A Zambian local fashion designer Thandiwe Tembo says school should not be a barrier to one’s development and fulfilment of their talents. Thandiwe, who is also a third year engineering student at the University of Zambia (UNZA) says school should be used to develop a person’s talent and not limit their creativeness.
“I want to conquer Africa and the entire world, my fashion label is simply unique and modern,” says local fashion designer »
IMMINET local fashion designer Kasanga Tumbo’s fashion label, ‘Afro-Retro Fashion Zambia,’ is slowly gaining recognition in the Zambia’s fashion industry. Kasanga narrates to the Lusaka star in an interview that his fashion label, which he launched in 2012, is a blend of the Western and African dress.
ZAMBIA Association of Musicians Secretary General James Chamanyazi says upcoming artistes cannot be blamed for vulgar lyrics because the media plays a major role by putting them in the lime light. Mr Chamanyazi said this has made unpleasant songs to be on high demand by listeners. He said desperation, lack of vision and the urge for 'bubble gum fame' has also contributed to the production of disgraceful songs.
Zambian music sensation Frank Chirwa popularly known as Afunika “the eye of an eagle” has urged fellow music artists not to forget their culture when composing songs. In an interview with the Lusaka star, Afunika says many artists just compose songs without taking time to reflect on what is happening in their country and then write about it.
THE move by Superior Sounds and Visuals (SSV) to go all gospel has been recieved with mixed feelings among the Zambian music circles. SSV has worked with John Chiti on his gospel album as well as Karen on her latest project 'Another Level'. SSV has also worked with the Peace Preachers as well as Ephraim on various projects. Superior Sounds and Visuals music producer Victor Nyalazi also known as V.I.K says he will be producing gospel music only.
THE National Arts Council of Zambia (NAC) chairperson Mulenga Kapwepwe has urged Zambian musicians to take advantage of the technological advancement in order to record songs concerning issues that affect the people in society. She said in an interview with the Lusaka star, that there are a lot of issues in the country that can be talked about in music but they are not being highlighted. She laments that the current crop of musicians have been affected by external influences.
ZAMBIA's gospel music sensation Karen is set to launch a ‘good news’ packed album for the year 2014. Arguably one of the finest gospel music talents, Karen whose real names are Chileya Kandongo says her latest work of art is entitled 'Another Level.' Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka star, Karen says her album is a product of hard work, prayer and observing the many situations of her life and the different individuals she comes across.
ZAMBIA’s Chisanga Queville Chansa, popularly known as CQ is confident that his current music project will award him international recognition. CQ who is known for songs such as ‘Ndekeleni’ and ‘Last Forever’ has engaged Clarence Peters, an international video producer from Nigeria to facilitate his project.
MUSIC production involves engineering, mentoring, gold ticket (magical touch), the remixing of music and advising on song writing to mention but a few. Every producer brings different skills and makes what they do seem essay. Antwan Katongo commonly known as ‘Tonny Breezy’ is one of Zambia’s most influential and talented music producer who believes that Zambian music is slowly gaining recognition on the international music industry.
ZAMBIAN rapper Robert Chunga a.k.a. Bobby East is scheduled to release his long awaited album mid this year. Bobby east who came in to the scene in 2010 after his hit single ‘Paloma’ said his album will be released in June. He said the album will contain songs like his current hit single ‘Hate mail’ among other songs which he says the fans will like. Bobby East briefly disappeared from the music scene after the release of ‘Paloma’ to pursue his studies at ZCAS.