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Comedian Njugush voted 2019 most influential young Kenyan

Comedian Njugush known in private life as Timothy Kimani has been voted the 2019 Most Influential Young Kenyan in the 3rd annual ranking poll of influential young Kenyans organised by leading African PR & Rating firm, Avance Media.

The ranking of 100 young extraordinary young Kenyans which also features 56 females makes Comedian Njugush the 3rd winner of the prestigious title after Daniel “Churchill” Ndambuki (2016) and Dr Darshan Chandaria (2018).

Known for being a funny guy who cracks the ribs of his fans every time he goes on air, Njugush has built a remarkable career for himself through social media which he uses as a platform to publish contents. In 2018, he was voted among the 100 Most Influential Young Kenyans.

Media personality and host of #WeekendWithBetty on K24 TV, Betty Kyallo was also voted as the Most Influential Female on the ranking.

Joining Njugush in the top 5 spot are musician Samidoh, media personality Betty Kyallo, 2019 Global Teacher Prize winner Peter Tabichi and activist & founder of Ukweli Party, Boniface Mwangi.

According to the Managing Director of Avance Media, Prince Akpah, “the ranking which celebrates young people annually features 100 inspiring change-makers and leaders making great accomplishments in their diverse industries. Be it as entrepreneurs, musicians, activists, media personalities, social impact and philanthropy leaders, public servants, thought leaders and politicians’’.

Below are the young Kenyans voted as the most influential in their respective categories:

•             Business – Anerlisa Muigai (CEO, Nero)

•             Entertainment – Samidoh (Musician)

•             Law & Governance – Boniface Mwangi (Founder, Ukweli Party)

•             Leadership & Civil Society – Nafula Kisiangani (CEO, Ubuntu Development Solution)

•             Lifestyle – Njugush (Comedian)

•             Media – Betty Kyallo (OAP, K24)

•             Personal Development & Academia – Peter Tabichi (Teacher)

•             Science & Technology – Stellah Wairimu Bosire-Otieno (Dr) (CEO, Kenya Medical Association)

•             Social Enterprise & Philanthropy – Anne Wawira Njiru (Founder, Food4Education)

•             Sports – Michael Olunga (Footballer, Kashiwa Reysol)

Here is the list of Avance Media’s 2019 100 Most Influential Young Kenyans

The ranking which has been organised in other countries have had, musician Burna Boy being named 2019 Most Influential Young Nigerian, musician Kofi Kinaata also voted the 2019 Most Influential Young Ghanaian, 2019 Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi as 2019 Most Influential Young South African and Aston Villa’s Mbwana Samatta voted the 2019 Most Influential Young Tanzanian.

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Lawrence Baraza is a prolific writer with competencies in Digital Media, Print, and Broadcast. Baraza is also a Communication Practitioner currently spearheading Digital content on Metropol TV's Digital Desk.

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