Kangwa Yombwe

Kangwa Yombwe was born in Lusaka in 1995 as the first born son of Godfrey and Faustina Yombwe. He completed his high school at Naboye Secondary school in 2012 in Kafue. In 2017 Kangwa graduated at Evelyn Hone College with an art teacher’s diploma sponsored by Lechwe Trust. He wishes to further his education. Since childhood, he has always been interested in anything to do with fine art. In 2009 at Kasenje, he was one of the lucky pupils who sat for art when it was first introduced at the school. He scooped the first position in the final exam in grade 9. While at Naboye Secondary School, Kangwa was part of the poetry and school drama club.

As a child, his first source of inspiration was his late father. He has been inspired by many artists along the way. In 2013, Kangwa was seen as an inspiration to many youths when he was featured on Muvi Television News where he talked about he spends his time building his artistic skills. He took part in a one-day How to Recycle Paper workshop at Wayi Wayi Art Studio and Gallery in 2013 in Livingstone. In 2014, he featured on Zambia National Broadcasting Cooperation (ZNBC) where he talked about his inspiration, what keeps him going, and what he hopes to do in life. In 2016 and 2017 he featured on a Prime TV show” Creative Arts Zambia” where he showcased some of his artworks.

 In 2013, he took part in a children’s exhibition at the Livingstone Museum.  In 2013, he participated in the Imago Mundi exhibition. Kangwa has featured in the Book Zambian Implosion for Explosion under the Imago Mundi exhibition. In May, he took part in a workshop which was themed Capacity Building Workshop for the creatives which were organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Arts in partnership with Zambia breweries. Currently, his works are displayed at Wayi Wayi Art Studio.

Kangwa is a mixed media artist and creates most of his works from life scenes, childhood memories, and cultural values. He is currently an artist apprentice at Wayi Wayi where he stays with his aunty and Uncle Agness Buya and Lawrence Yombwe. As an apprentice, he helps to teach art and crafts, mentor boys and has hands on to all types of art and crafts that are done at the studio. 

His Works