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      Muwado Forums
      Keymaster

      BAKUSEKA DEBORAH K (Debbie Bakuseka) is a Ugandan actress/Writer/Relationship Counsellor, Life Coach and Motivational Speaker. She started her acting as a child in church, at campfires and church concerts. She appeared on shows and school competition concerts during her primary school days in the school choir, and was a member of the MDD club at King’s College Buddo, which culminated in a degree in Drama MUK and sparked off her acting career.

      She has appeared in theatre and TV productions including: Award winning movie – STAIN (2021), THE BETHROTHAL, COFFEE SHOP (2015 – 2017), EXPORT BABY (2017), SHADOWS OF FATE (2013), SPYING ON SUSANNAH (2013), WOUNDS OF TRAGEDY (2012), SALT OF THE NATION (2012), rOSES IN THE RAIN (2007) AND MANY OTHERS.

      Bakuseka is currently working on Mama and Me, a thrilling family drama about a woman, her three daughters, and a dead body in their backyard.

      Join the kaboozi with her this Friday 30th April 2021 at 03.00 pm EAT (but feel free to leave a question before then which she can respond to when the session starts) as we chat with her about their hustle and what it means to them and life in general. You can participate by using the form at the bottom of the page to ask a question. To respond to a thread, hit reply on the contribution you want to comment on so it’s easy to follow.

    • #35059 Reply

      Debbie Bakuseka
      Participant

      Thank you so much Muwado for having me on your Forum,iam so humbled by this gesture hope to learn and interact with everyone here??. Hello Everyone,I hope you are all doing well, nice to be here and looking forward to interacting with everyone ???

    • #35026 Reply

      Byagaba Roland
      Keymaster

      Debbie, ka jambo. Me let me kick off the session with something non-acting related, saw Psychic Empath on your bio and was wondering what that entails and how you got into that?

      • #35061 Reply

        Debbie Bakuseka
        Participant

        Hahaha, we should stick to acting but I will answer this one ?,yes I have a natural gift to feel other people’s emotions as if they were my own and also the ability to connect to their past and future experiences

        • #35071 Reply

          Byagaba Roland
          Keymaster

          Seen people like this in movies but I don’t think I have encountered someone who does this in real life. You just became 100 times cooler to me. DO you think this gift makes you a better actor? Also, what are the downsides. I imagine it must be taxing if you are feeling emotions from someone who is in emotional pain…

          • #35073 Reply

            Debbie Bakuseka
            Participant

            Yes all I do it avoid crowds and be around people that are positive and loving towards me,but it doesn’t add much to my acting totally different things

    • #35027 Reply

      Kamugasha innocent
      Participant

      Hello Debbie. Am a big fan of you on Mama & Me. One day I also want to try acting and I wanted you to advise me on what makes you soo talented. Can it be learned

      • #35062 Reply

        Debbie Bakuseka
        Participant

        Innocent, acting is an art that can be learnt, of course to some people it is inborn but I believe every human being is an actor who is performing their own life story, that’s why iam very interested in meeting new people to hear about their life stories and how they go about living different situations , it’s very interesting

      • #35064 Reply

        Debbie Bakuseka
        Participant

        Alternatively you can enroll at MUK for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama and Film you will learn everything you need in the industry ?

        • #35079 Reply

          Kamugasha innocent
          Participant

          Thank you. Not sure I can go back to school now but ill look around for opportunities and if this was meant for me.

          • #35084 Reply

            Debbie Bakuseka
            Participant

            In acting we keep learning, you cannot avoid it and we keep reading scripts, watching productions and Auditioning for roles . this is a must .but you can also attend master classes ?

    • #35029 Reply

      Vihamba Esther
      Participant

      OMG I looove loove you in Mama and Me!! Can we be friends 🙂 I am properly addicted to that show lol. And now I am seeing all these other things you have been a part of….how do I find them so I can watch? And what kind of counselling do you do? I’m so excited to learn more about you in this kaboozi lol

      • #35067 Reply

        Debbie Bakuseka
        Participant

        ?? Thank you Esther for the love, am also very excited about Mama &Me, it’s am awesome story that keeps twisting and turning, am actually also hooked I never miss an episode ??, as for the counselling I specialise in relationships and teenage counseling.

    • #35040 Reply

      Nyambura
      Member

      Hey hey, another lovely guest for the kaboozi, thx Muwado. Hi Debbie. I have only managed to watch a few episodes of Mama & Me because of time but I’ll catch up soon. But even from the little I’ve watched, I’m so here for your character. My question has to do with prep, how did you get into the mindset to play the part so well?

