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', an 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, Alex Kinyanjui 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’
County 49 (Malik Maka) - Showmax - Kibanda Pictures - Director - Likarion Wainaina - 2022
Country Queen (Pastor) - Good Karma - Director - Tosh Gitonga - 2021
Sanaa Talks - Director - Spearhead Entertainment - 2018
The Real Househelps of Kawangware (Donald Turumbu) - Protel Studios - Henry - 2017
ANALOGUE HUSBAND, DIGITAL WIFE - Director - Friends Ensemble & Fanaka Arts - 2013
DEAD MAN'S HAND – Martin/ Brian - Friends Ensemble - Ellis Otieno - 2012
FOR BETTER FOR WIFE - Director - Friends Ensemble - 2012
K.A.G. BAHATI DRAMATISTS
DEADTALK – Artistic Director -2012
MASHAKA – Artistic Director/ Producer – 2012
JUDGEMENT DAY – Police Officer – 2007
OUT OF ORDER – Hotel Manager - 2006
THEATRE (Better Pill Productions)
MAN OF STEAL – Lucifer Okello - 2013
FOR LOVE’S SAKE - Dr. Martin - 2012
OUT OF BUSINESS - Melvin Masika – 2012
A CRY FOR HELP - Inspector Tom Mwateti – 2011
ACTS OF THE APOSTATES - Pastor Italanyi – 2010
TILL DEBT DO US PART - Lucifer Okello - 2009
MR. AMU IN THE KITCHEN - Mr. Amu – 2009
DON’T LOOK, YOU MAY SEE - Chief Sangoro - 2008
CAN YOU BEAT THAT? - Reality Show Presenter - 2008
MASHAKA RELOADED - Mtezi the enticer - 2008
MASHAKA – Chief - 2007
PRODUCER (Better Pill Productions)
I Love You 2, A Cry For Help, Real Eyes See Thru, The Importance Of Being Earnest, Out Of Business,
Hurt for My Heart, More Strings Attached, Man Of Steal
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (Better Pill Productions)
Till Debt Do Us Part, Yesterday To Die And Forever, Deadtalk, I Love You 2, A Cry For Help, Real Eyes
See Thru, Out Of Business, The Importance Of Being Earnest, Hurt for My Heart, More Strings
Attached, Man Of Steal
MERCHANT OF VENICE – Shylock, Prince of Morocco, Solanio
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE – Artistic Director/ Producer
SHREDS OF TENDERNESS – Wak witu/ Artistic Director/ Producer
COMING TO BIRTH – Martin Were
THE RIVER BETWEEN – Elder Kabonyi, Artistic Director/ Producer
KIFO KISIMANI – Bokono, Zigu, Artistic Director/ Producer
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