Portfolio

Education

2015-2018 BSc (HONS) International Relations and Politics, University of Manchester. Manchester, UK

2020-2021 MA Arts and Culture Management, Rome Business School. Rome, Italy

Jobs

2016- Present Digital Curator of African Artchives

2016- Present Founder and Head Designer of Nkanda

2017 Digital Curator for Chuck Gallery for Contemporary African Art Manchester, UK

2018-2019 Project Curator and Communications Manager for Modzi Arts Lusaka, Zambia

2019 Creative and Cultural Consultant for Alliance Française de Lusaka 

Workshops

2019  Eco Design and Positive Psychology, Sishemo Bead Studio, Nakatindi, Zambia for Abercrombie Kent Philanthropy 

Publications

2017 On Falling In Love With My Crown, Issue 1: Women and Hair, FEMZINE

2018 Too African for Europe, Too European for Africa: The Complex Dilemma of The Child of Africa and The Diaspora, Issue 01: Spaces Raw Forms

2018 The Utterance of My Name, 07: The Other Issue Cluny MCR

2018 Africa in Cyberspace: A Paradigmal Shift in Cultural Preservation, Environmental Consciousness and Political Expression, Self Published

2018 Motions in Bloom, Resilient Zine/EP, Dope Saint Jude

2019 Exhibition Text, Ni Mzilo: It Is Taboo by Agness Buya Yombwe, WayiWayi Studio and Art Gallery

Interviews

2017 The Little Brown Lady: Banji Chona, Creative Hustle ZM

2018 Budding Rose: Banji Chona, Rose Sibisi

2018 Smooth Talk: Rackless Kazi Female DJ Residency, Innocent Kalaluka, ZNBC

2019 The Zambian Bloggers Capturing the Country’s Blossoming Fashion Scene, Dazed and Confused

2019 Jameson Live Radio Show: Local Crafts with Banji Chona, HotFM Zambia and Jameson Zambia

2019 Nkanda: Sustainable Jewellery, The Identity Issue, Propos

2019 Sustainable Local Jewellery Designer Banji Chona, Zovala Magazine

Featured Articles 

2017 Writer and Blogger Banji Chona Speaks Culture and Fashion, New Look

2017 6 Carefree Black Girls You Should Be Following on Instagram, Elle South Africa 

2018 Handmade, African Rooted Jewelery by Banji Chona, For Creative Girls

2018 ZeeMusic Creative Awards Nominees, Daily Mail Zambia

2018 Rackless Kazi: Female DJ Residency, The Times of Zambia

2018 Queer and Minority Perspectives in Raw Forms Magazine, Stack Magazines

Curated/Co-ordinated Projects

2018 Rackless Kazi: Female Exclusive DJ Residency, Modzi Arts and British Council Southern Africa Arts Program

2019 The Last Image Show Exhibition: Roundtable Talk, KokoTEN Studio (Gadi Ramadhani)

2019 YoMe Exhibition by Hojin: A Pop of Street Culture, Modzi Arts and Hojin Im

2019 Ni Mzilo: It is Taboo Exhibition and Book Launch by Agness Buya Yombwe & Curated by Julia Taonga Kaseka

2019 Ibaaku at the Francophone à Alliance, EU Month, Alliance Française ZM

2019 Sampa The Great, The Crossbar Woodlands, Lusaka, Zambia.

2019 Zambia-Scotland Cultural Exchange: Alternative Culture, British Council Zambia

2019 Grow To Share International Partnership: Centre d’Art Waza, Lubumbashi, DRC

Visual Media

2016, Trilogy, / Creative Director & Model/  Mutumbi Lungu and Kenzo Onwuka

2017 Banji’s World, / Model /Rebekah Williams

2017 Women in Colour, / Model / Rebekah Williams

2017 Wanna Get You In My Spaces, / Model / Cal McIntyre

2017 Lookbook for WAYAWAYA, / Model / Eivind Hansen

2017 Digital Portrait Series, / Model / Delmaine Donson

2018 Today I Wore My Full Blackness On Show, / Spoken Word / Ibrahim Gedal 

2019 Ms. Understood (Short film) / Production and Set Design / Esther Beukes & Nikita Mokgware

Performances/Live Exhibitions

2018 Black SCUM Manifesto, Diana Tap-f, FÉMININFÉMININ curated by Legroom for Sounds From The Other City.

Jewellery 

2017 Jewellery for Wayawaya x Mafashio Campaign, WAYAWAYA

2019 Jameson Connects Zambia April Arts and Crafts Showcase

2019 Founding Exhibitor in LSK Collective, Lusaka, Zambia

Radio Shows/Podcasts

2018 /2019, Producer and PresenterModzi Arts Segment, PowerFM Zambia

Conferences and Talks

2018 Feminist Friday, Panel Discussion, Global Platform  Lusaka, Zambia

2019 Mind Your Mind: Mental Health, A Dialogue by and for Creatives, Lusaka, Zambia Creative Village ZM

2019 European Commission 2019 Cultural Colloquium, ‘Digital Innovation and Inclusive Sustainable Development’, Brussels, Belgium