Kenneth Obimba (or Kyne for short) has had an illustrious career in showbiz, both in his hometown and among the African community of Sydney. Whether he is a model showcasing designers’ outfits on the runway for “Elite Models Uganda”; starring as a war victim in renowned playwright Alex Mukulu’s musical “The Journey to SelfRealisation” for the benefit of Queen Elizabeth II during her last visit to Uganda; a minister for Miracle Center Church specialising in music, dance and drama spectacle for an enthused congregation; or even a stint on 2006’s award-winning movie “The Last King of Scotland” with big names Forest Whittaker and James McAvoy, the East African wants to be positioned as one of the greatest inspirers ever.
His capacity for compassion and ability to work under pressure and little supervision stems from Kenneth’s time working with orphans as youth worker. Other than excellent communication skills and a sedate Christian upbringing, it also has informed his associations with the Lord in “Jesus Sings” and “Jesus in Kampala”. But can display a more lighthearted side: he was hailed as one of the ten best comedians in the M-Net reality TV series and caused chaos as a dancer and singer with the Kombat dance group in a dance production “Heartless Desire” directed by admired director and founder of Theatre Factory, Phillip Luswatta and Natasha Sinayobye. A spectacularly and visually driven drama language of broken love and betrayal spliced with dance styles ranging from African contemporary and hip hop to salsa and tango, he exemplified these themes in the role of a troublemaker.
However, with an eye on the horizon, Kenneth moved to Sydney in 2012 and began collaborating with famed Lucky Lartey. Together, accompanied by a guitar, they have produced a mesmerisingly slick and snake-fluid choreographic piece “Meeting Point” in numerous festival venues around Sydney. The message is: when you dance, are you two different individuals or are you simply one conscious movement in sync?
Hardworking, reliable and trustworthy are the three cornerstones that Kenneth always honours, while at once aiming to maximise his creative skills for his employer, society and career in the entertainment industry.