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Eleanor Nansibo Nabwiso: Young actress eyes global success

Which living person do you most admire?

I don’t look up to other people but myself because I work to see the best in myself. If I looked up to somebody, I may not know their flaws and I fear that they may disappoint me along the way. However, my parents, in both their different characters managed to help hundreds of others and still balanced their roles as parents. I look up to such people who never give up in life.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Travelling and partying; for me fun is everything and I would spend on it in anyway and at any time.

What is the greatest thing you have ever done?

Starting a film productions industry; for so long I had a small book where I noted ideas and story lines but when I met my husband, we chose to settle for where our interests fell and that is film. It was great taking that step even without being sure of the returns.

What is your current state of mind?

I am happy

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Everyone has their own rating but as a whole as Ugandans, we haven’t really got the level of customer satisfaction. We have invested in so many areas but customer care is still a lacking area that we need to embrace and make better.

What does being powerful mean to you?

Power is measured at someone’s milestone in life and his or her ability to balance other roles alongside that landmark. Being powerful therefore comes with the ability to strike a balance between the different roles.

On what occasion do you lie?

I am not good with lying because I can’t sustain it unless it’s a tricky political situation that involves saving lives.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

Some time back, I was very uncomfortable with the birthmark on my left side of the face until I made myself to believe that it is a beauty spot.

Which living person do you most despise?

I don’t judge people because their lifestyles may not be of their own making.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

God fearing; no matter the religion because a God fearing man will be barred from doing certain evil things.  Being respectful is also key for a good man.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

For a woman, it is more of respect and God fearing.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

I like encouraging my friends and children with the word ‘go…go’.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

I love my parents, children and husband all in good measure so I don’t have the greatest.

When and where were you happiest?

July 21, 2012 when I had my traditional wedding was a glory in itself. It was crazy happiness the day I had my first child.

Which talent would you most like to have?

God has given me the talent of acting and if for anything, I would just ask Him to make me the best .

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

With Nabwiso Films, we are working on setting a bar high for Uganda’s filming industry.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

I only wish to live the first coming to my best.

Where would you most like to live?

I love Uganda but I wouldn’t mind leaving to a bigger country where I am widely exposed.

What is your favorite occupation?

I can’t trade acting for anything.

What do you most value in your friends?

True friendship that comes with loyalty.

Who are your favorite writers?

Stephanie King and Sydney Poitier; they make reading appear as if the characters are within close proximity.

Who is your hero of fiction?

Taylor Perry; seeing him act male and female roles in one movie. I also like Angelina Jolie and Halle Marie Berry for grabbing the audience.

Who are your heroes in real life?

My parents but my children are also my heroes. My children are my heroes because they change you to their perspective and always look up to me.

What is your greatest regret?

No regrets.

How would you like to die?

I don’t have a plan for death .

What is your motto?

Make your good better; never let it rest until your better is best.


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