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Timina Wasike: Serving vibes to the impaired

Wasike signing a song during the launch of the ObaFest. She says when she comes on stage, she makes sure that her deaf clients are having a really good time too. Photo/Courtesy

Signage entertainer: Last Sunday during the first edition of the Bell ObaFest, one performer caught our eyes. Everyone first mistook her for a ‘vixen’ but then we saw her dancing while at the same time signing. In fact, when screens captured her facial and hand expressions, many people in the audience were seen laughing. What they did not know was that Timina Wasike was on job.

 

Who is Timina Wasike?
I am a selfless, open-minded individual who is always up for new things, adventure and I love being around spirited people who are happy, loving and have an impact on others.

Last Sunday, you spent most of the time on the ObaFest stage. Tell us how you got up there?
I am a sign language interpreter under the umbrella organisation of Uganda National Association for Sign Language Interpreters which heads all interpreters in Uganda. As a registered member, I always take the lead to raise the bar high for visibility as sign language interpreters and my niche is mainly in the entertainment field. So at this particular event, we were hired as five interpreters through Life for the World, which does advocacy for persons with disabilities. We were hired to ease the communication and information dissemination while at festivals……….CONTINUE READING…………..

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