Usama Mukwaya


Usama 'Osam' Mukwaya is a multi-award winning Ugandan filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is notable for his films Bala Bala Sese (2015) which was nominated at African Movie Academy Awards, Rehema (2017) a short film that premiered at Durban International Film Festival and his latest award-winning directory debut – Love Faces and acclaimed television series Kyaddala. He has worked as a General Secretary and Treasurer Screenwriter’s guild of Uganda Film Network. Usama is also the founder O Studios Entertainment, a multimedia production company that has produced numerous successful local and international films with the recent being Love Faces. The Maisha film Lab Alumnus and previous Young achievers award winner in the film television category was recently appointed as the director content Acquisition for Stream Afrique, a video streaming platform specializing in African content.

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YELP showed me that you can use whatever medium that you have chosen to run to change lives, impact a society, and as well to create a legacy.