Ambitious cameraman aims higher
By Mandela Nelson Denis
Lou Nelson, a graduate who majored in science, technology, and electronic communication says he has found passion in cameras, and that he uses the electronic devices to produce quality videos and photos.
Juba Monitor caught up with the Juba’s next king of camera and he revealed his bigger plans for the film industry of South Sudan.
Nelson, also known as K Pesa showed off a latest black magic camera and related electronic equipment needed for any kind of videos and photography though his challenge is the lack of freedom to capture the beauty of South Sudan.
With not more than a year in the entertainment industry K Peas revealed that he has so far made over ten thousand dollars and have invested in buying the best equipment for his production.
Growing up with couples of music and video producers gave life to the K Pesa that majority of South Sudanese artist and actors currently want to work with.
“My love for cameras started when I was still young because I stayed with people whose lives depended much on cameras and it is from them that I got inspired,” said K Pesa.
With experience of shooting and directing over nineteen music videos K Pesa believes that it will only take him two years to represent South Sudan at international level.
“Even now as am in South Sudan, I have got projects coming up in United States of America, Australia and Barcelona and am ready to grab this chances in order to show the world that we too can do it,” K Pesa said.
K Pesa is hoping to set up a film production company in South Sudan in the next five years because he wants to tell the South Sudanese stories, the South Sudanese way.
Having worked with majority artists, K Pesa said that the only way the music industry can develop is when the artists take education seriously and choose to be humble.
K Pesa further explained that education is a powerful tool needed in the industry. As the country drives towards lasting peace K Pesa told Juba Monitor that he is offering free music videos to all peace song artists so as to spread the message of peace virally.
K Pesa is a self-employed young South Sudanese who wishes the rest of the youth in the country to learn from his journey and become job creators rather than job seekers.
K Pesa currently lives on the money he gets from shooting documentaries, films and photos for occasions across Juba city.
There are so many ways of bringing peace to South Sudan and for K Pesa it is through his camera and the videos that he takes.