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We sing about society, not our lives

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th June 2011 03:00 AM

Catherine Kusasiira of Enkola ya taxi fame is a fiancé to Fred Sseruga. The two are singers in the Eagle’s Production band. Kusasira’s song criticises men who don’t know how to treat their women.

Catherine Kusasiira of Enkola ya taxi fame is a fiancé to Fred Sseruga. The two are singers in the Eagle’s Production band. Kusasira’s song criticises men who don’t know how to treat their women.

Catherine Kusasiira of Enkola ya taxi fame is a fiancé to Fred Sseruga. The two are singers in the Eagle’s Production band. Kusasira’s song criticises men who don’t know how to treat their women. Her husband released Enkola ya boda, (meaning women are many and hence can be got anywhere, anytime, just like bod boda cyclists) which many people interpreted as a response to her song. Nickson Turyahikayo asked them what they meant in their songs

Catherine Kusasira
What do you have against men?
A man can claim to what he is not, especially when he is with a lady he has fallen for. Men buy gifts and booze for women they have just met when they have not left food at home.

Do you regret having Fred?
No! We all make mistakes, but the secret that controls our relationship is his willingness to apologise. He has hurt me many times and I have hurt him too. But we apologise to each other as soon as we realise our mistakes.

But you sang Enkola ya taxi for him to realize…
Enkola ya taxi was not about him. One day, I was in a salon and heard women talking about their friend who was moving from boyfriend to boyfriend. Someone commented that she was behaving like a public taxi. That is where I got the idea. Fred even helped me to perfect it. People actually misinterpret my songs, thinking they are about my daily life, which is not true.

But your relationship is on and off.
Our relationship has never been off. We get problems, but we solve them in our bedroom. It’s the media, which publish wolokoso (rumours).

Why haven’t you introduced him to your parents?
I cannot force a man to introduce or wed me because I regard a wedding as a gift a man gives to a woman as a sign of appreciation. It would not be meaningful for a lady to force a man to appreciate her existence. It therefore depends on his plans, not mine.

Would you go with another guy who proposes a wedding immediately?
Many come, but I discourage them because I know their main wish is to see me undressed. But I am seriously in love with Sseruga.

How did you meet?
It was when I joined Eagles’ Production.

Why did you fall for him?
He has all the qualities I want in a man. He is focused, patient, understanding, lovely and cares about me and my career. In fact, I was about to approach him myself, but fortunately, he did and I did not hesitate to say ‘yes’.

Was he the first to approach you?
As a young, good-looking girl, several guys had approached me, but he beat them all.

Do you spy on him?
I don’t. That would imply that I don’t love him.

What do you love most about yourself?
My eyes and boobs. I have children, but my boobs look like I have never breastfed.

What do you hate most about yourself?
My size. I wish I was smaller.

Fred Sseruga
How do you feel when your wife sings Enkola ya taxi and Wafuka Bikkade?
I don’t think the songs are about us. In fact, I am among the brains behind those songs. I took part in editing Enkola ya taxi. So, it is not about our relationship.

But your Enkola ya Boda and Kiti kya muwogo (men are like a cassava stem, which sprouts wherever you throw it) seem to be direct replies to her songs!
It’s all about business. The truth is that I don’t sing about my wife, but daily life.
And I dedicated those songs to everybody, not one individual.

Why aren’t you formalising your marriage?
Just wait, everything is in progress. This year, our target was to finish our house and we have done it. Next year, it is the wedding.

Why do you love her?
She is the only one who makes me comfortable when she is around.
She is a hard-working girl and can make a good wife. Her shape, boobs and lovely eyes make my heart beat faster.

So, why do you cheat on her?
I don’t! It is only the media guys who misinterpret our relationship.
You say I have other women, but all the ladies you talk about are my business partners.
Would you chuck her if you caught her cheating on you?
It hurts, but I would have to find out why first. I can forgive her.

Doesn’t it hurt you when male fans touch her on stage?
I know what it means. Most fans feel good when they touch their favourite singer.

What challenges do you face?
Lack of privacy. Apart from fans, there is the press, which is always ready to misinterpret things.

We sing about society, not our lives

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