Mulenga Chafilwa began to paint at age 7. In 1991-1993 he studied for an art teachers diploma at Evelyn Hone College, and in 1991 began painting and exhibiting on a more serious level. Since then Mulenga has participated in over 50 exhibitions in Zambia and abroad, and has taken part in several art workshops. Apart from his artistic practices, Mulenga has been involved in arts administration as a member of the National Visual Arts Council, and since 2012 as Chairperson for the same. He is also a part of the Lechwe Trust advisory committee and Insaka International Artists Workshops.
Mulenga Chafilwa’s work is characterized by his observations of people and their everyday life in an ever changing and moving environment.