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    Everything you need to know about sheila Gashumba.

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    Everything you need to know about sheila Gashumba.
    • May 13, 2024 • 1 month ago
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    Sheila Gashumba is a Ugandan TV host, media personality, and CEO of NRG Radio Uganda, known for her advocacy, style, and philanthropy through

    Sheila Gashumba is a prominent figure in the Ugandan media industry, known for her work as a TV host, digital influencer, and socialite. Sheila who is currently 28 years old was born on February 7, 1996, in the heart of Uganda, her life is a narrative of cultural confluence, with her roots tracing back to Rwandan parentage. Her father, Frank Gashumba, and mother, Cherie Gashumba, parted ways early in her life, setting the stage for a childhood where Sheila would be nurtured under the watchful eye of her father.

    Education and Early Exposure

    Sheila's educational journey began amidst the halls of Taibah International School, weaving through the corridors of Galaxy International School Kampala, and culminating at Kabojja International School. Her academic pursuits didn't halt at the shores of Uganda; they extended to City Varsity Media & Creative Arts in Cape Town, South Africa, where she honed her skills in the creative arts.

    It was at the tender age of ten that Sheila's tryst with the media began. Her debut on WBS TV's kids show as a news reporter and anchor was nothing short of remarkable. Her innate charisma and confidence shone through, earning her a spot as a presenter on the Teens Club show. Sheila's exceptional performance quickly caught the eye of the public, and she became a brand ambassador for Aqua SAFE WATER, championing safe drinking water for children.

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    Beautiful Sheila Gashumba 

    Frank Gashumba, a figure of pivotal importance in Sheila's life, played the dual role of parent and mentor. His guidance was instrumental in shaping Sheila's early career, propelling her into various spheres of the media world. It was under his mentorship that Sheila's potential was nurtured, allowing her to blossom into the media personality she is today.

    In 2012, Sheila channeled her growing influence into philanthropy by establishing 'Young Bodies Big Hearts,' a charity organization reflecting her commitment to social causes. Her advocacy for children's welfare and her efforts to make a tangible difference in society are hallmarks of her character.

    Sheila Gashumba's early life and background lay the foundation for a career that would see her become one of the most recognizable faces in Ugandan entertainment. 

    Career and fame.

    Sheila Gashumba's career is a mosaic of media engagements, brand endorsements, and cultural influence that has made her a household name in Uganda and beyond.

    Sheila's journey into the limelight began at the tender age of ten when she graced the screens as a news reporter and anchor on WBS TV's kids show. Her natural flair for the camera and her engaging presence quickly escalated her to a presenter role on the Teens Club show. This early exposure set the stage for a career that would soon blossom into a series of high-profile media roles.

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    Young Sheila Gashumba interviewing Bobi Wine 

    Her versatility saw her transition from children's programming to mainstream media. She joined NTV, where she presented T-Nation and later became a co-host on NTV The Beat with Douglas Lwanga. Her dynamic approach and relatable persona resonated with audiences, further cementing her status as a media darling.

    In November 2021, Sheila took on a new challenge as the host of NBS After5, an entertainment show on NBS Television. The show, which airs from Monday to Friday, became a platform for Sheila to showcase her interviewing skills and her ability to connect with both guests and viewers.

    After one year and half she left NBS and In February 2023, Sheila embarked on her journey as a radio presenter at NRG Radio. She hosted a show called "Total Access," which airs every Friday evening from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Her vibrant energy and engaging style resonated with listeners, making her a favorite on the airwaves.

    After a year of dedicated service, Sheila's talent and commitment caught the attention of NRG Radio. In a groundbreaking move, she was promoted from being a radio show host to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NRG Radio Uganda. This appointment marked a significant milestone in her career, as she transitioned from behind the mic to a leadership role within the station.

    NRG Radio, established nearly two years ago, has rapidly become one of Kampala's fastest-growing radio stations. Targeting mainly urban youth, the station rocks the airwaves at 106.5. Sheila's ascent to the CEO position reflects her influence and vision within the media industry.

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    Sheila Gashumba and her dad Frank Gashumba 

    Beyond television and Radio, Sheila has used her social media platforms to advocate for policies such as a minimum wage for journalists and media personalities in Uganda. Her voice has become influential in shaping discussions around media welfare and industry standards.

