Eugene Mbugua is a 29-year-old content creator, writer, producer and director. Eugene was the youngest producer with a show on Kenyan national television when at 22 his first TV show Young Rich premiered on Kenya’s K24.
Eugene has gone on to create and/or produce more television shows among them Young Rich, Get in The Kitchen, Our Perfect Wedding, Stori Yangu, My Friend, Being Bahati, Foods of Kenya and The Best of. These shows have aired on K24, KTN, NTV, Maisha Magic East, Showmax, Iflix, Kwese, Startimes, and Trigger.
For his work, Eugene has earned several accolades. In 2014, he was listed by Business Daily among Kenya’s male Top 40 under 40 entrepreneurs. In the same year, Eugene also won the Kalasha Award for best editor for his work on the film Child for Hire. In 2016 Forbes listed Eugene among the 30 most promising entrepreneurs under the age of 30 in Africa, and again in 2017, Forbes Africa listed Eugene among the Top 30 under 30 entrepreneurs in Africa.
Other than producing, Eugene is among the panel of judges for the annual Riverwood Awards and contributes to the Saturday Nation on matters film and television. Eugene holds a degree in television production and print media from United States International University – Africa.