Thursday, June 30 2016
NTV's Flavia Tumusiime made one year yesterday as a news anchor at the Serena Hotel based TV station.
"Today I make one year as a news anchor, my current role on tv. The other picture is from my years on teens club, my first tv job and what made me. Celebrating the star," she captioned the two pics.
Television has been her thing since she was a teen. The pic on the left, young and slightly darker was during her time at WBS while still host of WBS Teen's club and the other is Flavia now, curvy and light.
When not on TV, Flavia is presenting the mid-morning AM-FM radio show on 91.3 Capital FM. Short of that, she is an MC and actress. She is also Uganda's first Channel O VJ.
She shared stories from her life and career, but this was the best;
"In 2012 when I hosted Big brother Africa i also got to interview US rapper J-Cole. I had been so excited about the interview because i was a fan and i knew most of his music. The interview went so well and after the show, my colleagues and i went for the show after-party. J-Cole also came with his team and we were asked to take group pics, we did, but as a fan, I asked for a pic with just me and him and he was okay with it. After the pic, he told me " shawty you look nice and i loved the interview" lol I guess that is how rappers speak."
"We chatted for sometime, my naive self thinking it was 2 people having a professional conversation about music. There were girls that had been set to sit with him and dance with him, I moved away and left them to have their fun, an hour later, one of his guards came to our booth asking me to follow him, that he wanted to talk to me about something privately, as he pulled me away, my colleague came and grabbed my hand and asked to speak to me...she said "I bet he wants a moment with you alone, don't be stupid, he thinks you are available"
"I was shocked at this and I told the guard to go and tell him I was okay here and if it was important he can come to us. I was still shocked, what vibe did I give off that made me look like I wanted to go with him privately??? well my colleague told me, you must be careful how you act around people, the extra giggle, the body language, the words you use could all create a perception you don't want."
She concludes; "Till today I use this advise. Your actions could incite a reaction you are not prepared for so be careful how you relate towards strangers, be sure of the signals you are sending out."
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