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Jokate Mwegelo

Jokate Mwegelo Tanzanian actress and entreprenuer.

Tanzanian actress and entreprenuer.
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Quick Facts
Intro Tanzanian actress and entreprenuer.
Countries Tanzania
Occupations Actor
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender female
Birth 20 March 1988 (Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, U.S.A.)
Star sign PiscesPisces
The details

Jokate Mwegelo is a Tanzanian actress,singer, host and entrepreneur. She is also CEO of Kidoti Loving. In 2011 she won Zanzibar International Film Festival award for best actress

Early Life and education

Mwegelo was born on March 20, 1987, in Washington,D.C, where her parents worked. She was raised in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She started primary school at Olympio Primary School and attended St. Anthony High School, graduating from Loyola High School, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. She attended the University of Dar Es Salaam, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and philosophy.

Miss Tanzania 2006

She was first runner up in the Miss Tanzania beauty contest. She was also named Redds fashion ambassador and Citizen newspaper ambassador, after receiving the most votes that year. Before Miss Tanzania, she competed in Miss Kurasini 2006, which she won, advancing to the Miss Temeke 2006 contest, which she also won.



In 2007, she made her film debut in the movie called Fake Pastors, with Vincent Kigosi, Lisa Jensen, second runner up Miss Tanzania 2006 and the late Adam Kuambiana. In 2008, she acted in the movie, From China With True Love In 2010, she appeared in Chumo, a movie produced by Media for Development International, about malaria education. It earned her the 2011 Zanzibar International Film Festival best actress award and a Pan-African actress of the year nomination, at the 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. She was also featured in the TV series, Siri Ya Mtungi, produced by Jordan Riber and directed by Karabani, in 2013. In 2014, she played "Ndekwa" in Mikono Salama, which earned her another Zanzibar International Film Festival award for best actress in Swahili films.

Kidoti Loving Company

In October 2012, she officially launched her company goes by name Kidoti Loving Company Limited, the launch went together with introduction of her new hairline. The company did well and in December 2014, she founded Kidoti. She partnered with RainBow Shell Craft, from China. Her company produces slippers, wigs, school bags and other fashion accessories, under the Kidoti brand. Her company introduced the Be Kidotified campaign to empower students. Her firm has worked with Mohammed Dewji. In March 2017, Clouds Media Group honored her with the Malkia wa Nguvu Award in business innovation in Tanzania.


She was featured in Japo Nafasi and with A.Y. (musician) in Kings and Queen, with Amani (musician), from Kenya. In 2013, she released a song with Lucci, called 'Kaka na Dada. In 2015 She dropped her another song called Leo Featuring Ice Prince from Nigeria

"Top Ten Most"

In 2011, she hosted Top Ten Most, with Denrele Edun from Nigeria. It counted down the most influential African artists. In 2013, she hosted with Ice Prince.

"Channel O Music Video Awards 2011"

She was also the red carpet host at Channel O Music Video Awards in 2011, held in Sandton Convention Centre, in Sandton South Africa

"Beat the challenge"

In 2014, Mwegelo hosted the show, Beat the challenge, together with Ugandan host Gaetano Kagwa. The show was broadcast by DSTV channel Maisha Magic.

"Mashariki Max"

In 2015, Mwegelo hosted Mashariki Max, with Sarah Hassan, from Kenya on StarTimes.

Tanzania Music Awards KTMA

She hosted the Tanzania Music Awards, in 2008 and 2010. In 2013, she was the red carpet host for the 2013 Kilimanjaro Tanzania Music Awards, with Millard Ayo. She also hosted the KTMA social media lounge, with the Sam Misago.

In 2014 she hosted the Kilimanjaro Tanzania Music Awards Social Media Lounge.


  • Movies
Year Film Role Cast
2007 Fake Pastors Jackie Vincent Kigosi, Adam Kuambiana, Lisa Jensen and Ahmed Ulotu
2008 From China With Love Vincent Kigosi, Blandina Chagula, Suzan Lewis and Aileen Francisco
2011 Chumo Amina Yusuph Mlela, Hussein Mkiety
2014 Mikono Salama Ndekwa Jacob Steven, Single Mtambalike and Irene Uwoya
  • Tv Series
Year Series Role Notes
2013-2014 Siri Ya Mtungi Season 2 Model


  • 2013

Kaka Dada ft Lucci

  • 2015

Leo Leo Ft Ice Prince

Awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient Result
2008 Ijumaa Sexiest Girl Sexiest Girl Herself Won
2011 Zanzibar International Film Festival Best Actress Chumo Won
2012 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Pan African Actress Of The Year Chumo Nominated
2013 Swahili Fashion Week Awards Female Stylish Personality Award Herself Won
Under30 Youth Awards Fashion Category Herself Won
2015 Zanzibar International Film Festival Best Actress Swahili Films Mikono Salama Won
Swahili Fashion Week Awards Baileys Female Stylish Personality Herself Won
2017 Clouds Fm Malkia Wa Nguvu Awards Business Innovation Herself Won
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