Matana is one of the most promising young actresses in Uganda. She has of recent acted in a yet to be released film titled Intimacy. Showbiz Uganda (SB) tracked her down for an exclusive interview about her career and love life.
Matana is one of the most promising young actors in the country
SB: Tell us about yourself!?
Matana: My name is Myllah Matana. Am an economist and actor. I was born and raised in Lubowa along Entebbe Road. I am a Muslim and an only girl child with three brothers. I went to Shimoni Demonstration School for my primary.
For my O’level i went to Gombe S.S and East high School Ntinda and for my A’level i finished from Kawempe Muslim S.S. Am a fresh graduand from Makerere University, i graduated this year with a bachelor’s degree in developmental economics.
Matana acted in Intimacy
SB: Describe your acting career?
Matana: Acting has been a part of me since high school and i must say it’s such a beautiful and fun experience. And am so glad to be part of the acting industry in Uganda.
SB: When did you join acting?
Matana: Professionally i joined the acting industry last year after completing my acting craft course at media vision academy.
SB: Recently you acted in Intimacy, tell us about it and your role?
Matana: Intimacy is a romantic drama about a married man Paul who has to choose between keeping his family together or running off with Cathy his newly found love. I took up the role of Cathy. Cathy is a beautiful successful middle aged woman who Paul falls in love with. She will do anything to see that Paul divorces his wife and starts a serious relationship with her.
The actress said she has had acting passion from childhood
SB: What is your say about movie industry in Uganda?
Matana: The movie industry in Uganda is growing at a fast rate. The only problem is the lack of sponsors and support from our people through buying the movies. But overall it’s promising.
SB: What should movie lovers expect from you in the next five years?
Matana: They should expect great entertainment and fun. I promise to give my best and not disappoint my supporters. SB: What message do you have for those joining acting? Matana: Always put God first. Have the passion for acting. Be patient, support and uphold the industry because only you can be successful.
SB: Tell us about your love life?
Matana: Am currently focused on my career. That’s all i can say.
SB: Where do you spend your free time from and what is your favourite dish?
Matana: I spend most of my free time at the beach with my friends and my favourite dish is irish and goats meat.
Matana during movie shooting
SB: What is your last message to your fans?
Matana: I ask for their love and support through my acting journey. They can follow me on my Instagram handle myllah_matana. God bless them.