Bright stars never stop shining in #CreatepreneurAfrica, Flavia Tumusiime's world. All the way from Kampala in Uganda, renowned television and radio presenter, actress, emcee and speaker,Flavia's career in Africa's fledgling media world sparked off at the early age of fourteen.She seeded her career when she was selected to host a popular teen television show, WBS TV's teen's club . With a drive to make a difference,she stayed in the limelight and was featured in CNN African Voices as one of three growing African female brands of 2017.
She continued to host the WBS TV teen show for the coming four years and later presented K files, a WBS TV program.
Since then she presented the Guinness Football challenge in 2011, aired in Kenya and Uganda. The Big Brother Africa 2012 presenter, joined NTV Uganda as a news anchor and currently co-hosts a morning show, Morning@NTV.
Her radio career initiated as a presenter in HOT100 Fm she is currently stationed at Capital FM.
2013 Young Achievers Award for Media and Journalism 2013 Silver award in the best mid-morning Radio and TV awards 2013 Buzz Teeniez Awards role model 2015 Best Dressed Female Media Personality - Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards 2016 Best Female Radio Personality - Uganda Entertainment Awards
She is currently represented by the renowned Waka Agency, Africa’s first Pan African Talent agency headed by the acclaimed Rosie Motene from South Africa.
Meet Uganda’s #CREATEPRENEUR AFRICA , Flavia Tumusiime
Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?
The thought of what kind of legacy I can leave for the next generation of empowered and successful women. Honestly I’m a communicator at heart and I find that my passion is communicating, whether its radio or TV.
How did you find your passion and how old were you?
I was 14years old when I was encouraged by my family to try audition for a teens TV show and I got the job on first try. I really felt like I was a natural and over time I realized I had a passion for it.
What about your passion appeals to you the most?
People fascinate me the most. The way they react and are emotional about all I do and say. It’s scary and exciting knowing how much impact I can have.
What drove you to make money from your passions?
When I was transitioning from radio to TV, my then program director encouraged me to try and realize I can commercialize my talent and up until then, money was secondary to my passion and maybe still is but at least now I know and understand the commercial end of things.
When was the first time you were paid for your passion?
I was actually paid as early as my first job which was the teens TV show
What kept you going when you thought about giving up?
I get a lot of moments that make my work hard or tough days. The most uplifting thing is learning to find your own reason and joy for doing your job. I have found my own happy in my passion and that keeps me going.
What motivates you every day to be even more successful?
I write goals every year and if I can see growth especially in my brand each year then I have reason to celebrate. I work on this daily and it’s my motivation
What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?
Haahaa well the success speaks for itself, all the response I need.
What advice do you give to aspiring creative's who look up to you?
To know it’s a day at a time, you won’t work on your goals unless you break them down a day at a time.