Episode 045

Quick Fire Q&A with Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala

December 16, 2018

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Episode Overview

In this week’s quickfire Q&A, we have socio-environmental ally, a woman of power, mother, and entrepreneur, Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala.

If you haven’t seen Lucia’s NDINI episode yet (episode 022), we had the pleasure of listening to her story a few months ago. But here’s a quick recap of what transpired in that interview to get you caught up with her story!

For starters, Lucia shared how her relentlessness when it comes to learning has helped her become who she is now. You see, before becoming the founder and CEO of Bakulu Power, she fancied a different career.

Lucia wanted to work and be active in the luxury brand management industry. Why? It was a career that she felt fit her personality perfectly

The only problem is, she didn’t have the money to support her studies. So in an attempt to chase after her dream, she decided to visit her relatives in Uganda to ask for help to cover her school fees. But that was before she had given birth to her daughter, Naomi. 

Suffice to say, she had gone on a completely different career path. Perhaps it was the universe changing her course to prepare her for something that matched her energy!

Lucia is an, “an outlier, a young woman, a local developer, a refugee, an entrepreneur, a mother.”

She has delivered a speech for the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue and had been part of Forbes Magazine’s ’30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa’ (2017).

The journey has been long, the stakes were high, but that didn’t stop Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala from becoming a woman of power. Quite literally because they provide power for rural communities in Uganda, Africa.

Now that you know a little bit more about her backstory, it’s time to get up close and personal with Lucia. For this quickfire round, we’ll finally know her answers to 20 fun and insightful questions. Does she or doesn’t she bake (a lot)? Who would she go on a dinner date with? So many questions, so little time – there’s no time to waste.

Let the quickfire Q&A commence!

what you’ll learn in this episode

  • What are 3 words that perfectly describe Lucia
  • Who’s the first person that comes to her mind when she hears the word ‘successful’
  • What her all-time favorite book is
  • What’s she like as a gift-giver
  • What is the best gift Lucia received
  • Her favorite thing to eat (hint: it’s round and flat)
  • If she could pick anyone to have dinner with, who would they be and why
  • Plus a lot more!


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