David Kezio-Musoke is four things wrapped in one; Artist, Publicist, Blogger, and Journalist. Moses Opobo found out this and more about him…
Briefly, who is Kezio-Musoke?
Spiritually I am God fearing. Professionally I am quite ambitious and on a personal level I am a father of a 4-year old Isaiah Mukisa Musoke. I run a young, but prospective PR firm, I paint, I blog and soon I will be publishing. Probably this year I might also add, running an art gallery on my ‘repertoire’. On a good day I will cheer Chicago Bulls and I am a ‘Gooner’ for life.
How do you plan on spending Valentine’s Day?
It’s not a public holiday, is it? My calendar says it’s a working day so it’s business as usual for me. It’s not a significant day in my life and besides, I have other things to worry about!
Tell us about the first mobile phone handset you held.
In 1998 I owned a Nokia 5110. It was pretty expensive for a student but it was the most popular consumer model at the time.
What differentiates a fake phone from a genuine one?
That’s like trying to differentiate between a fake smile and a genuine one. But I guess when you say ‘genuine’ you mean ‘originality’. Just look at the credentials. Producers of fake things always goof some how with the final product.
Why are some phones called “Smart Phones”?
I don’t think there is a standard definition of a smartphone. The simplest way to tell is usually from whether or not it has a mobile operating system. I think of a smartphone like a miniature computer that can make and receive calls.
Tell us about Kezio-Musoke the artiste/painter, and why he paints.
I am a creative person and all artists at some point are asked why they write, act, sing paint? The answer I usually give mirrors those of many people like me. Kezio-Musoke paints because it’s his way of expressing himself. For me I think it’s the ability to create something that interacts with the viewer. I suppose it stems from my genetic traits and my day-to-day professional life. My whole family is artistic but also each day I design communication that’s geared to interact with and involve a certain audience.
Does one need to be an expert to appreciate art?
Not really. However, art appreciation can also be taught in school. Personally I never went to school to study art.
Would you jump on a taxi moto to beat an early-morning deadline?
Almost all taxi moto guys in Kimironko, Kacyiru, Remera know me. Taxi motos are part of my heritage and as an artist I am so ‘en sync’ with it. Given any day I would jump on a motto. Even on my wedding!