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Housen Mushema on his modeling and acting

Housen Mushema’s Liteside

Any three things that we don’t know about you?

I am humble, truthful, and patient

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

I define happiness by achievement at any level.

What is your greatest fear?

Failure; especially in a situation where it becomes clear and evident that the decisions taken lead to failure.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I have taken time to work on my temper after figuring out that people are different in character.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Pretending to know much about me; I don’t like it when someone holds a conversation about me at length when it’s not based on facts.

Which living person do you most admire?

I admire Will Smith because we have a lot in common and I have followed him for quite some time. He is versatile; which is something I consider so much in my acting space. Most of my haircuts are inspired my him.

What is your greatest extravagance?

I love food and clothing.

What is the greatest thing you have ever done?

From how far I have come, it is very evident that I didn’t have the resources but managed to get this far.

What is your current state of mind?

I am happy.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Many people attach more value to outer beauty as opposed to the inner beauty; beauty should come with a goal or purpose.

What does being powerful mean to you?

Being able to push on and never give up on life. Presently, there is not so much to learn from; so it is very easy for some people to give up. It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed but rising up and having hope in life counts.

On what occasion do you lie?

It is hard for me to live with a lie; I also like to keep my promises.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

I love myself.

Which living person do you most despise?

I don’t despise anyone; I would actually love to work with as many people as possible.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Listening and reaction.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Listening and reaction.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My parents, Jamil Lumanywa and Jamala Mohammed. I also love my auntie, Naira for they have supported me all the way.

When and where were you happiest?

In 2015 when I was awarded most outstanding male model by ASFA, in 2017 when I got the chance to work with Nana Kagga in ‘Reflections’ and in 2018 at a time when I witnessed the premier of ‘Veronica’s Wish’ as part of the audience. I was also happy being nominated in Uganda Film Festival.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Singing or playing an instrument.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I wouldn’t change anything about me.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

I have managed to get my own production company; it becomes easy for me to bring out what I really want to see.

Where would you most like to live?

I would prefer to live in UK because there are more opportunities.

What is your most treasured possession?

My physical appearance.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Falling in love with all you have only to be hindered from accessing the person you love.

What is your favourite occupation?

Being an actor is so fun; I am willing to be on set for as long as is required.

What do you most value in your friends?

Loyalty and sacrifice.

Who are your favourite writers?

I am not a very good reader.

Who is your hero of fiction?

Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington and Will Smith.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Liam John Neeson has a very beautiful story. For the things he has gone through; including rejection in the acting industry, he fought hard to get there.

Who are your heroes in real life?

My parents and my extended family.

What is your greatest regret?

I regret about a few things; it’s been hard for me on the side of relationships. It’s hard work for me to convince someone considering the kind of job that I do.

How would you like to die?

I can’t predict matters relating to death.

What is your motto?

Work hard and make it.


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