A boy smiles at the camera with a computer monitor in the background.
Junior Mafia has been making beats and producing music since he was 14. Photo: WFP/Badre Bahaji.

Junior Mafia is an upcoming music giant and entrepreneur. Still in secondary school, the 16-year-old was born in Dzaleka to parents who fled DRC. He is a beatmaker and producer who has learnt his craft by studying producers and artists within the camp. In 2018, aged 14, Junior created his very first beat and since then has built his own makeshift studio in the camp. “Now that I have a studio, I even offer recording for up and coming artists in and outside the camp,” says Junior. By sharing his passion, Junior plans to become one of the biggest producers in Malawi.