Who is Sheila Gashumba? Her Age, Biography, Businesses, Net Worth, Awards and Contacts

Posted on May 03, 2020
By Sean Musa Carter
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Biography

Who is Sheilah Carol Gashumba?

Sheilah Gashumba was born on 7th February, 1996, She is a Ugandan TV host, entertainer, model and business woman. She is best known as the youngest Journalist to cover the well known CHOGM in 2009, which was presided over by The Queen of England. She is most recognizable for having worked for a widely read daily newspaper ‘Daily Monitor’ in a column called CHOGM Teens.

Schools Sheila Gashumba went to:

Sheila Gashumba went to Little Angels Nakasero, then to Taibah International. She completed Primary Seven at City Parents Primary and scored a total of 5.
She was going to Mount St. Mary’s Namagunga. After some time, she went back to Kabojja International School. After s.6 she joined University for a degree but her busy Career could not allow her to balance the two. She plans to continue later. But she enrolled in a college in South Africa for a course related to her career.

Sheila Carol Gashumba as a Chid

How Sheila Gashumba started working on TV:

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.

Sheila Gashumba with her father Frank Gashumba

Sheila loves to write her own proposals because she strongly believes that she was born with a creative mind. By the age of 12, she had written proposals for a TV show, Radio show and a Clothing Line among several other creative and mind blowing ideas for someone her age.

What Charities Has Sheila given out?

Sheilah Gashumba is blessed with a golden heart and loves doing charity. She takes everyday as a new chance to learn more, give more and love more. She founded YOUNG BODIES BIG HEARTS, her charity organisation in 2012.

“We believe in giving back to society. The organisation believes that we truly make life of what we give. There is nothing more wonderful than making a child smile and have a great hope for a better future. That’s the beauty we stand for and it’s THE BEAUTY WITH A PURPOSE. It all starts with ME and YOU. Together we can make a change in the whole world,” Sheilah explains the philosophy of the organisation. Young Bodies Big Hearts does charity events annually and has given back to Sanyu Babies Home and God's Image Ministry Charity home among others.

Through Young Bodies Big Hearts, Sheilah organised a Charity Fundraising Fashion Show at Kampala Sheraton Hotel where the Guest of Honour was then Minister of Health, and current Prime Minister Dr.RuhakanaRuganda. Many other VIPs were in attendance and the organisation brought smiles to faces of children in MulagoHospital Children's ward with the proceeds.

Sheila Gashumba's Multi-talents:

Sheilah is a talented dancer, commercial model, digital influencer, fashionista and more recently an event MC. She has hosted the Miss Rwanda beauty pageant and the Master Card Foundation School Conference among other events.

Sheilah’s first love is TV and when NTV, currently the biggest station in the country arrived in Uganda and was looking for a presenter for a teens’ show, SheilahGashumba’s name came top of the list and she co-hosted T-Nation for three years.

Always looking for constant growth, Sheilah upgraded to THE BEAT, a musical show on NTV 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 top personalities in the entertainment industry in Africa like Wiz Kid, Davido, D’banj, YemiAlade, 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 Mrs 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.

During her time on T-NATION and now THE BEAT ON NTV, the shows scooped the following awards:

· 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 Favorite TV Show; Buzz Teeniez Awards 2014 & 2015
· Best Entertainment TV Show Uganda Entertainment Awards- (NTV The Beat)

Businesses Owned By Sheila Gashumba:

Not one who is comfortable to just pick pay cheques, 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 organized the sold out UG-Rwanda night.

ACCOLADES:

MOST GIFTED TEEN - THE SUPER TALENT AWARD (2012)
BEST TEENIEZ TV PRESENTER - BUZZ TEENIEZ AWARDS (2013)
BEST TEENS TV PRESENTER- RADIO AND TV AWARDS, (2013 AND 2014)
MOST SUPPORTIVE TV PRESENTER - KADANKE AWARDS (2013)
MOST STYLISH TEEN PRESENTER - KAMPALA MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS 2015
MOST CREATIVE TV PRESENTER- KAMPALA MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS ( 2015)

MAGAZINE FEATURES:
ZEN MAGAZINE AFRICA (2015)
ELY’T MAGAZINE (2015)
KADANKE MAGAZINE (2012)
ON SPOT MAGAZINE TANZANIA (2013)
ZEN MAGAZINE NIGERIA (2015)

EMCEE/ EVENTS HOSTING
MC-BUZZ TEENIEZ AWARDS (2012)
MC-BUZZ LEAVERZ ROCK (2013)
MISS RWANDA (2013)
MC- KADANKE TEENZ EVENT (2012-2014)
MASTER CARD SCHOLARSHIP CONFERENCE (2014)
LIVE RED CARPET HOST OF THE BOLLYWOOD MOVIE: ESCAPE FROM UGANDA (2014)

PRODUCT ENDORSEMENTS
PARAMOUR COSMETICS (2012- 2014)
POSH BY KC FASHION HOUSE (2013-2014)
CENTENARY BANK STUDENT SAVING ACCOUNT, (2015)
RADIANT BEAUTY PRODUCTS (2015)
DANIELL WELLINGTON WATCHES SWEDEN
(2015)
AFRICEL UG.

Sheila Gashumba Contacts:
Facebook page: Sheilah C Gashumba
Twitter: @sheilahgashumba
Instagram: @sheil

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