    Sheila's appeal has transcended media, making her a sought-after brand ambassador. She has worked on promotional campaigns for brands like Africell, Uber, Coca-Cola, and Tecno Mobile. Her endorsement is seen as a stamp of credibility and style, making her one of the most recognized faces in the Ugandan entertainment industry.

    Achievement, recognitions and wards.

    Sheila, a multi-talented media personality, has left an indelible mark on Uganda's entertainment landscape. From her early days as a child star to her current role as the CEO of NRG Radio Uganda, Sheila's achievements and awards underscore her influence and impact and these include.

    Youngest Journalist at CHOGM: In 2007, Sheila achieved a historic milestone by becoming the youngest journalist to cover the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kampala, Uganda. Her coverage of this prestigious event, presided over by Queen Elizabeth II, showcased her tenacity and talent.

    Buzz Teeniez Awards: Sheila's work as a teen TV show presenter earned her recognition at the Buzz Teeniez Awards She won the award for Best Teen TV Show Presenter, solidifying her status as a favorite among young audiences.

    Abryanz Style And Fashion Awards: Sheila's impeccable style and fashion sense have not gone unnoticed. She was nominated for the Best Dressed Female TV Personality Award and the Most Stylish Female Celebrity of the Year at the Abryanz Style And Fashion Awards.

    Starqt Fashion Awards: Her influence in the media industry led to a nomination for the Media Personality of the Year category at the Starqt Fashion Awards.

    PAFA Best Fashionista: In 2017, Sheila clinched the PAFA Best Fashionista award, further establishing her as a trendsetter in Ugandan fashion.

    Sheila's talents extend beyond journalism:

    Dancer: Sheilah is not only a media personality but also a skilled dancer, infusing her energy and passion into her performances.

    Model: Her striking looks and confidence have made her a sought-after model, gracing various fashion events and campaigns.

    Businesswoman: Sheila's entrepreneurial spirit led her to explore business ventures, adding another dimension to her career.

    Dating life.

    In the spotlight of Ugandan media, Sheila Gashumba's romantic life has often mirrored the public's fascination with celebrity relationships. While she has been linked with notable figures, it's essential to recognize the private nature of personal affairs.

    Sheila's love life entered the public domain with her relationship with Ali Marcus Lwanga, known as God's Plan. Their partnership was a fixture in the media, with fans keenly following their journey. However, as with many relationships under the public eye, they parted ways, leaving a chapter of memories behind.

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    Sheila and ex boyfriend God's plan

    Following this, Sheila found companionship with Derrick Ddungu, better known as Rickman Manrick. Their relationship blossomed in the public's view, showcasing moments of joy and partnership. Yet, in May 2024, they announced their mutual decision to separate, closing another chapter in Sheila's book of life.

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    Sheila and Rickman attending a wedding 

    As Sheila navigates her post-breakup life, focusing on personal growth and career aspirations, she has requested privacy. This new chapter is hers to write, away from the public scrutiny that often accompanies fame.

    philanthropic and charity work

    Sheila Gashumba is not only a media personality but also a philanthropist with a heart for giving back to society. Her charitable endeavors reflect her commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others.

    Young Bodies Big Hearts

    In 2012, Sheila founded Young Bodies Big Hearts, a charity organization dedicated to improving the lives of children. The organization's philosophy is rooted in the belief that giving back to society enriches life and brings joy. Sheila's vision for the charity is to create a world where every child smiles with hope for a better future.

    The Beauty with a Purpose

    Sheila's approach to philanthropy is encapsulated in the idea of "The Beauty with a Purpose." This concept emphasizes that true beauty lies in the act of giving and supporting those in need. Through her charity work, Sheila aims to inspire others to join her in making a change and contributing to the welfare of society.

    A Commitment to Children's Welfare

    Young Bodies Big Hearts focuses on children's welfare, providing support and resources to ensure they have access to the essentials for a healthy and happy life. Sheila's dedication to this cause is a testament to her belief in the power of charity to transform lives.

    Sheila Gashumba's philanthropic work through Young Bodies Big Hearts showcases her golden heart and her desire to give more, learn more, and love more. Her efforts in charity work are a true reflection of her character and her commitment to making a difference in the world.

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