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Famous people from Zambia

Here is a list of famous people from Zambia. Curious if anybody from Zambia made it our most famous people in the world list? Read the aformentioned article in order to find out.

Wilbur A. Smith

Novelist

Wilbur Addison Smith is a best-selling novelist. His writings include 16th and 17th century tales about the founding of the southern territories of Africa and the subsequent adventures and international intrigues relevant to these settlements. His books often fall into one of three series. These works of fiction draw on history and help to explain the rise and historical influence of the Dutch and British settlers in southern Africa that eventually claimed this diamond and gold rich and disputed territory as home. His novels have sold more than 120 million copies in the world with 22 million copies sold in Italy alone.

Robert Earnshaw

Soccer

Robert Earnshaw is a Zambian-born Welsh international footballer who plays for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer. He is the only player to have scored a hat-trick in all three divisions of the English Football League, the Premier League, the League Cup, FA Cup, and for his country at International level. Earnshaw was born in Mufulira, Zambia, and spent the first five years of his life there before moving to Malawi. Soon after the death of his father in 1990, Earnshaw's mother moved the family to Bedwas in south Wales. Earnshaw joined Cardiff City as a YTS trainee in 1997, and turned professional a year later. During his first spell at Cardiff he made 205 first team appearances, scoring 105 goals. Eligible to represent either Zambia or Wales, Earnshaw made his debut for the latter in 2003. Moving up two divisions in 2004, Earnshaw joined Premier League side West Bromwich Albion, finishing the 2004–05 season as top goalscorer. Earnshaw signed for Norwich City during the January 2006 transfer window, staying at Carrow Road until the end of the 2006–07 season. At Derby County the following season, Earnshaw spent what he called his worst season in football, scoring one goal in his 22 appearances. Earnshaw's three-year contract with Nottingham Forest expired in June 2011. During his time at Forest, Earnshaw scored 35 goals in 87 appearances. In June 2011, Earnshaw left Forest on a free transfer and signed a two-year contract with his old club, Cardiff City. Since leaving Cardiff City in 2004, Earnshaw's transfer fees totalled £12,650,000.

Kenneth Kaunda

Politician

Kenneth Kaunda appeared in the "Comrade President"documentary film.

George Gregan

Athlete

George Musarurwa Gregan AM is an Australian retired rugby union player who has made more appearances for his national team than any other player in the sport's history. Gregan was born in Lusaka, Zambia. He played Super 12 for the Brumbies from the inception of that competition in 1996 through 2007, helping to lead them to overall victories in 2001 and 2004. He is a foundation Brumbies player and one of the few players whose career spans both the amateur and professional eras. His appearances as Australian captain include a Bledisloe Cup win in 2002 and an extra-time loss to England in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final. As a member of the Wallabies team, Gregan has attained the zenith of the rugby world, winning the Rugby World Cup in 1999. Gregan and his longtime Wallabies teammate, fly-half Stephen Larkham, also hold the all-time record for Test appearances by a halfback partnership with 79.

Emmanuel Mayuka

Soccer

Emmanuel Mayuka is a Zambian footballer who currently plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club Sochaux, on loan from Premier League club Southampton.

Godfrey Chitalu

Soccer

Godfrey Chitalu was a Zambian footballer who is widely regarded as the greatest Zambian player ever as he holds his national team scoring record and was voted Zambian footballer of the year five times. As well, he was selected by CAF as one of the best 200 African footballers of the past 50 years in 2006. Chitalu scored more than 100 goals in all competitions in 1972, more than Gerd Müller's total in 1972 and Lionel Messi's total in 2012, both of which are often referred to by journalist as "world records". However, Zambian researchers found out they were actually 116 throughout the calendar year. This includes 15 goals in CAF competitions, 91 goals in FAZ tournaments, 5 goals in friendly games, 3 goals in the NFL Trophy and 2 goals in the NFL Benevolent Fund Match. The research was presented in the year 2012 after Lionel Messi broke the alleged world record of Gerd Müller. Nevertheless, a FIFA spokesman declared that an official FIFA world record had never existed as they did not keep track of domestic competitions. Upon retirement, Chitalu took to coaching and was in charge of the Zambia national team when the entire squad perished in a plane crash off the coast of Gabon on April 27, 1993.

Stanley Fischer

Economist

Stanley "Stan" Fischer is an American-Israeli economist. He was the governor of the Bank of Israel in 2005-2013. He previously served as chief economist at the World Bank.

Dambisa Moyo

Economist

Dambisa Moyo is a Zambian-born economist who analyzes the macroeconomy, foreign aid impact, and global affairs. She is the author of Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way For Africa, How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly – And the Stark Choices that Lie Ahead and Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World.

A. C. Grayling

Philosopher

Anthony Clifford "A. C." Grayling is an English philosopher. In 2011 he founded and became the first Master of New College of the Humanities, an independent undergraduate college in London. Until June 2011, he was Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London, where he taught from 1991. He is also a supernumerary fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. Grayling is the author of about 30 books on philosophy, including The Refutation of Scepticism, The Future of Moral Values, The Meaning of Things, The Good Book, and The God Argument. He is a Trustee of the London Library, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is a director and contributor at Prospect Magazine. His main academic interests lie in epistemology, metaphysics and philosophical logic. He has described himself as "a man of the left" and is associated in Britain with the new atheism movement, and is sometimes described as the 'Fifth Horseman of New Atheism'.

