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Hustler : MC Mason

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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.

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