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Flavia Tumusiime‘collectively earned Shs300,000’ in first 5 years of media work

Media personality Flavia Tumusiime earned Shs300,000 only in the first five years of working in the media industry.

Flavia Tumusiime

The Capital FM presenter, who joined media as a TV host with WBS TV at the age of 14, revealed this while talking to Bump Love hosts. She said that it wasn’t until she was in her twenties that the big bucks started flowing in.

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"When I became... a money making celebrity, because let's be honest, for the first like 5 years, there was no money... There was no money... I think like until I was 20-something, Shs300,000 was the most I had made... collectively. Not per month. No, no, no,” she said.

Tumusiime launched her media career with the now defunct WBS TV, where she hosted a show called Teen’s Club.

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When she was 18, she joined radio, starting with Hot100FM, where she left to join the Kisementi-based Capital Radio in 2006.

After “two to three years” in radio, Tumusiime said, she landed a gig to work with Channel O that lasted “about four years.”

In 2015, she joined Nation Media Group-owned NTV Uganda where she anchored news and hosted a morning show. She left the Kampala Serena Hotel-based TV station in May of 2021.

For most of her media career, the events emcee who holds a bachelor's degree in International Business from Makerere University Business School, has been in radio and she can’t explain why.

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"Radio has stayed for some reason... I don't know if it's a comfort... I do like radio,” she said.

On Tuesday morning, her fans thought she was finally leaving Capital FM where she has been for 16 years hosting the mid-morning show named AM to PM, but today she announced that she will be hosting a different show at the station.

“Dear friends, thank you for the love and support. I feel truly blessed and pray that you prosper from your kind thoughts and gestures towards me,” she announced Wednesday afternoon. “[Capital FM Uganda] decided I would be a perfect fit to profile the best success stories in the country with DESERT ISLAND DISCS.”

She replaces Simon Kasyate, who has been hosting the show that focuses on interviewing popular figures and successful personalities in different sectors in the country.

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