Songstress Juliana Kanyomozi has advised Sanyu FM staff who recently lost their jobs at the FM station to use the unfortunate incident to rediscover themselves. She says she relates with that experience given that leaving Capital FM was one of the most difficult decisions she has had to make in her life.
In the early 2000s, Juliana was a radio presenter on Capital FM where she worked alongside former Big Brother Africa housemate, Gaetano Kagwa, who to-date is still with Capital.
At Capital FM, Juliana hosted the AM to PM show, The Drive show, The Late Date and Yo Request on Sundays.
She had joined radio shortly after quitting I-jay, where she sang alongside Iryn Namubiru.
In a post on her social media some years ago, Juliana confessed there are times she misses radio.
“Had such a great time on Radio, got to meet so many wonderful people, Interviewed some amazing people and made lots of friends. I miss it sometimes till today,” a previous social media post by JK read.
In the wake of the firing of Sanyu FM presenters by the Radio Management last week, Juliana has advised the affected staff to focus on the brighter side of their job loss.
If you’re a Sanyu Fm employee, this might be the time for you to rediscover yourself, your other talents. Leaving Capital fm was one of the hardest decisions I ever had to make, I was comfortable with a guaranteed salary and other benefits.
— JULIANA KANYOMOZI (@JKanyomozi) June 14, 2020
She went on to recount how the Capital FM Programs Director back then asked her to choose between a music career and a radio job.
“I chose the former (music). I didn’t know what I was going to find out there, in fact I was scared, but I took the leap of faith,” she tweeted.
The Zaabu singer who recently gave birth says that today, she’s thankful for her growth and independence, which wouldn’t have been possible if she kept the radio job.
She says she wouldn’t have got where she is today and accomplished so much in her music career had she been complacent.
“I wouldn’t have achieved half of what I have if I’d chosen the “safety” of being employed with a salary. A job with a salary is a good thing don’t get me wrong. But if you want to achieve bigger, sometimes you have to take that leap of faith,” she said.
Celebrated radio personality James Onen (Fatboy) who is one of the Sanyu FM presenters that lost their jobs said in a recent interview that indeed the recent events could turn out as a blessing in disguise.
He says there are projects he has been working on for a while and that the current situation may give him “the impetus to go live”.
“It can be a blessing sometimes when things like these happen. I might achieve from being fired,” Fatboy said while appearing on Kfm.