Jaqi deweyi, a radio presenter, has been married for about 10 years, but has not given up on the hope that she will have a child one day. She plans to start counselling sessions for women who are struggling to bear children. Carol Kasujja talked to her.
Did you always want to become a radio presenter?
We used to listen to the radio a lot in our house when I was growing up and that is how I picked interest. It did not happen immediately. After high school, I started looking around. So, one day, I got a call from a friend asking whether I still wanted to be on radio, I welcomed the opportunity and I started with one of the local radio station. I really wanted to be on radio that I worked for a year without pay. I was youngand the slot they gave me was at 3:00am, but I was happy that I was on radio. At my age, I was able to fall in love with country music, because that was the only music to be played.
Your fans follow you wherever you go. what do you think makes you special?
I have a great voice, I do research so that I inform my fans. I leave my home at 5:00am and I go back home after midnight.
How do you balance work and marriage?
My husband is my manager and is my number one fan. We also do a lot of things together. Broadcasting gives you a lot of space to catch up with your loved ones. When I complete my morning show, I have time to chat with my husband. Sometimes we have lunch together and that helps us to bond.
How have you managed to keep the fire in your marriage?
We have never stopped dating each other. My husband is still my best friend and we communicate like we used to when we had just met. We also go out to have meals at restaurants in town. We always go for vacation every week. It does not have to be expensive. It can be in Mukono. We also do a lot of things together.