Gaetano Kagwa

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Gaetano Juuko Kagwa
Born (1972-06-22) 22 June 1972 (age 46)
ShowThe Overdrive Show with Lucky Mbabazi
Station(s)91.3 Capital FM, Uganda
Time slot3Pm - 6Pm
ShowUrban Today
Station(s)Urban TV, Uganda
Time slot6am - 9am
StyleMusic, celebrity gossip, news
Previous show(s)
OccupationActor, Radio Presenter, TV host, MCee
Years active2003–present
Known for
Spouse(s)Enid Kushemeza Rukikaire
WebsiteGaetano Kagwa Profile

Gaetano Jjuko Kagwa is a Ugandan actor and broadcaster. He played Abe Sakku on Nana Kagga's TV series, Beneath The Lies - The Series. He rose to fame when he represented Uganda in the first edition of Big Brother Africa in 2003. He has also hosted the television show Studio 53 on Mnet. Between the years 2004 to 2008, Gaetano was the host of the Capital in the Morning Show on Kenyan radio station 98.4 Capital FM.

Gaetano was born Gaetano Jjuko Kagwa on 22 June 1972 in Kampala, Uganda. Gaetano moved to Kenya when he was five years old and then to Lesotho when he was nine.[1] It was in Lesotho that he completed his high school education. In 1993, he joined the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, USA where he graduated with a degree in political science in 1997.

Gaetano's career as a radio presenter goes back several years before signing up with Kenya's Capital FM. Prior to moving to neighboring country Kenya as a radio presenter, Gaetano worked for Capital FM Uganda as well as Vision Voice, a Ugandan radio station.[2]

Big Brother Africa[edit]

While a third year law student at Makerere University, Gaetano went to represent Uganda in the premier Big Brother Africa series in 2003.[2] Gaetano made it to the final day of the competition, finishing in fourth place ahead of Namibian representative Stefan Ludik but behind Botswana's Warona Setshwaelo.

He is most remembered for starting a romantic relationship with South African housemate Abby Plaatjes. While at the house, Gaetano won the chance to swap places with Big Brother UK contestant Cameron Stout. He won the chance to swap places to the UK house after he won a cocktail making challenge. His stint at the UK house caused media outrage when he called representative Tania a "piggy", something that made her shed tears and threaten to leave the house for good.[3]



Year Title Role Director Notes
2016 & 2018 NSSF Friends with Benefits Himself (co-host) Co-hosted with Crystal Newman
2014-2016 Beneath The Lies - The Series Abe Sakku Joseph Katsha Kyasi TV Series, Savannah MOON Productions
2010 Changes
2006-2013 Tusker Project Fame Himself - Host Singing Competition TV Show

Personal life[edit]

Gaetano married Enid Kushemeza in August 2009.[4] Gaetano has for most of his life been an advocate of awareness and prevention of HIV/AIDS and, in 2007, he was appointed UNAIDS special representative.[5]


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