Rozalla

Dance-pop Artist

Rozalla is a Zambian dance music performer. She is best known for her 1991 hit "Everybody's Free", which was remixed and re-issued several times. The same track is due to be re-released once again in June 2013 under a new label called Anesis Records.

Michael Sata

Politician

Michael Chilufya Sata is a Zambian politician who has been the fifth President of Zambia since 23 September 2011. A social democrat, he leads the Patriotic Front, a major political party in Zambia. Under President Frederick Chiluba, Sata was a minister during the 1990s as part of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy government; he went into opposition in 2001, forming the PF. As an opposition leader, Sata—popularly known as "King Cobra"—emerged as the leading opposition presidential contender and rival to President Levy Mwanawasa in the 2006 presidential election, but was defeated. Following Mwanawasa's death, Sata ran again and lost to President Rupiah Banda in 2008. After ten years in opposition, Sata defeated Banda, the incumbent, to win the September 2011 presidential election with a plurality of the vote.

Jacob Mulenga

Soccer

Jacob Geerten Mulenga is a Zambian football striker.

Kalusha Bwalya

Soccer

Kalusha Bwalya, known as simply Kalusha or "Great kalu", is a Zambian footballer, former coach and President of the Football Association of Zambia. He is Zambia's most capped player, all-time top goalscorer second to Godfrey 'Ucar' Chitalu, and is regarded as the greatest Zambian soccer player. He was named African Footballer of the Year in 1988 by the magazine France Football, and was nominated for the 1996 FIFA World Player of the Year where he was voted the 12th-best player in the world, the first to be nominated after playing the entire year for a non-European club. His older brother Benjamin Bwalya played professional football, and his younger brother Joel Bwalya also played for the Zambia national football team. His cousin, Robert Earnshaw currently plays for Cardiff City and the Welsh national football team.

Christopher Katongo

Soccer

Christopher Katongo is a Zambian international footballer and current captain of the national side who plays professionally for Chinese Super League club Henan Construction F.C. as a striker. He is an Africa Cup of Nations winner and won the BBC's African Footballer of the Year award in 2012, winning just over 40% of the public vote.

Denise Scott Brown

Architect

Denise Scott Brown is an American architect, planner, writer, educator, and principal of the firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates in Philadelphia. Denise Scott Brown and her husband and partner, Robert Venturi, are regarded among the most influential architects of the twentieth century, both through their architecture and planning, and theoretical writing and teaching.

Levy Mwanawasa

Politician

Levy Patrick Mwanawasa was the third President of Zambia. He ruled the country from January 2002 until his death in August 2008. He is credited for having initiated a campaign to rid the country of corruption. Prior to his election, Mwanawasa served as vice president from 1991 to 1994 whilst an elected Member of Parliament for Chifubu Constituency.

Henry Olonga

Cricket Bowler

Henry Khaaba Olonga is a former professional cricketer, who played Test cricket for Zimbabwe and domestic first-class cricket in Zimbabwe for Mashonaland and Manicaland. When he made his Test debut in January 1995, he was the first black cricketer - and the youngest person - to play for Zimbabwe. His international career came to an end in 2003 after Olonga and team mate Andy Flower wore black armbands during an international cricket match in the 2003 Cricket World Cup to "mourn the death of democracy" in Zimbabwe. Death threats forced him to live in exile in England. He is now pursuing a career as a cricket commentator and singer.

Frederick Chiluba

Politician

Frederick Jacob Titus Chiluba was a Zambian politician who was the second President of Zambia from 1991 to 2002. Chiluba, a trade union leader, won the country's multi-party presidential election in 1991 as the candidate of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy, defeating long-time President Kenneth Kaunda. He was re-elected in 1996. As he was unable to run for a third term in 2001, former Vice President Levy Mwanawasa instead ran as the MMD candidate and succeeded him. After leaving office, Chiluba was the subject of a long investigation and trial regarding alleged corruption; he was eventually acquitted in 2009.

Emmanuel Milingo

Author

Emmanuel Milingo is a former Roman Catholic archbishop from Zambia. In 1969, aged 39, Milingo was consecrated by Pope Paul VI as the bishop of the Archdiocese of Lusaka. In 1983, he stepped down from his position as Archbishop of Lusaka after criticism for exorcism and faith healing practices unapproved by church authorities. In 2001, when Milingo was 71, he received a marriage blessing from Sun Myung Moon, the leader of the Unification Church, despite the prohibition on marriage for ordained priests. In July 2006, he established Married Priests Now!, an advocacy organization to promote the acceptance of married priests in the Roman Catholic Church. On September 24, 2006, Milingo ordained four men as bishops without a papal mandate. The Holy See Press Office announced in an unsigned statement two days later that Milingo had been automatically excommunicated by that act. All four men were married at the time of their ordination. On December 17, 2009, the Holy See Press Office announced that Milingo had been reduced to the lay state, making him no longer a member of the Catholic clergy. In March 2013, he retired from an independent church he had founded. He still considers himself Catholic.

