Position: Executive and artistic director
Sebulime Davis, born 14th September 1984, is a dance and music, film and creative writing artist. An entrepreneur and creative facilitator. He founded Soul-Xpressions in 2012 to mentor young people through non-formal education programs using art and sports and has worked on several International youth projects like Global lab goes global, Art and culture for Unity, Soul and Soil in partnership with different African and European Organizations supported by Erasmus+ Program.
He has been very fundamental in setting up and formulating visions for youth Organizations like Breakdance Project Uganda, Batalo East, Soul-Xpressions and a committee member of Batalo Dance Fest for the past 7 years. As an entrepreneur, Sebulime established an animal and crop farming business to create employment and the profits support the non-profit programs of Soul-Xpressions, which won him recognition and capital award by Tony Elumelu Foundation in 2019.
Sebulime believes in educating young Africans to think outside and beyond the colonial systems to change their narratives, mindsets and to create resources from within to build sustainable livelihoods for Africa.
Position: Media and communications manager
Apio Sharon Mary, born 20th May 2000 in a small town called Panyakawa in Northern Uganda. Apio finished her high school in 2019 and looking forward to venture into the business world.
She is an alumnus of In Movement: Art For Social Change where she developed in the art of self-expression and exercises that freedom through the art of writing and dance. Working with In Movement and Soul-Xpressions has helped her discover and build self-esteem and to relate with the children and youth from different backgrounds.
Dancing and writing are her passion and she believes that we run our thoughts, we are the masters of our own making. She believes poetry is the home for verbal expression and dance for non-verbal. She loves to travel and believes that a diverse mind inspires creativity in a person.
Position: Administrator, programs and finance assistant
Kanyike Edgar Born 25th November 2000 in Kampala, Uganda. Kanyike finished his primary level at Banunule Primary School, his O-level at Kyambogo College and his A-level at Victoria High School in Nansana. He is now an artist practicing and experimenting with Dance, Photography and Film.
Kanyike is also an actor, who was part of the 2016 Disney Movie, “Queen of Katwe”. He started dancing in 2012 with In Movement: Art For Social Change where he also developed greatly as a leader and Creative arts facilitator and he’s now passing on what he learned to other children.
As a Dancer, he has performed in a number of productions in Uganda with dance companies like Soul-Xpressions and Batalo Dance Festival and in Poland with Brave Kids Festival.
As a Photographer, he experiments with a number of concepts some of which have been exhibited in Uganda and Tanzania. Plus doing freelance Videography and Video editing.
Position: Programs coordinator and creative facilitator
Mugisha Frank, born 20th July 1997. Frank is a Rwandan-Ugandan Dance artist and creative facilitator based in Kampala, Uganda. He is the activities coordinator of Soul-Xpressions and the assistant artistic director of Amizero Kompagnie and EANT Festival in Kigali, Rwanda. Frank is an alumnus of In Movement: Art For Social Change.
As a movement student, educator and performer, Frank’s work has seen him travel around Africa, Europe and the USA using dance as a tool for self-expression, bridge building and vehicle for social change.
Frank’s work focuses on continuous unlearning of all he’s been taught as an African man that he feels belittles him and the ways of his people and he constantly seeks to reinvent and remember new and ancient ways of being in balance with self, other and the surroundings.
Position: Media, graphic content creator
Kagoya Shamusa also known as Skylar, was born in 1995/03/June. She is an artist in the mediums of dance, visual art and graphics design. Besides that, Shamsa is a youth worker at Soul-Xpressions “I love volunteering because I get to grow my experience and learning new things and also sharing my skills such as web designing, computer software basics, creativity, dance, circus, drawing and many more”. “I’ve got quite a lot of hobbies but my favorites are swimming and listening to music”. She has participated in different European projects in Bulgaria, Spain, Uganda and interested in social and youth development work.
Position: Film and photography content creator
Gerald Ochieng, born in Kampala, Uganda to Kenyan parents. He has lived most of his life in Uganda. He loves watching movies, listening to music and cooking. He also loves reading books as a way of traveling through time from past to future and to different places he has never been. He sings for fun and he is working on getting better at it.
He is passionate about seeing people grow, becoming better versions of themselves which at the moment he is also working on. He aspires to be a leader not a leader who leads but one who inspires others to be leaders too. He also wants to travel more see different places and experience life.
