Aka Shegena

AKA SHEGENA by Richard Magumba

Biographical note of the author
Richard Magumba is a screenwriter, cinematographer, photographer, editor and freelance Tanzanian filmmaker. Immediately after completing High School studies he found a niche for himself in the film industry. Guided by the principles of learning by doing as well as flexibility, Magumba began his career by collaborating with veteran filmmakers both from within and outside Africa.

David Limbu was given the ironic name “Shegena” which literally means “someone who crawls” in Kisukuma. Due to the nature of his disability he was not granted an opportunity to go to school. Against all odds he self trained to become an electronics expert. His creative inventions have gained him wide ranging respect and popularity and directly benefit his local community.