      • #35046 Reply

        Debbie Bakuseka
        Participant

        Hey Nyambura! Thank you for complimenting my acting, am humbled ?? and to answer your question about peeping for the role of Amito,it actually entails a lot ?.The producer of the show (Mr.Dilman Dila) gave me episodes to read before the show started so I had enough time to conceptualise Amito and get to know her in detail and when am shooting I take time out to think about each scene and what it demands of me in terms of emotions and reactions to the other characters am dealing with.

        • #35058 Reply

          Sharon Kay
          Participant

          I agree with Nyambura on your talent. DO you also do those method acting things of trying to occupy the characters life before shooting to internalise them?

          • #35069 Reply

            Debbie Bakuseka
            Participant

            No no no, my dear that would be too much demanding on my life ,if I carried around Amito’s emotions people would run away from me ?? I don’t do method acting I undress the character as soon as I leave set.

    • #35041 Reply

      Nyambura
      Member

      Related, in your acting career, what has been your most challenging character to play and why?

    • #35042 Reply

      Nyambura
      Member

      Oooo, another one. I’ll stop here before I dominate the conversation…hehe. What has been your favourite character to play and why? OK, that’s all for now.

      • #35048 Reply

        Debbie Bakuseka
        Participant

        I’ve actually never thought of what favourite character I play because I choose these roles and I do them because I love them,I see myself as a teacher and embodying each of the characters I play actually gives me great joy.

        • #35066 Reply

          Amoti
          Member

          Me let me ask something similar, what have been your favorite projects to work on, What made you enjoy them that much?

    • #35045 Reply

      Bruce
      Member

      Hey hey. Glad to be part of this chat. How have you found the acting profession in Uganda? Is it something you can do full time?

      • #35049 Reply

        Debbie Bakuseka
        Participant

        Bruce, the acting industry is actually growing in Uganda with the increased demand for our stories so yes it will be a full time job

        • #35055 Reply

          Ninsiima
          Member

          Yeah, the number of movies from around is definitely increasing and so is the quality of production. What are your all time top 5 favs movies in local movies

          • #35068 Reply

            Debbie Bakuseka
            Participant

            Ninsiima, I love all Ugandan stories and how we tell them and to mention but a few,in no particular order I would say Stain, the hostel, Coffeeshop series,Kyenvu, Akataka,Rain,they are so many I can’t put all of them here A dog story, so many my dear

    • #35047 Reply

      Bruce
      Member

      Another one, where do you hope you acting career will be in say 10 years? Are you planning a move to hollywood or the other established woods or are you committed to growing with the Ugandan movie industry?

      • #35050 Reply

        Debbie Bakuseka
        Participant

        Bruce My dream is definitely to reach Hollywood and I can never leave my home even if I get bigger international roles?

    • #35054 Reply

      Ninsiima
      Member

      Hi Debbie.You are even a writer! Wow. For screen or other kinds of writing? Where can I read some of your work?

      • #35065 Reply

        Debbie Bakuseka
        Participant

        I have written a stage play “The wages of Adultery which you can access at MUK library and am currently writing two novels “The chronicles of Juba” and The Widows daughter” will let you know as soon as they are published ?

      • #35077 Reply

        James Kato
        Member

        Nice. Will look for the play and I can’t wait for these novels when they come out.

    • #35057 Reply

      Sharon Kay
      Participant

      Hiiiiiii. Debbie, thank you for sharing your talent with us. Naye me my question has to do with the relationship counselling part of your bio….I’m sure you have heard problems of enough people…what is the most recurring one couples bring to you and what is your answer for it?

      • #35060 Reply

        Debbie Bakuseka
        Participant

        Hahaha, Sharon as a counselor confidentiality is paramount but what I would tell you is that each relationship has unique issues that are independent of other relationships I cannot pinpoint on just one

    • #35063 Reply

      Amoti
      Member

      Happy to participate in this. What have been your lowest moments in your acting career? And some of the things you do not like about the industry

      • #35082 Reply

        Debbie Bakuseka
        Participant

        The lowest moments in my acting career are the crying scenes that bring out misery and sadness in people’s lives, MAMA & me is a story that tells about the lives of typical Ugandan families so whenever I experience these things I feel very low even when I just watch it on TV.

    • #35070 Reply

      James Kato
      Member

      Debbie, you are a very fantastic talented woman. If you are single, I have ready cows. Heh. For my question, I’d like to know what kind of cinema you watch. What are some of the movies and series you have been enjoying recently. What about them drew you in? Do you find yourself watching more local cinema or international?

      • #35081 Reply

        Debbie Bakuseka
        Participant

        James,thank you for your compliment I love cows like Amito so I welcome one from you ?? about what am watching currently,iam enjoying Korean and Chinese series because they have original stories to tell just like we do in Uganda am also glued to Pearl magic prime due to the amazing Ugandan works on it?

    • #35121 Reply

      Muwado Forums
      Keymaster

      Thank you very much Deddie for making the time to do this. Best of luck and looking forward to more goodness from Mama & Me

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