What do you like the most about your job?
I like the fact that I get the chance to entertain people. It also gives me a platform to support youth, especially those with talent.
What excites you?
A lot of things excite me but most of all are happy people, good vibes and above all food. I love good food and I have made strides in learning a lot more about catering.
What would you frown upon?
Lies. I really do not like it when I get lied to and it has cost me good relationships.
Are you married?
I am taking my time. Girls nowadays have a lot of expectations from men. I have been disappointed many times and I have witnessed friends who, despite the sacrifice they make for their girlfriends, things do not work out.
Who is your ideal woman?
Definitely a keeper, because as I told you, it is best we do not waste each other’s time. I need a God-fearing woman, one that is not easily excited with simple things. I tried to date a girl studying law and she really challenged my intellectual capacity. I would love a smart woman who questions the status quo. I want one who does not say yes to everything.
What does love mean to you?
Love is trust, care, affection, and we should not just say I love you even when you do not mean it. I really take love seriously but the biggest challenge I have faced in love affairs is that women, most of times, hardly believe there are men like us who can love for real.
Any particular female celebrity you crush on?
I have always crushed on Grace Nakimera but lately, Winnie Nwagi is first on the list. She is currently one of my best artistes because she is so talented.
What is your typical day like?
I spend my morning hours watching morning television shows as I go through social media to know what is happening. I then head to work. I every time I feel like my job is so ordinary, I am fascinated by the fact that people actually buy Yaka, data, pay TV just to watch me and I thank God every day for that.
Do you get stalkers on air?
I do not call them stalkers. They are people that relate with me and I do not find that offensive in any way. People trying to meet and talk to me is a blessing, as long as we keep it at that.
How do you draw a line between the Kheem on air and the Kheem off air?
Well the Kheem on air is always happy, has no stress and takes no sides no matter what. The Kheem off air is human. Sometimes he is sad and not okay, sometimes he is happy. In other words he is more real, although the difference is not too big.
Tell us about your professional background
I actually studied electrical engineering but during my internship, I realised I was in a wrong profession. I trained with a media company called Archeonex media where I received my first encounter with the camera, they sparked my passion for TV.
I learnt photography and videography.
I got my first TV job at ATV, where I worked for a year before I was changed to KSTV. That is when I got the chance to participate in The Beat Presenter search where I made it to the top nine contestants.
From there, I got another job at Magic 1 HD, where I worked for about six months, and went to professionally do fashion. This is when I got my previous job as host at BTM TV and currently I am working with SPARK TV.
I need a God-fearing woman, one that is not easily excited with simple things. I tried to date a girl studying law and she really challenged my intellectual capacity. I would love a smart woman who does not say yes to everything.