luwi of maria real name is brian ogana is one of the lead actors in Citizen TV local show Maria. Brian Ogana is a communications officer and a thespian best known for his role as Luwi Hausa in the Kenyan telenovela series.
Maria is a local TV series which aired during the week as from 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm. It features Maria a teenage girl as the main character who comes from the slums and is uneducated.
LUWI OF MARIA BIOGRAPHY AND EDUCATION
Brian ogana went to Mukumu boys and after completing his high school education he went to the University of Nairobi to peruse his degree in Computer engineering.
Despite doing a degree course in Computer engineering, he later changer and did journalism. He is also a writer, communication strategist and a thespian. Brian Ogana works with Good News Broadcasting System (GBS) as a news anchor, host and reporter. He is also an actor, where acting is his part-time job.
He is married but the wife is not in public domain. He has two children.
BRIAN OGADA QUESTION AND ANSWER
What’s the most challenging part about playing Luwi?
The most challenging part about playing the character Luwi is changing from one emotion to the other.
How do you prepare for crying scenes?
The tears are real!
Well for the crying scenes I summon all the painful experiences I have endured in life, and then the person who is my co-star on the scene also contributes to the crying, because theirs is just something when you go down the memory lane and think of the painful experiences and look into someone’s eyes, one tends to break down.
What should we expect from Luwi as the series progresses?
For now, what I can say, is you haven’t seen anything yet, there is more to come.
Who’s the funniest person in the cast in real life?
Ben the chef, Koros the driver and Lorna the head of servants.
What made you say yes to playing Luwi on Maria?
I chose the role simply because of the plot and storyline, and I fell in love with the character because it would push me to the limit, because, in case you didn’t notice Louis (Luwi) Hausa plays along with so many emotions and switches between being sad, happy, dramatic, drunk and so on.
How do you relate with your character?
Once am on set I wear Luwi’s shoes and try to imagine how best can Luwi play the role, it takes a lot of homework for one to execute a certain character
LUWI OF MARIA TRIBE
he is of luo tribe