List of Famous people born in Uganda

Florence Kasumba

First Name Florence
Last Name Kasumba
Born on October 26, 1976 (age 46)
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Florence Kasumba is a Ugandan-born German actress. Other than acting in German and Dutch films, she is most known for playing Ayo in Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War. She also played Senator Acantha in Wonder Woman, Shenzi in The Lion King, and the Wicked Witch of the East in the NBC television series Emerald City.

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Pione Sisto

First Name Pione
Born on February 4, 1995 (age 28)
Height 172 cm | 5'8

Pione Sisto Ifolo Emirmija is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a left winger for Danish club Midtjylland and the Danish national team.

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Yoweri Museveni

First Name Yoweri

Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni is a Ugandan politician who has served as President of Uganda since 1986. Museveni was involved in rebellions that toppled Ugandan leaders Idi Amin (1971–79) and Milton Obote (1980–85) before he captured power in the 1980s.

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Joseph Kony

Joseph Rao Kony
First Name Joseph
Last Name Kony
Born on September 18, 1961 (age 61)
Born in Northern Region

Joseph Rao Kony is a Ugandan insurgent and the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a guerrilla group that formerly operated in Uganda. While initially purporting to fight against government oppression, the LRA allegedly turned against Kony's own supporters, supposedly to "purify" the Acholi people and turn Uganda into a theocracy. Kony proclaims himself the spokesperson of God and a spirit medium and claims he is visited by a multinational host of 13 spirits, including a Chinese phantom. Ideologically, the group is a syncretic mix of mysticism, Acholi nationalism, and Christian fundamentalism, and claims to be establishing a theocratic state based on the Ten Commandments and local Acholi tradition.

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Bobi Wine

First Name Bobi
Born on February 12, 1982 (age 41)

Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known by his stage name Bobi Wine, is a Ugandan politician, singer, actor and businessman. He currently serves as Member of Parliament for Kyadondo County East constituency in Wakiso District, in Uganda's Central Region. He also leads the National Unity Platform political party. In June 2019, he announced his candidacy for the 2021 Ugandan presidential election.

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Joshua Cheptegei

First Name Joshua
Last Name Cheptegei
Born on September 12, 1996 (age 26)
Height 167 cm | 5'6

Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei is a Ugandan long-distance runner and 2019 world champion in the 10,000 m.

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Phiona Mutesi

First Name Phiona

Phiona Mutesi is a Ugandan chess player. She has represented Uganda at four Women's Chess Olympiads, and is one of the first titled female players in Ugandan chess history. Mutesi is the subject of a 2012 book and a 2016 film called Queen of Katwe.

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John Sentamu

First Name John
Last Name Sentamu
Born on June 10, 1949 (age 73)

John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu, is a retired Anglican bishop; he was Archbishop of York, metropolitan of York, and Primate of England until 7 June 2020.

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Whitney Peak

First Name Whitney
Last Name Peak
Born on January 1, 2003 (age 20)

Whitney Peak is a Ugandan-Canadian actress. She stars in the 2020 HBO Max revival of Gossip Girl. Her other work includes the Apple TV+ series Home Before Dark and the Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

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Richard Gibson

First Name Richard
Last Name Gibson
Born on January 1, 1954 (age 69)

Richard Gibson is an English actor, best known for his role as the archetypal Gestapo Officer Herr Otto Flick in the BBC hit sitcom series, 'Allo 'Allo!.

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Katumba Wamala

First Name Katumba
Born on November 19, 1956 (age 66)

Edward Katumba Wamala, more commonly known as Katumba Wamala, is a Ugandan general who serves as Minister of Works and Transport in the Ugandan cabinet, since 14 December 2019.

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Kasirye Ggwanga

First Name Kasirye
Last Name Ggwanga
Born on November 30, 1951
Died on June 9, 2020 (aged 68)

Major General Kasirye Ggwanga, was a Ugandan military officer in the Uganda People's Defence Force. He was previously incarcerated as a prisoner of war for 897 days, inside both Uganda and Tanzania. He was a presidential advisor on Buganda Kingdom affairs. He was well respected for his fight towards environmental protection.

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Cyprian Kizito Lwanga

First Name Cyprian
Last Name Lwanga
Born on January 19, 1953
Died on April 3, 2021 (aged 68)

Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, is a Ugandan Roman Catholic prelate who serves as the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala. He was appointed as Archbishop of Kampala on 19 August 2006.

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Madina Nalwanga

First Name Madina
Last Name Nalwanga
Born on February 2, 2000 (age 23)

Madina Nalwanga is a Ugandan actress famous for her lead role as Phiona in Disney's Queen of Katwe. The film depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl living in a slum in Katwe who learns to play chess and becomes a Woman Candidate Master. This role earned her the Most Promising Actor award at 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards in Lagos, Nigeria. She also won an NAACP Image Award, a Women Film Critics Circle Award, and was nominated for a Critic's Choice Award.

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Savio Nsereko

First Name Savio
Last Name Nsereko
Born on July 27, 1989 (age 33)
Height 174 cm | 5'9

Savio Magala Nsereko is a Ugandan-born German footballer who plays as a forward or winger. He is currently at BSC Sendling.

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Mayur Madhvani

First Name Mayur
Born on November 30, 1944 (age 78)

Mayur Madhvani is an Ugandan businessman, entrepreneur, and industrialist of Indian-origin. He is a joint managing director of the Madhvani Group of Companies, headquartered in Kakira, Uganda, the third-largest economy in the East African Community.

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Janet Museveni

Janet Kataaha
First Name Janet
Last Name Museveni
Born on June 24, 1948 (age 74)

Janet Kainembabazi Museveni is a Ugandan politician who has been the First Lady of Uganda since 1986. She is married to President Yoweri Museveni, with whom she has four children. She has been Cabinet Minister of Education and Sports in the Ugandan Cabinet, since 6 June 2016. She previously served as Minister for Karamoja Affairs in the Cabinet of Uganda from 27 May 2011 until 6 June 2016. She also served as the elected Member of Parliament representing Ruhaama County in Ntungamo District, between 2011 and 2016. She published her autobiography, My Life's Journey, in 2011.

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Elizabeth Nyabongo

First Name Elizabeth
Last Name Nyabongo
Born on February 9, 1936 (age 87)

Princess Elizabeth of Toro is the Batebe of the Kingdom of Toro. She is a Ugandan lawyer, politician, diplomat, and model. She was the first female East African to be admitted to the English Bar. She is a paternal aunt of the King of Toro, Rukidi IV. She briefly served as minister of foreign affairs under Idi Amin from February to November 1974.

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Marcel Theroux

First Name Marcel
Last Name Theroux
Born on June 13, 1968 (age 54)

Marcel Raymond Theroux is a British American novelist and broadcaster. He wrote A Stranger in The Earth and The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes: A Paper Chase, for which he won the Somerset Maugham Award in 2002. His third novel, A Blow to the Heart, was published by Faber in 2006. His fourth, Far North, was published in June 2009. His fifth, Strange Bodies, was published in May 2013. He has also worked in television news in New York City and in Boston.

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Mutebi II

First Name Mutebi
Born on April 13, 1955 (age 67)

Ronald Edward Frederick Kimera Muwenda Mutebi II is the reigning Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda, a constitutional kingdom in modern-day Uganda. He is the 36th Kabaka of Buganda.

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