8 November 2012

Uganda: Take Five - Anne Kansiime Is a Comedian With Fun Factory


Anne Kansiime is a comedian with Fun Factory and co-presenter of NTV's Mini Buzz programme:

She is also the GOtv ambassador and the voice behind My name is Kansiime and I watch GOtv. Immaculate Wanyenze caught up with her and posed five questions.

How did you come up with the GOtv song?

I did not come up with the lyrics myself. I got the words from a poem that was written by a member of the PR [public relations] firm I work for. The video was shot by Swangz Avenue. I was appointed ambassador for the pay-tv network to entice people to buy GOtv decoders. It is a two-year deal.

What don't people know about you?

I am a graduate of Social Sciences from Makerere University, an old girl of Kabale primary school and Bweranyangi Girls in Bushenyi. I am also a very proud Mukiga, although people mistake me for a Mutooro because of the way I carry myself: I am gentle. I also believe my education is enough because I have no hope of studying again.

How do you spend your weekends?

I know people will find me boring but I love watching TV, especially series. Currently, I am watching Hollywood Heights, and I find these series very interesting and fun. When I am not on stage, I train kids in dance and drama at Kampala Happy Tots.

What do you like about Brian Mulondo?

I like working with him on the Mini buzz show that gives Ugandans a chance to share their opinions and experiences. He never stays angry for long, even when I provoke him.

Was comedy your childhood dream?

Not really, but I always knew that I would one time appear on stage as a performer. Thank God, five years ago while still at campus, I joined comedy and this has brought out various characters in me as a comedian.

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