Profiling TV sensation Sheilah Carol Gashumba

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Sheilah Carol Gashumba is a television personality, fashionista and young entrepreneur. She co-presents NTV The Beat with Douglas Lwanga but how much do you about this young promising lady?..Read on…

They say dynamite comes in small packages. Sheilah Gashumba, born 7th February, 1996, a brand name in the Television industry in Uganda is testament to that.

One of the most recognisable faces in Uganda, Sheilah was literally raised on television, having first graced the silver screen at a tender age of 10, as a News Anchor and Reporter of the Kids News show on WBS TV.

The gig saw her land a role as a brand ambassador of AQUA SAFE WATER to promote clean and safe drinking water for children. Two years later, she upgraded to TEENS CLUB, a live entertainment programme that also tackled issues that resonated with teens, as the youngest amongst a team of five teen presenters. The show used to air for two hours every Saturday. In 2009, Sheila Gashumba garnered another milestone as the youngest journalist to cover the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which was presided over by The Queen of England, in Kampala, Uganda.

During this momentous period, she stringed for Daily Monitor, Uganda’s most widely read and respected independent newspaper, in the CHOGM Teens column. Sheila loves to write her own proposals because she strongly believes that she was born with a creative mind. By the age of 12, she had written proposals for a TV show, Radio show and a Clothing Line among several other creative and mind blowing ideas for someone her age. To hone her TV presenting skills, in 2015, Sheilah pursued a TV PRESENT-ING course at CITY Varsity Media and Creative Arts School in Cape Town, South Africa. “I’m chasing my dreams,” Sheilah affirms. Clearly, this young, beautiful and talented girl is just getting started and definitely a force to reckon with in this 21st Century entertainment industry.

Sheilah Gashumba and her dad Frank Gashumba

Multi-talented Sheilah is a talented dancer, commercial model, digital influencer, fashionista and more recently an event MC. She has hosted the Miss Rwanda beauty pageant and the Master Card Foundation School Conference among other events. Sheilah’s first love is TV and when NTV, currently the biggest station in the country arrived in Uganda and was looking for a presenter for a teens’ show, Sheilah Gashumba’s name came top of the list and she co-hosted T-Nation for three years. Always looking for constant growth, Sheilah upgraded to The Beat, a musical show on NTV alongside Douglas Lwanga where she presents the highly acclaimed Exclusive Access segment. Exclusive Access is a 15 minutes show on The Beat that provides exclusive information, studio sessions, behind the scenes of the entertainment industry and the people that run it.

Sheilah has interviewed top personalities in the entertainment industry in Africa like Wiz Kid, Davido, D’banj, Yemi Alade, Patoranking and others. Sheilah has also interviewed former Principal Private Secretary to the President of Uganda and Minister of Trade and Industry and Member of Uganda’s Parliament Mrs Amelia Kyambadde and the Mayor of Kampala Erias Lukwago in her Exclusive Access segment. She is the first and only Ugandan TV presenter who covered the Channel O Music Video Awards, which were held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2014 and the Big Brother Africa Finals in the same year and the most recent prestigious MTV Music Video Awards 2016 in Johannesburg.

  • Best Teeniez TV Show Buzz Awards 2012 & 2013 (T-Nation) • Best Teens TV Show Radio & TV Awards 2012 & 2013 (T-Nation) • Best Music Show Radio & TV Awards 2014, 2015 Radio & TV Awards – (Ntv The Beat) • Teeniez Favourite TV Show; Buzz Teeniez Awards 2014 & 2015 • Best Entertainment TV Show Uganda Entertainment Awards – (NTV The Beat) Awards During her time on T-NATION and now THE BEAT ON NTV, the shows has scooped many awards:

Business lady Not one who is comfortable to just pick pay cheques, Sheilah Gashumba is on her way to becoming a business mogul. In late 2014, she started her own brand house GASH GLAM that deals in 100 per cent human hair extensions, trendy sunglasses, waist trainers and stylish clothes, which took Ugandan style lovers by storm. Celebrities, socialites and fashionistas have her number on speed dial to keep up with the trends. She has also ventured into events management and is behind Sarafina Events that organised the sold out UG-Rwanda night.

