Mugambi is a Kenyan actor, writer and director. He started out in Nairobi’s theatre scene in the early 2000’s, appearing in plays and musicals like ‘Twelfth Night’, ‘Fiddler On The Roof’and ‘Sarafina!’. He later had a brief career stint in Philadelphia’s theatre and film scene during the recession of 2008,
after which he returned home to land roles in the celebrated Kenyan films ‘Nairobi Half Life’ (2012) and ‘Stories Of Our Lives’ (2015).
Mugambi co-created and co-wrote ‘Groove Theory’, a musical TV series, after which he went into film, co-writing ‘Kati Kati’ (2016), which premiered at TIFF and won the FIPRESCI Prize, and ‘Supa Modo’ (2018), which premiered at Berlinale, and won over 50 prizes worldwide, including the ECFA Award for Best European Film For Children. His directorial debut ‘Lusala’ had its Kenyan premiere in June 2019, and will begin its worldwide festival run in January 2020.
Mugambi is also part of Kenya’s premiere improv comedy collective, ‘Because You Said So’, which hosts sold-out live shows bi-monthly.