Gumiguru’s 40 Emerging Leaders Under 30 Years


“Young people are not leaders of tomorrow they are the leaders of today. In fact young people have always been at the center of pioneering, innovation and positive change since time immemorial. As Gumiguru we believe in celebrating people who are making an effort to inspire, influence and impact our generation. It is our pleasure to introduce you to the Gumiguru 40 Under 30 Class of 2017.”

-Simba Nyamadzawo ,MD Gumiguru Inc..,

This list was compiled by Gumiguru Incorporated, a Harare based Leadership, Motivation & Consultancy Company.

Gumiguru 40 under 30 emerging leaders is an annual list of 40 emerging Zimbabwean leaders who are 30 years old or below.

The purpose of the list is to formally recognize, acknowledge and celebrate young Zimbabweans who are movers and shakers in what they are doing.


This list comprises of 40 individuals born after 31 December 1986 and doing remarkable, notable or unique work worth recognizing and emulating.

Our working definition of leadership comes from Myles Munroe. He said

“Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration motivated by passion, generated by vision, produced by a conviction, ignited by a purpose.”

The names were drawn from various sources including nominations from individuals and organizations that work closely with the youths.

We do appreciate that there are a lot of young people doing remarkable work across the nation but for the purpose of this list we decided to limit the number to 40 people only.

Individuals who have been listed in the preceding years will not be listed again,

In the past Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa ,Charles Manyuchi ,Jah Prayzah ,Advocate Fadzayi Mahere ,Maud Chifamba, Evidence Chari just to name a few  have been listed

Meet the GUMIGURU 40 UNDER 3O EMERGING LEADERS class of 2017

This list is arranged in alphabetical order.

Name CredentialsOrganization
Amanda Lieto EntreprenerElagand Grind
Ammara BrownSinger | Actress
Ancillar Mangena-NombewuJournalist | Forbes
Authur MatsaudzaFintech ExpertSteward Bank
Blessing FireDancer | Artist Jibilika Trust
Chiedza Dziva Juru CA(Z) Accountant Higherlife Foundation
Collin BhizaHR Expert | Thought-LeaderIndustrial Psychology Consultants
Delphino MachikichoSpeaker | Youth LeaderSiyavula Education
DJ Tamuka Music Producer
Eve KawadzaArtist | Musician
Francis ChinjekureFinancial Engineer | AnalystThe Real Estate Institute Of Zimbabwe
Hadassah ChazaEntrepreneur | Marketer E2:7 Clothing
Kim JaydeTV Presenter | MC | Model
Knowledge MusonaFootballerZimbabwe National Team
Kudakwashe ManjonjoPolitician | Author | ActivistIndependent Candidate –Councilor Goromonzi West
Kudakwashe MutsveneMusician
Kudakwashe Muzenda Legal InternDube , Manikai & Hwacha Commercial Law Chambers
Knight Ganje Entrepreneur | Marketer H & G Advertising
Linda Sibanyoni Politician | Auditor | EntrepreneurIndependent Candidate MP Harare East
Matthias MhereGospel musician
Mantate Mlotshwa Blogger | Speaker |The Radical Mantate
Mitchell Munyaradzi GumboTalk Show Host | Social Commentator Mitchell Gumbo Show
Mtho GwebuAuthor | Speaker | Pastor Redemption Center Int’l
Pablo Tinashe ChimusoroAuthor | SRC President | SpeakerNational University Of Science & Technology
Pardington NhunduSocial Entrepreneur  | Author Careers Zimbabwe
Paul MakayaArtist | Thinker | Illustrator Bergast House
Pedzisai Chimbwanda Entrepreneur | Speaker | MentorMentorUs
Ralph KaduriraAuthor | Speaker | TrainerConvener The Mesh
Rujeko MushoveEngineer | Model
Sean Emmanuel NotaAuthor |
Shamiso KumbiraiCivil Engineer Aurecon Group
Tammy MoyoSongstress
Tawanda Kembo Entrepreneur Golix
Tinashe Chipindu AuditorBaker Tilly
Tinotendaishe GambahayaEntrepreneurFramptons
Thelma Panashe ChidavenziEntrepreneur | Motivational Speaker TPC Mobile
Trish HakataSpeaker on Personal development GoGetter Movement
Unique ZimutoDevelopment & Media Practitioner | Youth LeaderOrbit International
Yemurayi ChinyandeIS Business Analyst | Social EntrepreneurCassava Zimbabwe
Zandi MubiChef | Restaurateur Chez Zandi

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Simba NyamadzawoMaud ChifambaJah Prayzah

Simba Nyamadzawo (full name Simbarashe Nyamadzawo) is a Zimbabwean motivational speaker and author. He is the founder of Infinite Inspiration Group(IIG) a Harare based Leadership & Motivation Company. Nyamadzawo has invested more than 10 000 hours in assisting hundreds of entrepreneurs across different industries set... Read More About Simba Nyamadzawo

Maud Chifamba is the youngest Zimbabwean ever to be accepted at the University of Zimbabwe where she enrolled at the age of 14 to study for an Accounting degree. She was listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the 20 Youngest Power Women In Africa... Read More About Maud Chifamba

Jah Prayzah, real name Mukudzeyi Mukombe, is a popular Zimbabwean modern musician and frontman for the band Third Generation. He is known for his signature band uniform of military regalia.Jah Prayzah has done successful collaborations with local musicians of various genres such as Oliver Mtukudzi.... Read More About Jah Prayzah


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