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Sheilah Gashumba The Little Stunner is back.

1 Aug

Whilst I was living and working in Uganda in 2016, I met Sheilah as I headed the productions and programming and acquisitions department for NTV Uganda and helped launch specific programs for Spark TV effectively. Sheilah was one of my on-air talents for two of the highest ranked TV shows, The Beat and The Style project.

Sheilaheart Carol Nyinabashumba, born and raised in Uganda, is of Rwandan descent. I first introduced my readers to Sheilah back in 2018, read here> https://rosiemoteneblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/26/the-little-stunner-takes-on-the-world/

Fast forward to 2021 after a much-needed sabbatical, Sheilah has returned to our screens.

In February 2021, Multichoice launched Honey TV. The content includes a new cooking show, “House Of Chefs”. The channel had its eye on collaborating with Sheilah. We made the necessary introductions, and the negotiations began. We were ecstatic when the channel had decided to choose her as the official host of the show. Before we knew it, Sheilah arrived in Cape Town to start the next phase of her journey. During the pre-production phase, the channel announced the celebrity chef. The multi-award-winning international culinary expert and author, Siba Mtongana. Siba is the judge and will choose the winner. https://sibamtongana.com

House Of Chefs.
Eight young trainee cooks from Ghana, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia compete for a coveted internship. The winner will work closely with the legendary chef and author at her restaurant, located in a prime spot in Cape Town. The journey is to explore and uplift African food to new heights in the fine-dining space. It is the opportunity of a lifetime for any budding chef.

The show contestants are Ingrid Musabe (26, Rwanda), Ruth Buliamu (26, Congo), Tobe Onyenyeonwu (21, Nigeria), Joseph Odoom (26, Ghana), Les Sempele (27, Kenya), Thabo Phake (24, South Africa), Merry Ziringa (23, DRC), Kalaba Chikamba (21, Zambia).

House of Chefs premieres on 13 August 2021 (DStv 173).
The Head of Marketing at MultiChoice Uganda, Colin Asiimwe, said, “MultiChoice Uganda is excited to announce this show launch as it reaffirms our commitment to bring great entertainment and top-class talent from across the continent to our customers. DStv Uganda customers will now enjoy riveting show content hosted by one of our own to enjoy and relish.”

Sheilah working her magic on set.

The Martinelli synergy.

“The Little Stunner” is way more than a TV personality but a media mogul in Africa, with her tiny toes in many big lucrative business deals.
In 2020, Joris Family Distribution SMC LTD – Importers of Martinellis Wine launched their 3 Sparkling wine premium bottles. They proudly announced Sheilah Gashumba to serve as its first-ever brand ambassador in their on-net and off-net promotional campaigns in East Africa.

Sheilah stated that “I’ve always set the bar high for myself with everything I do, but to now be a brand ambassador for Martinellis , it feels like a new level. To me, the Martinellis brand stands for both truthfulness and expressiveness. I’m excited to help define what that means to all generations.”

Yokuku
In 2020, Sheilah signed an ambassadorial deal with Yo Kuku, one of the largest producers and marketers of chicken in East Africa.

With the new show and ambassadorship deals, spending most of her time between Kampala and Johannesburg, we will be embarking on several other collaborations within the entertainment space, fine dining and women empowerment.

To collaborate with us or to book Sheilah, contact us rosie@wakaagency.biz

Follow us on all social media platforms and learn about our other Pan African talent. Waka Talent Agency at present as a footprint in 14 African countries. http://www.wakaagency.biz

The Little Stunner takes on the world!

26 Oct

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When I started WAKA talent agency, my aim was to create Pan African synergies within the entertainment industry, manage and represent some of Africa’s finest talent and to nurture and train young talent. As I embarked on my journey, I have been blessed that most of my clients have found me, we have seen where the necessary synergy lies and joined forces. When deciding on working with an individual, I always look to see where their passion lies, how they understand the industry and brand value and what their vision is. As I have traveled many times to Uganda, I have really researched the market, the trends and celebrity bouquet. I was fortunate to work with a young dynamic individual, called Sheilah Gashumba. I monitored her for a while as I was rather intrigued by her strong work ethic and ethos. At such a young age she has achieved so much. What intrigued me most is her level of humility, grace and charm but her willingness to learn more and take her rand further.

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She has branded herself as the Little stunner, this is her story:
Sheilah studied at The City Varsity Media and Creative arts school in Cape Town.
She is definitely 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.
Always looking for constant growth, Sheilah upgraded to THE BEAT, a musical show on NTV, Uganda 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 the following celebrities: 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 Mr.s 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
She has received many awards in her lifetime and these are just a few:
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)

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Business Mogul
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 old out UG-Rwanda night.
She is a revered emcee and show host, these are a few of her prior gigs:
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)

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AFRICELL
Sheilah has signed a year contract with Africell, Uganda.
Africell unveiled Celebrated TV Star Sheila Gashumba as their Face of the Popularly Trending Triple Data offer
KAMPALA, Uganda: Africell last night officially unveiled the #TripleData offer to the Ugandan data market. This launch is in pursuit of Africell’s promise to offer the most competitive voice and data deals to their current and prospective customers countrywide.

She will be hosting this years STARQT awards to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 4 November 2017.
Whilst in the country she will be embarking on a few new projects, which will be revealed in 2018.

Sheilah Gashumba is living proof that dynamite comes in small packages. I can honestly say that she is a true Ugandan and and Pan African representative.