“1981 was the year that the Democratic Republic of Congo was blessed with one of his most artistic sons in Robert Mulolo…”
I wanted to start my biography that way, but then again… That didn’t sound like me.
I was born in Congo, lived in France and then Montreal. It was in Montreal that I started to write.
I was a fan of sitcoms and became a fan of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. I was such a fan that I wanted to be on the show and so, I started writing scripts integrating a character that I would be playing. I was 15 at the time and the Internet was not as popular as it is today, but I was determined to find a way to get my scripts to the people in charge of the show.
The fact that you have not seen me on the Fresh Prince tells you that I was unsuccessful with that quest. But something in me stayed and it was that desire to write. I kept writing scripts upon scripts. Just stories that I would imagine. When my family moved to Toronto, aged 16, I decided to show my scripts to a teacher. That teacher pushed me to change the scripts into books.
I worked on those and made an attempt to get published with my cousin Blaise Tshibwabwa. The project was dropped.
I got published for the first time in February 2010. I would have gotten published earlier, but I was scared. Is it ok to admit that on my biography?
Before getting published, I tried my shot at poetry, which I still do; I tried stand up comedy (I really enjoyed it) and I have tried hip hop (horrible mistake).
I’m still young and many more accomplishments are to come which means that this biography will be updated more than once. So I’ll end it this way…
TO BE CONTINUED