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A quick up with comedienne Veronica

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Veronica Namanda talks about her life on stage and how she beat all odds to become a comedian.
Veronica Namanda talks about her life on stage and how she beat all odds to become a comedian.

In this quick up with Eagle Online’s Catherine Namanya,Veronica Namanda talks about her life on stage and how she beat all odds to become a comedienne.

What’s your name?

Veronica Namanda Kiwanuka

Which schools did you attend?

I went to Kako Primary School, Kako Secondary School Masaka for Ordinary Level, St. Mary’s Secondary School for Advanced Level and Makerere University for Bachelor of Art in Drama

Where do you come from?

I am a Muganda by tribe and from the central region

What made you join film industry?

I don’t whether know I have joined yet. But my first ever professional set was 2005 when I was selected to be a lead actress in Hand in Hand, TV soap by Great Lakes film industry.

Are you an actress or a comedienne?

I am both, because I do both but most importantly I am an actress.

What are some of the challenges you have faced?

There are several and off course, professionally there are few people who attend theatre, so it makes this industry virgin and will always face challenges.

What have you achieved in being an actress?

Being one of the few artistes who believed in this industry, ten years down the road, I can proudly say, I am proud to be an artiste.

Have you faced something like sexual harassment in this industry?

No I haven’t and I think in this industry it is what you decide to make of it (that matters)

Why do you perform better on stage than film?

It all depends but stage is wonderful experience and that is where it stops, especially in Uganda. Whereas film is broader.

What is your family back ground?

I am a first born out of six children, 35 years old, single, my parents are still liv

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