Read on to discover more about the most famous and influential people from Zambia.

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
(Teacher)

28 April 1924

Chinsali

Taurus

Levy MwanawasaLevy Mwanawasa
(Member of Parliament)

03 September 1948

19 August 2008

Mufulira

Virgo

Rupiah BandaRupiah Banda
(Former President of the Republic of Zambia)

13 February 1937

Gwanda

Aquarius

Henry TayaliHenry Tayali
(Artist)

22 November 1943

22 July 1987

Serenje

Scorpio

Mainza ChonaMainza Chona
(Zambian Politician)

21 January 1930

11 December 2001

Monze

Aquarius

Michael SataMichael Sata
(Politician, Trade unionist)

06 July 1937

28 October 2014

Mpika

Cancer

Frederick ChilubaFrederick Chiluba
(Politician)

30 April 1943

18 June 2011

Kitwe

Taurus

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.

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