Mariam Ndagire

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Mariam Ndagire
Born Kampala, Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Citizenship Uganda
Occupation Singer, film producer, actress
Known for Music and film production

Mariam Ndagire (born 16 May 1971) is a Ugandan female singer, entertainer,[1] actress,[2] playwright, film director, and film producer.

Beginnings[edit]

She was born in Kampala, Uganda to Sarah Nabbutto and Prince Kizito Ssegamwenge. She went to Buganda Road Primary School, Kampala High School, and Nabingo College. She studied marketing at the Makerere University Business School Nakawa and Makerere University School of Music Dance and Drama.[3][4]

Performing career[edit]

Ndagire started The Next Ugandan Music, an American Idol-style show.[5] Ndagire also started a new training workshop for filmmakers at her center, the Mariam Ndagire Film and Performing Arts Centre, which holds film workshops for filmmakers every year. Among the workshops' notable participants are Sarah Kisauzi Sentongo, an actress with Deception, the NTV Uganda TV series, and screenwriter Usama Mukwaya.[6]

Film and television[edit]

Year Title Production role Notes
2007 Down This Road I Walk Writer, director, producer, actress Feature film
2008 Strength of a Stranger Writer, director, producer, actress Feature film
2009 Hearts In Pieces Writer, director, producer, actress Feature film
2010 - ongoing Tendo Sisters Writer, director, producer, actress TV series
2011 Where We Belong Writer, director, producer, actress Feature film
2012 Dear Mum Writer, director, producer, actress Feature film
2013 - on going Anything But Love Writer, director, producer TV series
2013 Belated Trouble Writer, director, producer, actress Feature film
2013 You Can't Break My Will Writer, director Short movie
2015 - on going J-Rose Writer, director, producer TV series
2016 Vicky's Dilemma Director, producer Short Movie
2016 Intimate Partner Violence series Director, producer Short Movie
2017 Nsaali Writer, Director, producer Feature Film

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of awards and nominations
Year Nominated work Award Category Result
2013 WHERE WE BELONG Uganda Film Festival Award Best Cinematography Nominated
2013 WHERE WE BELONG Uganda Film Festival Award Best Sound Nominated
2017 BA-AUNT Pearl International Film Festival Best TV Drama Nominated
2017 NSAALI Pearl International Film Festival Best Actress "Dinah Akwenyi" Nominated
2017 NSAALI Pearl International Film Festival Best Indigenous Language Film Nominated
2017 NSAALI Pearl International Film Festival Best Sound Nominated
2017 NSAALI Pearl International Film Festival Best Screenplay "Mariam Ndagire" Nominated
2017 NSAALI Pearl International Film Festival Best Director "Mariam Ndagire" Nominated
2017 NSAALI Pearl International Film Festival Best Supporting Actor "Sebugenyi Rogers" Nominated
2017 NSAALI Pearl International Film Festival Best Young Actor "Nalumu Shamsa" Nominated
2017 NSAALI Pearl International Film Festival Best Young Actor "Dinah Akwenyi" Nominated
2017 NSAALI Pearl International Film Festival Best Feature Film Nominated

Discography[edit]

  • Mulongo Wange (1997)
  • Bamugamba (1998)
  • Onkyaye (2000)
  • Nkusibiddawo (2001)
  • Kamuwaane (2002)
  • Abakazi Twalaba (2003)
  • Akulimbalimba (2004)
  • Ansisiitira (2005)
  • Maama (2007)
  • Majangwa (2009)
  • Oly'omu (2012)
  • Kibun'omu (2016)

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