emote was created in 2018 when an opportunity arose to manage a ZMK40 million church development project in Lusaka.  The project launched the company into an exciting journey of supporting organisations and individuals undertaking building projects.  Apart from the public benefit community emote serves the residential sector and is currently supporting several individuals building their own residential properties   

We're currently working on creating solutions that specifically target individuals building their own home.  We are receiving support from Standard Chartered and Bongohive and are proud to be one of the 10 participants on the Standard Chartered Women In Tech programme.  We're really excited about our future prospects!

We love our city, Lusaka, and believe we have a role to play in it's development.  Our hope is that using the skills we have, our offerings will have lasting effects not only on her physical fabric but on her well being  and development.  Our intention is to pursue projects that fulfill this desire.



Mphangela, co-founder and owner of emote is a registered architect with over 14 year's experience in private architectural practice and project management with a focus on contract administration.  Mphangela is our Managing Director and Project Lead on projects undertaken by the firm. Mphangela loves all things art and design and has academic interests in urban development, housing and the role architecture plays in the development of urban housing.   



Chitalu is a graduate architect working as our Project Assistant.  She is a trained Environmental and Community designer owing to her studies at Dalhousie University in Canada.  She is an emerging project manager currently on the path to becoming a Certified Associate in Project Management.  The combination of her expertise equips her with the skill set required to adequately serve our client's needs and ensure quality on our projects. 



emote co-founder and owner, Kalenga, is a trained journalist with over 15 year's experience in radio now turned photographer.  Though not involved in the day to day running of the company, Kalenga provides strategic leadership in emote and brings to bear his experience in media in the company.  Kalenga is interested in and passionate about telling Zambian stories through his lens.