Alan Rusbridger

Film character

Alan Charles Rusbridger is the editor of The Guardian, a British newspaper. He took up the post in 1995, having been a reporter and columnist earlier in his career.

Collins Mbesuma

Soccer

Collins Mbesuma is a Zambian footballer who currently plays for South African club Orlando Pirates. He is nicknamed The Hurricane or Ntofontofo.

Rainford Kalaba

Soccer Midfielder

Rainford Kalaba is a Zambian professional footballer who currently plays for TP Mazembe.

Colin Cowie

Entrepreneur

Colin Andrew Wilkie Cowie is a South African lifestyle guru and party planner to the stars, television personality and writer. Cowie was born in Kitwe, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, but educated in South Africa. He moved to the United States in 1985. He is also an acclaimed interior designer with projects around the world including The Mira Hong Kong in Hong Kong. Cowie regularly appears on the Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He was a contributing family member to the CBS Early Show for 8 years and is currently host of the daily wedding planning show, Get Married on Lifetime TV, on which he shares his professional expertise with brides-to-be on fashion, decorating, and other wedding related topics. Cowie has been profiled and quoted extensively in many periodicals, including The New York Times, People, Architectural Digest, In Style, Town & Country, Us Weekly, Reader's Digest, USA Today, TV Guide, The Los Angeles Times, Modern Bride and the Chicago Daily Herald. Cowie was the host of the television series Everyday Elegance. He has written eight books, including five wedding books, two entertaining cookbooks and a book on living with style, and three on design.

Stoppila Sunzu

Soccer Midfielder

Stoppilla Sunzu, also known as Stophira Sunzu, is a Zambian footballer who plays for TP Mazembe as a defender. He scored the winning penalty kick for Zambia in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Final.

Amy Holmes

Journalist

Amy M. Holmes is a news anchor on Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV. She appears on a regular basis as an independent political contributor for CNN and has previously appeared on Fox News. She has also appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher several times. Holmes graduated from Princeton University with a BA in economics in 1994. She is an independent conservative.

Peter Dickinson

Novelist

Peter Malcolm de Brissac Dickinson OBE FRSL is a prolific English author and poet, best known for children's books and detective stories. Dickinson won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association for both Tulku and City of Gold, recognising each as the year's outstanding children's book by a British subject. Through 2012 he is one of seven writers to win two Carnegies; no one has won three. He was also a highly commended runner-up for Eva and four times a commended runner-up. For his contribution as a children's writer Dickinson was a finalist for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2000.

Kennedy Mweene

Footballer

Kennedy Mweene is a Zambian footballer who plays for South African Premier Soccer League club Mamelodi Sundowns as a goalkeeper. He has been on many occasions captain of his country.

Miles Maclagan

Tennis Player

Miles Maclagan is a British tennis coach and former professional tennis player. He formerly coached the British No.1 Laura Robson.

Charly Musonda

Soccer Midfielder

Charles Musonda, also known as Charly Musonda is a former Zambian professional football player. At his peak, he played as a midfielder for Belgian Champions Anderlecht.

The Dogg

Kwaito Artist

Martin Morocky, known by his stage name as The Dogg, is a Namibian multi-award winning musician. He is one of the most outstanding artists in Namibia and is considered one of the pioneers of Namibia's kwaito genre. His debut album Shimaliw' Osatana, released in 2004, was Namibia's first full-length kwaito album. It was critically acclaimed and went on to be widely hailed as a classic in the Namibian kwaito genre. The Dogg was part of the group Omalaeti O'Swapo, which released one album in 2004. His music is enjoyed internationally, in countries such as South Africa, Botswana, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Dogg has performed in France, England and Canada. He is a common household name on Africa's number one music channel, Channel O, where he earned two awards and three nominations. He is the highest awarded artist in his country. Morocky is the owner of Mshasho Productions record label, and Mshasho Clothing. He is one of the highest selling musicians in Namibia.

Isaac Chansa

Soccer Midfielder

Isaac Chansa is a Zambian footballer who currently plays for Zanaco F.C. in the Zambian Premier League.

Fwayo Tembo

Soccer Midfielder

Fwayo Tembo is a Zambian professional footballer who plays for the Romanian Liga I club Astra Giurgiu, as a right winger.

W. Richard Stevens

Author

William Richard Stevens was an author of computer science books, in particular books on UNIX and TCP/IP.

Angus Buchan

Evangelist

Angus Buchan was originally a Zambian maize and cattle farmer of Scottish descent who started farming in Zambia but was forced to sell everything and move to Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in 1976 due to political unrest in that country. In 1980 he started the Shalom Ministries to preach in his local community. Over time he has become a full time evangelist while the farm is now being run mostly by both his sons. In 1998 Angus wrote a book about his life, Faith Like Potatoes, the book was turned into a film of the same title in 2006. Angus Buchan's Ordinary People is a 2012 semi-biographical film that tells the story of the growth of Buchan's ministry from the 1970s to the present, and that of three fictional characters whose lives are changed after attending one of his conferences.

