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Mubiru Shafik Co-Founder Fiktube

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Mubiru Shafik born May 12, 1998) is an internet entrepreneur, a Ugandan media magnate, and philanthropist. He is known for co-founding Fiktube, Ent. and serves as its marketing director, and controlling shareholder.

Mubiru Shafik

Born in Uganda, Shafik attended Makerere University were he is pursued his “Bachelors of Arts in Social Sciences”, before he joined University he launched the Fiktube communication and entertainment service from his desire to challenge his brain on February 12, 2017, with assistance from his former old school roommates (Namagabi SS) Masumbuku Jamaldin, Ntambazi Acram Mpungu, Kakande Farid Gava, and Balbuena Ronnie. Originally launched to serve as a video sharing helping those in the diaspora, they expanded to a site rapidly and eventually beyond boarders. Shafik took the enterprise public in May 2018 the same year he joined Makerere University. In 2019, at age 20, he dethroned himself from being the Chief Executive Officer and nominated Kakande Farid who currently serves as it’s CEO. As of May 2021, Shafik’s Fiktube is worth $5000, with properties such as a video sharing platform, a news and magazine platform, two mobile application platforms; the Fik Tube Pro and Fiktube News both on Google Play Store.

EARLY LIFE
Shafik was born on May 12, 1998. Together with his three siblings, Jauharah, Halimah, and Ashraf were brought up in Munyonyo, Kampala, a beautiful Salaama County village about a few Kilometers central Kampala of Makindye Division. Shafik was raised in a Sunni Muslim household, and his ancestors hailed from Buganda. He had a blackout of three months in a ‘comma’ and it is believed that his mother never left his side at Mulago hospital where he spent six months during the years of construction of the new Mulago, he suffered a chest damage after a failed acrobat air and spent most of his times there on a life supporting machine (Oxygen). In an interview he said “While in Mulago, I remember we used to share the same sickbed with my mom though patient caretakers weren’t allowed to sleep on the same bed with the patients and most of them used to sleep down on the floor. We could wait until the lights were switched off then share the bed, my mom had a terrible life there “.

At Namagabi Secondary School, Shafik excelled in classes. In 2012, he joined Namagabi SS in Form two, and spent five years there and sat his UCE and UACE in 2014 and 2016 respectively, he became its head boy in 2015–2016, it is in this period where he was awarded with certificates in Debate, Quiz, Computer and Leadership with also one from Namagabi Muslim Students Association (NAMSA) a Muslim governing body at the school for his works towards Muslim development. In his youth, he also attended the MasterCard DDQIC for Disciplined Entrepreneurship Scholarship at Queens University in 2021.

He is currently pursuing a Serial Entrepreneurship Course for Tony Elumelu Foundation to advance his skills in Entrepreneurship. On his University application, Shafik stated that he could read and write Luganda, and English. He was head boy in 2015–2016, and highlighted the times when was accused for stopping students from attending night preps on Eid Day as his most challenging days. He said “When I became head-boy in 2015, after a few days it was Eid, since Namagabi is Muslim founded school we used not to attend night preps and every student knew it. This time it was different as the “Askari” came locking the dormitories, a number of students confronted him, many approached me telling me to stop him from locking up. I approached and asked him to wait I first consult the then Headmaster (Late Lwanga Siraje) since he was around school, I sloped down but on my way, reaching the administration block, girls were already settled in for preps and when I asked them who told them to come for preps, they told me a teacher who previously used to chase them back to their dormitories so I got confused but my mindset told me to continue to the HM’s resident, when I asked him, he was also surprised so here he told me to order the girls back to their dormitories which I did. So when this teacher realised that the HM had ordered students to go back, he accused me and the then students school sheikh Yaala Musa for causing a strike that we refused students from attending preps on Eid. He could not report me to the Headmaster because he was very aware that the HM was the one who ordered them back, he decided to spread hatred to his fellow teachers and here a few hated me but those who managed to confront me, I explained myself and understood”. Shafik said that it is of this reason he hates leadership and since then he has decided to keep a low profile but he said he has not stopped from mentoring, inspiring and assisting leaders in advisory role.

