Category Archives: Tanzania

And the Most Influential Young Tanzanian of Last Year Was…

Ooooo….it is with great delight that I share who last year’s most influential young Tanzanian was. Why? Because this person is a fellow young Tanzanian blogger like me! This past year has been an eventful one for the Tanzanian blogosphere, what with the government instituting new stringent regulations on Tanzanian bloggers. I won’t discuss that issue any further, but suffice it to say that the news from Tanzania’s blogging world is not all stark. The Tanzanian blogosphere is alive and well and still has a lot of influence on Tanzanians as a whole. Want to know which young Tanzanian blogger … Continue reading And the Most Influential Young Tanzanian of Last Year Was…

50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians 2018: Vote Now!

Leading African rating & PR agency Avance Media has announced finalists for the 2nd edition of its prestigious annual ranking focused on young people dubbed “50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians”. According to Prince Akpah, Managing Director of Avance Media, this year’s list features young Tanzanians between the ages of 15 and 40 who have made remarkable contributions towards their respective fields and have extended impact to other young people across the country and beyond. Public voting is now open at tz.avancemedia.org to determine the influence of the nominees in their categories and in the overall ranking. The 2017 edition was won … Continue reading 50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians 2018: Vote Now!

Ericomsongz ft. Kellah – Mpokee

Happy new year, dear reader! I hope all is well with you and that your 2019 is off to a great start. Today, for my first post of the year, I would like to do something a little different: I’d like to share some music with you. I recently came across a new tune from Tanzania, that’s sweet in subject matter and catchy in sound.  I found this song in my inbox, where it had been sent to me by the popular Tanzanian record label MJ Records, the record label of one of the artists that performs the song. Usually, I … Continue reading Ericomsongz ft. Kellah – Mpokee

Parting Shot: Instagram

Two years and eight months ago, almost to the day, I posted my very first picture on Instagram. Although, I still didn’t understand why anyone would be interested in seeing pictures of or posted by people they didn’t know, I gave in to the millennials in my life (you can read about that here) and hopped on to the Instagram bandwagon. Not only did I post my very first image that day, but I also determined to post a picture every day for the next year.🤦 One year turned into two and almost turned into three when I decided that, … Continue reading Parting Shot: Instagram

Stone Town: Where to Stay for Every Budget

As I mentioned in my last post, I often like to say: you can do Zanzibar on any budget. When it comes to accommodation, you can very well splurge and stay in the lap of luxury at hotels such as the Park Hyatt Zanzibar or the Zanzibar Serena Hotel, but you can also find reputable places to stay for as low as US$9 a night. Yes, I did say US$9, but the operative word in that sentence is reputable—you don’t want to be in a place as magical as Zanzibar only to stay in a hole in the wall because you … Continue reading Stone Town: Where to Stay for Every Budget