Samuel Matete

Olympic athlete

Samuel Matete is a retired male track and field athlete from Zambia, who competed mainly in 400 meter hurdles. Noted for his exceptionally fast finish, he was one of the world's leading hurdlers in the early 1990s, and became the first Zambian track and field world champion in 1991. This was the first time that an African athlete had won that event. He represented Zambia in the 400 m hurdles on four occasions and was the silver medallist at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. His personal best of 47.10 seconds, achieved during the Weltklasse Zürich in 1991, is the current African record and ranks #4 on the all time list.

Guy Scott

Politician

Dr. Guy Scott is a Zambian politician of White African origin. He has been Vice President of Zambia since September 2011.

Chisamba Lungu

Soccer Midfielder

Chisamba Lungu is a Zambian footballer currently playing with FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast in the Russian First Division. He is also a Zambian international.

Phil Edmonds

Cricket Bowler

Phil Edmonds is an English former cricketer and successful, albeit controversial, corporate executive. He was noted for his outspoken behaviour, and he could be "cussedly abrasive or engagingly charming, but he could never bring himself to conform to the fist-clenching, grim-faced trait of most professional sportsmen".

James Chamanga

Soccer Forward

James Chamanga is a Zambian football striker who plays for Liaoning Whowin and Zambia.

Chaswe Nsofwa

Soccer Forward

Chaswe Nsofwa was a Zambian international football striker. He died during a training match in Beersheba, Israel.

Hennie Bekker

Instrumental Artist

Hennie Bekker is an award-winning, multi-platinum-selling musician, master composer and arranger whose international career spans decades, cultures, generations and genres. Bekker is best known for his New Age sound on Dan Gibson’s Solitudes – Exploring Nature with Music series, and his own Kaleidoscopes, African Tapestries, and Hennie Bekker’s Tranquility album series. He was also a creative force behind BKS, one of Canada’s most successful techno/dance bands. Bekker was raised in Mufulira, a Zambian copper mining town 10 miles south of the Congo border. His young spirit was captivated by the symphonic sounds of the African wilderness, the haunting harmonies of tribal chanting, and the rhythmic dialogue of drummers communicating between mining camps at sundown. Bekker began playing music at a very young age and spent eight years performing with various bands throughout Zambia, South Africa, Congo and Zimbabwe, finally settling in Johannesburg, South Africa. There he formed several bands bearing his name, and his success as a musician and bandleader elevated him to become a musical director for Gallo Record Company, and later for Teal (a Polygram company). Bekker went on to produce and arrange countless works for many well-known South African artists. He also released a handful of solo albums on various labels including His Master’s Voice, EMI, and Gallo. Having successfully established himself in South Africa’s flourishing music industry, Bekker, looking for new challenges, took his skills to England to further explore his thriving musical career. There, along with producer Emil Zoghby, Bekker arranged, conducted and co-produced albums for such notable artists as Freddie Cole, Magna Carta and legendary British pianist Stanley Black. In 1980 Bekker returned to South Africa, adding film scores, music for television, radio and hundreds of commercials to his discography. In 1987, Bekker immigrated to Canada. A steady stream of commercial and stock-music work eventually led him to Solitudes™, where he composed ambient melodies to compliment Dan Gibson’s nature sounds. Bekker and Gibson collaborated on the first fourteen Solitudes - Exploring Nature With Music albums, many of which have since sold gold, platinum, double and triple platinum volumes. Having established himself as a top Environmental / New Age composer, Bekker went on to compose, arrange and produce several solo series of soothing, meditative, nature-inspired albums. In his Kaleidoscopes and Tranquility series, he applied his signature style to original songs, capturing the essence of moods, memories and seasons, and incorporated his unique interpretations of familiar classics, carols and lullabies on various albums. Bekker’s renowned African Tapestries series pays homage to his homeland and is a masterful fusion of New Age and World music interwoven with the diverse sounds of the African wilderness. Bekker’s versatility was demonstrated yet again by his innovative techno work with the band BKS, which produced a string of progressive hits popular in the contemporary club scene. Collaborating with Greg Kavanagh and Chris Sheppard, Bekker and his electronic wizardry struck a chord with DJs and the youth market as they toured North America and climbed the Billboard dance charts. Among other accolades, BKS’s Astroplane won the 1997 Juno award for Best Dance Recording. Bekker's impressive discography encompasses over sixty albums and over a thousand works he has either composed or arranged, or to which he has contributed his musical genius. He is a master of musical technology, using the full resources of his state-of-the-art studio to blend, stretch, layer and enhance his core sounds. Bekker is a prolific professional who is constantly creating, exploring and recording auditory portraits that captivate a wide audience. Be it a solo or collaborative effort, an original or interpretive piece, a conventional or inventive track, Bekker’s artistry will continue to...

Corné Krige

Athlete

Cornelius Petrus Johannes "Corné" Krige was a South African rugby union footballer, now retired, who played flanker for Western Province in the Currie Cup, the Stormers in Super Rugby and captained the South African national side, the Springboks.

