- November 9, 2021
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Why NTV’s Crysto Panda rejected NBS job offer
Close sources from NBS television and NTV Uganda have revealed that Sheilah Gashumba was not NBS television’s first priority but she got lucky after Crysto Panda who was ready to take up the job rejected it for a new deal at NTV Uganda.
On Friday, Sheilah Gashumba was unveiled as the new co-host on NBS after 5 show after days of talent searching on social media.
According to Gashumba, she was contacted by Douglas Lwanga on Wednesday and signed a contract on the same day only to start presenting on Thursday.
According to sources, NBS television’s first priority was Crysto Panda of NTV. However, everything changed when NTV Uganda offered him a new and bigger deal.
Sources say NTV gave him a lunchtime show dubbed The Vybe which will start airing in January 2022 which forced him to ditch the NBS television offer.
NBS TV was later left with no option but to ask Douglas Lwanga to contact Sheilah Gashumba to fill the gap since all their contestants were not popular enough for the show.
Sheilah whose pay at NTV Uganda was only a million shillings a month for her appearances on NTV The Beat explained that she was given a good amount of money by Kin Kaliisa which compelled her to take the job adding that the job will help her promote her other gigs.
It is alleged that ever since she resigned from NTV Uganda, she has been searching for a local Television station to help her keep relevant in the industry.
A number of people including Galaxy FM’s Emeka, Robin Kisti, Mc Casmir, Comedian Uncle Mo among others auditioned for the job but we’re not considered.
Kisti was so much angered by NBS’ choice explaining through her socials that they chose numbers instead of talent. She added that the station management itself contacted and invited her to audition, well knowing that they had their choice.