Athletic, hard working and well-built, Zambians are famous for their involvement in different kinds of sports. Zambia has produced many world-class footballers like Billy Mwanza, Boniface Simutowe, Charly Musonda, and Chaswe Nsofwa in addition to boxers like Keith Mwila, Kennedy Kanyanta, and Lottie Mwale. Zambians have also left their mark on other sports like athletics, rugby and golf. The nation has a rich history not just in the field of sports but also in many others fields. Culturally rich with a diverse population hailing from around 73 ethnic groups the Nyanja-Chewa, Bemba, Tonga, Tumbuka, Lunda, Luvale, Kaonde, Nkoya and Lozi, Zambia is also home to a white minority left behind by years of European colonization.
Kenneth KaundaKenneth Kaunda
28 April 1924
Levy MwanawasaLevy Mwanawasa
03 September 1948
Member of Parliament

Rupiah BandaRupiah Banda
13 February 1937
Former President of the Republic of Zambia

Mainza ChonaMainza Chona
21 January 1930
Zambian Politician

Henry TayaliHenry Tayali
22 November 1943

Dambisa MoyoDambisa Moyo
02 February 1969
Michael SataMichael Sata
06 July 1937
Politician, Trade unionist

Frederick ChilubaFrederick Chiluba
30 April 1943

Peter DickinsonPeter Dickinson
16 December 1927
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Hammerskjoeld SimwingaHammerskjoeld Simwinga
17 November 1964

Much famous for its vibrant dance routines and folk songs, it comes as no surprise that the country gave birth to dancers and singers such as B FLOW Zambia, Leo "K'millian" Moyo, Mwesa Isaiah Mapoma, and Paul Ngozi. Other prominent entities who have made their nation proud in diverse fields are artists Henry Tayali and David Fairbaird, authors Binwell Sinyangwe and Wilbur Smith, and chess player Amon Simutowe. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Zambians.