Clifford Mulenga

Soccer Midfielder

Clifford Mulenga is a Zambian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Mpumalanga Black Aces in the South African Premier Soccer League.

Admiral P

Alternative hip hop Artist

Philip Boardman, known by his stage name Admiral P, is a Norwegian reggae artist. He is best known for his commercial breakthrough single "Snakke litt", which reached #4 on the VG-lista topp 20 singles chart. His 2012 single "Kallenavn" reached #2 in Norway and also received airplay in Sweden, which is unusual for Norwegian language records.

Jeff Whitley

Soccer Midfielder

Jeffrey "Jeff" Whitley is a Zambian-born Northern Irish former professional football. He twice won promotion to the Premiership with Manchester City in 2000 and Sunderland in 2005 and was an Northern Ireland international. His brother, Jim was also a professional footballer.

Dafydd James

Athlete

Dafydd Rhys James is a former Welsh international rugby union footballer who plays on the wing or at centre. He toured with the British and Irish Lions in 2001. James was born in Mufulira, Zambia, but has earned 48 caps for Wales and three for the British & Irish Lions. His clubs include; Kenfig Hill RFC, Llanelli, Bridgend, Pontypridd, Harlequins, Scarlets, Cardiff Blues, Sale Sharks and HKCC Rugby.

Emmanuel Mbola

Soccer

Emmanuel Mbola, is a Zambian international footballer who plays for Hapoel Ra'anana. He is left-footed, and plays primarily at left-back.

Hakainde Hichilema

Politician

Hakainde Hichilema is a Zambian politician and the President of the United Party for National Development. He replaced Anderson Mazoka after an interparty election, organized by functioning party president Sakwiba Sikota, which followed Mazoka's death in May 2006. He is also President of the opposition alliance United Democratic Alliance.

Lukwesa Burak

Journalist

Lukwesa Burak is a News Presenter and interviewer for Africa Edition on eNCA, based in South Africa. She was formerly a Weather Forecaster and then News Presenter in the United Kingdom, for East Midlands Today, a regional television news programme covering the Midlands area of Central England, followed by news presenter for Sky News, the 24-hour television news service operated by Sky Television, part of British Sky Broadcasting, based in London. She became a news presenter for eNCA in August 2012.

Felix Katongo

Soccer Midfielder

Felix Katongo is a Zambian international footballer who plays for Green Buffaloes, as a midfielder. His older brother Christopher is also an international player.

Nalumino Mundia

Politician

Nalumino Mundia was a Zambian politician. He served as Prime Minister of the country from 18 February 1981 to 24 April 1985. He went on to serve as Zambia's ambassador to the United States, Brazil, Peru and Venezuela. He was born in Kalabo. He collapsed at a diplomatic function and subsequently died of a heart attack, in the USA, on 9 November 1988, and was survived by his wife and six children.

Lottie Mwale

Man

Lottie Mwale was a Zambian male Light Heavyweight-class boxer who was Commonwealth and African Boxing Union champion for more than six years. Mwale, who is Zambia’s greatest boxer also won the World Boxing Council International title after defeating Ray Acquaye of Ghana in eight rounds in Lusaka in December 1990.

Davies Nkausu

Soccer Defender

Davies Nkausu is an association footballer from Zambia. Despite being born in Lusaka and playing for the Zambia national football team, Nkausu has spent all of his club career in South Africa. He plays as a defender, usually at right-back, for SuperSport United. Nkausu played youth football for Chiparamba Great Eagles before joining Pretoria University FC in 2003, and has also represented Zambia internationally at various youth levels, including captaining the country's under-20 team, before graduating to the senior side in 2008.

Joseph Musonda

Soccer Defender

Joseph Musonda is a Zambian football defender and the club captain of Lamontville Golden Arrows in South Africa. An accomplished and reliable defender, he plays in either full back position for his national team and centre back for his club. He is Zambia's most capped player according to FIFA. Described by FIFA as the 'father figure' of the Zambian team, Joseph Musonda is fitter than ever and still very much a part of the nation's defence of the Africa Cup of Nations. Having contributed so much to Zambia's historic win in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations it was cruel that Joseph Musonda's final v Côte d'Ivoire should be cut short by injury after just 11 minutes. Despite this, Musonda was finally able to celebrate what was his 100th match for Zambia when his team went on to win 8-7 on penalties. Musonda injured his ankle making a vital intervention against Gervinho who was bearing down on goal and he left the field in visible distress. Despite his uncompromising defending, Joseph Musonda is considered to be one of the gentlemen of the Zambia national team, so it was no surprise when his opponent that day, Didier Drogba, came to comfort him as he was brought off the field. Manager Herve Renard would later carry him up to receive his winners medal.

John Latham

Artist

John Aubrey Clarendon Latham, was a British conceptual artist who lived for many years in England. He married fellow artist and collaborator Barbara Steveni in Westminster, London in early 1950.

