Celebrities often use their popularity and image for the betterment of society and to empower people in any possible way they can. They use their fame which has given them the platform to do good, sometimes for causes close to their hearts.
Their social media presence and following is huge and that often makes brands approach them to either promote their businesses or organisations that are trying to make an impact in society. Either way, these people and many others have had a major influence locally and around Africa as a whole.
Trendsetter and fashionsta Pokello is always on the radar because of her outspokenness and how she is always trending on social media because of the waves of controversies that hit her.
However, despite the controversies the Queen of Swagger, always comes out bigger and better and serves goals every time she does. She has bagged more endorsements than any other including Sky Lake Boreholes Zim, Pizza Hut, Sterkinekor, Superstrada Luxury cars and a whole lot more. Her tenacity is always admirable and has slowly paved her way to become a household name.
Opulent businessman Genius ‘Ginimbi’ Kadungure’s influence has been massive and his riches are always splashed on cars. However he has been very generous as he gives back to his country.
From his humble beginnings, he understands the struggles people face and has started programs to uplift youngsters who aspire to be like him. Through his foundations such as Celebs for change and Tomorrows Genius Foundation including many others. His work puts him as one of Zimbabwe’s most followed personalities.
Radio personality, TV talk show host, journalist, MC and voice over artist Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa is one of Zimbabwe’s prominent figures. Her in-depth interviews with local and international business, political and entertainment leaders, are always hard hitting and she has also gained popularity as being hard-core.
Her influence is largely recognised by the masses. She is the former deputy chairperson of the Harare Youth Council an organisation for youth development in Zimbabwe. She is also a brand ambassador and philanthropist. She was ranked 2nd as Zimbabwe’s most influential persons under 40 in the year 2017.
29-year-old content creator, influencer, PR consultant, fashion facilitator and media practitioner, keeps flying the Zimbabwean flag up high. He has a number of accolades to his name and continues to be a force to be reckoned with.
His achievements include being a Global Change Maker and Mandela Washington Fellow, who now also owns his own company called Paper Bag Africa. He was recently announced as an ambassador for Zim Thrive. He has been an influencer for Ster Kinekor Zimbabwe, International Cricket council, Econet Wireless, European Union Film Festival, Simbisa brands and Pizza Hut.
The talented songstress has been on the limelight since the early 2000s. She is also into acting and a gifted song writer. Her first break through was with her father’s group The Storm where she was the backing vocalist.
As an ambassador, she also has done some work for the people in her country. Including the ordeal they faced with cyclone Idai. Where she urged people to join her in collecting blankets, clothes, food, water and toiletries. She uses her influence as status for the betterment of society. READ NEXT: Meriam Kaxuxwena nominated for beauty queen of the year