Patricia Ellis was born on the 26 of January..1976, in Luanshya at Thompson Hospital from a British Dad named Brian Arthur Dwight Ellis and her Bemba mother Laine Mulenga. Who died in 1988 in Luanshya. she comes from a family of 13 -7 boys and 6 girls.
As a child Patricia always dreamt of becoming a broadcaster. From as early as 6 years old she would tell her Dad that one day she will sit on the ZNBC news desk and read the news and her father was a strong believer of her dream, he encouraged her to realise that dream no matter the odds.
“When growing up I was inspired by Maureen Nkandu. She was exceptionally good. And I always told my Dad I will read the news one day like Maureen Nkandu”
Patricia was at Mpelembe Primary school from grade one to grade seven ,then she went to Twashuka secondary school where she studied her grade eight and nine and eventually completed her grade 12 at Hellen Kaunda in 2001.
Unfortunately Her Parents divorced when she was very Young so she grew up with her father in luanshya. Her childhood was a very happy one until her Dad died when she was 12 years old in 1988 when she had written her grade 7 exams. She recalls that she was devastated and this eventually caused her to fail her grade 9 exams.
Due to lack of sponsorship, Patricia stopped school and was out of school for a total of eight years But because she was determined to be educated and become a broadcaster she started evening classes and re-wrote her grade nine and passed. It was a tough time as she had to work to pay for school and sustain herself.
Her first job was peeling cassava in a factory in Kitwe, she later worked as cashier in a shop and waitress in a restaurant and casino, all these jobs helped pay for her education and she studied for her Grade 12 certificate which she eventually attained in 2001.
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