Andrew Sinkala

Soccer Midfielder

Andrew Mutambo Sinkala is a Zambian football midfielder who plays for Viktoria Köln. His late father, Moffat Mutambo, also played for Nchanga Rangers and national soccer team as a defender. Andrew captained the Zambia U-20 National football team to both the African Youth Nations Youth World Cup in Nigeria in 1999. He also won his first senior cap in the same year against DRC in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. He represented the Zambian national team at the African Cup of Nations in 2000, 2002, 2006 and 2010. In 2010, Sinkalas' brother Nathan Sinkala scored what was considered by many to be the best penalty in Zambia's 8–7 shootout win over Ivory Coast in the final.

Tandi Wright

Actor

Tandi Wright is a New Zealand television and film actress. She was born in Zambia to New Zealand parents Vernon Wright and Dinah Priestley. From 1996-1999 she appeared as Nurse Caroline Buxton in Shortland Street. Other roles include Power Rangers: S.P.D., Crash Palace, Out of the Blue, Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby, The Lost Children, Black Sheep and Legend of the Seeker. In 2010, she played the role of Callie Ross, the wife of the main character, in This Is Not My Life and currently appears on TVNZ drama Nothing Trivial.

Neal Radford

Cricket Bowler

Neal Victor Radford is an English former cricketer, who appeared in three Tests and six ODIs for England. He also played for Transvaal B, Lancashire, Worcestershire, and Herefordshire. The cricket writer, Colin Bateman, noted "Neal Radford took a circuitious route to Test cricket".

Kampamba Chintu

Soccer Defender

Kampamba Chintu is a Zambian football defender who is currently free agent. He is a member of the Zambia national football team.

Ahmad Thomson

Philosopher

Ahmad Thomson is a British barrister and writer and a member of the Murabitun movement.

Mike Poto

Soccer Goalkeeper

Mike Poto is a Zambian football goalkeeper who currently plays for Green Buffaloes in Zambia. He has played for the Zambian national team.

John Schneeberger

Physician

John Schneeberger is a South African former physician who lived and practiced in Canada, who drugged and raped one of his female patients and his stepdaughter. For years, he was able to evade arrest by planting a fake DNA sample inside his own body, thus successfully foiling DNA tests.

Julia Rose

Actor

Julia Rose is an actress. She has guest starred in many American television shows such as Star Trek: Enterprise, Code Monkeys, and CSI: NY. She studied Diplomatic History at the University of Pennsylvania. Her father is a Norwegian United Nations diplomat, while her mother is an Armenian actress from Turkey. She is the first Zambian-born actress to star in an American-made film.

Nathan Sinkala

Footballer

Nathan Sinkala is a Zambian international footballer who plays for TP Mazembe, as a defender and midfielder.

Rodgers Kola

Soccer

Rodgers Kola is a Zambian footballer who plays for K.A.A. Gent and the Zambian national team. He is a versatile forward who is usually deployed on the wing.

Stevie Vann

Rock Artist

Stevie Vann Lange is a British singer and vocal coach. She is best known for her work as a backing vocalist and studio singer for many groups and solo performers in the 1970s and 1980s. As lead vocalist for the group Night, she had two Top Twenty U.S. chart hits in the late 1970s.

Mainza Chona

Politician

Mainza Mathias Chona was a Zambian politician and diplomat. He served as Vice President of Zambia between 1970 and 1973 and Prime Minister on two occasions: 25 August 1973 to 27 May 1975 and 20 July 1977 to 15 June 1978. He was also the Secretary General of the ruling party, UNIP between 1978 and 1981. This position was the de facto 2nd in command in the hierarchy of Zambian politics during the period of the One Party Participatory State. He also held various government positions, including Justice Minister, Home Affairs Minister and Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney-General. He was Secretary-General of the United National Independence Party from 1978 to 1981 and Zambia's ambassador to the People's Republic of China from 1984 to 1989. He later served as Zambian Ambassador to France up to 1992.

Felix Sunzu

Soccer Forward

Felix Mumba Sunzu is a Zambian football striker who currently plays for Simba in Tanzania.

Prince Mumba

Olympic Track and field Athlete

Prince Mumba is a Zambian Olympic track and field athlete, specializing in the 800 metres. He competed for Zambia at the 2004 and the 2012 Summer Olympics. He also competed in the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the 2002 World Junior Championships in Athletics, the 2005, 2009 and 2011 IAAF World Championships in Athletics and the 2007 and 2011 All Africa Games. Mumba was born in Kitwe, Zambia. he trains in the United States, with the famed Santa Monica Track Club. He originally came to the US to go to college at Oral Roberts University where he was a track standout. He is a member of the Oral Roberts University Hall of Fame. He works as track and field coach at the Windward School in Mar Vista, California. Mumba was the flagbearer for Zambia at the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Mizinga Melu

Woman

Mizinga Melu, is a Zambian businesswoman, accountant, and bank executive. She is the current Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, of National Bank of Commerce. She was appointed to that position in March 2013, effective 20 May 2013. Prior to that, she served as the Managing Director and CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Zambia, from January 2008 until May 2013.

Evans Kangwa

Footballer

Evans Kangwa is a Zambian international footballer who plays for Nkana as a striker.

