Sami Obama is an Actor/Producer & dancer based in Melbourne, Australia. His passion for acting began in his homeland Ethiopia, where it was a scarce and unappreciated skill. He saw acting as a way to connect with the public and this is what's driving him to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
He is a graduate of Brave Studios and has performed in the feature film ‘Found in a Dream’ as ( Absolom ) and ‘Throbbing 84' as ( Leroy ) New Paradigm ( Bradley ) He fell in love with musical Theatre after watching “sweet charity” and performed in two musical theatres after that ‘Huckleberry Musical Adventure as ( Jim ) and ‘Twelfth Night’ as ( Duke Arsino ) His currently studying Musical theatre at “Theatre Blacks” to further his musical skills. His Theatre credits include ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’ as ( Jack Worthing ) ‘The Graceful Giraffe’ as ( Acol ) ‘ Zamunda’ as ( Woody ) ‘Everyman’ as ( Death ) “Romeo & Juliet” as ( Romeo ) ‘Othelo’ as Othelo.
Sami is not a person that waits for opportunities to arise but instead creates his own. He established a production company ‘Sam&Sami Production’ Producing numerous short Films ,sketches and Webseries. He surrounds himself with like minded individuals to create content for different platforms ( e.g YouTube, Instagram , Facebook ). His Popularity online soared after releasing a music video in which he performed traditional Ethiopian dancing. The video proved to be popular by gathering a whopping 4.5 million views in only 3 months. This inspired him to create 'Jebena Genie' an online web series adapted from the Disney classic Aladdin. Sami plays the eccentric, coffee loving Genie who grants wishes by performing traditional Ethiopian dances.
Not only is he known in the industry for his unwavering determination and work ethic, he also holds traditional Ethiopian dancing close to his heart and is an advocate for multiculturalism in the community.
His goal is to grow in the different fields of Acting,Singing & Dancing and to continue to be the best Actor/Performer and person he can be. He also aims to inspire the younger generation by encouraging and mentoring them through community projects.
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