Each morning Uganda gets a true awakening with the breakfast show voice of the airwaves, Brian Mulondo, a renowned social media influencer,TV and radio presenter, news anchor and emcee.
His media entrepreneur experience spanning close to fifteen years all initiated around 2003, with a lifestyle NTV television show “Better Living”. He was then selected for a show called Tricksters,that revealed how people were hoodwinked from property and money. He made a household name and became the Uganda brand ambassador for MTN for the World Cup 2010.
After joining NTV as a pioneer host for the morning show, it was rated as Uganda Tv’s ” leading breakfast experience”
He currently is also live spreading out lucky numbers each Sunday closing the weekend with Supa 3, the NTV lottery show.
Meet #CreatePreneurAfrica Uganda”s breakfast platter Brian Mulondo
He is currently represented by Waka agency in South headed by none other than the esteemed Rosie Motene
Tell us what drives you?
My desire to see a change in the world makes me wake up every day. When I die, I don’t want to just be remembered as someone who was in the media but as someone who left an indelible print on media through inspiring young people.
What is your true passion in life?
To create some of the most exciting TV shows in history and through that, inspire young people and creatives to achieve
their highest potential.
How did you find your passion and how old were you?
I was serving in Church at Kampala Pentecostal Church which became Watoto where a media department was started with a news slot and when I
asked them in charge to give me a chance to do the 5min clip… and the rest is history. At the time, Nigerian movies had just started showing and my Nigerian accent earned me some love to mainstream TV
What about your passion appeals to you the most?
1. If it doesn’t look good for me, the client or audience will certainly
not appreciate it.
2. Start with what you have and work your way up
What drove you to make money from your passions?
My first shot at TV opened my eyes. I hosted a show called Better Living for free and when I was called by the Producer to get some “facilitation”, it was too huge to be called that. Soon I realized that I could earn a lot while having fun. Years later, when I looked at TV shows, I realized that most shows were poorly done. So I created The Timeline Show and in just 1.5years has brought some considerable income.
When was the first time you were paid for your passion?
I emceed a friend’s wedding and he gave me $200 which was quite surprising because I could have done it for free and that was when the light bulb went on…That I could actually be paid for talking while having fun at the same time
What kept you going when you thought about giving up?
Hmm, This thing called Passion is very hard ignoring. Because I don’t look at this as a job, I always look forward to doing whatever I need to do. Sometimes someone will say something negative on social media and make you doubt yourself but you get back up because you know this is your destiny
What motivates you every day to be even more successful?
As I grow older, I realize that I have been privileged to make a
mark on many people’s lives. I can’t stop because it is not just
about me. My life is not just about me but several people.
What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?
Started from the bottom Now I am here. And to anyone who has been
doubted, as long as you are breathing, you can start all over again and make the best come back.
What advice do you give to aspiring creative's who look up to you?
Patience, Patience, Patience. Many creatives let go because
they are not getting the opportunities in the time they expect. It takes time to breakthrough and like someone, you can’t rush quality