Canary Mugume, a senior Investigative journalist at Next Media, has been conferred a place among Avance Media’s 2022 100 Most Influential Young Africans publication!
This eminent publication recognizes the contributions of young achievers in their respective communities and industries across the continent, and Canary’s inclusion in this exclusive roster comes as no surprise given his outstanding and sustained contributions to the field of journalism and the extensive impact he has made in the Ugandan and African media landscape.
The 7th edition of Avance Media’s 100 Most Influential Young Africans Publication is a veritable celebration of young people’s achievements and potential across Africa, providing a compelling platform for recognition, inspiration, and collaboration, thereby inspiring young people to take on leadership roles and make a positive impact in their communities. Canary’s exceptional storytelling skills have demonstrated a remarkable ability to spotlight issues affecting people’s everyday lives.
Through his diligent and investigative reporting, he has held those in power accountable and brought perpetrators to book, giving voice to the voiceless and bringing to light stories that would otherwise remain hidden.
“I feel honoured to be part of this list. The recognition is a sign that the work we do is changing lives, and for me, that is purposeful – It is very fulfilling,” said Canary Mugume of the recognition.
In addition to his journalistic work, Mugume has been an outspoken and zealous advocate for press freedom and the importance of free and independent media in Africa, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to promoting the principles of ethical journalism.
Canary also runs a mentorship program for young people. Here; https://canarymugume.com/mentorship/
Canary’s meteoric rise to fame began in 2016 when he joined NBS and immediately started reporting the news. He has since carved out a niche for himself, earning multiple accolades and responsibilities, including anchoring NBS Live At 9, Uganda’s most significant prime news bulletin, hosting the Next Radio Big Talk show, and conducting numerous interviews, including some with notable world leaders, award-winning investigative stories, and special reports, among other achievements.
Congratulations on this achievement, Canary. We do not doubt that you will continue to make immense contributions to journalism and inspire countless young people across the African continent.