Chilufya Makasa, also known as ‘Super Chilu’ is not only an upcoming Artist but a mentor and inspiration to many youths, melting their hearts with his artistic talent and charisma.
Born in a family of 6, he always thought of music to be an interesting art and hoped to make it to the top 5 of the best artists in Africa.
“At the age of 15, I wrote my first song titled ‘Mummy Nakukonda’ dedicated to my primary Crush. As time went by, my knowledge on song writing enhanced,” Super Chilu said.
The song-writing genius whose music grew from mere rap battles in school begun to earn recognition for his ‘super’ work, hence the stage name ‘Super Chilu.’
In 2011, super Chilu was given an opportunity to feature famous artist Barton in the song ‘Chenjelani’ which was aimed at warning youths against the HIV pandemic. Due to the positive response from the public, he decided to concentrate on music after graduating from high school.
By 2015, the 22 year old was collaborating with some of the biggest stars in the country to record and release hit singles such as ‘Follow! Follow!’ with MC Wabwino and Brian.
The Hip Hop, RnB and Gospel Artist who had only been playing his music in his bedroom soon began to perform at concerts held at G-greens, Long ridge Junction and Barclays sports complex, just to mention a few.
“I am currently enrolled at the University of Zambia where I am pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. I chose the programme because it will help me enhance my talent and it gives me an opportunity to interact with a lot of different people,” He said.
Despite Super Chilu’s busy academic schedule which restricts him from concentrating on his musical career entirely, he believes that there will always be time to spare. He is currently working on a song that will hopefully be released before the end of 2017.
“I would like to see the music industry grow in Zambia, to see artists sing about our culture,” He said.
Super Chilu hopes to one day collaborate with his role models Macky II and Slap Dee. He not only plans on establishing an empire but educating youths through his music.
FIFA GRASSROOTS PROJECT DUE FOR TAKE OFF
The Ministry of Sports and FAZ has laid the ground for FIFA spearheaded grassroots project for youth development.
Ministry of Sports Permanent Secretary Agness Musunga said the project will be under the wings of the Ministry of Education and will target youth from eight years going upwards.
The tripartite agreement will be signed next Wednesday and will formalize the commitment of the parties to work together to implement the FIFA Grassroots Project from 2017-2020.
“The FIFA Grassroots project will cover three parties which is Ministry of Education, Sports and FAZ,” she said.
And FAZ General Secretary Ponga Liwewe said that the project will enhance the development of football.
Liwewe said the move was part of the wider goal of FAZ to develop youth football.
FAZ president Andrew Kamanga put youth football on top of his developmental agenda pinning it among his three key areas that involved league restructuring, referees education and youth football on top of his transparency gospel.
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FIFA RESPONDS TO FAZ COMPLAINT ON NIGERIA APPEAL
FIFA has put a close to the debate around the complaint lodged by the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) over an Augustine Mulenga disallowed goal in the 1-0 loss against Nigeria in a Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier on October 7.
The World soccer governing body has ruled that it would not act on the complaint as per their regulations there was no evidence of external influence or manipulation.
According to a letter signed by Disciplinary Committee vice chairperson Julien Deux, dated October 17, 2017 there could be no action as guided by article 5.6 of the FIFA regulations the referee’s decision is final.
“In this context, we refer your association to article 15 par 6, of the regulations of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which clearly stipulates that no protests may be made about the referee’s decisions regarding facts connected with play. Such decisions are final and not subject to appeal,” stated the letter.
“Having said that, and for the sake of good order, we would like to emphasize that on the basis of the documentation and information currently in our possession, there is no evidence of any infringement of the applicable regulations by the referees of the match in question.”
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) filed a complaint with FIFA seeking an independent review of the match officiated by Botswana referee Joshua Bondo.
There was widespread outcry for FAZ to appeal to FIFA over the disallowed goal with parallels drawn with other situations where the world soccer governing body had ordered replays.
FAZ president Andrew Kamanga had told journalists on the permutations of the outcome when journalists pressed him in the aftermath of the match in Uyo.
“But the rules being what they are you cannot overturn the decision of the referee,” Kamanga said.
“The only basis is when there was external influence. So the referee maybe carpeted for making a wrong decision but the decision still stands and unfortunately that is where we stand.”
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