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Mkaiwawi Mwakaba (mKay)

Having started out her career in the newsroom as a reporter, Mkaiwawi Mwakaba chartered her way into camera work and still photography. Later, she ventured into the cutting room and began perfecting her editing skills. She has garnered experience on the bench having worked on various Kenyan TV drama series’ such as ‘Makutano Junction’, ‘Higher Learning’, documentaries, commercials, short films and most recently, the award winning Kenyan feature film, ‘Nairobi Half Life’. She has been recognized for her role as film editor on this feature and has been a nominee in various categories in the Kalasha Awards 2012 (Kenya), the AMAAs 2013 (Nigeria), and AFDA 2013 (Tanzania). She holds a BA in Communication from Daystar University where she studied Electronic Media, Public Relations and Psychology. Currently, she works as a freelance editor on the Kenyan documentary series “Shamba Shape Up” – a reality show on farming and runs her production company RedFlash Films. She is actively involved in the development of the film industry both as a mentor and as an upcoming writer/director. mKay is an outdoor enthusiast, who enjoys the Arts and Travel.

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