Isaac Khaweka is an individual with multiple personalities; an actor, musician, lawyer, logistician and a father. He is popularly known as a reggae artiste in Mbale, Olivier Mukaaya caught up with him.
What is the first thing you do in the morning?
I say a prayer thanking God for life, and I ask him to bless my day.
First thing you do when you get to work?
I greet my colleagues before going to my workstation. Then, I switch on my computer to respond to urgent emails, before delving into the rest of my day’s tasks.
Earliest childhood memory?
It took me so long to eat solid food; I ate a lot of porridge in my early days. I was too cautious with where I had to go for a short call. During our games, I had to run back home from wherever just to do my short call.
First best friend?
Joel, I do not even remember what he looked like. We went to the same nursery school in Kamuli District and what got me fond of him was we shared almost everything. He used to push me on toy cars at school and I did the same for him.
Hahaha, must we get there? Anyways, I was about 15 years old, in Senior Three, but I will not disclose the girl who ‘spoilt’ me.
First book you read?
Not a book but the alphabet while starting school.
What book are you reading now?
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.
What was your first job?
I was a clerk at a logistics firm and I still work for the same firm, but I do different roles.
Your first salary was…
I am afraid I cannot disclose that, I signed a non-disclosure agreement and I am bound to respect that.
Forwarder at Spedag Interfreight (U) Ltd
Why did you pick interest in music?
I just fell in love with it as it’s an easy way to express oneself. Music is so strong that it can heal souls much as the same music can break them. It is capable of building empires and it can spearhead revolutions.
With music, people fall in love, get married, and make babies. Music is used for fun and grief, that’s how powerful music is and I guess that is why I picked interest in it.
Most memorable experience?
I used to sing even back then in high school, and I was celebrated by the entire school. Shout out to OBs of St Joseph’s Senior School, Namugongo- Mbalwa, Wakiso District. Based on my status, I attracted crowds from the tiniest Form One student to the headteacher.
One day, I missed food (supper) and I was left with an option of buying snacks at the canteen. Before I could step down to walk there, a number of students chose to carry me with comments like; “we can’t let our celebrity step on the ground” I can’t forget that.
You ought to know…
What do you like about your job?
My job challenges me on how to tackle various situations, for example how best I can deal with clients; angry, impatient, nagging, and satisfied all within the same time range. Being able to deal with that daily is not just a job, it’s a skill/ talent/ gift.