Following the October 2019 strikes in Makerere university where there was increment of tuition by
15%, many students were affected but gave an opportunity for Alex Mugasha.
The university student by then recorded a video that became viral and hence changed his life.
Next Media Services recently posted a poster congratulating “Gasha,” as he is commonly known in
his circles, upon becoming their new South-Western Bureau Reporter. The post read;
“OFFICIAL: Alex Mugasha is our new South-Western Uganda Bureau Reporter. Congratulations to
Mugasha, who, shortly after his “Bushera” viral video done in imitation of @SamsonKasumba, we
took on in our Apprenticeship Program at which he excelled. Congratulations.”
Alex Mugasha was first known as ‘the bushera guy’ and has since seen his journey take amazing
ascendance. He has grown from being a trainee at Next Media Services to a permanent employee with the Naguru-based station, and now a professional charged with Uganda’s biggest current affairs TV
station’s presence in a whole region.
He thanked NBS TV via Twitter and Next Media Services group for giving him a chance and an
opportunity not forgetting the CEO Kin Kariisa.
“New role means great opportunities, New strategies and that’s for a fact. Thanks @nbstv
@nextmediaug @KKariisa for entrusting me with this huge assignment. Let us tell those stories. Thanks everyone for your messages, much overwhelmed #MugashaReports#” wrote Alex.
Alex Mugasha joined Next Media Services in 2019. Listening to him clearly shows that he loves his job and has mastered a couple of skills that have helped him become the reporter he is today.