about us

We’re a highly collaborative and supportive team, coming together on every project to ensure our clients get the very best result.

Za Kikwetu means where we come from. It is a celebration of the proud customs of Africa and especially embraces the one tradition that cuts across all the communities in the country…the oral art of storytelling.

A Short Background.

Za Kikwetu is a company founded more than 20 years ago by Kenyan actor Packson Ngugi. Packson’s acting career started in the early nineties performing on Stage, TV and on radio commercials and programs. He also had a role as a mortuary attendant, in the memorable film, The Constant Gardener (2005) as well as featuring in other films. He modeled on TV ads such as Tuzo milk’s the Cow Has Refused! Non-Irritant Raid, World Space Digital Receivers,

The East African newspaper, among others. Packson has featured in hundreds of radio ads and drama since 1993. He has hosted TV shows; Unilever’s Omo-Pick-A-Box (2001), and Safaricom’s Thirty Millionaires in Thirty Days (2006)



“In this business the customer is king, and we are their trusted advisor.”

The advertising industry is inseparable from performing arts, and so as media space expanded in the late 90s and onto the 2000s, and armed with the necessary skills and networks, Packson founded Za Kikwetu Casting agency, later registered as Za Kikwetu Productions Ltd (2004), a fully-fledged Production House, casting and training models and producing audio visual works.




Za Kikwetu has grown to be a Production House of choice for Kenyan and international clients partnering and collaborating with companies and agencies like Safaricom PLC, Wpp – Scangroup ( Scanad Ltd and Ogilvy Africa, Squad Digital, J W Thompson), The Redhouse Group Ltd, Transcend Media, Intertalent (Pty) ltd, South Africa, Flame Media Works (Nigeria), Sidekick Ltd (Philippines), Asap Film Ltd (Egypt) and many others. 


The Za Kikwetu team is comprised of highly skilled producers, directors, sound and video engineers & editors, translators and maintains an unparalleled talent bank, ensuring that your brief is executed in a thoughtful, concise, and professional manner and delivered on time, without compromising on quality.