MTN’s Nsindika Njake Show announces the Top Four Finalists

Only four youth among 20 contestants are left standing in the ongoing MTN’s entrepreneurship skills-based show, Nsindika Njake that airs on NBS TV on Wednesday.

Shakirah Nasseje, David Kasaali, Joseph Kwesiga, and Jovan Kagezi were the four successful candidates following the ninth episode which aired last Wednesday.

The development comes after the second batch of four contestants in this ninth episode were tasked to demonstrate to the jury the skills they had attained from the extensive training at Katende Harambe Demonstration Farm.

Previously in the eighth episode, the top eight contestants were taken to the farm to explore skills in the agribusiness sector. At least four of the competitors presented what they understood from the extensive training conducted by Godfrey Kigoye, programs director.

They were all trained in agribusinesses like poultry farming, urban farming, zero-grazing for cattle, and biogas processing.

In this round, David Kasaali impressed the judges with how he painted the picture of how the poultry farming business can be a success in homesteads mentioning the challenges and solutions needed.

Joseph Kwesiga threw more light on how biogas is produced from waste. “I am driven by the passion for doing this enterprise,” said Kwesiga. He urged Ugandans to shift their mindset against the bias of rejecting dirty-hand jobs.

Able Tamale said cattle zero-grazing is a profitable business but it takes a clean and hardworking person to gain from this business.

In her presentation about urban farming, Phionah Nakibuye, said this kind of business can save on the home’s daily costs once adopted.

After their presentation, the jury- led by renowned business coach Issa Sekitto, assembled all the eight participants and split the two groups into two; left and right.

The four that were standing on the right were unfortunately halted from continuing to the next level and the group on the left was approved to continue to the next show.

Tamale Able, Katende Abdul Karim, Nakibuye Fiona, and Cosmas Ayebare’s future on the show came to an end lastweek.

Professor Gudlar Naiga Basaza, said Nsindika Njake has demonstrated the potential of youths in curbing unemployment in the country leveraging on the innovation and business skilling provided during the training.

She thanked MTN for the initiative and urged Ugandans to watch the show and put the skills to use as an enabler of poverty eradication.

Business Expert Ruth Biyinka the business coach, commended all participants on the hard work in this skills fair and encouraged those that could not proceed to the next episode to continue learning and improving themselves in their entrepreneurial journey.

Nsindika Njake airs every Wednesday on NBS TV at 8:30 pm and the weekly episodes are repeated on Sundays at the same time.

In addition to NBS TV, the episode will also be aired on radios including; Galaxy FM, Radio Simba, Radio Buddu, and CBS2 FM.


The Business Hustle Continues in MTN’s ‘Nsindika Njake’ Show

Helping Ugandan youths learn how to efficiently operate businesses in the most cost-effective way is a trending topic in Uganda today, owing to the high rates of youth unemployment in the country.

This is why MTN Uganda, in collaboration with Makerere University Business-School- MUBS is empowering young women and men with entrepreneurship skills. 

The skills training is delivered through a riveting TV show in which young hustlers are used as the vessels to dispatch entrepreneurial skills to the audience through their lived business experiences that are carefully curated, complete with commentary and key knowledge sharing from the judges who are majorly MUBs lecturers and some renowned business people. The equally entertaining show is hosted by celebrated TV Presenter, Diana Nabatanzi.

Today, Entrepreneurship is not only a viable economic vocation but also a powerful tool to keep youths out of unemployment, especially if they are equipped with the necessary skills.

In the seventh episode that aired last week, under the Theme “Yiriba” literally translated as “Hustle”, the ten contestants were challenged to show case their business skills in the field. Equipped with a Kampala city map, each contestant had to find a specific merchant from whom to purchase specific items that they had to re-sell for a profit in a given time frame.

Amongst the ten, Shakirah Nassenje, Kwesiga Joseph,Cosmas Ayebare and five others managed to impress the Jury  with their performance in the field. 

However, Simon Simbwa and Derrick Sabiti were eliminated for their inefficiency to hit the set targets during the competition. They however did not leave empty handed as they left with a wealth of knowledge acquired from the six weeks that they spent both on the show and the incubation program in MUBs. The Jury applauded them for their strength and encouragd them to work on their weaknesses. 

Having started with twenty-four contestants, so far, the resilient eight hustlers have made it to the next level. Who will leave next and who will stay in the reality show to win the grand cash-prize of 60million shillings? Tune in to NBS TV today at 8:30 pm to find out.

Follow the budding entrepreneurs’ journey on NBS TV every Wednesday at 8:30pm. The weekly episodes are repeated on Sundays at the same time.  The show is also running on radios including; Galaxy FM, Radio Simba, Radio Buddu and CBS2 FM where listeners call in to share their thoughts about the show, and win instant Mobile Money.