#CreatePreneurAfrica Brian Mulondo, Uganda’s ‘Rise and Shine’

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 moneyHe 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

Waka Talent agency
The first Pan African talent agency.
wakabookings@gmail.co

 

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

# CreatePreneurAfrica, Uganda’s Joan Nalubega answers Africa’s daily prayer to combat the global health challenge of Malaria

 

Joan Nalubega encountered the plight of malaria in Africa one too many times during her childhood years at an orphange in Uganda. 

She resented the female Anopheles mosquito for spreading mortality and poverty by hampering socio-economic development. She was determined to war this life threatening battle against bloodsucking mosquitos spreading malaria, which seemed to be as common as the flu epidemic. 

This all came into effect with the invention of an anti-malaria soap that eventually attained scientific proof all the way from the Mannheim University of Germany of its active organic ingredients that repel mosquitoes. 

Welcome to Joan Nalubega’s ultimate solution for a malaria-free world

Malaria, a mortality contributor accounts for over twenty percent hospital deaths She embarked on training in social entrepreneurship and set off to create a venture to tackle malaria, an ongoing battle in Africa.

She formed a company Uganics that specializes in products to combat malaria. An anti-malaria soap repellant soap lasts for six hours after a bath. Even laundry washed with this soap has the very same effect.

According to malaria reports , children below the age of five are most affected with malaria. Ninety percent of recorded child deaths are due to malaria as rural communities have a lack of mosquito nets that are treated and other preventative measures.

There are continuous efforts by governments to invest efforts in the distribution of mosquito nets and DDT sprays. Malaria, however, remains a factor as these solutions are not long lasting and mosquito nets only function during bedtime.

DDT raises other health concerns due to chemical compounds. The government of Uganda has issued a Medical Certification of Uganics soap.

 

The soap solution is an affordable, organic long-lasting mosquito repellant that even helps mothers in rural families with babies.
The soap uses organic essential oils farmed by rural local women who earn income  and reach self-sustainability providing essential oils and for the product

Uganics Highlights

Anzisha prize second runner up  from South Africa, Johannesburg at the African Leadership Academy  for  eco-friendly  natural mosquito repellent
⦁ Manage&More Uganics Presentation in Stuttgart, Germany
⦁ Uganics presentation and mentorship and TEF Conference in Nigeria by the           Tony Elumelu Foundation
⦁ Grant by Cusanuswerk “Initiative Teilen”, Germany

Meet #Createpreneur Africa Joan Nalubega, our world solution to combatting Malaria

 

Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?

One of my great visions is to see Africa a better place for us and for the next generation. I believe it’s our generation to mManage&More ake this difference, I am passionate about the well-being of an overlooked population with fewer opportunities to make their lives healthy, mostly because of their financial capacity. I believe everyone can have the best life at how much income they can afford.

 How did you find your passion and how old were you?

I was taken to an orphanage in 2003 at Kankobe children’s home with my sister after my mother got really ill, I faced a lot of challenges as a child with no parents around but mostly I was often sick from malaria, this made me miss school a lot, miss playing with other kids and made me as well a victim of discrimination and unhealthy as a kid.

But as a child, I always asked myself why I kept on being sick over and over again, so I developed an interest to learn more about malaria, I told myself when I was 11 years that I will stop this disease before I even had any knowledge or access to internet to search about the disease.

The more I have grown, I have been hearing people having different perspectives of Africa as a continent and its very sad to hear what they think, I want to change that, not by talking about the good things we have but by solving challenges that make us look bad and scary.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

My passion being saving and finding solutions to problems I have faced is much stronger than my need for money and what drives me for Uganics is the need for an affordable, effective and easily usable solution to the big problem of malaria, that would have been easy for me to use then when I suffered its consequences.

When was the first time you were paid for your passion?

Depends, I got paid first for solving a challenge when I was 8, I collected tires with my classmates and made sandals for my fellow students who they did not have shoes for school.  For Uganics I started getting paid in 2017 when I sold my first products.

