Dorah Mwima’s Liteside
Any three things we don’t know about you?
I am not a materialistic and neither a person to keep up appearances. I tend to care a lot about people’s criticism because I take it in a positive way and it enables me respond in the right way.
I had two miscarriages before having my second child and so I consider the twins as God sent to cover up for the lost.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being just myself but also seeing my children happy is a perfectly happy moment.
What is your greatest fear?
The thought of death especially losing loved ones like someone very dear to me for instance my husband. That pushes me to maximize the time I am with them and let them know what I feel about them or even what they mean to me.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I am too picky in a way that I will always ask questions about the appearance of certain things. I however try to lower it a bit.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
I can tolerate it because it is not me but I hate it when people think they have messed up or disappointed themselves especially after a break up because I believe that they can always get over it.
Which living person do you most admire?
My mum, Imelda Mwima is the only person that I know in and out. I have seen the strong woman she is and until this day, she is still hard working.
What is your greatest extravagance?
I am always looking out for the latest hair trends because I just love taking care of hair.
What is the greatest thing you have ever done?
I am an opportunist who tries out everything. I ensure that I try out something. For instance I have had a salon before, been in music videos and I am now into decorating bottles for beautiful living spaces.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Showing off and happening; I wish we would invest more time in our children and the future than being too extravagant in throwing a big party.
What does being powerful mean to you?
Being selfless; with it, someone has taken a step of not thinking about him or herself but others. Once you become selfless, you get to impact on other people.
On what occasion do you lie?
I would do anything for my children
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
During pregnancy or immediately after birth of my children, my face breaks down with pimples.
Which living person do you most despise?
I can’t despise even my worst enemy because I pray for them to live longer and witness God bless me more.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Slow to anger, sacrifice for the family and caring.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Fearless, never criticises fellow women and appreciates others.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Before I met my husband, it was my son Ethan but I also got to love my mother more when I understood the role of motherhood. And when my husband came into the picture, he took the number one position because he is one person I intend to spend the rest of my life with.
When and where were you happiest?
When I found out that I was pregnant with the twins at just six weeks. I was first misdiagnosed and if it wasn’t for being patient, I would have lost them.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Being able to champion the Dorah Mwima Foundation because through it, I have met and inspired many women. It is something great to me.
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
I have never thought about it because I don’t believe in second coming. I don’t think God would want me to come back as a different me because I am already here.
Where would you most like to live?
I am so comfortable in Uganda because home is where my heart belongs and I can explore a lot here.
What is your most treasured possession?
My wedding ring; at one point, my husband asked me to upgrade it but I declined the offer because with it, I made a sacrifice and so I don’t want any changes on it.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Losing a pregnancy or not being able to conceive; at some point, you may not want to have children but the minute you want to have your own, spend a lot and eventually have it. When you lose it, it is a misery that no one can ever understand and it affects everyone around you.
What is your favorite occupation?
I like getting things done for others.
What do you most value in your friends?
Being open and understating me in and out.
Who are your favorite writers?
I read a lot of Joel Osteen because he gets you to feel like life is not that bad. He also gets out the positive side in you.
Who is your hero of fiction?
I am not attached to any star.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Princess Diana was in the public eye but moved out of her comfort zone to try and reach out to the hopeless which was unheard of people in such a category.
What are your favorite names?
I just love my children (EGGS; Ethan, Gabriella, Giovanna and Serafin) because they all have a story attached to it.
What is your greatest regret?
I don’t regret anything in my life.
How would you like to die?
A slow death is better because it would give me an opportunity to say good bye to the people I love and vice versa.
What is your motto?
‘Make the most out of life’, ‘Celebrate the people who celebrate you’ and ‘Don’t hang on to the past’