Mansa, Official Videographer

Born with a twin brother in 1990 to Thomas and Denise Johnson, into a large family featuring two elder brothers, Mansa Johnson has been on a pursuit for unified success in his family. A recent graduate from the Morgan State University, Mansa Johnson is continuing his hunt for personal and united triumphs by immersing himself in the industry of film and television production.

Beginning in 2010, Mansa found a passion for videography as he began working with a fellow classmate, Iyore Odighizuwa, on a documentary called, Akata. He served as a videographer, recording several interviews for the short documentary. He has since gone on to serve as the Director of Photography for Africa World TV, a local television program that explores concerns of the Pan-African. Mansa has also interned with greiBo Media, and worked with The Recording Academy, Washington, D.C. Chapter and SoundExchange on various projects. He has recorded events at well-established venues from The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland to the historic Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. He has also recorded events featuring people from Chaka Khan to LeBron James.

Because of his “unique style, intense work ethic, and heightened level of integrity,” described by Kayenecha Daugherty, Mansa was invited to join the Gypsy Soul team as the lead videographer. Since joining Gypsy Soul he has captured several events and artists, creating a dynamic platform for messages and stories to be expressed. "His exceptional eye has created yet another way for Gypsy Soul to provide ways for the artist and the audience to connect."

Mansa Johnson is continuing his quest for success by dedicating himself to the craft of cinematography and editing. His mantra, “people form habits, and habits form futures”, are stolen words from his father and entrench values installed by his family. He believes being humble and dedicated while keeping God and family first, is the essential foundation that will propel him to greater accomplishments in his career.  

 

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