What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

Am very persistent person, I don’t let challenges challenge me and to be specific for Fighting malaria, it’s a purpose since I was a child so every time I get information on malaria cases in hospitals I work with, it makes me feel more responsible to fight the disease.

What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

My hunger to see change, to see how a world without malaria would look like.

 What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?

The people who have doubted me, have made me who I am today, what I do is I overcome challenges and every time I do that, it’s a success. I do not blame them because we are different people and we do things differently and if anyone want to make it in life they have to believe in themselves because no one believes a person without hope.

What advice do you give to aspiring creative is who look up to you?

My advice to anyone who look up to me is, if you are passionate about something and you feel like using your passion to achieve something or as your carrier, go for it, because something you’re really passionate about will never make you tired, it’s something you will do anything for instead of giving up. “Don’t let money be your drive” And if you want to start, start now, if you need someone to believe in you and support you, your right there to do that for yourself then us we will follow, that’s what we human beings do.

#CreatePreneurAfrica’s Uganda’s Flavia Tumusiime – The Essence of Africa

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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.

www.wakaagency.biz

Waka Talent agency
The first Pan African talent agency.
wakabookings@gmail.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavia_Tumusiime

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.

 

#CreatePreneurAfrica Zziwa Aaron Alone, Uganda’s King of Guerilla Fimmaking!

Zziwa Aaron Alone, a multi-award-winning film director, all the way from Uganda in East Africa,is all about understanding African culture through the realm of moving pictures.

Guerrilla filmmaker Zziwa Aaron Alone is on a mission to redefine the art of great filmmaking with lights,camera and literally,no budget!

The filmmaking industry in Uganda is undoubtedly growing. My film,‘The Superstition’, was nominated alongside Jackie Chan’s, ‘Chinese Zodiac’ at the  2014 Abuja International Festival”

Zziwa Aaron Alone

  • Nominated Best Film director in 2014 and 2015 – Arusha African film festival, Tanzania.
  • Nominated in 2016 – Africa Movie Academy Award, Nigeria 
  • Nominated Best Director- 2017 Uganda film festival

Meet #CreatepreneurAfrica, Uganda’s Zziwa Aaron Alone

 

Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?

What drives me? ……  I love to bring stories to life. It drives me everytime I think of stories that can change the generation, the community, and the world.

Our narratives impact positively on human change. My passion in life is when I make stories go to screen. I feel great when stories which I gave birth to are embraced by audiences. It motivates me more and more to give them more…..

How did you find your passion and how old were you?

The way I found my passion is through frequent hangouts at a local cinema hall, aka Bibanda, with my elder brother when I was little. I think I was like five years old when he took me there and I enjoyed Chinese Kung-Fu films.

Later I found myself taking myself alone there. The passion grew and this always got me trouble at home! When I grew older I decided to make my hobby my reality.

What about your passion appeals to you the most? 

What appeals to me about my passion is when  I am appreciated, whether I direct, write or act in my films. 

When the cast and crew are appreciated with awards and recognition, it encourages them to take on new projects. I embrace appreciation and audience attendance at my screenings each time I have them.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

 I studied entrepreneurship at the university. I am a person that hates to be employed.  The richest people in this world are entrepreneurs. Being employed by others will not make me rich.  I drove my persona into a business module rather than slaving off for another.

 

When was the first time you were paid for your passion?

It was in  2013 when I was working under someone else. First comes passion, we get by, even when pay is scarce.

What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

First of all is when I was nominated at the Abuja international film festival for my film ‘The Superstition’ alongside Jackie Chan’s film, ‘Chinese Zodiac’.

This was motivating. My films made it to  Arusha film festival in Tanzania as well as the Silicon Valley African film festival in the USA and the academy awards in Nigeria.

This shows me people appreciate my work out there.  I have a passion for storytelling and film. If there was no passion I would have given up ages ago.  Being an artist is challenging. It may be challenging all over the world, but I feel it in Uganda.

 What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

Firstly, what motivates me today is the people I work with. They never give up no matter what circumstances or challenges appear.  We face it together.

Secondly my mother Jacqueline Guglielmino. She encourages me, she is the most hardworking woman I have ever seen on this planet.  I want to be like her.

