Born in Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo) and raised in Belgium, Baloji is a self-taught filmmaker whose visually unique films bridge the real and the surreal.
Baloji has been a model, a fashion director and stylist. As a teenager, he founded the rap group Starflam. The polymath filmmakers’ first feature film, “Lubumbashi Transit” and “AUGURE” a medium-length fiction film (for which he penned both screenplays) are currently under development. ‘Baloji’ is a Swahili word that originally meant “man of science.” During the colonial era this became “man of occult sciences,” and, finally, “sorcerer” today.