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Housen Mushema

Housen Mushema

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Occupations Actor
Gender male
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Housen Mushema is a Ugandan Runway, Commercial and Editorial model, actor and fashion producer known for playing the lead role of Balikoowa in Balikoowa in the City and Andrew on Second Chance. He has appeared in Bride & Groom and Flair Magazine as well as walking the most popular runways in Uganda and East Africa.

He is a recipient of the Abyranz Fashion and Style Awards 2015 for Outstanding Male Model and he has hit most Man Crush Monday features in numerous magazines in Kampala and also appearing at number 7 on Satisfashion Ug Magazine's 8 most revered male models in Uganda in 2014.



Housen started modeling in 2013 while in his second year at Makerere University after his father became ill, forcing him to find a job to pay for his tuition. His first modeling job was as an usher at events before walking the runway or appearing in any magazines. He was signed by Joram Model Management in 2015.

In 2015 Housen won an award for the most outstanding Male Model Uganda at the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards. He has worked at a number of shows both local and International including Kampala Fashion Week 2014, purpleRyan hub, Malengo Fashion Show, the Swahili Fashion Week, The bride and Groom Expo.2014/2016, Genesis Night by Hellen Lukoma (2014) and Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (2013/2014/2015). He has also appeared and done photo shoots with biggest magazines in Uganda like the Bride and groom Magazine, the Flair and many more.

He has worked with numerous designers including Martha Jabo (Uganda), Jose Hendo (New York), Motions (Rwanda), Emolsam_DNA and so many others.

He produced the Hijab and Kanzu fashion show in 2016 and co-produced The Vintage fashion show alongside his boss Joram Muzira in 2017.


Housen debuted his acting career in Shakespeare's play Macbeth in 2014. In the same year he got a regular role on the fourth season of The Hostel (TV series) (Serenity) produced by Fast Truck Productions playing Sokke. The TV series aired on NTV Uganda.

In 2016 he got a lead role as Balikoowa in the local comedy/drama series “Balikoowa in the City” another production of Fast Track Productions that currently airs on Spark TV.

In May 2017 Housen took over the role of Andrew Masa from an original actor in Second Chance telenovela, a Ugandan remake of a popular Telemundo, El Cuerpo del Deseo. Second Chance airs on NTV UG and is produced by Phaz picture production alongside NTV Uganda.

Housen will play Mckenzie Mulumba in a Nana Kagga directed and produced upcoming new series called Reflections alongside other big celebrities like Malayika Nnyanzi, Cleopatra Koheirwe, Gladys Oyenbot and Andrew Kyamagero.

He has also acted in a number of music videos such as Otubattisa by Irene Ntale and Sheebah Karungi in 2014 and in Kyanagwe by Leila Kayondo in 2017

Personal life

Housen was born in Jinja and raised in Bweyogerere. He is a devout Muslim and the fourth and last child in the family. His father was a prominent tailor in Kampala, which introduced him to fashion.


Television series

Year TV Series Role Notes
2017 Reflections Mckenzie Mulumba Upcoming TV series created and directed by Nana Kagga Macpherson
2016 - Second Chance Andrew Masa telenovela and remake of El Cuerpo del Deseo
Balikoowa in the City Balikoowa drama/comedy produced by Fastrack Productions
2011 - 2015 The Hostel (TV series) Sokke Fourth Season (Serenity)


Year TV Series Role Notes
2014 The Tragedy of Macbeth Play by William Shakespeare

Music videos

Year Song Artist(s)
2017 Kyanagwe Leila Kayondo
2014 Otubattisa Irene Ntale and Sheebah

Nominations and awards

Year Award Category Result
2015 Abyranz Fashion and Style Awards Outstanding Male Model Uganda Won
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