Neil Gregory

Soccer Defender

Neil Richard Gregory is an English professional football striker, who, until recently, has been playing for Canvey Island. Gregory began his career as an apprentice with Ipswich Town, turning professional in February 1992. He joined Chesterfield on loan in February 1994, making his league debut for the Spirerites, and joined Scunthorpe United on loan in March 1995, hitting 7 goals in 10 games. After the success of his loan spell, he returned to Ipswich and began to feature in the first team, though mainly as a substitute. In November 1996 he joined Torquay United on loan, but failed to score in 5 games, and in November 1997 moved to Peterborough United on loan. He joined Colchester United on loan in January 1998, with the move being made permanent on the 26th of March, Colchester paying a club record fee of £50,000. He was a regular for Colchester during the rest of the season, but was allowed to join the Boston Bulldogs on loan for the summer of 1999. He joined Canvey Island on loan in December 1999, signing for them on a free transfer on the 4th of February after scoring 11 times in 53 games for Colchester. In May 2001 he was a member of the Canvey Island side that won the FA Trophy, and was a regular member of the side that won promotion to the Conference. In 2001 he scored the winning goals in FA Cup ties against Wigan Athletic and Northampton Town. At the time of the cup run, Gregory was reported to be a full-time house husband. He signed a new twelve month contract with Canvey Island in June 2005. He is currently the assistant manager of Suffolk club Whitton United.

Carey Young

Visual Artist

Carey Young is a visual artist who incorporates a variety of media such as video, photography, performative events and installation into her art works, which investigate the increasing incorporation of the personal and public domains into the realm of the commercial world. Young's projects often center on notions of language, training and performance, and take an ambiguous political stance in order to create a web of complex questions for the viewer. Born in Lusaka in Zambia in 1970, Young studied in England at Manchester Polytechnic, the University of Brighton and photography at the Royal College of Art in London. She has dual USA/UK citizenship. Young has exhibited her work at galleries including the ICA, the Whitechapel Art Gallery, the Hayward Gallery, Secession, Kunstverein Munich, Mass MOCA and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Since 2003, her work has shifted into an interest in legal language and systems of thought, with 'Disclaimer', an exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute examining the legal disclaimer as a form of negative space. In 2005, she showed 'Consideration', a series of works exploring the connections between contract law and performance art at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York as part of the PERFORMA05 Biennial. RoseLee Goldberg has described the works in this show as "dealing with the overwhelming power of the law."

Given Singuluma

Footballer

Given Singuluma is a Zambian international football player, who currently plays for TP Mazembe, a Congolese football club based in Lubumbashi.

Mukuka Mulenga

Soccer Midfielder

Mukuka Mulenga is a Zambian international footballer who plays for Mamelodi Sundowns in the South African Premier Soccer League, as a midfielder.

Jim Whitley

Soccer Midfielder

Jim Whitley is a Zambian-born Northern Irish former professional footballer. Although not officially retired, he has not played since 2006 after leaving Wrexham. His brother Jeff is also a professional footballer, currently playing for Droylsden F.C.

William Njovu

Soccer Midfielder

William Njovu is a Zambian football midfielder who currently plays for Enosis Neon Paralimni in the Cypriot First Division. Njovu played for Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona in Israel and Lusaka Dynamos in Zambia before signing a five-year contract with the Israeli team effective since July 2009. He scored against Spain in the 2007 FIFA Youth World Cup where Zambia received a bye to the zambianfootball.net.

Lucy Love

Musical Artist

Lucy Love is a rapper, singer and artist from Copenhagen, Denmark.

Jonas Sakuwaha

Soccer Midfielder

Jonas Sakuwaha is a Zambian international footballer who plays professionally as a winger for Congolese club TP Mazembe in the Linafoot.

Richie Boucher

Organization leader

Richie Boucher is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Ireland, Ireland's largest bank. He took over on 25 February 2009 from Brian Goggin, who resigned following the injection of Irish Government funds and the guarantee of deposits. His 2012 pay is €843,000.

David Chabala

Soccer Goalkeeper

David Efford Chabala, popularly known as Efford Chabala was Zambia's first choice goalkeeper from 1983 until his death in a plane crash off the Gabonese coast in 1993 and is Zambia's most capped player, with 108 full international appearances. Chabala was instrumental in Zambia's first ever East and Central African Championship success when he saved three penalties in Zambia's 3-0 shoot-out victory over Malawi in the 1984 final in Uganda after a goalless draw at full-time. He was named Zambia's Sportsman of the Year in 1985.

Mwape Miti

Soccer

Mwape Miti is a former Zambian football striker. He has played 246 matches and scored 109 goals for his team Odense BK, having joined them in the summer of 1997 from Power Dynamos. Prior to that he played for Mulungushi Chiefs. In the 2003-04 season he became joint top league goalscorer with 19 goals. He retired in 2006. Miti had 33 caps for the Zambian national team and was part of Zambia squad at the 1996 and 2000 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments. In 2012 he was selected to Odense BKs all-time top-11 "De største striber" by OBs fans.

Harrison Chongo

Football player

Harrison "Wawa" Chongo was a Zambia international football player who played in central defence or as a defensive midfielder.

David Webster

Scientist

David Webster was a social anthropologist in South Africa who was murdered by covert forces of the Apartheid state.

