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.
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.
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.
The University of Zambia Business and Economics Association (UNZABECA) has called on students to develop their entrepreneurship skills in order to earn a living after school. UNZABECA President, Collins Mulenga said students should not solely depend on government and other companies for employment opportunities but rather create employment for themselves through entrepreneurship.
Zambia is a country that could once be described as rich in culture. This was greatly attributed to several traditional and initiation ceremonies which had been widely practiced. Today, with the development of the media and western influence, cultural practices are quickly fading.
THE Secondary School Teacher’s Union of Zambia (SESTUZ) says the country risks recording poor grade twelve results if factors contributing to the current education situation are not urgently addressed. Speaking in an interview with Lusaka star, SESTUZ general secretary Sitibekiso Wamuyuwa said there were several factors which affect performance such as inadequate learning and teaching materials, lack of enough teachers and too much congestion in class room.
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.
WITH his controversial new album yet to be launched, ‘Ruff Kaida’ formerly known as ‘Ruff kid’ has received criticism over the cover photo and contents of his album dubbed ‘The Naked Truth.’ Other than the ‘Naked Truth’ controversy, the reason behind the change of his name has raised a lot of clouds among his keen followers and fans. In an interview with The Lusaka Star, Masautso Nkhoma aka Ruff Kaida said he wants to speak the truth through his songs.