THE Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM) has expressed disappointment over the enforcement of holograms in the country. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, ZAM president Njoya Tembo, commonly known as Njoya Tee, said musicians in Zambia are disappointed as they expected a lot from the introduction of the hologram. “When the hologram came, we had very high expectations but the level of seriousness in its implementation is disappointing,” he said.
BBC REPORTS - The fates of a string of new movies are up in the air after a Hollywood studio filed for bankruptcy protection. Relativity Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday and will now sell its TV and film arms. However, it said it would go ahead with the releases of Kristen Wiig's Masterminds and Halle Berry's Kidnap.
A Lusaka based local film producer and director has appealed to government and other sectors of society to support the Zambian film industry.
A renowned Zambian writer has called for the need to boast the publishing industry for the appreciation of the writing art and enrichment of the reading culture in Zambia. Speaking to the Lusaka star author of final attempt novel, Freeman Mwenge says writing is a team profession hence publishers should come on board to abreast the art to greater levels. Mr Mwenge says with vibrant publishing industry, competition will be stimulated which is currently less among writers in Zambia as a lot of work is being done in isolation.
Renowned gospel artiste Stan Chipuma is this month release his highly anticipated fifth studio album entitle Prophecy. Chipuma told the Lusaka Star in an interview that he will release the new album by mid-February, before sitting for residential examinations at the Copperbelt University (CBU) in Kitwe. “My plan is that the new album should get full air play by end February or early March. It’s just that I am going to CBU for my residentials for a month, but I will try to release the album before I go,” the singer said.
ZAMBIAN music artist Mwenya Mwimba Chiko, popularly known as Chiko Wise, has expressed concern over continued increase of piracy in Zambia, despite the introduction of holograms. In an interview with the Lusaka star, Chiko Wise said after the introduction of the hologram, a special feature which by law is supposed to be affixed on all original audio-visual products to distinguish them from pirated ones, piracy is still on the rise.
After sweeping the people of Zambia off their feet with a performance at his father’s funeral, 16 year old Gerald Sata has decided to join the Zambian music scene.
Lights, cheers and soothing vocal codes characterized Chaka Natando’s second album launch titled 'Broken English. All roads led to Mulungushi International Conference Center as the electrifying African lion popularly known as Pompi, proved once again that he is a giant killer. The show was opened with pieces of poetry by Jesse and Magnifire and music by Triple M with a song titled 'Bika danci'.
THE United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Campus Fellowship at the University of Zambia (UNZA) is set to host a ‘Jam packed’ and ‘Holy Ghost’ filled fundraising concert aimed at raising funds towards the purchase of musical instruments. Speaking to the Lusaka Star in an interview, UNZA-UCZ campus fellowship chairperson Alufeyo Mazanga says the concert will host various top gospel artistes such as Tio, Ephraim, Mulenga Mulumbwa, Innocent and Chilu among others.
UPCOMING Gospel Rapper Lolavye Simukoko has won Kountapoint’s October Buzz of the Month music competition, beating four other contestants. Kountapoint is an online platform that gives Zambian gospel artists an opportunity to showcase and market their music.