Zambian

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.

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 1 Kenneth Kaunda

Kenneth Kaunda
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: April 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chinsali

Kenneth Kaunda is a Zambian former politician. He served as the first president of Zambia from 1964 to 1991. A major figure in Zambia’s struggle for independence from British rule, he became the first president of independent Zambia. As the president, he implemented many educational and economic reforms to accelerate the rate of modernization in the country.

 2 Dambisa Moyo

Dambisa Moyo
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: February 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lusaka, Zambia

 3 Denise Chaila

Denise Chaila
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Chikankata, Zambia

 4 Levy Mwanawasa

Levy Mwanawasa
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Member of Parliament
Birthdate: September 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mufulira
Died: August 19, 2008
Levy Mwanawasa was a Zambian politician who served as the third president of Zambia from 2002 until his death in 2008. His presidency was marked by a campaign, which was initiated by him, to eliminate corruption in Zambia. His anti-corruption drive attracted the interest of many foreign investors, which played a major role in improving the economic conditions in Zambia.

 5 Michael Sata

Michael Sata
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Trade unionist
Birthdate: July 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mpika
Died: October 28, 2014

 6 Rupiah Banda

Rupiah Banda
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of the Republic of Zambia
Birthdate: February 13, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gwanda

Former Zambian president Rupiah Banda is known for his efforts to reduce corruption. Born in Southern Rhodesia, present-day Zimbabwe, he was sponsored by a preacher and later studied at the Rusangu University in Zambia. He made headlines when he married his second wife, who was 30 years his junior.

 7 Frederick Chiluba

Frederick Chiluba
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kitwe, Zambia
Died: June 18, 2011
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 8 Victoria Kalima

Victoria Kalima
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kitwe, Zambia
Died: June 11, 2018

 9 Rozalla

Rozalla
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ndola, Zambia

 10 Macky 2

Macky 2
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Luanshya, Zambia

 11 Chef 187

Chef 187
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chingola, Zambia

 12 Cleo Ice Queen

Cleo Ice Queen
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lusaka, Zambia

 13 Barbra Banda

Barbra Banda
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: March 20, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lusaka, Zambia

 14 Esther Lungu

Esther Lungu
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zambia

 15 Inonge Wina

Inonge Wina
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Senanga, Northern Rhodesia

 16 Mampi

Mampi
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lusaka, Zambia

 17 Lily Tembo

Lily Tembo
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kabwe, Zambia
Died: September 14, 2009

 18 Namwali Serpell

Namwali Serpell
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1980 AD
Birthplace: Lusaka, Zambia

 19 Kabange Mupopo

Kabange Mupopo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lusaka, Zambia

 20 Charlotte Harland Scott

Charlotte Harland Scott
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Blackheath, London, England

 21 Paul Ngozi

Paul Ngozi
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lusaka, Zambia
Died: 1989 AD

 22 Mainza Chona

Mainza Chona
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Zambian Politician
Birthdate: January 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monze
Died: December 11, 2001

 23 Nkandu Luo

Nkandu Luo
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: December 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chinsali, Zambia

 24 Lewanika

Lewanika
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1842 AD
Birthplace: Nyengo Swamp, Barotseland
Died: 1916 AD

 25 Margaret Mwanakatwe

Margaret Mwanakatwe
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northern Rhodesia

 26 Brian Mumba Kasoka Bwembya

Brian Mumba Kasoka Bwembya
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Media personality
Birthdate: November 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kabwe, Zambia

 27 PilAto

PilAto
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Recording artist
Birthdate: April 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ndola, Zambia

 28 Henry Tayali

Henry Tayali
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: November 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Serenje
Died: July 22, 1987

 29 Dora Siliya

Dora Siliya
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kitwe, Zambia

 30 Jordan Katembula

Jordan Katembula
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1978 AD
Birthplace: Ndola, Zambia

 31 Christine Kaseba

Christine Kaseba
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Zambia

 32 Petersen Zagaze

Petersen Zagaze
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lusaka, Zambia

 33 Brenda Muntemba

Brenda Muntemba
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: July 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kitwe, Zambia
Died: March 19, 2019

 34 Maureen Mwanawasa

Maureen Mwanawasa
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kabwe, Zambia

 35 Thandiwe Banda

Thandiwe Banda
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Zambia

 36 Sydney Siame

Sydney Siame
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: October 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Isoka, Zambia

 37 Peter Dickinson

Peter Dickinson
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Livingstone, Zambia
Died: December 16, 2015

 38 Mizinga Melu

Mizinga Melu
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: March 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mazabuka, Zambia

 39 Lottie Mwale

Lottie Mwale
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kitwe, Northern Rhodesia
Died: October 18, 2005

 40 Betty Kaunda

Betty Kaunda
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Kenneth Kaunda's wife
Birthdate: November 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chinsali, Zambia
Died: September 18, 2012

 41 KB Killa Beats

KB Killa Beats
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: June 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lusaka, Zambia

 42 Wezi

Wezi
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ndola, Zambia

 43 Edith Nawakwi

Edith Nawakwi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Mwenzo, Northern Province, Zambia

 44 Kantu Artist

Kantu Artist
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lusaka, Zambia

 45 Catherine Phiri

Catherine Phiri
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lusaka, Zambia

 46 Leo Moyo

Leo Moyo
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Lusaka, Zambia

 47 Prince Mumba

Prince Mumba
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: September 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kitwe, Zambia

 48 Felix Bwalya

Felix Bwalya
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chingola, Zambia
Died: December 23, 1997

 49 Ruff Kid

Ruff Kid
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musical Artist
Birthdate: March 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lusaka, Zambia

 50 Bomb$hell Grenade

Bomb$hell Grenade
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lusaka, Zambia
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.