What's Your Story? I am a Zambian citizen raised in Kitwe I went to Shanghai, China to study Business then came back to Zambia to pursue my true passion Law. I completed my diploma in Law and went on to do my Dual Degree in Commerce and Law in Australia which I am still enrolled in. I was a member of the Youth Advisory Council for the Migrant Youth Vision Project. My position required me to provide insight and identify existing challenges young people face (in pursuit of their educational, employment, training and sporting aspirations) as well as provide innovative solutions to address these challenges. I am also the 2018 University of Queensland International Student Officer, which require me to advocate and represent international student issues to the University staff members and officials. The skills and insight I have gained through being a part of that program as well as being involved with other groups such as the Council for Young Africans Living Abroad (CYALA) and getting experience from my different internships has inspired me to establish Lulu's Business Connect- LBC an initiative to empower young companies in Kitwe and Zambia.
What is the toughest decision you have ever made? Dropping out of University to study what I have always wanted to study.
What is the easiest decision you have ever made? Cutting my hair and keeping it bald.
Who is your role model and why? My Father, because of his story and outlook on life. He has always been one to take on new challenges and not let them overwhelm him.
What is your SUPER Power? My ability to get things done. Whatever I set out to do I do it eventually rather than move on. When have you been the most satisfied in your life? At my first annual Lulu’s Business Connect Event. What was meant to be a small one off event and day gained a lot of traction and featured more people than I could have imagined. What things do you not like to do? Texting – I would rather email.
What is the most important thing about what you want to do? With the decreasing amount of natural resources in Kitwe, the town once famous for mining copper has crippled the growth of business. Lulu’s Business Connect – LBC will help young people and young companies consider other career paths in Zambia and they will in turn benefit from the support of seeing that it is possible to succeed in other fields creating a diversified economy and market in Kitwe, Zambia.
Do you believe books can change the world? Yes I do. Books are what sets high flying students apart from the average achieving students. What is your ultimate goal? To get young companies and young people out of the habit of relying on older generational companies for permission and opportunity to do business by providing unique options for endless possibilities.
If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? I would change how teenagers see and carry themselves. I would change their perception to look beyond the status quo of growing up and encourage them to pursue their dreams and use their time efficiently even from an early age.
What do you prefer?
Beach or Mountains? Beach
Sweet or spicy? Sweet
Window or aisle? Aisle
Ice-Cream or Custard? Ice-cream
Dessert First or last? Last
Your destiny can never be denied it can only be delayed.
What Ripple Effect Would you start in the world and why? Greater representation of Zambia and other African countries around the world.