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

28 April 1924



Levy MwanawasaLevy Mwanawasa
(Member of Parliament)

03 September 1948

19 August 2008



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

13 February 1937



Mainza ChonaMainza Chona
(Zambian Politician)

21 January 1930

11 December 2001



Henry TayaliHenry Tayali

22 November 1943

22 July 1987



Michael SataMichael Sata
(Politician, Trade unionist)

06 July 1937

28 October 2014



Frederick ChilubaFrederick Chiluba

30 April 1943

18 June 2011



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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