Emmanuel Mgaya

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Masanja Mkandamizaji
Birth nameEmmanuel Mgaya
Born25 December 1985
Subject(s)Performing arts
SpouseMonica (2016-)
Notable works and rolesZe Komedi Show EATV. Orijino Komedi Show TBC1. Kina Vengu Azam TV

Emmanuel "Masanja Mkandamizaji" Mgaya is a Tanzanian comedian who co-hosts the comedy TV show Orijino Komedi on TBC1 Tanzania with five other Tanzanian comedians (Joti, Mpoki, Wakuvanga, MC Reagan, and Vengu).[1] Emmanuel was born in Ubaruku village, but has since moved to Dar es Salaam. He has worked in the comedy industry since 2005 and is now considered a household name in Tanzania.[2]

Emmanuel is estimated to be worth more than $3m with investments in entertainment, fast food restaurants and commercial agriculture.[3]

He is one of the top 10 most influential Tanzanians on social media.,[4] and one of the first Tanzanians to get a million followers on Instagram.[5]

Apart from being a performing artist, Emmanuel is also a pastor and owns a fast growing church known as "Mito ya Baraka", Swahili for Rivers of Blessings in Tanzania's capital, Dar es Salaam. Emmanuel has performed in 4 continents: his native Africa, North America, Asia, and Europe.[6]


  1. ^ "Who is Emmanuel Mgaya". Swahili Times (Tanzania). 2 September 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.mirrowdaily.com/2016/08/finally-comedian-masanja-mkandamizaji.html/
  3. ^ "Hatari tupu! Utajiri wa MSANJA MKANDAMIZAJI UNATISHA! Diamond, Jide tupa kule. Tazama hapa - Magazeti ya leo- Tanzania News -Tanzania Today".
  4. ^ "50 Tanzanians to follow on Twitter - SWAHILI TIMES".
  5. ^ "MASANJA FAN PAGE (@mkandamizaji) • Instagram photos and videos".
  6. ^ "Masanja: Tutiwe moyo na kuzaliwa kwa Yesu - BBC Swahili".

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