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Peter Kawa is one of the most hardworking and most prolific player in the Kenyan entertainment industry currently. He is an award winning actor, director, producer, artist manager and entrepreneur whose years and chops in acting have seen him lead or be part of impressive ensembles on TV, theatre and film.
He's recently portrayed Malik Maka as the lead character in the highly acclaimed Showmax political action thriller 'County 49' (nominated - 2022 Kalasha Awards - Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama).
He has acted beside African greats such as Nigeria’s Rita Dominic and most part of the cast of South Korea’s 2021 blockbuster ‘Escape From Mogadishu’, 'Uradi', 'Nafsi', and 'Country Queen' on Netflix. He has also featured in numerous Kenyan TV shows with roles on shows such as ‘FIHI’ (Winner - Best Actor Riverwood Awards 2018).
He’s been on Lies That Bind, Sumu La Penzi, Real Househelps of Kawangware, Waliobaki and so many more. As a director/ producer, besides having won Best Director 2019 for his feature film ‘Lost in Time’, he is also the creator of the sensational Short film on Netflix ‘Christmas Love’ (Best Short Film - Kalasha Awards 2022) and numerous short films under FilmLab Kenya. He's advocated for co-productions with ‘Medicine Man’, a project he did alongside his friend Edijoe Mwaniki and Betty Furet.
Kawa is the CEO of Spearhead Entertainment and the brains behind the arts roundtable talk show ‘Sanaa Talks’, ‘Sanaa Post’ an online arts platform, and 'Sanaa Academy', on online peer to peer skill transfer platform. He's a Talents’ manager with brands and artists such as Azziad Nasenya, Jackie Kaboi, Peter Kamau, , Amalie Chopeta, Melissa Kiplagat, Natalie Tewa and many others under his guidance.
He is also a father, a husband and certainly a friend to the entertainment industry. His mantra is ‘PASS IT ON’
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