Michael de Souza, co-creator of Rastamouse alongside Genevieve Webster, talks to The Positive about Moby Dick, swimming, and performing with Da Easy Crew.
The Positive: Where did you grow up?
Michael de Souza: I was born in Trinidad and moved to Notting Hill, London when I was eight years old and been here ever since.
The Positive:What books did you read when you were a child?
Michael de Souza: My favourite book in secondary school was Moby Dick by Herman Melville. I was about 11 when I read that book. I played football, cricket, table tennis, swimming, diving, gymnastics high jump and long jump.
The Positive: What makes you laugh?
Michael de Souza: A lot of things. My mum used to make me laugh. I could always have a chuckle with her. The kids I meet when I perform with Da Easy Crew are fun.
The Positive:Are you proud of Rastamouse and how popular it is?
Michael de Souza: Yes, I am. The books and TV show are very successful however there’s more growing to do which is fantastic.
The Positive: What’s your motto?
Michael de Souza: The simple thing I live by is to understand love for yourself and just be caring and sharing towards other people. Just view everyone like yourself. We’re all here to learn from each other, teach each other and grow together.
Whats your favorite book?