Weeks after signing for a new radio station in town NRG Radio Uganda a sister company to NRG Radio Kenya, Next Media TV presenters Sheila Gashumba and Sheila Salta have been fired from the Naguru giant media house.
Gashumba who joined NBS TV as After 5 show co-host in November 2021 and Salta who joined them from Urban TV for the NBS KatchUp show on January 30, 2020, were shown the exit door after a decision made by Next Media’s top bosses in a closed-door meeting on Monday.
“Thank you, Sheilah Gashumba, for being a vital part of our #NBSAfter5 team. Your insights have been incredible, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavours! Thank you for all your fantastic insights on After 5. Your contributions have been invaluable and having you on our team has been absolute pleasure. Best of luck in your future endeavors,” Next Media confirmed Sheila Gashumba’s exit.
“A round of applause goes to Sheila Salta, a valuable member of our #NBSKatchUp team moving on to other opportunities. Our heartfelt appreciation for your incredible work with us. Thank you. Shelia Salta we appreciate everything brought to ‘KatchUp’ you have been nothing short of incredible and we are so grateful for all your hard work. May you find success and fulfillment in that you do,” Next Media on Sheila Salta’s exit.
Why Sheilah Caro Gashumba and Sheila Salta were fired?
According to a trusted source at Next Media Services, top bosses came up with a decision to fire the two after going against the contract each signed when joining the team.
A source further told Boom Uganda that, before even their contract with Next Media expired, Sheila Carol Gashumba and Sheila Salta went and signed a new contract with a new radio station in town called NRG Radio and they even kept being absent from their shows on NBS. This prompted their dismissal
The two are fired two months after the company showed exit to 30 staff members.
Since the Kenyan broadcasting powerhouse, NRG started a radio station in Uganda, NRG Radio 106.5 FM, it has been hunting top celebrities to give it mileage NRG radio is in direct competition with Next Media Services’ Nxt Radio and both target the same audience.