Mugabi Byenkya is an award-winning writer, poet and occasional rapper. Mugabi's writing is used
to teach High school English English in Kampala & Toronto schools. His award- nominated debut ‘Dear
Philomena,’ was published in 2017 and he went on a 43 city, 5 country North America/East Africa tour in
support of this.
In 2018, Mugabi was named one of 56 writers who has contributed to his native Uganda’s literary
heritage in the 56 years since independence by Writivism (East Africa’s largest literary festival). Dear
Philomena, was named a Ugandan bestseller in the same year.
Mugabi wants to be Jaden Smith when he grows up.