Joshua Kafumukache

Joshua Kafumukache

There is so much room for the improvement of Africa’s creative industry,” says 23-year-old Joshua Kafumukache, and is determined to play his “part in the industry’s growth and change”. From Lusaka, Zambia, Joshua is passionate about music and film, and recalls Home Aloneas one of the first films he’s ever seen. If given the chance to create a TV series, the student says, “I would create a drama about a Zambian boarding school, its pupils, teachers and their social lives in the school (with a mighty gripping plot, of course). The reason why is because as a younger child, I was never taken to boarding school but had many friends and family members who had been, they told me all sorts of stories which to me, made a boarding school life seem like ‘a survival of the fittest challenge’. I found it fascinating.” 

According to Joshua, a brilliant story is the crux of a good film, and says the future of Africa’s film and TV industry is heading “straight to the top. We are living in a time where the biggest film is a child’s comic book (The great Hollywood giants have run out of ideas). It is time for Africa to tell its wonderous stories.”