Popular comedienne Ann Kansiime has part ways with her four-year husband, according to a Facebook post in her habitual live chat with fans.
The Ugandan comedienne popularly known for her comical show ‘don’t mess with Kansiime’ decided to come out clean and declare her new status after a series of gossips that her marriage was collapsing.
“OJ and I are not together anymore. Reasons why are we are not are not for anyone else to know but the two of us,” responded Kansiime to Robert Mugisha, who inquired about the rumours. OJ was her husband, officially known as Ojok.
Blogs in Uganda had earlier indicated that her marriage was in shambles, due to demands by her husband and in-laws to bear children. Kansiime is reportedly is barren.
Upon discovery of the truth, the fans seemed agitated and called on the duo to reconsider their decision and get back together, with the comedy starlet holding that ‘Some people are better apart’.
Ernest Mupenzi seemed to annoy her when he said, “Dear Kansime surely you are good. But really separated from your husband? If yes worst choice on the decision taker since you choose the direction where there is no God.”
In response, Kansiime said, “How sure are you there was God in the union in the first place my ninja!? Let’s all respectful stay in our lane my brother.”
Other fans however encouraged her, with best wishes in her new life. “I’m very sorry for your hurt Kansiime. You are so dear to heart for delight you give it that it seems unnatural that yours shouldn’t be ever joyful. Feel no shame and may the healed heart be stronger. Wishing you all the best,” said Dumile Gugushe
Kansiime debuted comedy in 2007, while still an undergraduate at Makerere University, where she participated in drama skits acted by the theatre group Theatre Factory, who played at the Uganda National Theatre in Kampala’s central business district. When Theatre Factory disintegrated, she joined Theatre Fun, that replaced it.
According to recorded interviews that she gave in 2014, Anne began posting some of her sketch comedy skits on YouTube. She received positive feedback and that encouraged her to post more videos.
Her screen breakthrough came when Citizen TV offered her a slot to produce, star and present a comedy show once a week. That is how she came up with the Don’t Mess With Kansiime comedy show.
As of November 2017, her YouTube channel had amassed more than 410,208 subscribers and millions of views. She has appeared on BBC Focus on Africa. She has played to packed houses in Blantyre, Gaborone, Kigali, Kuala Lumpur, Lagos, Lilongwe, London, Lusaka and Harare