Youngest commercial pilot in Zambia Kalenga Kamwendo has won The Peer Rising Star Award in New York….
Kalenga was just 19 years old when he became Zambia’s youngest pilot. In an exclusive interview African celebs, Kalenga Kamwendo told us about how it all started and some amazing events that he has coming up.
African celebs: Please introduce yourself?
KK: My name is Kalenga Kamwendo, I’m a 22 year old Zambian youth. I’m a commercial pilot working with Proflight Zambia on the British aerospace jetstream 3200 series.
African celebs: Where are you from and why did you start?
KK: I started because of passion; that should always be the driving force that encourages determination.
I never even knew that being the youngest commercial pilot of a certain country would be something that would be celebrated, but they say you’d be surprised how lucky you get when you work hard.
African celebs: What are your future goals and where do you see yourself in 5 and 10 years time?
KK: So there’s two spheres to where I want to be in the future, there’s the flying ambitions and there’s the non-flying ambitions.
Flying wise I definitely see myself being a captain in 5 years, 10 at the most, God willing of course. Non flying-wise I wish to have started my own foundation aimed for those who are less privileged in the society and show them that there is a way to success regardless of how high the ladder you have to climb.
African celebs: Who inspires you most ?
KK: I draw inspiration from each and every person who wakes up every day with a purpose and drive.
African celebs: What is your motivation?
KK: My motivation is to ensure that when God calls time on my life, that I would have left footprints that will be embedded in the beach and not blown away by the sea.
African celebs: Describe Kalenga in 3 words?
KK: Ground breaking tyrant.
African celebs: Where can we/people find you (social media/website)?
KK: People can get in touch with me on my
Facebook page: Kalenga Kamwendo
Instagram: Kalenga Kamwendo
Snapchat: @lyarist101 (don’t ask)
Catch Kalenga at the Mwape Peer Awards in New York, USA on the 24th September 2016. Also, Nairobi, I’m planning a little something special for you next month.
Such an inspiration, especially to the youth! Well done!
Credit: Kalenga Kamwendo