PHILANTHROPY


In 2012, his first year at Namagabi SS which carried out an Independence Charity on October 9, 2012 in Kayunga district. Shafik stated that it was his first time doing an open charity event, “I really felt so good and was so touched to my heart, I felt like dropping down tears, this period really reminded me of my days in Mulago”.

In 2013, Shafik joined the October 9th charity event but this time he kept out, he did not enter inside the hospital. He said “My heart feels hurt and get stuck to the extent that I could barely say anything but feel the pain, there’s really a lot of suffering in the hospitals and people inside there need help and assistance both the patients and nurses”, Charity is Namagabi SS’ culture that is carried out continuously every 9 October.

On October 9, 2018, Shafik, and his former old students of Namagabi SS decided to go back to the school to carry out the charity behavior, a year after they had left in 2016. “The Namagabi SS Independence Charity”, in which they committed to donate to charity at least once over the course of time, and invited others among the compassionates to donate 10 percent or more of their wealth to charity.

In August 2019, Shafik and the organization known as WAY – We Are Youths were he was accredited with a title of Innovations Manager’
announced that over the course of their lives they would give the majority of their assistance to ‘advancing human potential and promoting equality’ in the spirit of donating to charity.

When we asked him why he wanted to share this article with the public, he said “I decided that every birthday of mine, I should do something special. The reason why I wanted this on my birthday is currently my former teacher at Namagabi SS needs a kidney transplant and I would like everyone who would manage to read this to contribute towards meeting his medical bill of 70 million so that he can under go an operation in India”.

A hand that gives shall always receive

This article will be developed over time.

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Nabunje Shanitah Crowned Miss Success Schools

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Success International Primary School organized the 2023 Miss Success Schools grand finale at their headquarters in Makindye Ssabbagabo municipality Kanaba yesterday 4th June, 2023.

Nabunje Shanitah aged 11 years currently in Primary Six (P.6) emerged as the overall winner of these competitions and became the very first ever winner of Miss Success Schools. She also received a prize worth UGX100,000 that was awarded by the Schools director Mr. Said Ssemakula.

Nabunje Shanitah (middle) receiving her prize at the Miss Success Schools 2023

Miss Success Schools

The competitions are an initiative of Uganda’s Mini Miss Confidence 2022, Queen Shainah Zikrah Siddiqi who was tasked by Little Miss Uganda to run a project in short this was her Project Launch.

Official Poster of Queen Shainah’s Project Launch 2023

The competitions ran both online and offline as different contestants from Number One (No.1) to Number Twelve (No.12) all showcased their Talents, Modeling Skills, Creative Wear, Confidence in Speech & Presentation, Understanding of their causes they’re standing for as well as ability to win their audience.

Nabunje scored highly in Creative Wear, Talent as she was the only queen who possessed the unique talent in construction or building. Her skills in construction are unmatched and little did the audience, judges knew a girl of her age could really do construction, this is a wakeup call to all girls and women out there that there’s no limitations to what you could actually do.

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ViDeo: Shanitah Building

Shanitah would love to advocate for quality and affordable education for all children, she believes that if Educational fees (Tuition) are lowered to an average of UGX100,000 could give an opportunity to all parents to facilitate their kids education. She called upon everyone to join her on this cause of national importance and we all don’t give it a blind eye.

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Keanu Reeves, all that happened to him and still a good person

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Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor who has appeared in films, television series and video games. He made his film debut in the short One Step Away in 1985. The following year, Reeves appeared in the crime film River’s Edge, and the television films Babes in Toyland, Act of Vengeance, and Brotherhood of Justice.

Mysterious Journey

He was abandoned by his father at 3 years old and grew up with 3 different stepfathers. He is dyslexic. His dream of becoming a hockey player was shattered by a serious accident. His daughter died at birth. His wife died in a car accident.

His best friend, River Phoenix, died of an overdose. His sister has leukemia.

And with everything that has happened, Keanu Reeves never misses an opportunity to help people in need.

When he was filming the movie “The Lake House,” he overheard the conversation of two costume assistants; One cried because he would lose his house if he did not pay $ 20,000 and on the same day Keanu deposited the necessary amount in the woman’s bank account;

He also donated stratospheric sums to hospitals.

In 2010, on his birthday, Keanu walked into a bakery and bought a brioche with a single candle, ate it in front of the bakery, and offered coffee to people who stopped to talk to him.

