 December 1963, Zanzibar received its independence from the United Kingdom as a constitutional monarchy under Jamshid. This state of affairs was short lived and he was overthrown by the Zanzibar Revolution. He fled into exile in the United Kingdom, where, as of 2012, he continues to live in Portsmouth. He is married to Zuleikha bin Abdullah Al Aufy.

  6. Remmy Ongala

    Remmy Ongala


    Ramadhani "Remmy" Mtoro Ongala (1947 – 13 December 2010) was a Tanzanian guitarist and singer. Ongala was born in Kindu near the Tanzanian border, in what was Belgian Congo at the time, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  7. Davis Mwamunyange

    Davis Mwamunyange


    General Davis Mwamunyange (born 1959) is the Chief of Defence Forces of the Tanzania People's Defence Force. He was appointed by the Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete in September 2007. Before his appointment he was the Chief of General Staff.

  8. Nelly Kamwelu

    Nelly Kamwelu


    Nelly Alexandra Kamwelu (born 1991) is a Tanzanian model and beauty queen who won the Miss Universe Tanzania and Miss Southern Africa International titles in 2011.She represented her country in Miss Universe 2011 in São Paulo, Brazil, Miss International 2011 in China, Miss Earth 2011 in Manila, Philippines, and Miss Tourism Queen International in China.

  9. Richa Adhia

    Richa Adhia


    Richa Maria Adhia (born 1988) is a model and beauty pageant contestant who won Miss Earth Tanzania 2006 and Miss Tanzania 2007., She represented Tanzania in both Miss Earth 2006 in the Philippines and Miss World 2007 in China. So far she remains the only Tanzanian beauty pageant contestant to have represented her country in both of the International contests, In 2010 she was also chosen to represent Tanzania at Miss India Worldwide pageant.

  10. Chipo Chung

    Chipo Chung


    Chipo Chung (born 1977) is a Tanzanian-born actress and activist raised in Zimbabwe. She currently lives in London.

  11. Mustafa Jaffer Sabodo

    Mustafa Jaffer Sabodo


    Mustafa Jaffer Sabodo was born in Lindi, Tanzania to Muslim Gujarati Indian immigrants of the Khoja sect. He is an economist, consultant in international debt-finance, philanthropist and a businessman. He has business interests in India, France, Kenya, Sudan and Zimbabwe.

  12. John Okello

    John Okello


    John Gideon Okello (1937, Lango District, Uganda – 1971?) was an East African revolutionary and the leader of the Zanzibar Revolution in 1964. This revolution overthrew Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah and led to the proclamation of Zanzibar as a republic.

  13. Said Salim Bakhresa

    Said Salim Bakhresa


    Said Salim Awadh Bakhresa (born 1949 in Zanzibar), is an extremely reclusive Tanzanian business tycoon.

  14. Wolfgang Dourado

    Wolfgang Dourado


    Wolfgang Dourado is a former attorney general, and later Chief Justice, of Zanzibar.

  15. Lady Jaydee

    Lady Jaydee


    Judith Wambura Mbibo, known by her stage name Lady Jaydee (stylized as Lady JayDee and at times Lady Jay Dee) (born June 15, 1979), is a Tanzanian singer. She specializes in the R&B/Zouk/Kwaito genres. Lady Jaydee was voted Best Tanzanian Female R&B Artist in 2002, performed at the Kora All Africa Designers Competition, and was awarded "Best R&B Album" at the Tanzania Music Awards on August 6, 2004. In July 2005, she won an award for "best female video for South Africa". She was among the first females to sing R&B in Swahili. She has also recorded with a number of artists including Samba Mapangala (Congo), Chameleone (Uganda), Mad Ice (Uganda / Tanzania), Matonya (Tanzania) and Mina Nawe (South Africa) Dj Maphorisa (South Africa )

  16. Steven Kanumba

    Steven Kanumba


    Steven Charles Kanumba (8 January 1984 – 7 April 2012) was a Tanzanian actor and director. Kanumba died in 2012 at the age of 28 and 20,000 people attended his funeral. (Some sources estimated the total to be 30,000). He was described as "Tanzania's most popular film star" and appeared in Nollywood films.

  17. Erasto Mpemba

    Erasto Mpemba


    Erasto Barthlomeo Mpemba (born 1950) is a Tanzanian who observed what became known as the Mpemba effect, whereby hot water sometimes freezes faster than cold water. This effect had been observed previously by Aristotle, Francis Bacon, and René Descartes.

  18. Augustine P. Mahiga

    Augustine P. Mahiga


    Augustine Philip Mahiga (born 28 August 1945) is a Tanzanian diplomat. He previously served as the Permanent Representative of Tanzania to the United Nations, and later as the UN Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Political Office for Somalia.

  19. Gertrude Mongella

    Gertrude Mongella


    Gertrude Ibengwe Mongella (born in 1945) is a Tanzanian politician and the first president of the Pan-African Parliament.

  20. Anna Tibaijuka

    Anna Tibaijuka


    Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka (born 12 October 1950) is a Tanzanian CCM politician and Member of Parliament for Muleba South constituency since 2010. She served as the Minister of Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Developments from 2010 to 2014.

  21. Frederick Werema

    Frederick Werema


    Frederick Mwita Werema (born 10 October 1955) served as Attorney General of Tanzania from 2009 until his resignation in 2014. Before his appointment Werema was High Court of Tanzania Judge in the Commercial Division.

  22. Alex Rontos

    Alex Rontos


    Alex Rontos (born 1954 in Tanganyika Territory) has been one of the closest advisors to the former Prime Minister of Greece Georgios Papandreou during the tenure of the latter as the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1999–2004, Simitis Regime).

  23. Kinjikitile Ngwale

    Kinjikitile Ngwale


    Kinjikitile "Bokero" Ngwale (died August 4, 1905) was a Tanzanian medium and a leader of the 1905–1907 Maji Maji Rebellion against colonial rule in German East Africa.

  24. Ray C

    Ray C


    Rehema Chalamila (born May 15, 1982 in Iringa), popularly known for her stage name Ray C, is a musician from Tanzania. Her music is a mixture of Bongo flava, R&B and taarab

  25. Benno Ndulu

    Benno Ndulu


    Professor Benno Ndulu has been the governor of the Bank of Tanzania, the country's central bank, since 2008.

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