Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Me & some of the Cast members 
So the Namasagali Old Students' Association (NOSA) production "THE HAPPY LIFE HOTEL" ended on a beautiful note on Sunday 24th June 2012. It was a fun weekend as we went on stage with poise and the moment we got off, run backstage to change into the next costume for the next scene as quickly as possible, sometimes almost colliding with each other. Hilarious sight if you ask me.
Florence Oteba being made up as Maria
I acted the role of Miss Maria on 23rd June Saturday evening and 24th Sunday evening. Another old student of Namasagali, Florence Oteba, acted on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon. By the way, most people tell us we look like sisters. :)When I was not acting, I would dance.
The turn up was not disappointing either and the audience was quite engrossed in the play too that it made it all the more enjoyable.
Miria Matembe
The finale on Sunday evening had politician Miria Matembe (former Minister of Ethics & Integrity) as the Guest of honour--yes, she is an Old Girl of Namasagali College. She came up with Father Grimes at the end of the play to give a speech and it was quite humorous as she shared her first day at the school years ago. 
If you missed out, it's so sad but come next time. ;)
Joan, Joyce, Vickie & me (dressed in white as Miss Maria)
There might be another production towards the end of this year... if all goes well. Hope I see you there then.
A big thank you to The Observer, New Vision, Daily Monitor, Radiocity 97fm, and Moses Serugo of  for their support & coverage. Strive Regardless.... :)
Below are links to some articles written about the play.
Father Grimes & I

Thursday, June 21, 2012


If you love theatre, then you should not miss out on this play!  Filled with lots of dance, humor and drama, THE HAPPY LIFE HOTEL is a must-watch! It's on this weekend at the National Theatre, Kampala starting Friday 22nd June:7pm, Sat. 23rd 7pm, Sun. 24th: 3pm & 7pm Tickets: 15,000/= at the National Theatre box office. All proceeds will go to the Father Grimes Foundation. (Father Grimes is the former headmaster.)
The cast is made up of old students form Namasagali College, a school that was well known for its excellence in the Arts, that is: Music, dance & drama.Most of the former students are now prominent figures in society.They include: Seanice Kacungira (known as a radio presenter at Sanyu FM & she also worked Capital FM Kenya, an entrepreneur & owner of SUQA Salon), Matthew Nabwiso (an actor, has starred in State Research Bureau, The Hostel series among others), Cleopatra Koheirwe (This is me, You know what I am all about so just come watch.;) You will enjoy.) and many other talented successful personalities.
Namasagali has old students in all fields such as: Patrick Bitature (a prominent businessman), Rebecca Kadaga (Speaker of Parliament) etc.... The school's motto was "Strive Regardless" and indeed we all have. Need I say more?? In other words, you will not be disappointed. Come have fun with us! I hope to see you there. xoxo

Friday, June 15, 2012


 "A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself/herself — to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself/herself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart."-Leo F. Buscaglia
I love reading inspirational quotes and Leo F. Buscaglia is one of my favourite people with amazing quotes. Anyway, let's move on to what I want to share with you.
The words “I love you” carry a lot of weight… or at least used to. Not sure about now.
Long ago, a poor couple would be together all because of love; a man would do all he could to be with the woman of his life because of love; a young couple would rather die than not be with each other, because of love (Romeo & Juliette)… Need I say more? You get the drift am on, yes? Good.
But I often ponder “Is love enough”? In these tough inflation times, can you be in a relationship if there is no money?
There is a lot that goes on in a relationship. The beginning is the most exciting for many couples; can’t keep apart for too long, talk on phone for hours on end, call each other all the lovey-dovey names such as; sweetie, honey, sugar, baby, munchkin etc…. New lovers are so obvious and easy to pick out from a crowd, citing the PDA and all.
Today, the pressure is on…. LOVE alone does not cut it. If you cannot provide for your woman or family, or contribute financially to each other, lots of problems might arise such as resentment, unhappiness, arguments and these lead to one of the partners drifting away, cheating or other.
Falling short in the financial department is a no-no hence people working their butts off to make a good living. Men are out to impress, splashing money or trying to prove to their mates that they got it.
It seems today, one has to be able to sustain the demands that come within the relationship. If both the man and woman are financially stable, the better; but it is important they agree on how to handle their finances. I believe joint accounts are not always a great idea because when things go wrong or if you break up, one of you might put the other in jeopardy by using all the money or taking off with it or whatever.
Relationships are so complicated but I guess we complicate them with all the expectations and standards we set. The simplest of things is usually the best. It is not that simple to just be “in the moment” and enjoy without worry, suspicion, jealousy and so on. Well, let me stop going on and on, I just want you to tell me if you think a relationship in this day and age, can survive solely on LOVE.
By the way, would you rather be single or in a relationship?
FYI, I do not know which I prefer…. Lol. Both have their huddles to overcome but being a sucker of love, perhaps I prefer to be in a relationship....
"Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyse your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness."-Leo F. Buscaglia

"The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships."-Anthony Robbins

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Does love like that which was or is between our parents, grandparents and great grandparents still exist??
I think not.
I used to admire how my guardians and grandparents in my life related and always seemed to be so happy despite the circumstances. Their love was strong, genuine, true and stood all tests of time.
Today, no matter how long you have known someone, it will take a stranger to draw you two apart with the silliest of words/acts or circumstances.
I honestly tell you this, I used to be a hopeless romantic—yes, USED to be but not anymore. I believed in true love, fairy tale endings and happily ever after but blame it on all the cartoons I watched growing up. J Well, having been raised by a single mother (was not her choice, my father was murdered under unclear circumstances during the Obote II regime slightly before I was born. Yes, she was pregnant with me the time he was killed so you can imagine the hell she went through). I asked her lots of questions about my father from the age of six but I only got to know the whole bitter truth when I was nine. At the time, I felt angry at her for never telling me but to be honest, I would not have understood the facts earlier and now I look back and imagine the pain she felt, the loneliness for having lost her one true love. Yes, back then, at least they stuck it out and did the needful like seek permission from the girl’s parents to take her hand before anything happened.
Today, oh well, it is a whole different story! Morals are slowly but surely going down the drain and LOVE is confused with infatuation, status and material things. Men feel pressured to impress their fellow men (ego) by being with as many women as they can (in all aspects; sleep with, hang out with, unnecessarily have kids with… etc.) but never commit or if they do, it won’t be long before the bond is broken and is then called a ‘Divorce’, and this is due to petty issues that our parents, grandparents and great grandparents could bare and sort out amicably. I ask myself, ‘what is it? What is different? Why can’t relationships last? Why is there no more loyalty and fidelity in relationships these days?’ I f you know the answers, do share with the rest of us.
I tell you, most relationships now are ‘happily never after’. The married cheat on their partners, those dating have secrets and act more like roommates than romantic partners behind closed doors and they hardly share stuff about their life plans or hopes—in fact, with observation of most couples, the best friends of your boyfriend/girlfriend know more about what is going on in your partner’s life than you do. If I was in love, the first person I would want to share my good news or bad news with would be my other half/boyfriend/husband but today….. hmm…… Your partner might not be that supportive or attentive simply because there is someone or something else taking or consuming their time and minds. No matter how nice or good you are (man or woman), there is someone out there spending time with your partner; physically and mentally (texting, sexting, chatting via phone/internet e.t.c)!
I guess this explains why there are a lot more heartbreak and hate songs today as compared to long ago when everything was about unending love….. I rest my case. J  
What say you? Share your opinion with the rest of us please.