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oprah oyugi

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Writer | Director | Editor | Story Consultant

Oprah Oyugi is a multi-faceted filmmaker with fast growing experience as a screenwriter, film director, editor and story consultant. She is a co-creator and writer on Netflix's first Kenyan Drama, Country Queen. She is also a writer on Igiza, a high-end thriller on Showmax. Oprah won the Best Script Writer award at the Women In Film Awards 2022. Her second short film as writer/director/editor, Supastaz, has screened in over 23 film festivals and won 4 awards globally. She is currently a content director on the first season of The Real Housewives of Nairobi. She runs a production company, Dhamira Films, alongside two talented female filmmakers. Oprah enjoys telling stories that examine human behaviour & relationships. She is fascinated by stories that exist within the grey areas of life. She hopes her work can be a mirror upon which society reflects on.


  • Winner, Best Scriptwriter (Film) - Women In Film Awards 2022

  • MY SIDE OF THE STORY - Winner, Kalasha Film Market Pitching competition 2022 - Best Feature Film

  • ANYANGO NYAR GWASI - Shortlist - Netflix Unesco Folktale competition

  • SUPASTAZ - Nominee, Best screenplay - Realtime International Film Festival

  • SUPASTAZ - Nominee, Best African Female Director/Producer - Realtime International Film Festival

  • THE BETTER OPTION - Nominee, Best Scriptwriter (Film) - Women in Film Awards 2020 & 2021

SUPASTAZ | Kenyan Short Film | Child trafficking

SUPASTAZ | Kenyan Short Film | Child trafficking

When Eva (9) and her friends enter SUPASTAZ dance competition, their focus is to win the prize money of 150,000/- Unbeknownst to them, they are the target of child traffickers. SUPASTAZ was shot in October 2021 & premiered at Prestige Cinemas in Nairobi in April 2022. The film was funded by the German government through GIZ in partnership with the DCI Anti-Human Trafficking & Child Protection Unit. The key cast are part of Anno's One Fine Day, a children's arts program which empowers children through creative arts. CREW Producer: Krysteen Savane Co-Producer/Production Manager : Bea Wangondu Directors: Oprah Oyugi & Krysteen Savane Writer: Oprah Oyugi DOP: Abdi Shuria 1st AC/Steadicam operator: Timothy Njogu 2nd AC: Simon Mwai Script Supervisor: Caroline Wanjiru Location Sound: Willis Abuto Editors: Carole Gikandi & Oprah Oyugi Colourist: Timothy Njogu Trailer Editor, Titles & Subtitles: Roselida Taabu VFx: Hueman Studios & Light Illusions Post Sound Production: Nick Loder & Lawrence Magaya Score: Eric Wainaina Service Producer: Dhamira Films CAST Eva - Abigail Wambui Mishy - Christine VinTracy Jose - Levi Onyango Collo - Michael Odhiambo Abby - Alyne Awuor Levy - Reagan Miller Babjee - Wilson Odhiambo Kambua - Blessings Nemaiyan Juma - Alphas Chiama Oti - Aroji Otieno Susan - Neomi Wambui Nganga Mama Boi - Leah Asego Toni - Moraa Gloria Stella - Nekoye Ommeh Teacher Dot - Beth Waigwe Cucu wa Eva - Mukami Njiru Mama Collo - Mercy Wanjiru Georges - Godfrey Ojiambo Kades - Peter Njogu Detective #01 - Arthur Sanya Mama Chips Mwitu - Mary Nduta News caster - Naomi Mburuh Drunk - Ojay Hasshim Soldier - Kevin Oduor Judges (1) - Sandra Onyango Judges (1) - Jackson Michael Atulo Judges (3) - Melvin Magina Mishy's Sister - Mary Akoth