Zambian actor/writer/film maker Onechi Lwenje has just made his Hollywood debut on the U.S. television network, “The Africa Channel”, hosting a show that gives international viewers a feel of life in Zambia’s capital, called “My Lusaka“. Watch clip here
Onechi is an international actor and writer based in Zambia.
His star has seen steady growth brighter from his television debut in a local community awareness TV commercial about HIV/AIDS in 1999.
He has gone on to appear in numerous prime time commercials for international corporates in the telecom and banking sectors. He has also given his talent toward national causes such by appearing in voter sensitization commercials in the country of Zambia.
His dramatic acting career has seen him performing roles in award winning series and feature films such as Love Games (2014 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards winner ‘Best Series/Comedy’) and Guilt (2014 Zambia Film Television and Radio Awards winner Best Movie/Best Cinematography/Best Editing).
Onechi is also an accomplished writer who has been Editor of multiple magazines servicing a diverse spectrum of readers.
He commenced features article writing in 2010 for Zambia’s then-flagship magazine, Nkhani Kulture. In 2013 he went on to become Deputy Editor for the in-flight magazine of international airline, Proflight.
He moved on to perform the role of Editor-in-Chief in industry specific publications that focused on the agricultural and mining sectors, such as ‘Agri-Pro’ ‘Agri-Plus’ and ‘Zambian Mining’ respectively, while also being honored with prestigious assignments such as authoring the official biography of the City of Lusaka for its ‘Lusaka 100’ centenary celebrations.
Onechi broke barriers by becoming one of the first Zambians to appear on US network television when he hosted an episode of documentary series ‘My Africa’ on The Africa Channel, entitled ‘My Lusaka’
Onechi also manages to squeeze being a poet into his personal time and is currently preparing to publish his first anthology of compositions.
Driving his personal and professional growth remains the ideal of service to the human family.
“I am always contemplating the state of global unity, particularly what kind of world we are making and leaving for our youth. I hope through my work to be an agent of positive change and inspiration for generations.”
Courtesy of Onechi (dot) net, US Embassy Zambia and The Africa Channel