After winning astronomical sums for the Matrix trilogy, the actor donated more than $ 50 million to the staff who handled the costumes and special effects – the true heroes of the trilogy, as he called them.

He also gave a Harley-Davidson to each of the stunt doubles. A total expense of several million dollars. And for many successful films, he has even given up 90% of his salary to allow the production to hire other stars.

In 1997 some paparazzi found him walking one morning in the company of a homeless man in Los Angeles, listening to him and sharing his life for a few hours.

Most stars when they make a charitable gesture they declare it to all the media. He has never claimed to be doing charity, he simply does it as a matter of moral principles and not to look better in the eyes of others.

This man could buy everything, and instead every day he gets up and chooses one thing that cannot be bought: Be a good person.

Joke Made About Him in 2019

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Opinion: Living a Testimony of Hard work (Food of Thought to a Young Generation)

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Corporate Communications Students from Makerere University on the practical visit at UMEME Offices at Rwenzori House Kampala

Many young people who have graduated or seized qualifications from different institutions of learning, find arduous moments in getting better paying jobs.

The biggest challenge is not the courses they do or complicated job market environment they encounter, but sometimes it is the too many unworked for expectations from the qualifications they get. Many opinion leaders, politicians and interest groups have alluded the unemployment blames on the education system and may be the government. But the first factor is engulfed within the persona-character of an anticipated employee.

In the study to unearth what has caused the biggest scale of unemployed youth on the streets of Kampala and other locations countrywide, the officer and the Head of Communications Umeme Limited, Mr. Kaujju Peter packages this “Food of thought for the young generation”. This is drawn from him as a living testimony of hard work and networking.

Mr. Kaujju started working while in his second year pursuing a bachelor degree in Mass Communication at Makerere University. All this happened after his outstretched struggle to secure an internship placement finally yielded affirmative results from New Vision Uganda in 2005. After the successful internship exercise, Peter’s hard work and network building skills accelerated to secure him a job at New Vision’s Newsroom.

The feel of practical Journalism and Communications passions have been compounded with ingredients of hard work and network built capacities to grant him a milestone of opportunities placed on his table.

This lively example comes with a strong right hand to pick out all the young people who still see darkness in front of a lit lamp. Mr. Kaujju on several occasions meets the young people, his words have always left strong built up hearts with positive mindsets and self-efficacy towards work. He says, ” Whenever I meet the young people, I tell them that you are as good as your networks. So your networks are actually your net worth.” Peter adds that youth need to work hard and utilize the opportunities whenever they meet them.

It is agreeable and with no doubt that the internet drives have kept many youths so idle and extremely isolated from their productive cycles and families. This is a one-step blockage of opportunities in one’s life. Internet, besides being a source of income to some youth, it is producing a big population of lazy people, depressed generations, and weak minded fellows. These breeds of unemployment are likely to yield more hindrances towards Uganda’s vision to drive into a “middle income status”

But to venture in solutions, Mr. Kaujju Peter gives the recommendable remedies. ” It is important that we don’t live in closed shells, especially to the young people. You need to open up. You need to build networks that give you value,” he says.

Some people still find it hard to break the viscous cycles of poverty by just failure to value time as a resource for wealth, growth and development. Institutions teach knowledge but time is taught by the behavior at intra-personal level.

Benjamin Franklin in his essay, ” Advice to a Young Tradesman,” informs the world that, ” Time Is Money” and George Fisher, in his 1748 Book, advances this statement as a reminder that, ” Remember Time Is Money”. These scholars saw the wave of idleness blowing toward the next generations, especially among the youth, and they dressed the parenthood coats to advice youth respect time the way they respect money. The connotative description is meant to convey a monetary expense of laziness.

Mr., Kaujju, as well warns youth that time is a resource once wasted, is never gained. “The other important value is respect for time. It is that particular resource that will never come back. Every minute that has gone will never be recovered,” he says.

We may look for opportunities in distant errands, but let’s first work on ourselves to be brands and co-creators of our networks. Then ways to our destinies will be paved.

Written and Compiled by
Mudecha Aramathani,
A Corporate Communications Scholar,
And Fourth Year Student,
At Makerere University.

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