Zambian Photographer Chellah Tukuta Rancen was awarded the African Photographer of the year and the Lens Awards in Nigeria.
He had this to say on social media:
” This is the beginning of hard work and am happy to have represented my country Mother Zambia at Continental level. I would love to dedicate this award to the woman who has seen me work my nose out Chanda Chibs, to my lovely and beautiful daughter Malumbo Joy Grace Tukuta, My mother Blesta Mpundu Mulenga who always told me one day I will be great, Yonah my new son adopted, to our leaders both in the ruling and opposition parties and above all to our current president Edgar Chagwa Lungu and to ALL THE ZAMBIANS
I would love to use my award as a way to advocate for peace, love and unity in my Country because it’s only when there’s these 3 that our country can develop and us the young people can be more productive. I would love to encourage every creative youth that ” Keep working hard and you never know who is watching. And instead of us being tools of violence let’s be advocates of peace and development. We are all ambassadors of Goodwill to Mother Zambia.
I would love to thank God above all and many people who have been pillars and sources of motivation like Mrs Miyanda Katiwa, Mr Rocky Sombe, Mr Makungo Muyembe, Mr KBF, Mr Geofrey Bwalya Mwamba, my sister’s Faith M. Kabende and Gwen Mulenga – Machiya the list is endless. I want to say “I AM VERY HUMBLED AND I LOVE YOU ALL.” To all my lovely and amazing followers who have made me a hero today I say “YOUR HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART”
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