Thirdly, my brothers. They have always had my back.

Fourthly, the awards that I win on projects with all those on my team.

What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?

Time tells, today you can see someone as low today,  but tomorrow, he might be  the one to bail you out, so be polite and humble

Be human, respect people’s hustle and what they want, as long as it’s not a crime.

So what  I can tell them is, always give people a chance, empower them and believe in them. Believe in what they are trying to do, no matter how many years it may take.  Artists careers take a long time to kick off but eventually, it does.

 Even Albert Einstein went through challenges in his discoveries but is now celebrated.

 What advice do you give to aspiring creatives who look up to you?

What can I advise all those that are aspiring in this creative sector?

No matter what challenges appear, always have hope and follow your dreams.  Never ever mistreat people who make you or who have made you who you are. Have respect and focus on your path. Set goals and a clear vision for your passion and success will prevail.

   

#CreatepreneurAfrica – La Famosà – Dominican fashion mogul in Uganda

Born in New York with family roots in the Dominican Republic, La Famosà was destined to link with the Waka agency founded by Rosie Motene, the first Pan African talent agency!

“People will appreciate my existence for creating avenues of revenues for the youth that seek lucrative opportunities”

La Famosà: Fashionist Extraordinaire

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Famosa set off to Uganda with her ultimate Pan-African vision was a mission to gather young women and men in the creations of the fashion world, to build an Africa network, gather ideas and support to inspire and grow through design and color.

“I love Africa, I love everything it’s offering me so far. I’m here to stay!

By the time she turned sixteen, she made it a mission to follow her dreams. She graduated from a technology high school, gained her cosmetology license and burst onto the world scene of fashion!

Her knowledge of hair design and fashion her repertoire as the most reliable and respectable stylist within the US.

A force to reckon with La Famosà spread out towards her screen career and created a  showreel for a reality TV show called: ‘Queens Reign Supreme’  and played the role of Sassy.

Her passion for Africa comes from a soul connection to family and friends alike.  Her love for Africa is contagious excitement she seeks to spread all over the world.

“I chose Africa because I have a vision that I will be the reason entrepreneurs will take control of what they want and need – Lanes will be created exclusively  for the next top designers”

She plans to attend university’s, high schools and middle schools in Africa with the aim to reach out to the youth, motivate them to stay in school and continue to excel.

The ultimate outlook is the creation of handsfree business programs for the inspiring goal achiever. Mold them into CEO in this 500,000,000,000 billion dollar beauty industry.

“I have the strategies, I just need the ones that have the willpower to make the industry go from billions to trillions of dollars” La Famosa

Meet CreatepreneurAfrica –  La Famosà in Uganda!

Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?

Making people happy, making people feel proud of themselves, changing their aspects on life, building confidence drives me to be better as a person.

It builds something in the way I conduct business. My true passions characteristics are based on how people react off of me and how I treat people. It’s become a lifestyle to reward people with my genuine ways.

I love the feeling when people take a second glance at what I’m
wearing or what I’ve said. It means interest, wondering how it all came about. It gives me a chance to stand up tall and express my desire to inspire.

How did you find your passion and how old were you? 

I found my passion at the age of 10 years old. I noticed it was a passion of mine when my mood changes every time I spoke about hair and fashion. It did something to me emotionally.

It took me away from my childhood nightmares.Whether it’s fashion, hair styling, consulting, anything to do with transforming people exteriors, it made me feel in control and complete as a little girl.

Something I looked up to. It became a dream of mine with hopes of it coming true one day.

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

What appeals to me the most about my passion is that I can have a moment be my true self. Expressing myself through art.

I became a person that can advise and teach. It allowed me to make people feel good in my own creative way through creative designing. Introducing them to a new language. Fashion.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

What drove me to make money from my passion was when I noticed my idols and my competitors achieving their business goals over and over and over again.. I knew that once I took my talents & skills serious along with making some adjustments to the way I conducted business. I knew right there and then that I can achieve the same. I never doubted my self.

When was the first time you were paid for your passion?

