KAMPALA – Ms. Anne Kansiime, the famous female Ugandan comedian has expressed her anger that she is no longer going to do free interviews with any media house.
Ms. Kansiime said: “I have recently decided not to do any interviews with anyone.”
“It could be the best channel in your country or in the continent. I have lost the love and the zeal to do interviews with anyone.” Kansiime said.
‘The East Africa has Got Talent’ host made the remarks on her YouTube channel “Kansiime Anne” after she got various emails from various news channels requesting to interview her.
According to the comedian, she is only contacted when a media house wants to hear her opinion on something happening in the country instead of finding out what she is actually up to.
“Half the time these interviews don’t work for our brand, continent, most of the time when journalists want to talk to influential people in the country it’s either there is a disease breakout or there’s a story going on in your country then they come to you and they are not interested in how successful you are or what you’re doing as an artist that’s not their business.” Kansiime lamented.
She also believes that journalists are facilitated to go carry out interviews with artists but never give them anything or even share the content with them.
“Right now as artists we know that you are given facilitation.” Ms. Kansiime noted.
She said: “When you want them to sell a show and you want all the publicity you can get chances are you will never get these people wanting to hear from you.”
“You hustle to get them to give you interviews you have to bench.” She added.
She went ahead to reveal that if anybody wants to get content or an interview from her, it will be on her own terms.
“The next time you want Anne to come on and give you content for your platform this is what your going to do.” She suggested.
“You will have to meet me in my comfort, facilitate for anything I have spent, then get ready to leave that content with me. She asserted.
“Tell me how much you’re going to pay me.” Ms. Kansiime added.
She also said that if there is anything she wants her fans to know she will communicate via her YouTube channel.
“If you want to prove anything you will hear it from my channel.” She said.