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Inside/Out with Pauline Gundidza of Mafrique
June 15, 2010

Full interview with Pauline

Describe yourself in five words?
Energetic, comic, romantic, ambitious, strong.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Don't look down on yourself.

What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
I dropped out of school.

What is your most treasured possession?
My cell phone. I keep my voice notes there, my calender, my music, Internet. If I lost it life would go a bit sour.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Do you have any strange hobbies?
I like to design things but most of them I never make. I design earrings with plants, all sorts of things. Some of them never get beyond the house.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Clothes. I go crazy and I'm always get things I never planned on.

What have you got in your fridge?
Lots of milk, and polony for Sky's sandwiches for school and meat. I am a big meat eater.

What is your greatest fear?
Never finding true love.

What have you got in your pockets right now?
My cell phone and some money.

What is your favourite journey?
Driving to Mutare. I love the scenery and the weather isn't too hot. When you get to Christmas Pass at night and the lights are on - I think its romantic!

Who are your heroes in real life?
My best friend Natalie and my older sister - she is one of the strongest women I know. She has been through a lot in life but she somehow keeps her composure. She never gives up: her name is Tariro and it means hope so I call her Hope.

When and where were you happiest?
When I was 18 years old and I was in love. I was doing music, I was with the person I wanted to be with and we could do what we wanted. That was the time of my life.

What's your biggest vice?
Insecurity. I can be very insecure but I am working my way out of it. It has blocked a lot of opportunities for me because there are things I should have done but I always thought I couldn't. But everyday I am just taking up a new stride and to overcome the fear of myself.

What were you like at school?
I was artistic and a trend setter.

What are you doing next?
I am launching an entertainment company.

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