10 top young Kenyan entrepreneurs in media

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Boniface Mwangi, Founder Pawa 254 Initiative

Married to Hellen Njeri Mwangi with 3 lovely kids, Boniface Mwangi is an award winning Kenyan photographer and photo-activist. He currently runs the Pawa254 initiative, a hub for artists and activists to work together towards social change and advancing human rights in Kenyan society.


Boniface is the Project Director of Picha Mtaani, which is a mobile photo exhibition held in towns across Kenya, showcasing photographs of the post-election violence that rocked various parts of the country in 2007/08. Picha Mtaani has reached over 500,000 individuals and plans to develop an online platform that will use photography as a catalyst for social change across East Africa. Boniface has worked as a photojournalist for the Standard, and has worked as a freelancer for Bloomberg, the AFP, Reuters, the Boston Globe, as well as a number of other media outlets.

He holds a Diploma in Print Journalism from the East African School of Journalism, and has been recognized as a TED Fellow and twice as the CNN Multichoice Africa Photojournalist of the Year.

Trushar Khetia     

Trushar Khetia – Founder, Tria Group

Trushar, 28, is the founder of Tria Group, a Kenyan outdoor transit-advertising firm that uses public transit vehicles via internal and external branding, to market leading consumer goods in Kenya. Tria, which was founded in June, 2013 is the most popular form of transport in Nairobi and it gives brands an alternative method of advertising.

The company is already exceeding $1.3 million in annual revenues. It also made Forbes’ list of 30 most promising young entrepreneurs in Africa.

Mike Muthiga   
Mike Muthiga

Mike Muthiga – Founder of Fatboy Animations

Mike, 26, is the founder of Fatboy Animation, a Nairobi-based animation company that produces three and two dimensional animation for both film and commercial use. Fatboy Animations has produced several viral animated commercials for Kenyan blue chips-like brands such as Safaricom, Telkom Orange, Barclays Bank and Jamii Telecommunications (JTL).

Mina Reeve
Mina Reeve

Mina Reeve; CEO, Nami Africa

24 year-old Mina is an Experiential PR strategist and founder of Nami Africa, a communications and PR agency based in Nairobi.

The testimonial to Nami’s PR prowess can be seen in the different national and continental capacities in which she has served. Nami worked on the Africa Parkinson’s Disease Foundation’s event and publicity when they celebrated the World Parkinson’s Day on 11th April this year, she was also part of the team behind the revamping of the National Youth Service (NYS) and she works closely with NCYE (Nairobi City Young Entrepreneurs U30) for their PR and event support.

Having done all these, one would expect Nami to rest on her laurels, but she is in further pursuit of knowledge at the Nottinngham University where she is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree while her team manages the organization in her absence.

Elodie Zone
Elodie Zone

Elodie – Owner, Elodie Zone Vlog

Elodie, 23, is still an undergraduate but through her Vlog, she has been able to gain huge followership on her social media pages. She’s made amazing videos, which explore the African stereotypes and issues facing local youth. Her videos get an average of 5,000 views with some going viral. She’s previously worked with Clarence Peters, a top Nigerian music director on a music video. She is also a part time presenter at USIU FM.

Caroline Kibati         
Ms Kibati

Caroline Kibati – Owner, mskibati.com

Ms Kibati as she is fondly called, is one of the top fashion bloggers in Kenya. The 23-year-old is a full time student whose blogging exploits has earned her a nomination in the Bloggers Award in Kenya (BAKE). She’s also worked with several local fashion brands like Urban Fashion Kenya and Mr. Price.

Anthony Mwaura 
Anthony Mwaura

Anthony Mwaura; Founder, Absolute Media Pictures

Absolute Media Pictures Limited is one of the most sought after advertising firms in Kenya, run by 26 year-old Anthony. In 2009, Anthony dropped out of Kenya Institute of Mass Communication due to lack of fees. He then used his skills to start his first company which was not very successful.

In 2011, he ventured into corporate advertising, hence forming Absolute Media Pictures. His first big client was Kizza Besigye who got him a deal of around sh2.1 million and this opened doors to many more millions. He has made over sh13 million from a deal with Airtel, over sh4.5  million with OLX and many other big clients on the continent.

Paul Barasa
Paul Barasa

Paul Barasa; Founder, Young Kenyan PR Blog

Paul is a Kenyan guy with lots of interests in PR, Media and Communications who survives by instilling Communication/PR strategies to the world. He works a paid job as a PR strategist and also runs a popular PR blog in Kenyan.

Sam Wakoba

Sam Wakoba – Founder, Techmoran.com

Founder of Techmoram, SamWakoba  is a political science and sociology graduate and he is a writer and researcher for a German classifieds publishing firm, Aim Group. He also writes for Los Angeles TechZulu.com but blogs at TechMoran.com during his free time.

Techmoran is a tech media company for breaking news and entrepreneur interviews. It is also a leading tech site in Africa.

Mark Kaigwa
Mark Kaigwa

Mark Kaigwa – Partner at African Digital Arts

Married to Dr Wanjiru with whom he has a beautiful daughter, Mark Kaigwa is a man of many parts. Asides being a father and husband, he is also a multi-talented creative director, filmmaker, digital marketer and entrepreneur. Kaigwa is a partner at African Digital Arts – the web’s leading resource for creative inspiration in animation, illustration, photography and design from Africa.

He is also a co-founder and partner at Afrinnovator, a venture which aims to put Africa on the map by publishing exploits across African innovation, technology and start-ups.


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