By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus – Matthew Sande alias MC Banks, a student of Mass Communication at KIU has urged his colleagues to embrace online business transactions in order to make ends meet during the current COVID-19 lockdown.
MC Banks, the founder of Talent Initiative Uganda (TIU), a non-government organization focusing on helping young people turn their hidden talents into reality said that students need to catch up with the highly developing world in order to prevail in hard times like the COVID-19 crisis. He does online marketing and promotions to earn a living amidst the uncertainties.
‘’Students should learn that the world is going digital. They should cope up with the new technology of doing business online. For instance, we don’t know when Coronavirus will surely end.’’ MC Banks advises.
He adds that students need to step up their creativity if they are to excel in online business. He said that it is creativity that has seen him thrive in online marketing and promotions from where he earns money for rent and other personal support.
‘’I am doing well in online business because I am creative, for example, I get many people who want me to market and promote their businesses on social media which I do with creativity and in the end, these guys pay me,’’ he says.
Apart from being a promising online marketer, MC Banks is a proficient light producer, master of ceremonies and a great entertainer. He recently left Urban TV where he was a light producer due to factors related to COVID-19.
Besides concentrating on academics, he is currently a freelance MC at Moon TV and Select TV where he hopes to gain more hands-on experience in his course.