Getting To Know Emmah Nzioka


As part of the PICHA #BalanceForBetter Series, we get to know Emmah Nzioka aka Coco Em (@coco.emmah) – a Nairobi-based Dj, photographer, cinematographer and artist.

Why is #BalanceforBetter important to you?
I believe in equal opportunity for women, so that they can get the opportunities to empower and uplift themselves

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I am 31, I’ve worked as a camera assistant on film sets of the movies Kati Kati and Sense 8, I was the DOP in last years OFDF production ‘Lusala” and I have performed at Boiler room, Nyege Nyege festival, World wide Fm Nairobi, Afro Punk festival Joburg, BBC 1xtra and I am set to play in Morocco later, with booking invitations to Tunisia, Paris, Switzerland, Belgium and Italy to follow this year. I have been exposed to many amazing audiences and I visited places I never thought I would thanks to my career as a Dj and I am extremely grateful for it.

What can we do to create a more gender balanced work force?
Create more opportunities for women.

One piece of advice for young women interested in a career in your field?
Be confident in yourself.

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