Please, introduce yourself
My name is Makungu Peter, I’m a photograher. I was born on the 16th of July, 1992. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Logistics.
What exactly do you do?
I actually started photography as a hobby; however I’m on the journey to becoming a big time photographer.
What was the inspiration behind NOBLE LABS?
Noble labs is the name of my studio and hopefully, in the long run would grow into a bigger brand called (Nobles). Well the inspiration behind Noble labs was nobility. I’ve always wanted to create something special that people would appreciate in a noble way.
What was your ambition growing up?
Growing up my ambition was to become successful. I was not really disturbed about what I would do after my education because I understood that education is nothing without hard work and talent is nothing without hard work. Whatever I decide to do, I must be hardworking in order to be successful.
What are the major challenges you’ve encountered and how have you been able to overcome them?
My major challenge was convincing my parents to accept my career choice as a photographer. Like most parents, they wanted me practice what I studied at school.
However, over time I was able to win them over. They recognized my commitment and hard work; more so, I was taking care of some bills at home from the proceeds of my photography works.
In addition to this, cost of equipment is another stumbling block. I’ve been able to acquire some through savings, other times I hire.
What excites you most about photography?
Being able to capture people’s happy moments and have them treasure it a lifetime. It makes me feel like I’m a part of such memory.
Are there people you look up to in the industry?
A lot of people inspire me, I admire Prince Meyson from Nigeria, Clay Cook, Shamayim and many more. I find their works very impressive.
How do you deal with customer dissatisfaction?
Dissatisfaction occurs once in a while and customer satisfaction is very important in every business. Through feed backs, I get to know where things went wrong and I promptly proceed to resolving it.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Like the saying goes “life is a lesson, the more we live, the more we learn” every day comes with a new lesson. To be successful in life, you must work hard and be original.
What are your long term goals?
I just want to be better than I was yesterday; striving to be the best at what I do.
What would you regard as the most important attribute for an aspiring photographer?
There must be a blend of talent and creativity. You also need the necessary equipment to able you work in different situations. Not just for aspiring photographers but every creative entrepreneur.
What are your thoughts on what we do here at Pave Africa?
Pave Africa is a great platform where creative entrepreneurs in Africa are promoted. Young Africans can also get inspired.