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I regret not learning French—Kapa Cat

Her firsts and life. Catherine Tumusiime, alias, Kapa Cat is a Ugandan artiste who rose to fame because of her hit Sikyo, last year. Isaac Ssejjombwe had a chat with the artiste about her past and other interesting facts.

 

First thing you do in the morning…
Whenever I wake up, I take a bathroom break.

First thing you do when you get to work…

I go through my to-do list. This includes scheduled or follow-up interviews, rehearsals (could be for upcoming events or vocal practice), appointments, and piano lessons. I then check my emails; could be from fans, management, deliveries, sales notifications from my website and look at my work calendar if there are any updates or changes.

Earliest childhood memory…
Leaving Fort Portal to come to Kampala with my whole family was both exciting and disappointing. The exciting part about this was travelling and seeing new things and meeting a whole new community of friends.
And the disappointment…

Leaving behind the life and community I was familiar with – I didn’t want to lose it, I thought I would stay in that place forever not knowing that people actually move on.

First best friend…
I was bad at making friends and the closest to me were my brothers. Being an only girl, I was a stay-home child, always protected indoors.
First kiss…
That is one topic I would not want to go into. It was an ugly experience. Let us just ignore that.

First book you read…
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. It was about a girl named Catherine who came to work in a mansion that had dirty secrets. I loved the fictional love. I was in Primary Seven vacation.

First job…
A teller in a company affiliated to Africell at Statistics House in 2015. I was in my Senior Six vacation and my cousin’s boyfriend was working at the company.
First salary…
$150(Approx Shs450,000) per month. It was a good job because earning such an amount in your vacation those days was a miracle.

Current job…
I’m an entrepreneur and I partner with other businesses. These pay me to boost their sales and brands because I am a brand and I have a lot to offer.
I also have a perfume business where I select scents for my clients. These pay membership for perfume deliveries, some weekly, and others monthly to their doorstep. I’m also a performing artiste and it is a whole business of its own.
What do you like about your jobs…
I get to travel a lot, meet people from different cultures and I enjoy myself.

Most memorable experience…
I still dream to have one.

Biggest regret in life…
Denying myself the chance to learn a second language at an early age yet I had an opportunity. By now I would be fluent in French.
Learning French at an early age would make it so easy for me to secure a job in any country as a translator for the French community and that is one of the highest paying jobs in different countries.

Best advice…
My manager (ManDoo Bizness) always says,‘Learn to be patient for it will all fall in place at the right time’.

Best moment on stage…
It is fun when the music goes off and you just keep dancing to the noise and cheers of the audience.

Worst moment on stage…
When the sound system is bad, forcing me to deliver the worst to my audience.
The last time this happened, I was mad and I stopped singing and danced to my songs and left the stage unattended.
Inspiration in music…
The reality of the soul and facts of life.

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