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Stop pressuring me to become a director, actress Joan Agaba warns public

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By Hussein Kiganda

Award-winning actress Joan Agaba has cautioned the public against pressuring actors to take on producing and directing roles.

Talking to The Kampala Sun, the actress revealed that some of her fans have been advising her to become a full-time director or producer, considering that she has been an assistant director on many projects.

“Some of them want me to make a production house and start producing my own movies, but I have always kept in my lane,” Agaba disclosed.

According to Agaba, being a producer requires a lot of money, which many actors, including her, do not have.

Although she believes she is a good actress, she admits that she is not as good at directing and production.

She notes that when people try to do multiple things, their real talent in a particular field is affected.

Agaba was the assistant director of the movie Tembele, which won Best Feature Film at the Uganda Film Festival 2022.

She won the Best Actress at the Coal City Film Festival in Enugu, Nigeria on March 26, 2022.

Agaba also won the Best Actress in the Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards that were held on November 28, 2021, in Nigeria.

She acted in 94 Terror (2018) as Mutesi, Lailah (2020) as Nadia, the TV series Mistakes Gals Do as Kate, and The Torture (2017) as Sharon. She is currently acting in What If as Miria.

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