Today’s interview features screenprinter, Lusungu Chikamata, founder of Creativity and Noise (who also happens to be my life partner!). It’s a great story of persistence and resourcefulness – I think sometimes we think everything has to be perfect before we can begin when actually, just getting started gets you to perfection faster! Find out how Lusungu learned a brand new skill and launched a creative enterprise, all alongside his day job.
Catch Lusungu and his goods in person this Saturday and Sunday, at the WOW Festival marketplace at London’s Southbank Centre.
What's your passion?
Blimey, what an open ended question, you don’t want to lead in with some softer mundane things to butter me up? I have lots of passions so I think it's a non-exhaustive list, but enough avoiding the question. I’m passionate about self love and self worth; perhaps to be a little more specific, the idea that we should all just be ourselves rather than falling into the trap of trying so hard to be something/someone you’re not.
What inspired you to get into screenprinting and, how did Creativity and Noise come about?
As far back as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to run my own business. It took a while to nail down what that business was going to be, but after a little soul searching, a eureka moment and getting really pissed off at some of the t-shirts out there “representing” Africa, I knew I had to lend my voice to the African t-shirt conversation.