Usama Mukwaya

Founder, O Studios Entertainment

Usama is an award-winning Ugandan filmmaker notable for his films Bala Bala Sese, Rehema, Love Faces, Kyaddala, Sanyu, and the most recent Sixteen Rounds and The Blind Date.

Usama is also an entrepreneur - founder O Studios Entertainment, a multimedia production company that has produced numerous local and international films.

Usama is passionate about creativity's influence on social, cultural, and economic environments and how to use narratives to design tomorrow’s Africa. He is a 2018 recipient of LéO Africa Institute's Young Emerging Leaders Project Fellowship.


14:45 - 15:40

Day 1 26th Nov

Discussion: How Arts and Culture Build Resilience in our Lives and Foster Imagined Communities


  • GNL Zamba, Multi- award winning HipHop artiste, Storyteller and Filmmaker
  • Usama Mukwaya, Screenwriter, Founder of O Studios Entertainment & YELP Fellow Class of 2019
  • Rodney Kiggundu Design Artist, Founder of Streetlights Uganda & YELP Fellow Class of 2019
  • Allan Manzi, Founder, Manzi Media & YELP Fellow Class of 2017

Hosted by Dr. Innocent Immaculate Acan, Medical Doctor and Writer & YELP Fellow Class of 2018