Nana Kagga Biography, Acting, Family and Awards
Nana Hill Kagga Macpherson (also known as ‘Nana Kagga-Hill’ or as ‘Nana Hill’ or ‘Nana Hill Kagga’) is a Ugandan actress, filmmaker, content creator, scriptwriter, petroleum engineer and a motivational speaker, very well known for her work on The Life, Beneath The Lies –
The Series as a writer and executive producer, Star Trek and many other as an actress.
Nana Kagga Life and background
Kagga was born in Nairobi, Kenya to Ugandan parents, one an engineer. Kagga is a Muganda and part of the traditional ruling clan of the Baganda tribe, the ‘Bambejja’ (princesses). Kagga is the third of six children of both her parents. At the time of her birth, her parents were in exile during the regime of President Id Amin. Kagga grew up primarily in Uganda in a well-to-do family. In addition to her father and maternal grandfather, four of her siblings are also engineers. Kagga resides in Kampala, Uganda with her 3 children. She is fluent in English and Luganda.
Kagga completed her Primary education at Kampala Parents School. She then joined Gayaza High School, one of the most prestigious girl’s schools in Uganda, for her O-Levels. She then did her A-Levels at Red Maids School, Bristol, the oldest Girls’ School in the UK. Kagga then joined the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK where she attained a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Kagga was an excellent all-round student who excelled in Sciences, Arts and Sports. During her summer holidays, she would return to Uganda and was a presenter for Jam Agenda on WBS, a popular Ugandan TV Show.
Following her graduation, Kagga moved to Florida, United States, then New Mexico, United States. In New Mexico, she worked at Laguna Industries as a Process Engineer in Laguna working on US Military contracts.
Hollywood (as Nana Hill)
Kagga decided to move to pursue her acting and presenting in Los Angeles and enjoyed some success. Kagga was cast in a number of films including Cowboys and Indians (Short film), A Good Day to Be Black and Sexy (Segment ‘Reprise’), He’s Just Not That Into You (film), Star Trek (2009 film), CSI: NY – Boo, Life, Runway Stars. In US Theatre, Kagga was cast as Mercy in the play, Butterflies of Uganda by Darren Dahms which was nominated for an NAACP award. Kagga appeared in several music videos by PINK, Amy Winehouse, Sting, LennyKravitz. Kagga also appeared in several TV ads including for KFC, Coors Light, Pepsi,DSW, Micro-soft, APPLE, Tylenol, DOVE. While in L.A, Kagga also owned a vintage and resale store on Santa Monica Blvd called A Vintage Affair.
Kagga moved back to Uganda in late 2009 and set up a business, Savannah MOON Ltd. Savannah MOON under the brand, Savannah MOON Productions has created produced a full-length feature film, The Life which was shown on M-NET, a TV Series Beneath The Lies – The Series, which is currently being shown on Urban TV and digitally distributed by MTN Uganda and a TV Program, How We See It. Savannah MOON has also co-produced a short film called The Last Breath with Kampala Film School. Savannah MOON is currently working on developing several concepts and content including Taking Time, an upcoming TV Series. Kagga has created an initiative, You are Limitless (YAL), which aims to motivate, guide and encourage Africans, especially the youth to achieve their full potential. Kagga also works as a Petroleum Engineer for one of the large Oil &Gas companies operating in Uganda