This is an inspiring story of Isaac Oboth who took chances that paid off. At times as entrepreneurs, you need to take calculated risk to achieve what you want in life. A young Ugandan entrepreneur, Isaac Oboth taught himself the act of media even when things were very tough for him. However, he has succeeded in building a Global Media brand.
The 26-years-old was orphaned at his young age and this condition made him quit university as there’s no one to support his education. Because of the huge determination of Isaac, he didn’t give up on his dreams of becoming a media expert.
He began searching online and watching videos on how to shoot and edit videos on YouTube. What began as simple curiosity quickly became an obsession. At some point, he was spending 16 hours a day just playing around with video editing software.
After six months of watching tutorials, Isaac registered and started Media 256 ltd in 2010. A film and television production company domiciled in Kampala. Isaac attracted customers by providing quality services for them at a cheaper rate.
Isaac has since gone on to produce great work for the likes of the African Leadership Academy, USAID, the UNDP and the Mara Foundation. His media company is currently one of East Africa’s fastest emerging film and television production companies.
Isaac has received recognition for his entrepreneurship journey as well. In 2011, he won the Young Achiever’s Award for Film and Television. The award was presented to him by the presidents of both Uganda and Rwandan and the Queen of Buganda. In 2012, Isaac was recognized as an Anzisha Fellow. And in 2014, 2015 and 2016, he was listed on Forbes “Top 30 under 30 most promising entrepreneurs in Africa.”
Isaac’s dream is to sustainably create films and TV shows that showcase and celebrate African resilience and beauty.