Sheilah Gashumba co-presents The Beat with Douglas Lwanga on NTV Uganda

Style star The young lady is one of the most stylish celebrities in Uganda, hence a media darling. Sheilah Gashumba has been featured in SWAGG, a popular teen magazine pullout in New Vision, Uganda’s leading daily newspaper.

In 2015, Sheilah was the top feature in Elyt, Uganda’s leading fashion and lifestyle magazine. She was also voted 29th in the Top 30 Movers and Sharpers in Uganda’s Fashion Industry for 2015 and she has featured in the Kandake Teen Magazine as a commercial Model. She was also nominated for the ABRYANZ STYLE AND FASHION AWARDS for the fourth time running, as Uganda’s Best Dressed Female Celebrity. The name Sheilah Gashumba is synonymous with fashion and style in Uganda.

There is always this youngster with abnormal clout in the media and entertainment world and Sheilah Gashumba is no doubt one of Uganda’s biggest influencers and controversial personalities. The print and digital media can’t get enough Sheilah Gashumba and they definitely agree that she is among the top Movers and Shakers in Uganda. Her life journey has many teenagers wishing to live her lifestyle and a TV career they only DREAM about. Her sense of fashion is absolutely awesome. Truth be told, with her elegant and dynamic style, she is an inspiration to fashion and style lovers in Kampala both the young and the old, which has earned her one of the biggest social media following on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter which has landed her a couple of Endorsement deals because anything that has Sheilah Gashumba, has her following too and some companies are not taking that for granted. MOST GIFTED TEEN – THE SUPER TALENT AWARD (2012) BEST TEENIEZ TV PRESENTER – BUZZ TEENIEZ AWARDS (2013) BEST TEENS TV PRESENTER – RADIO AND TV AWARDS, (2013 AND 2014) MOST SUPPORTIVE TV PRESENTER – KADANKE AWARDS (2013) MOST STYLISH TEEN PRESENTER – KAMPALA MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS 2015 MOST CREATIVE TV PRESENTER – KAMPALA MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS ( 2015) Influence Accolades

ZEN MAGAZINE AFRICA (2015) ELY’T MAGAZINE (2015) KADANKE MAGAZINE (2012) ON SPOT MAGAZINE TANZANIA (2013) ZEN MAGAZINE NIGERIA (2015) Newspaper / Magazine Features:

Certificates & Awards

MC-BUZZ TEENIEZ AWARDS (2012) MC-BUZZ LEAVERZ ROCK (2013) MISS TEEN LAUNCH (2013) MISS TEEN GRAND FINALE (2013- 2014) MISS RWANDA (2013) MC- KADANKE TEENZ EVENT (2012-2014) MASTER CARD SCHOLARSHIP CONFERENCE (2014- 2015) LIVE RED CARPET HOST OF THE BOLLYWOOD MOVIE: ESCAPE FROM UGANDA (2014) COCA COLA (2016) CENTENARY BANK (2015) RADIANT BEAUTY PRODUCTS (2015) PARAMOUR COSMETICS (2012- 2014) POSH BY KC FASHION HOUSE (2013-2014) DANIELL WELLINGTON WATCHES SWEDEN (2015) Emcee / Events Hosting Product Endorsements.

281,121 Total Number of Followers As of 1st December 2016 Instagram @sheilahgashumba Facebook Sheilah C Gashumba Facebook Sheilah C Gashumba Twitter @sheilahgashumba 148,000 69,070 41,951 22,100 Skype sheilah.gashumba S +256 755 924450 Kinyara Sugar Building, Industrial Area, Second Street, Suite S3 Physical Address P.O. Box 4640, Kampala Uganda +256 794 690260 sheilahgashumba@gmail.com  info@sheilagashumba.com

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