Lulu Haangala

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Lulu Haangala Wood
Lulu Wood 1.jpg
BornLuyando Haangala
(1984-03-12) 12 March 1984 (age 34)
Lusaka, Zambia
Other namesLulu
Education
  • Helderburg College
  • Zambia Institute of Diplomacy
Occupation
  • Master of Ceremony
  • Singer
  • Actress
  • Businesswoman
  • Television Presenter[1]
  • Media Consultant
  • Media Entrepreneur [2]
  • Model
Years active2005–present
Notable credit(s)
  • Muvi TV
  • Africa unite TV
  • Lunchtime Show Rock Fm
ReligionChristianity
Spouse(s)William Lubinda Wood
Children2
Relatives

Lulu Haangala (born Luyando Haangala on 12 March 1984), also known by her married name Luyando Haangala Wood is a Zambian media and communications consultant,[2] TV personality, local government-certified Master of Ceremonies and is also US Embassy[1] Zambia Youth Ambassador,[3] Pizza Hut Zambia and Samsung Zambia Brand [3] Ambassador and the founder of #WeKeepMoving Foundation[4][5] and in December 2014 Lulu become partners with Dagon Holding Media.[5][6] Lulu has also been featured in the 2016 May issue of a South African magazine Mamas & Papas as the cover[7] story.[2][8][9]

Early life and education

Lulu was born Luyando Haangala in 1984 the first born daughter in a family of four. Lulu did two years of her primary education in Zambia the rest of it, including secondary education, was done in Zimbabwe.

She was educated at Baraton University in Kenya where she did her first year of University. This, however, did not work well and she instead relocated to Cape Town, South Africa, where she studied for 4 years and has a B.A. in Communications and a Minor in Business[3][6] degree in 2005 and also has a certificate in Diplomatic Practice and Protocol through the Zambian Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies in 2008.

Career

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Straight out of university she worked on and hosted a number TV shows and radio programs for such corporations as Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), Muvi TV [3] and ROCK FM.[1] Lulu’s time at Citigroup as an account manager expanded her corporate and media network and sparked her interest in social corporate responsibility.[6]

Early career

Lulu's career first started at the age of four, singing with her father in different churches around Zambia, Botswana and different towns in Zimbabwe. Lulu has ministered on stage through music and had the privilege of being invited to sing for Zambia’s first republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda at the age of 6.

Lulu's first real job was being a maid for a white missionaries at Mwami Hospital in Chipata. She was then promoted to work in the A.D.R.A (Adventist disaster Relief Agency) office at the same hospital through her hard work she got sponsored for her first year of high school.

Lulu also tried a number of income generating projects whilst at school. She ran a hair Salon in her university room, worked as a student librarian, student English tutor and was also a production assistant for the Hope Channel Zambia .

Professional career

Lulu started her career at MuviTV, where she quickly rose to hosting a multitude of shows including The Big Win Games. Lulu is a household name and celebrated personality because of her television presentations on the international Hope Channel, Muvi TV and ZNBC and for her radio interviews on radio Phoenix, Hot FM, QFM, Hone Radio and Zambezi FM in Livingstone.[3]

In the final months of 2014 she was shortlisted for the African Social Media Personality of the year awards, making the final three.[10][11][12][13][14]

Community Service

In 2008, she started the #WeKeepMoving [4] foundation inspiring youth to build meaningful lives and careers. Her commitment to this cause caught the attention of the US Embassy, culminating to her selection for the Mandela Washington Fellowship, which sent her to the White House to meet US President Barack Obama and 40 other global leaders.[6]

In 2015 she has also been a moderator at the Global Magna Carter Forum in Washington, D.C., where she spoke on Gender equality, meeting Prince Charles and thought leaders on global issues.[5]

We Keep Moving

The We Keep Moving[4][5] is an initiative by Lulu’s own personal hashtag of #wekeepmoving[1] which has grown to become a source of inspiration for many women and men alike.

Personal life

Lulu is married to William Lubinda Wood.

Awards and nominations

  • Nominated for Social Media Awards Africa 2014[11]- Personality of the Year.[10][12][13][14]
  • Won Rising Star Zambian Woman of The Year Award 2016 [15]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Lulu breaks into radio with Rock FM". Circa Media Zambia. Retrieved 11 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Lulu Haangala on the cover of South Africa's Mamas & Papas Magazine". KAPA187. Retrieved 9 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Lusaka Social Media Day Panel Lulu Haangala". Circa Media Zambia. Retrieved 11 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "We Keep Moving by Lulu Haangala Featuring Monica Musonda & Julie-Anne Uggla". Imanga Kay. Retrieved 9 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Spurring the African dream to reality". Mentoringafrica.com. Retrieved 12 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Team Lulu Haangala". Dagonholding.com. Retrieved 11 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Cover Stories". magazines.co.za. Retrieved 10 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Lulu Haangala on the cover of South Africa's Mamas & Papas Magazine". Lusaka.co.zm. Retrieved 10 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Lulu Haangala Makes Mamas & Papas Cover". socialumiere.net. Retrieved 10 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Luyando Haangala , has been nominated by The Social Media Awards Africa". Mwebantu. Retrieved 10 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Full List of Successful Nominees for # SMAA2014". Gallery Posts. Retrieved 10 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. 12.0 12.1 "List Of Successful Nominees For Social Media Awards Africa #SMAA2014 - Music/Radio". nairaland. Retrieved 10 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Uganda: Independent Magazine Nominated in Social Media Awards.Africa". Ian. Retrieved 10 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Vote - Social Media Personality of The Year". Wishpond. Retrieved 10 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. "Congratulations Lulu Haangala for winning Rising Star Zambian Woman of The Year Award". Uncle P Mr Possible. Retrieved 9 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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