Solome Basuuta’s Liteside
Any three things that we don’t know about you?
I am a colorful person and also spontaneous; I can wake up to do anything and sometimes I never think through the bigger picture or the details. I love colours which is also shown in the way I express my music because it is complemented by several instruments.
I also have a big heart that accommodates too much. On one hand it’s a good thing as I take in a lot of people’s good but also sometimes, I end up taking in a lot of people’s crap.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being in a space where I am loved and appreciated
What is your greatest fear?
Fear of failure. I also have a fear of reaching a time when I have no people in my life
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I am too accommodative but it is a character that can be remolded. I need to learn how to sieve and have boundaries on acceptance.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Failure to give feedback rubs me the wrong way because I love two way communication.
Which living person do you most admire?
My mother Mrs. Lydia Mugambe is one woman who has been the strong pillar at home and one who brings us all together. She has taught us a lot about morals and how to treat people regardless of their status. She has loved my father all the time and is so artistic in every move. She has taught me to be myself.
What is your greatest extravagance?
I spend quite a bit on makeup and jewelry.
What is the greatest thing you have ever done?
Graduating with an Upper Second class degree at the university was not a joke. Doing my concert and starting my solo career were also great moves.
What is your current state of mind?
I am happy and excited.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Wasting too much time on social media makes me feel like there is no privacy and people bonding.
What does being powerful mean to you?
Having wealth or riches and knowing how and when to use them.
On what occasion do you lie?
It usually happens when I want to protect myself.
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
I would like my side hair to grow because it would look better. I also have a lazy right eye that comes up usually when I’m stressed.
Which living person do you most despise?
Despise is too hard and strong a word.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
A woman needs to have an identity of who she is and celebrate herself.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Cleanliness and sensitivity to other people’s feelings and how his actions can affect them.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My family, Pastor Jack Barlow and Ron Michael.
When and where were you happiest?
May 1, 2015 when I held my first concert, singing at Blankets and Wines the same year. I was also happy the day I had my first flight.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Acting and baking.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My lazy right eye is interestingly a nice starter for a conversation so I don’t mind it much.
Where would you most like to live?
I would love to travel the world but come back home.
What is your most treasured possession?
My phone is a gift and with it I can do lots of things in one space.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
There is being poor where you lack food or walk the streets but poverty without dignity is the worst. It equates to being worthless.
What is your favorite occupation?
I can’t trade where I am and what I do for anything so it has to be music.
What do you most value in your friends?
Being yourself and honesty
Who are your favorite writers?
I like Sunday Adelaja; especially in his book ‘The Church shift’. It is about the church that goes out to impact communities.
Who is your hero of fiction?
Taraji Penda Henson; she brings out different characters in human beings.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Princess Diana had the heart for people. She gave honour to the lowest person and that’s a legacy that I want to leave behind.
What is your greatest regret?
I don’t have regrets.
How would you like to die?
It could be nice to die when people are singing around me.
What is your motto?
You are loved.