When I first got compensated for doing something I loved I was 15/16yrs old. I was overwhelmed and it motivated me to always push harder to stay afloat & above. From the age 10-16yrs old, I was hair designing but never got paid for it. I always did it for fun, practice, or just to distract me from my personal issues at home, knowing I was one day going to get paid for what is now my ultimate passion.

 What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

The only thing that kept me going from never ever giving up was the constant monthly reminder. MY BILLS .. hahaha 😂😩. The more money I made, the more responsibilities I accumulated. I knew if I was to ever give up on my ambitious ways I’ll eventually lose everything I sacrificed everything for.

I had no one to depend on but my self and skills. The objective was to remain on top and remain responsible at the same time.

What motivates you every day to be even more successful? 

I feel like people that I surround my self, friends & family motivate me in so many ways to become more successful, whether it’s negative or positive happening in their lives. My mother didn’t really teach me the valuable lessons I know today. I learn from others peoples mistakes and achievements.

What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?

I wouldn’t relay a message to the people that doubted me. I’ll like to take the opportunity if given and give a big THANK YOU to everybody that knew I was going to make it.. those are the people I most appreciate, and thankful for. Positive vibes are what I feed off.

 What advice do you give to aspiring creative is who look up to you?

My advice to the inspiring girl bosses, creative directors, goal achievers is to meditate on your idea, take a step back, set a goal that makes sense to self. Remain realistic, and stop nothing to achieving your goal. Good luck, I believe in you.We all will have a moment of doubt but always stay afloat and focus.

UGANDA – The Pearl of Africa – Gorillas Birds, Butterflies, Trees

 

Uganda, the amazing tapestry of wildlife, landscape and welcoming locals. The rivers, lakes, majestic mountains, wildlife and national park summon out a soul welcoming call to international travellers.


  •  The tallest snowcapped mountain range in Africa, the Rwenzoris.
  • The source of River Nile, the longest river in the world 
  • The largest lake on the continent of Africa, Lake Victoria

‘Must-see’ destinations in Uganda

For those on a venture to explore tropical climates, Uganda has some of the best offerings.

 Uganda’s official language is English, but others like Kiswahili and Luganda are common amongst over 30 indigenous languages

Some of the many breathtaking destinations include the Ajain Game reserve, Mgahina Gorilla National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Kidepo Valley National Park. The Queen Elizabeth National Park, The Murchison Falls national Park m Kibale Forest National Park,  Rwenzori National Park and the  Ssese Islands .

  •  The National Museum is one interesting venture, one of the core links to  Africa,  our motherland. The twenty million old fossils unearthed in east Uganda can be found here.
  • The abundant wildlife includes rare birds and chimpanzees.  The  Bwindi National Park is a renowned sanctuary for mountain gorillas.
  • Murchison Falls National Park northwest is famous for its tall 43m waterfall and wildlife too.
  • The Adrenaline adventure of rafting the Nile is an unforgettable experience with mountain gorilla tracking in the misty habitat.  Diverse and resplendent nature and you get a chance to experience the big 5!
  • The tourism industry is known for Gorillas but it is home to eleven percent of the bird population in the world with almost 1061 species of birds. The endangered mountain Gorillas  with  a remaining population of just 750 can be found in  Uganda’s  Bwindi National Park, in Rwanda Parc De Volcanoes and Virunga, Congo
  • Uganda homes 1235 butterfly species and 31 are endemic to Uganda

All out trees in Uganda

The diversity of trees found in the wetlands, open water systems, moist tropical forests, woodlands and drylands, bushland, thicket, grassland and semi-arid regions of Uganda is a must for tree lovers. The rule in Uganda is if one tree is cut down, three more need to be planted. It is green all through the year!

 

Uganda is  a safe destination .If there is an odd hippo that appears at the campsite do not rush!. It is good value with minimal visitors in comparison to other destinations in East Africa.

  • Get your visa at an embassy or on arrival ar Entebbe international airport. The visas are valid for 3 months.
  • Routine vaccinations for yellow fever, measles, chicken pox, and polio
  • Travelers may be accepted in Kampala the capital but not easy

 

Kampala the Capital of Uganda