One day she accompanied her father, Frank Gashumba, to WBS TV where he had gone to talk about the fundraising he was doing for Aisha Nabukeera who was burnt by a stepmother.
Sheilah Gashumba: How I got first TV job
Sheilah Gashumba’s daring personality helped her secure a TV presenting gig at a very young age.
On February 6, 2006, Nabukeera got burnt while lighting a local lamp (tadooba) in Kyabakuza, Masaka. According to reports, her stepmother ordered her to wear a new, long-sleeved dress that was doused in paraffin. As soon as she lit the lamp using her right hand, flames engulfed her. Nabukeera’s condition saw Gashumba mobilise funding for her treatment.
So, while at WBS TV, Sheilah found kids presenting and said she could do better than them.
The producer was in earshot and gave her a microphone to show what she could do. The producer was impressed.
She was invited to come back and was given a show.
Who is Sheilah Gashumba?
She went to Little Angels Nursery School and Taibah International School (P.2 - P.6).
It was at Taibah that she met a teacher who pushed her to get involved in emceeing, giving speeches, etc., and other activities that would nurture he media career.
Her father wanted her to ace P.7, and decided it was best to complete her P.7 from City Parents’ School.
For secondary education, Sheilah Gashumba went to Mt. St. Mary's Namagunga, Makerere College School, Taibah College, Kabojja International School and Galaxy International School.
She landed her first TV at WBS when she was eight years old.
After a while, she took a break because her father wasn't sure if she should stay in the TV business.
Then on her Sweet 16 birthday, T-Nation, a program on NTV, was invited to the party and she met the producer who offered her a gig
From T-Nation, she was moved to NTV the Beat. Sheilah Gashumba has since worked with a number of different media companies, including NRG Radio, Next Media and South Africa’s Honey TV.
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