Ali Manzu stands as a celebrated figure in Swahili news anchoring, known for his impeccable language skills and compelling news delivery. Born and raised in Mombasa, Kenya as Ali Khamis Manzu, his career with the Standard Media Group has propelled him into the limelight, solidifying his status as a respected journalist.
Ali Manzu Education
Ali’s educational journey reflects his versatility. Starting with architectural draughtsmanship at the Technical University College in Mombasa, he later transitioned to communication, earning a diploma in Communication and Journalism in Nairobi. His academic pursuit continued with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Public Relations at Moi University, where he graduated in 2015.
Ali Manzu Role Models
Linus Kaikai and Faridah Karoney have been influential figures in Ali’s career. He acknowledges their guidance, stating, “They know what they are doing and can shape you to become who you want to be in the industry.”
Ali Manzu Family
Ali Manzu’s wife, Amina Gullam, serves as an airline hostess with Etihad Airlines. Their wedding ceremony, held at The Sir Ali Muslim Club in Ngara, Nairobi, marked a significant chapter in his life. Raised in a family of Arsenal fans, Ali has five siblings, and his mother played a pivotal role in shaping his early perceptions of the world.
Ali Manzu Religion
A devout Muslim, Ali finds inspiration in reading the Quran every morning, considering it a source of guidance and strength.
Relocation to Nairobi
In 2003, Ali made the pivotal decision to leave Mombasa for Nairobi, marking a transformative chapter in his life. The cultural shocks and diverse experiences in the bustling city left a lasting impression on him. The shift from the coastal life to Nairobi’s urban dynamics, marked by diverse scenarios, had a profound impact on his perspective.
Ali Manzu Career
Ali’s journey in media commenced in 2002 when he interned at KBC’s Sauti House in Mombasa, focusing on video production for the local television show “Penzi Hatari” (Dangerous Love). Subsequently, he joined Rahma, a religious radio station in Mombasa, honing his skills in radio production.
Radio Salam in Mombasa played a crucial role in shaping Ali’s career during his six-year tenure. It provided the training ground that nurtured and advanced his skills. The turning point came in 2007 when Katua Nzile from KTN tracked him at Radio Salam, marking the beginning of his journey with the Standard Media Group. Ali covered significant events, including the 2007 and 2013 general elections, showcasing his dedication to impactful journalism.
Ali Manzu Net Worth
Ali Manzu net worth is estimated to be Ksh23 million.