Zulaika Muhammed, born 18th September 1999 in Makindye Kampala, Uganda and she leaves in kisugu Wabigalo. She attended youth work workshops in Bulgaria and went for a youth exchange program in Tanzania in 2017.She completed her O level at Kairos High School Muyenga Bukasa and she is doing a Diploma in performing arts at Makerere University. She does make up and fashion during her leisure time. She wants to become a traditional and contemporary dance teacher and a make up artist. She started up a business with Mercy Ajatum to fight poverty. She loves interacting with different people who have goals to achieve in life. She joined Soul- Xpressions in 2013 and very happy she joined this family of brotherhood and sisterhood. She has learnt how to make small-scale businesses while with Soul- Xpressions, make new friends, fight challenges in her life and work together as a team.
Position: Creative facilitator, film and photography
Onegurwoth Hassan, born 1st January 1998, is a student at Uganda Christian University pursuing a bachelor in Human Resource and Management. He went to Banunule Primary School where he was actively involved in Music Dance Drama and explored his talent in dance, which has always been his passion. Besides dance he also loves interacting, meeting new people and travelling. He travelled to the USA with the spirit of Uganda on a tour in 2014 for five (5) months. This experience has helped him grow more as a dancer and a performer in general.
Mercy Ajatum, born on 4th June 1998. She is a dancer, costume designer and youth facilitator at Soul-Xpressions and Model at Owino market and also an athlete. Ajatum finished her high school in 2017, did a certificate in IT at Kampa Bits in 2018. She has been part of the brave kids project in Poland as a leader and performer in 2012, 2017 and 2019.
As an alumnus of In Movement: Art For Social Change, she has learned about self respect and service to others. She volunteers in partner schools and centers for Soul-Xpressions with an aim to explore, create and share what we have learnt through our experience from life, dance, music, sports and more. As an entrepreneur, Mercy owns a food business with Zulaikah which she hopes to develop into a big company to serve and employ many youth in Kampala
Position: Member and Dance training assistant
Ivan is an artistic creative facilitator and versatile dancer born 13th April 1998 in Kampala, Uganda. “I like seeing youngsters grow creatively in mind body and soul which drives me to keep on the work we all do at Soul-xpressions”. He loves adventure and entertainment. Twinomujuni loves sharing knowledge and experience through creative facilitation and this is what defines him. “My goal is to continue working with young people to help them live in their true worth and potential”.
Position: Member, creative facilitator
Natabi Salama, born 9th September 1998 in Nsambya Kampala, Uganda. She finished her O level education at Nsambya Secondary and pursuing a course in decoration and fashion designing. Salama is passionate about dancing, fashion and design, photography and music. “To me dance is a way to express what I feel inside.”
Salama joined Soul-Xpressions in 2014 and She has a background in Uganda cultural dance from “KAYDA”. An Organization in Katwe helping youth to stay away from negative peer pressure. She is also a member of Breakdance project Uganda (B.P.U.).
All these organizations have helped Natabi Salama grow in a positive environment and experience different things, among which, building confidence, anger management, share her talents, to be open minded and exemplary to others.
Position: Rehearsals and Dance training coordinator
Hamza Pirimo, born 12th November 2000, is a Ugandan Dance artist, choreographer, music producer and creative facilitator. Hamza is one of the Co-founders and Dance Director at Soul-Xpressions. He loves dancing so dance plays a big role in helping him express and tell his story. He loves sharing what he has learnt through his journey of self-discovery using dance.
His work has enabled him travel around Africa, Europe and the USA where he took training for six months in Contemporary, Ballet, Hip-hop, Jazz, Musical theatre and Tap at Elevate Performing Arts center. Hamza uses his Ugandan traditional dance roots, which he fuses with urban dance styles to make a unique fusion style.
“I love learning and challenging myself with different things because that’s what makes me grow as a person. I want to become a professional dancer and use my talents to create a positive social change in my community and inspire people” Hamza says.
Position: Creative Facilitator, member
Nakato Rachael, born 26th August 1998 in Eastern Uganda. She is a social media manager working with Batalo East, Brimas Media Company and Lasting Smiles Uganda Charity Organization in Uganda.
Nakato is a Youth facilitator with over 4years experience, carrying out creative facilitation workshops with schools and organizations partnering with Soul-Xressions such Sosolya Undugu Dance Academy, PCCP and Railways Primary School. Nakato has experience working with youth and children developing leadership skills, mental flexibility and personal awareness.
She loves listening to soul music, singing, and dancing. She aspires to be a professional dance performer and social entrepreneur. She is a dancer practicing urban and traditional dance fusion.
Dance is not only a wonderful way to express herself but also an opportunity to meet and connect with new people and friends. Nakato Rachael’s motto is “Follow the voice from your heart then your mind”