Josée Muamba is from Congo. She lives in Kinshasa where she manages a publishing company. Her magazine, Bellissima, has become an absolute must among the titles of women’s magazines. Thanks to her great success, Josée soon gained recognition from her readership.

1 express cv in 5 dates

  • Born in 1976 in Mbuji-Mayi in the DRC
  • 1997 Creation of my first Business
  • 1998 Birth of my daughter Thais
  • 2003 Birth of my son Gregory
  • 2008 Launch of Bellissima magazine

When on vacation where do you spend most of your time, in the town, on the beach or out and about exploring nature?

The beach.

I love the water, in particular the ocean. When I think about my retirement, I can picture myself in a house with a seaview. I think it is one of the most beautiful gift you can get.

Describe the trip in 3 words.

Evasion, discovery and relaxation.

What is your dream destination?

On a paradise-like island with my family, spend ten days in an amazing glass house at the edge of a beautiful beach with crystal clear water.

 What is your favourite place in the world?

Palma de Mallorca in Spain.

I discovered this island ten years ago, my children were born there and I am still linked sentimentally with this place.

Favourite hotel?

The Setai Hotel in Miami.

A magnificent place with Asian-inspired decor. I have fond memories of the Spa.

Your favourite restaurant in the world?

L’Avenue in Paris.

This is not the best French food I have eaten but I love the trendy side of the restaurant. When I am visiting Paris, I always try to go there.

On an island what would you take with you (key items)?

My Iphone (plus a solar charger) because I’m addicted to my phone.

A toiletry case and an umbrella.

Back in time…

In the 60s, I love the fashion and elegance of women of that time.

I think I would have liked to live at that time.

Your last trip:

Miami, last summer

Your next trip :

Dakar, I hope very soon

Text Corneille et Sima – Credit Photos Odewa