“I started school at
Lusaka Girls in 1984, then was transferred to Woodlands A that same year. I did
my whole primary school at Woodlands A then went on to Arakan secondary school
in Grade 8 in 1991.
In grade 9 managed to get the highest examination
results beating all the females at our school and was beaten by only about 4 or
5 boys. In grade 12 was the highest student, mock exams beating all the boys and
girls at the school and won prizes for being the best student in English,
History, Literature and the Best overall Grade 12 Pupil of 1995. Also managed to
graduate as the highest student from our class and was among the very few that
qualified to go to the University
of Zambia (UNZA).
I always loved music, sports and reading and
excelled in sports and entertainment as much as I did with my academic work. I
organized a number of entertainment shows to raise money and entertain other
students at Arakan together with some friends.
In 1996, I got the
acceptance letter for UNZA late so when I couldn’t meet the deadline for
enrollment and payments I decided to suspend my academic studies and concentrate
I then did a foundation course in IDPM at Zambia Institute of
Management (ZAMIM) in 1996 then a year later did a Certificate in journalism. I
also did Law at Westklyn then later Institute of Social Sciences.
10 years after secondary school I decided to go back to UNZA in 2004 and did
Political Science, minor Development Studies. I also did Diplomacy, Protocol and
Public Relations at Zambia Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies, as
well as Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation at UNZA.
Currently I work as
a Youth Project Assistant at Electoral
Commission of Zambia on a UNDP Elections funded Project.
I have plans
to do my masters before I settle in a job for a long
Council: representative of all musicians in the country. This means I work
closely with the Zambia
Association of Musicians, NEC and I go between government and the
I also run Zambian Alliance for Education — an NGO whose
main objective is to advocate for and Lobby government to increase and improve
the quality and access of education by a greater number of people as a way of
empowering them. I am a strong believer that an educated population is a key
prerequisite for economic growth and development.
I also run Women of
Zambian Gospel Music helping female gospel musicians record and support their
albums. The gospel artists are also lagging behind in many developmental and key
policy discourse and funding as compared to their secular counterparts and I
hope to bridge the gap that exists thereof.