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Halima Namakula; singer, mother, humanitarian

Halima Namakula: Motherhood defines who I am

Halima Namakula’s Liteside

Any three things we don’t know about you?

Motherhood defines who I am because I managed to raise my children at a very young age. I don’t know of any other reasons many people can paint an image to my name.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

My children are my source of happiness.

What is your greatest fear?

I fear living this world before I accomplish my purpose in life.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

My facial expression doesn’t portray me as a loving person and yet I am. I would love to be portrayed as a soft person but I wasn’t raised that way.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Looking down on others.

Which living person do you most admire?

My mother Afuwa Namuddu is the most dynamic woman who managed to raise many children who including non-biological ones.

What is your greatest extravagance?

I spend most on other people to the extent that at times I give my last to make others happy.

What is the greatest thing you have ever done?

Loving my children unconditionally; it is not an attribute of all women.

What is your current state of mind?

I am just happy.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

We complain too much about government’s failure to deliver even the smallest of things yet God blessed us with the resources. We should rather know that the government or president can only do so much within the means.

What does being powerful mean to you?

Power comes with being good in and out, compassionate, loving and having an open door policy. One individual who has portrayed such characters is Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, and she is one woman that I want to hang around with.

On what occasion do you lie?

I tell lies at all times; especially if I am benefitting from it. I even tell my children that they can only lie if they benefit big from it.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

I love everything about me.

Which living person do you most despise?

Anyone who pretends to be friends and yet they are not. I despise hypocrites and liars.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Taking on the values of a mother.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Loving and caring.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

I love my mother the most and my children come after her. If my husband was still living, he would come after my mother.

When and where were you happiest?

Witnessing my two children Hemdee and Rashid get on a plane to join me and their father in USA. I am always happy around my grandchildren.

Which talent would you most like to have?

I want to go back to what I went to school for; beautifying people although I want to do it at a consultancy level.

What is your most treasured possession?

I don’t treasure things because they come and go.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Witnessing someone you love die in your hands can make you almost forget about God. It is especially low when you know that you can’t do much than let him or her die.

What is your favorite occupation?

Being a humanitarian comes from the heart.

What do you most value in your friends?

Real love.

Who is your hero of fiction?

Denzel Washington is an all-time star.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Even when I didn’t get the opportunity to meet him, I loved the sincerity in Nelson Mandela.

What is your greatest regret?

I regret not spending more time with my late brother Steven when he returned to USA.

How would you like to die?

In any way as a believer in Allah.

What is your motto?

What you see is what you get.

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