By Hussein Kiganda
Ugandan movie star Christiano Okitwi known for his roles in movies and series such as; Your turn, Deadly mistakes, Sanyu, The office, among others celebrated his 27th birthday on September 4, 2022, with children at Agape Children’s home in Kitebi.
The actor together with other filmmakers took food, clothes, scholastic materials, and other items to the children’s center and enjoyed cake and food with them. The group of filmmakers spared time to plant trees at the center as they played different games.
The actor told The Kampala Sun that the idea to share with the needy was inspired by a series of thoughts after thinking of the way celebrities spend huge sums of money on mere occasions instead of helping society.
“Well, I thought it was wise to share with the community because most of the time we celebrate, eat and throw remains. I thought instead of having a party where we shall have leftover food and throw it away, why not make a charity event where I visit an orphanage or disadvantaged communities and we share the happiness together,” he said.
Okitwi thanks filmmakers Samuel Saviour Kizito and Denis Jnr for having believed in his idea and making it happen. He revealed that these two, together with several more chose Agape Children’s Home.
He urged other celebrities to pick up the habit of reaching out to the needy whenever they are celebrating a milestone.
However, like any other celebrities in Uganda, Okitwi didn’t want to disclose his age but after a push from his friends, he revealed he had turned 27 years.
Okitwi features in two upcoming blockbuster movies; “Mania” and “Who Killed James” and several other series such as “Loving Tyra”, “Hidden romance”, ” The Wolf With In”, “The Game” and several more.