Bodybuilders work around the clock to win Mr Tanzania prize

Bodybuilding may be uncommon in East Africa, but the Tanzania Bodybuilding Federation (TBBF) hopes its ‘Mr Tanzania’ event will increase the knowledge and love for the sport.

Fans believe that bodybuilding can offer a way out of poverty for young people.  The youngsters dedicate themselves to this grueling and physically-demanding process.  And this year, the winner will get the biggest prize ever offered, so enrollment has been higher than ever before.

Daniel Kijo reports.

According to TBBF Secretary-General Francis Mapungilo, in the ‘Mr Photogenic’ category, the winner will get a cash prize of Tsh10m(approx $4500). In the ‘Mr. Handsome’ grouping, the winner will walk away with Tsh5m(approx $2300), Tanzania’s BusinessWeek reports.

“The Finals in all the categories will be held in Dar es Salaam on June 30, 2017, after which the overall winner, Mr Tanzania, is to represent the country at the ‘Mr. Africa,’ ‘Mr Universe’ and ‘Mr. World’ contests next November,” Mr. Mapungilo stated.