Jonathan Kapumba finally goes for India scholarship

KAPUMBA—I am learning a lot

One of the first recipients of the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) for Malawi, Jonathan Kapumba, who graduated recently is in India having received a scholarship.

Kapumba was awarded a three-week to scholarship to go to India learn more in film industry.

“I am learning a lot so far, it has been an eye opening outing here. Most of the activities have been meetings so far with some producers sharing their experience, touring studios and how Bollywood works. We are set to do more,” he said on Monday.


Kapumba is expected to be in India until November 16 2019.

Kapumba graduated from the training in Zambia alongside Chimwemwe Mkwezalamba.

He got the India scholarship having graduated as one of the best from Southern Africa.


Kapumba is in India alongside other representatives from MTF Academies in West Africa and East Africa.

He also described the one-year MTF training as an eye opener and that being the first recipients in the country, he was looking forward to bringing undertaking more projects.

During the training in Zambia, the two among others, learnt to produce movies and documentaries.

Some of the projects they were involved in include The Painting, Savannah Skies and Wardrop.

Kapumba and Mkwezalamba were selected to represent the country in MTF Academy which picked 60 participants with 20 for each region.

The MTF Academy had 20 participants in East Africa whose hub is in Kenya with Southern Africa where Malawi lies also having 20 participants with its academy in Lusaka whereas West Africa’s hub is in Nigeria.

MultiChoice Africa introduced MTF and other two other platforms as part of building Africa’s creative industry particularly filmmaking. MultiChoice has said the African continent needs to tell its stories in a better way hence the training.

The new cohort including Malawi for this year have already been selected.

Meanwhile MultiChoice Malawi General Manager, Gus Banda, has said the new cohort has big shoes to fill as the previous MTF representatives did exceedingly well and that they were great ambassadors for Malawi.

“I am confident that the new duo entering the 2019 cohort will step up to the challenges ahead of them and do themselves and our country proud. We have an amazing staff at the academy and they will ensure our students are successful in their endevours,” Banda said.

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