“I’m a free creative spirit”
Who is Maiuko?
I am a Mozambican artist and singer who has lived in the UK for a while now. I moved to Folkestone about 10 years ago.
Where is your favourite place in Folkestone?
Have you any other hidden talents?
Where was your favourite place on tour?
What is your most embarrassing moment?
Where have you toured?
Where are you originally from?
I’ve pretty much toured everywhere – I can’t say the whole world as it’s a big place. For the last five years I’ve toured South Africa, Portugal, Morocco, Spain, Holland, France, Germany, America and England.
Yes I do, if you want to call it a talent; I do art because it’s part of my upbringing, it's part of my culture. We learn something even if it’s just weaving; so I developed this as I come from a very creative family. It was just introduced as a normal part of my life.
I’m from Mozambique but I’ve lived Swaziland, South Africa, Portugal and France but I liked England so much I stayed here.
Well it depends on the type of yellow. Shocking yellows come across as really aggressive, I don't have a very positive opinion on the colour. I think flowers are a lovely colour, and of course I like the earthy yellows but not the electric colours.
Oh, it was a long time ago of course because I’m ancient – it was embarrassing but funny. I had a television show to attend right at the beginning of my career. The cabs were all taken but I saw a bus right underneath my flat so I ran and got on the bus to go. But when I got to the studio I realised I hadn’t put my shoes on, so I had turned up with these massive Garfield slippers!