Moses Sichone

Soccer Defender

Moses Sichone is a Zambian footballer.

Anderson Mazoka

Politician

Anderson K. Mazoka was a Zambian politician and President of the United Party for National Development, a leading opposition party. Mazoka was born in Monze. He attended Union College, where he graduated in 1969 with a degree in mechanical engineering. For his senior thesis, Mazoka designed and built a wind tunnel in 10 weeks. The tunnel, whose construction attracted attention from the media, filled the basement of the college's Science and Engineering department and would be used for three decades. In the presidential election held on 27 December 2001, he finished second behind Levy Mwanawasa of the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy party, winning 27.2% of the vote. On 24 May 2006, Mazoka died from kidney complications in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was 63 years old. He was succeeded as leader of the UPND by Hakainde Hichilema. He was married to Christine Mutinta and had four children: Macenje, Mutinta, Pasina and Anderson Jr.

Henry Tayali

Printmaking Artist

Henry Nkole Tayali was a multi-lingual Zambian fine artist, sculptor, printmaker, raconteur and lecturer. He has been described as Zambia's most famous painter, and most revered and pre-eminent artist.

Bruce Roberts

Cricket Player

Bruce Roberts is a former Zambian cricketer who played for Transvaal from 1982/83 to 1988/89 and for Derbyshire from 1984 to 1991. He made over 9000 runs in the first class game and over 3,700 in the one day game. Roberts was born in Lusaka and educated in Zimbabwe. He began his First-class career in South Africa in 1982 with Transvaal and Transvaal B. In 1984 he began his career in the game in England when he joined Derbyshire. Roberts evolved from a lower-order batsman into a stroke-maker and occasional bowler. When Roberts played his second English season, this change in the order repaid handsomely, as he scored his maiden century. He was a major force in the Sunday league Derbyshire team which won the championship in the 1987 season, and in 1988, his Transvaal team were victorious in the Currie Cup earning him the award of South African Cricketer of the Year. Roberts played extensively through the 1989 and 1990 season, and played one match in 1991 before hanging up his bat. Roberts was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. Throughout his career, he was a middle-lower order batsman and a consistent bowler, with decent batting and bowling averages moderately better than thirty in both cases.

Noah Chivuta

Soccer Midfielder

Noah Sikombe Chivuta is a Zambian footballer for Thai Division 1 League club Nakhon Ratchasima F.C..

Michael Lamb

Professor

Michael E. Lamb, Ph.D. is a professor and Head of the Department of Social and Developmental Psychology at the University of Cambridge. In 2003 Lamb was the recipient of the 2003-2004 James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science.

Dennis Lota

Soccer Forward

Dennis Lota is a former Zambian football striker. He is currently the assistant coach at South African football club Moroka Swallows. He started his professional career with Zanaco FC of Zambia in 1989 before leaving for Nchanga Rangers at the beginning of the 1991 season. At Nchanga Rangers he established a midfield partnership with Abeauty Kunda. He later left Nchanga to join Kabwe Warriors after a failed attempt to rejoin Zanaco. At Warriors, he never settled and left after one season to join Konkola Blades. It was at Konkala where the late brother to Kalusha Bwalya, Benjamin transformed Lota from a midfielder to a lethal striker who went on to win the golden boot in 1995 and later became a strong target for international clubs. A contractual conflict later emerged between FC Sion and Dangerous Aces with each team claiming to be the rightful owner of the player. The matter was later resolved and Lota went on to play for the former. Upon leaving FC Sion, Lota joined Orlando Pirates where his prowess in front of the goal and particularly his celebration, earned him the nickname "Chesa Mpama"

Mike Pringle

Politician

Mike Pringle is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician, and former Member of the Scottish Parliament for Edinburgh South.

Margaret Mwanakatwe

Businessperson

Margaret Mwanakatwe, is a Zambian businesswoman, accountant, and bank executive. She is the current Director for Business Development in Anglophone Africa, at United Bank for Africa, at the bank's headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. In this role, she supervises business development in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Prior to that, she served as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, of United Bank for Africa Uganda Limited, from March 2009 until May 2011.

Gerald Phiri

Olympic Track and field Athlete

Gerald Phiri is a Zambian sprinter who runs 100m and 200m.

Hijani Himoonde

Footballer

Hijani Himoonde also known as Hichani Himoonde is a Zambian football defender who plays for TP Mazembe and the Zambian national team. He made his Africa Cup of Nations against Cameroon in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations.

Iain Hesford

Soccer Goalkeeper

Iain Hesford is an English footballer. He played as a goalkeeper for teams including Blackpool, Eastern, Sunderland and South China.

Harry Nkumbula

Politician

Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula was a Northern Rhodesian/Zambian nationalist leader who assisted in the struggle for the independence of Northern Rhodesia from British colonialism. He was born in the village of Maala in the Namwala district of Zambia's southern province. He was the youngest of three children and the only son.

Richard Moth

Man

Charles Phillip Richard Moth is a British Roman Catholic prelate, who is serving as the Bishop of the Forces since 25 July 2009. Previously he was Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Southwark.