To Top

Hustler : MC Mason


Mc Mason, real name George Rumanyika, is an emcee and radio presenter. He emcees at hangout joints on Friday and Saturday evenings and juggles this with presentingThe Jump Off mid-morning show on Hot 100 and the Super Saturday show.

How did you get the name Mason?
I just came up with it. The name is interesting and unique.

When did you start emceeing?
I started way back in 2004 when I was still in my S.3 at Bukoto High School.

What made you think you are a good emcee?
The response I always got from the students whenever I held the microphone was proof that I was good. High school students are the hardest audience to please but I did it.

Besides schools, where else have you emceed from?
I have emceed at Sharing Hall, bars and clubs like Alfredos, Hi-Table, Galaxy Club, Champions Bar and Asylum.

Of the two – radio presenting and emceeing, which would you forego?
I can’t forego any because they are related.

For how long can you speak on a microphone?
That depends. If I’m speaking no-stop, I can go for 10 minutes and minimum three minutes.

Do you take anything for confidence, say alcohol before you hold the microphone?
I don’t use anything. Things just come naturally.

How much do you charge to emcee in a club?
I charge between Shs100,000 and Shs150,000 a night.

Have you faced any challenges doing this job?
The only challenge is getting into a place where the person who got me the gig is the only person who knows me and I have to call for him every time I need something.

More in Features & Profiles

  • Hustler: DJ King Bryan

    SPINNING DISCS: He is the son of the famous DJ Rotah and looks like spinning discs runs in the blood. DJ...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 28, 2016
  • Some people deserve my diva attitude

    super model vibes: Stacie Aamito Lagum is headlining Kampala Fashion Week for the second time. The event runs from October 20...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • Hustler: Linda Pacy Katusiime

    TALKING DESIGNS: Linda Katusiime started her business by doing deliveries for friends and relatives. Bringing in items from Turkey, Germany, China...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • How to be Mr Safe Hands Denis Onyango

    CATCHING BALLS: He may not be able to save you from your financial woes, but shoot any ball in his direction...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • Zil escaped from class to sing

    Early dreams: He is only 25, but for him, it is already a story of grass to grace. Zil Nantamegwa started...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • Kalifah has never called anyone dad

    REINVENTING SELF: Since the flop of his concert, singer Kalifah Aganaga has been a little quiet. Last we heard, he had...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 15, 2016
  • People had hijacked my life – Faridah

        New beginnings: Social media was on Tuesday awash with photos of Faridah Nakazibwe’s wedding to boyfriend, Dr Omar Ssali...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 15, 2016
  • What Queen of Katwe means to them

    Katwe experience: Based on the vibrant story of Phiona Mutesi, whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 7, 2016
  • How to be… the no-nonsense Jennifer Musisi

    KCCA bosslady: She is probably the most popular woman in Kampala, and no – not for scandals or anything else, but...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 7, 2016