The duo had been co-hosting a teens show on the TV station, which was owned by Gordon Wavamunno, for about four years.
Flavia Tumusiime's advice to MC Kats before he left WBS TV
It's Flavia Tumusiime who convinced MC Kats to leave WBS Television.
"Flavia told me we need to leave Teens Club on WBS because we are old," said Kats, real name Edwin Katamba, while appearing on Diaspora Connect UG. "... by then I think I was also busy."
Kats, who was already getting lots of gigs as an emcee, found the decision to quit easy to make. He also noted that he had started seeing his baby mama Fille Mutoni and was determined to support her music career.
After quiting WBS, he didn't work on TV again for about a year and a half. Meanwhile, on top of working together, MC Kats and Flavia Tumusiime went together to Kitante Hill Senior Secondary School.
He joined Kitante in the second term of S.3 after being expelled from Busoga College Mwiri. He quit WBS when he was in S.6.
During his break from TV, one day, Mike Shimoli -- who was a director at Nation Media -- the Nairobi-based company that owns NTV Uganda, met Kats and offered him a job to become the first entertainment TV presenter at the station. At the time NTV was mostly focusing on news.
Kats and Shimoli met at Blue Africa, a hangout that used to host top musicians. According to Kats, they drafted the plan for NTV Exposed, which he used to host before joining NBS TV, in about six months
Mc Kats, who is now one of the most highly regarded entertainment show hosts in the country, went Namilyango Primary School, Busoga College Mwiri, Makerere Highway College, Kitante Hill Senior Secondary School, Makerere High School and UMCAT School of Journalism where he obtained a Certificate in Journalism and Mass Communication.
The events' emcee, who has been in media for about 16 years -- started with WBS where he worked for four years, took a break for about a year and a half before joining NTV Uganda where he worked for about three and half years, and left to join NBS TV in 2016.
He plans to bow out of emceeing with a final two-day event held on December 2 and 3, 2023.
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