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Douglas Lwanga in the NTV studio before he was sent packing. Courtesy photo

NTV Fires Entertainment Presenter Douglas Lwanga

There has been speculation over his continued absence from the screen until Douglas confirmed that he was not part of the NTV family anymore.
posted onFebruary 6, 2018

By Kampala Post Reporter

Douglas Lwanga, the host of a popular entertainment show has been axed by the Serena based NTV.

There has been speculation over his continued absence from the screen until Douglas confirmed that he was not part of the NTV family anymore.

This comes just days after the TV fired their human resource boss, Solomon Muhirwa. NTV is a sister company to Daily Monitor and they both belong to the Nation Media Group based in Kenya.

The group has been firing employees in what they have termed "restructuring" a move aimed at cutting costs as they move to also tap into the growing online media business.

Lwanga tweeted: “It was such a great journey and experience for me. I had a great time working with you @ntvuganda i give God the glory for all the milestones we achieved together. My Journey at @NTVTheBeat ends here but the career continues. Ill miss you all.”

Meanwhile, in his post on Facebook, Lwanga denied that he had been fired, although our sources at NTV say he was axed in the ongoing restructuring. 

Below is his full Facebook message:


I have been watching,hearing and seeing stories about me. I have been shocked by them myself as much as you have. Please allow me make some things clear.

My journey didn’t start 5years ago. Some of you know my story. How i came on screen , how i have grown to how the PurpleParty started and so much more.

The 5years i have been on NTV have been awesome much as the years i spent doing KATOGO on RecordTV. We have done just so much together, won so many Awards, grown a huge fan base but most importantly i have been able to witness the continued growth of Ugandan Music and talent something i love to do with passion.

Never in my life have i ever been fired from a job as some people reported reason being from day one in all companies i have worked, I actually put in 200% in what i do. Passion drives me the most . Those close to me know well.

Sometimes Life has to move on especially if better opportunities arise,thats the only way we grow. Its not a bad thing. We are humans we always pursue better and more , thats what makes us humans. The principal is simple Just be the best you can be. Never settle. Always strive to learn more, do more, and be more

Thank you NTV for opening doors for me. It was a wonderful journey and experience. Going forward i will not be hosting the BEAT . Wow the journey was amazing i don’t regret. I also salute the entire team as your support contributed alot to the success of the show.

Its Kitchen time cooking something Bigger and better. Be patient and Trust me when the time is right ill let you know my next step. I promise you upgraded Entertainment.

The Purple Party is an independent Event registered and run by Brand Purple (U) Ltd. This means our plans still stay and this years Event calendar will be announced soon. The Purple Party Tours resume in April and ill let know where we shall be. As always hosted by me, so we are on 100%

Thank you my people for looking out. I have been seeing your messages and love. Ill share more details of whats next. Dont allow anybody out there to tell you the Douglas Story. This is it.

Again thank you for always believing in me my people. The love and support you show me unconditionally is what has brought me this far. Its what keeps me going regardless the challenges.

Lets do more magic on screen and on the Purple Party like wev always done. Please Let the Douglas Lwanga Fan Know.

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