Housen Mushema Biography: Age, Education, Early Life, Career, Modelling, Acting, Awards & Nominations, Brand Endorsement

If Uganda had a face, the model Housen would snatch and own it.

By  | Jun 18, 2020, 01:00 PM  | Housen Mushema  | Top of The

Housen Mushena is a jack of all trades and has proven to be master of all.

The Ugandan born Runway, commercial and editorial model, has shown his skills in acting and in fashion.

He has also gained stardom after playing the lead roles in different films.
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Gracing many runways and appearing on magazines in Uganda and East Africa, Housen Mushema is a name you should have on your list.

Check out how he rose to fame. 

Housen Mushema Age 


Housen Mushema was born on March 29, 1992. He is 28-years-old.
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Housen Mushema Early Life


Housen Mushema was born in Jinja and was raised in Bweyogerere.

He is the last born child in his family.

The model & acting star is a devoted Muslim who was raised by his mother and father who is a well-known tailor in Kampala. Through the influence of his father’s tailored clothes, he was introduced to fashion.

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Housen Mushema Education


He went to East High School Ntinda and furthered his education at the Makerere University.

While in University, he had to step out of his shell and work towards paying his tuition fee as his father's condition didn't allow him to work any further.

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Housen Mushema Career 


Housen Mushema started his career as a model and to expand his career he also started making television appearances as an actor.

Housen Mushema Modelling


Housen Mushema started modelling while was doing his second year in university. He was then forced to get a job which will pay for his tuition when his father fell ill. 

He landed his first gig was as an usher at events. This was before he started appearing in any magazines. 

In 2015, he was signed by Joram Model Management (JMM). After signing with JMM in Housen Mushema found himself being the centre of attraction at the Abryanz Style and Different Fashion awards. 

After cementing the slot of being a renowned model, Housen Mushema was approached to work with different shows which were local and international. 

He was part of the Kampala Fashion Week in 2014, Purple Ryan Hub, Malengo Fashion Show, the Swahili Fashion Week, The bride and Groom Expo in 2014 and 2016, Genesis Night by Hellen Lukoma in 2014 and Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015. 

Housen Mushema has also featured on several magazines in Uganda including the likes of Bride and Groom Magazines, the Flair and more. He has collaborated with designers such as Jose Hendo from New York, Martha Jabo from Uganda, Motions from Rwanda, and many more designers.

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Following his success, Housen Mushema proceeded to produce the Hijab and Kanzu fashion show in 2016 which he co-produced and he continued to the Vintage fashion show alongside his boss Joram Muzira in 2017.

Housen Mushema Acting


Housen Mushema had his acting debut in 2014 when he landed a role in Shakespeare's play Macbeth. During the same year, he landed a role in The Hostel which was produced by Fast Truck Productions and he played the role of Soke.

After his debut in 2014, it led to more roles. In 2016, he got a lead role as Balikoowa in the local comedy series Balikoowa in the City which was produced by Fast Truck Production.

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In May 2017, Housen Mushema landed a role which he took over from Andrew Masa in the telenovela Second Chance. Its a Ugandan remake of a popular Telemundo, El Cuerpo del Deseo.

Housen Mushema landed yet another role and he played Mckenzie Mulumba in a television series directed and produced by Nana Kagga called Reflections. He acted along the sides of Malayika Nnyanzi, Cleopatra Koheirwe, Gladys Oyenbot and Andrew Kyamagero.

He appeared on several music videos including Otubattisa by Irene Ntale and Sheebah Karungi in 2014 and in Kyanagwe by Leila Kayondo in 2017.

Housen Mushema landed a career-changing role when he landed the role Michael in 2018 on the drama, Veronica’s Wish
 
Film 
 
2019 - Bed of Thorns, played character Anthony
2019 - November Tear, played the role Zilaba
2018 - Veronica’s Wish, played the role
 
Television Series

2020 - False Dreams
2019 - Power of Legacy he played the character Ben Ssai.
2017 - Mistakes Girls Do he played the character, Ian. 
2017 - Reflections, played the character Mckenzie Mulumba
2016–2018 - Second Chance, played the character Andrew Masa
2016–2017 - Balikoowa in the City, played the character Balikoowa
2011–2015 - The Hostel

Theatre 
 
2019 - Love Neega he played the role, Josh.
2014 - The Tragedy of Macbeth 

Music Videos 

2014 - Otubattisa by Irene Ntale and Sheebah
2017 - Kyanagwe Leila Kayondo  
2019 - Yodi Yodi by Afrie
 

Housen Mushema Awards 


Housen Mushema is an award-winning and a multitalented fashion designer, model and an actor that has made a name for himself in Uganda. 

Thus far, he has made appearances in films, television series and theatre. He continues being a model and working with different designers from all over the world, in his work. 

Housen Mushema has been awarded the following awards: 

2015 - for Male Model of the year(Uganda)
2015 - Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards for Outstanding Male Model Uganda
2017 - Uganda Film Festival Awards (UFF) for Best Actor (Film)
2019 - ZAFAA Global Awards  for Best Lead Actor Male

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Housen Mushema Brand Endorsement 


In June 2018, Housen Mushema and influential figures such as Eleanor Nabwiso, Matthew Nabwiso, Richard Tuwangye, Roger Mugisha, Cleopatra Koheirwe and Jenkins Joel Mutumba, were called upon by the Development Channel to promote the African Child Poverty Alleviator Program (ACPA) in the on-going Economic war.

All actors were given a No Dropout tablet to use in the fight against poverty during the Economic war.

As he dabbles between his modelling and acting, Housen is focused on growing his career and keep doing what he loves.


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