Young Kenya has seen a wave of men who have come, spun women’s world around, and have been the talk of town come rain or shine. Ranging from their good looks, unique sense of style, their online presence and career success that have them endlessly on people's minds.
1. Trevor Ombija
The NTV senior anchor who turned 30 in September has never ceased to be the topic among women. Ranging from his sharp looks, to his perfectly arranged teeth to his masculine voice, the beau has always sent tongues wagging all over social media but has managed to lead a very private life. He is not only good looking but has a passion for success and excellence having graduated from the University of Nairobi with a degree in Journalism, worked, as an assignment desk editor at CCTV Africa from May 2012 to July 2013, then as assistant sea exports coordinator at international logistics company SDV from February 2010 to April 2011. In 2013, he was back in the media world at Nation FM from August 2013 to August 2014 when he moved to Nation TV.
2. Miano Joe Muchiri
Having graduated from Daystar University, the Capital FM sports and lifestyle reporter has never had a dull moment. Not only does he hang out with the first family and the rich and famous, Joe’s social media profile is a wanderlust for many women who wish they had the young and successful radio star for themselves.
3. Victor Wanyama
At only age 26, Victor Wanyama, popularly known as ‘Big Vic’ has risen to glory over the years not only at home but worldwide due to his exquisite football skills. Standing at 1.84M tall, the Tottenham Hotspur defensive and Harambee Stars captain who as of 2015 was making Sh17.5 million per month is the total eye candy for many ladies worldwide. Though he has been linked to singer Victoria Kimani, the footballer has never come out publicly to declare his relationship status.
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4. Sammy Oliech
Sammy Oliech, 23, has caused a stir among women fans that have nicknamed him the “young Idris Elba.” The young lad who plays for Resolution Impala Saracens, is said to be the most handsome man in the sports industry currently having dethroned Biko Adema and is Known for his love for pandas. Oliech has a unique way of posing for photos which includes sticking out his tongue - a trend which he said he started in while in high school back at St Mary’s School.
5. Rees Odhiambo
Born in September 23, 1992, Rees stands at 6ft 4inches tall and 140kg’s. He is an American football offensive tackle for the Seattle Hawks in the US National Football League and is among the most eligible bachelors worldwide. Born and raised in Nairobi till age seven, he moved to Texas with his mother after the loss of his dad. Rees played college football at Boise State University and was selected and signed by the Seattle Hawks in 2016 for a four-year deal worth Sh298 million with a bonus of Sh66m. He has started five games and played 13 games with the Seattle Hawks.
6. lpesinoi lenguro Tokodi
Popularly known as Paskal Tokodi, the 24-year-old actor and musician has stolen the hearts of many young women in the country. From his excellent acting skills to his soothing voice, Paskal has always been the talk of town from when he started acting. The Lenana School alumnus was born and raised in Rongai and started acting immediately after high school, his first role being in TV drama Makutano Junction. This young Maasai man has never ceased to disappoint even in fashion. Paskal won second runners up in Season One of the Tecno Own The Stage competition held in Lagos Nigeria and won best supporting actor at Riverwood Awards in 2016 for his role of Isaac in local show Pray and Prey.
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7. Nyamari Ongegu
Popularly known as Nyashinksi, the former member of music group Kleptomaniax has been on the top of mind of many girls since he was in his early 20s. The lead singer in the group has been famed to be an excellent singer and song writer and many people attributed the group's fallout to his relocation to the United States where he lived for 10 years. Having returned recently, Nyashinski has been branded the “King of comebacks” after his return to the industry with major hit songs that earned him the top spot in charts for months and also international recognition having being recently nominated for the best international act at European music awards. Apart from his singing skills, Nyashinski's cooking skills have seen him get into the good books of many young women.
8. Wilson Abubakar Radido
Widely known by his stage name Willy Paul, he sprung to fame after his collabo with his mentor Gloria Muliro when they released their song 'Sitolia' as well as 'You Never Know' which earned him international fame. Willy Paul is famed for his irresistible music. The hit maker has always been the talk of town with one hit after another, the most recent one being his song with Jamaican songstress Alaine which had many people wondering whether he had gotten married to the star or not. Though he has been in the middle of what some would call the beef of the century in the Gospel industry, Willy Paul has never ceased to be on many lasses lips. He turns heads with his sense of style and judging from his Instagram account, he also has a funny bone, which is a major score in popularity points.
9. Lenana Kariba
The young actor, aged 29, first stole the hearts of female fans on KTN's 'Changing Times'. In 2011, he was cast in the hospital drama Saints and in 2012, he appeared on KTN soap opera Lies That Bind. In 2014, Lenana was one of the supporting lead actors in 2013 film House of Lungula and currently stars on comedy-drama How to Find a Husband which airs on Maisha Magic. Lenana's times may have changed and he may have grown but he has never ceased to make tongues wag wherever he goes.
10. Ian Wafula
The Daystar University alumni who joined KTN in August 2013 as an intern and got employed six months later has never had a dull moment both on and off screen. Ian worked at Shine FM while still on campus. He later worked at KTN News before moving to K24. Though Ian has been associated with a number of women, he still tops the list of most admired and promising young men in Kenya.