Lukundo Nalungwe

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Lukundo Nalungwe 2010 M-Net Face of Africa winner

Lukundo Nalungwe (born 1988) is a Zambian model who was crowned "Face of Africa" in February 2010, the first Zambian to receive the award. She won $50,000, a contract with O Model Africa and a trip to the New York Fashion Week. President Rupiah Banda of Zambia passed on his congratulations, saying the achievement brought "pride to Zambia".

Early life and education

Nalungwe was born in Kabwe in 1988 and grew up in Lusaka. She studied for a diploma in Business Administration at the Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies (ZCAS),[1] saying that despite having won the Face of Africa crown she will not be halting her studies.[2]

Career

Nalungwe works as a model, and she had applied for the Face of Africa award three times before winning on her fourth attempt.[3]

She won the Face of Africa award in February 2010 which was held at Eko Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria, having bested 400 other entrants.[4] On winning the award, Nalungwe commented that she was honored to have won, and that she was grateful to everyone who had helped her.[5] She was also praised by the President of Zambia, Rupiah Banda, who said that the achievement brought "pride to Zambia".[3]

The award was $50,000, a contract with O Model Africa and a trip to the New York Fashion Week.[5]

References

  1. "Zambian Lukundo Nalungwe wins M-Net Face of Africa". Zambia: www.ifashion.co.za. Retrieved 18 February 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Zambia: Zambia's Lukundo Nalungwe is M-Net Face of Africa". www.lusakatimes.com. Retrieved 18 February 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "President Banda congratulates Zambian Top Model Lukundo Nalungwe". www.visitzambia.co.zm. Retrieved 18 February 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Lukundo Nalungwe crowned new m-net face of africa". zambianchronicle. Retrieved 18 February 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Lukundo Nalungwe Wins Face of Africa 2010". www.zimbojam.com. Retrieved 18 February 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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