MF Semuju

Filmmaker and Creative Director

MF Semuju is a filmmaker and creative director specializing in writing and documentaries. He studied film and TV production at the Mohammed Amin Film Foundation in Nairobi.

Currently, MF Semuju leads a dynamic team at Vodo Art Lab and Society, who are passionate about pushing the boundaries of art and showcasing its potential for practical impact. He is on a mission to have Africans, particularly Ugandans, recognize the arts as a serious and influential profession.

In his free time, you can often find him taking moments to chill, with a priority on mental well-being, a cause that's close to his heart. MF Semuju is also deeply committed to finding ways in which various professions can collaborate with creatives to drive social development. He believes that by harnessing the power of creativity, we can make a positive difference in our world.


16:15 - 17:15

Saturday November 18 (Physical)

Heritage Revival: Uniting Africa's Narrative and the World through Art and Storytelling

This panel will explore the transformative power of the arts in reclaiming Africa's heritage and reshaping its narrative in global engagements. Speakers will discuss the importance of storytelling, arts, and culture in challenging stereotypes, promoting African identities, and fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of Africa's diverse heritage.


Hosted by; Abaas Mpindi, CEO and Co-founder, Media Challenge Initiative & YELP Class of 2017 Fellow



  • Rodney Kiggundu, Founder, Streetlights Uganda & YELP Class of 2019 Fellow
  • Linda Mutesi, Founder, Umutesi Open Library, Lawyer & Art Enthusiast
  • MF Semuju, Filmmaker and Creative Director