Zambian Twitterati

The list below is a compilation of the most influential Zambians and Zambian organizations on Twitter.

The intent of this list is not to group such talented individuals and reputed organizations into one bucket based on skill or reputation, but rather to provide a place for you to get connected with active Zambian Twitter users.

We’re also acutely aware that there are many, many other Zambians who should be on this list. Please let us know if we’re missing someone by leaving a comment and we’ll update the list accordingly.

Artists

Bloggers

Businesses

Comedians

Designers

Developers and Technology Evangelists

Economists

Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions

Fashionistas

Information and Communication Technologies

Life Coach

Music and Promotion

News and Media

Organizations

Photographers

Podcasts and Radiocasts

Sports

Tourism

Richest Zambians

Apamwamba is the aristocracy in Zambia. The Zambian would like to mimic the Fortune list of millionaires by attempting to compile a list of the aristocrats in Zambia based on your input and feedback. The list depicts the most powerful and the richest people in our country.

Current Nominations

  1. Dr. Kenneth Kaunda (Former President of Zambia)
  2. Frederick Jacob Titus Chiluba (Former President of Zambia)
  3. Simon Mwewa (Politics and Property)
  4. M. Comano (Honda Business)
  5. van Blerk Family (Farming, Chickens, Tourism)
  6. Irwin Family (Farming, Food Processing)
  7. Galaun Family (Farming, Butchery, Cold Storage, Politics)
  8. Charalambous Family (Transport)
  9. Miller Family (Property, Farming)
  10. Samaris Family (Transport)
  11. D. Eastcroft (Simms Electrical. Batteries)
  12. Guy Scott (Former politician and Agriculture)
  13. G. Bender and family (Banking, Farming, Transport, Printing)
  14. Andrew Sardanis (Banking, Politics, Commerce)
  15. Anderson Mazoka (Politics and Business)
  16. Ben Mwila (Politics and Business)
  17. Patel (Kanjombe) Family (Business)
  18. Satwant Singh (Transport)
  19. Justin Chinyanta (Banking)
  20. Ayub Akoojee (Business, AI Enterprises Ltd)

Popular Zambians

Over the years we have grown to recognize the need for effective leaders in and around Zambia. The Popular Zambians list is a collection of celebrities, leaders and other Zambians that have demonstrated a commitment to the progress of Zambia.

  1. Robert Earnshaw
    One of the brightest young talents helping restore Wales’s reputation in the soccer world. He was eight years old when his family left Africa to settle in Caerphilly, although his father died shortly before they emigrated. His mother, Rita was also a boxer in Zambia.
  2. Killion Banda
    A Zambian point guard basketball player going by the name of Killion Banda, aged 24, who has been playing in Australia for 4 years. He has been appealing for consideration to be included in the Zambian national team. He recently turned down an offer from the University of Arkansas Razorbacks (NCAA) for a scholarship.
  3. Field Ruwe
    In the seventies Field Ruwe started the first locally produced comedy series on TVZ. He took his series to the Voice of Kenya in Nairobi, the first African to produce series on the VOK. In the early eighties he became the first Zambian to produce an outdoor musical featuring Muriel Mwaba and the late Ackim Simukonda. He produced the first joke book in Zambia entitled “Have A Good Laugh” which sold over a thousand copies in Zambia, Botswana and South Africa. He won ‘Best National Disc Jockey’ and the first ZNBC Awards in 1989. He also devised and launched “Secretary of the Year” contest, which became the longest running (13 years with no break). He just released a novel entitled: “Dyeing of Colors” which Amazon.com has highly rated.
  4. Kavwumbu Hakachima
    Fought hard against child abuse in Zambia. Coordinator at YWCA and now runs another project that takes up abused children’s cases. Awarded the prestigious Reebok Human Rights Award in the US. She was the first and only African woman to receive this award.
  5. MC Wabwino
    Best male performer at the 2003 Ngoma awards. His current album Dizelo is enjoying massive play on Zambian airwaves and is considered to be a great performer on stage.
  6. Akashambatwa Lewanika
    Founding member of the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy. Former cabinet minister; currently serving as chairman of the Economic Advisory Council.
  7. Akabondo Kabechani
    Influential UNZASU Social and Cultural Secretary for the period from 2002 – 2003. An HIV/AIDS activist who is involved in various research projects such as the Zambia National Health Accounts N.H.A under the Ministry of Health.
  8. Yuyo Nachali Kambikambi
    Media personality working toward contributing in ICTs. Currently associated with Inter-African Network for Human Rights and Development.
  9. Muna Ndulo
    Reknowed academician and first African to serve as Director of the Institute of African Studies at Cornell University. Professor Ndulo has served the United Nations in various capacities such as monitoring the peace process in the Balkan region, East Timor and helping with drafting the constitution of the new South Africa.
  10. Gerry Nkombo Muuka
    Dean of the Business School at Murray State University in Kentucky. A man of true integrity and high achiever.
  11. Himmonga
    Professor at the University of Cape. Author and Advocate of Gender equality. Has written extensively on the law of succession and its evils in Africa.
  12. Madalitso Muthiya
    No. 1 ranked junior player in Zambia. Currently playing golf for the University of New Mexico.
  13. Frank Mutubila
    Zambian broadcaster.
  14. Ben Kangwa
    ZNBC – Radio and Television personality who is the first ever journalist in Zambia to interview all the eleven (11) aspiring Presidential candidates during the 1996 elections.
  15. Cherise Makubale
    Winner of the Big Brother Africa. Second Zambian citizen to receive a diplomatic passport.
  16. Mundia Sikatana
    Honorable Minister For Agriculture who demonstrated that Zambia doesn’t need genetically modified maize.
  17. Lubinda Sinyani
    Continues to help Zambian students in Russia and represents the country at various economic events.
  18. Frank Musonda
    First television weatherman Zambia ever had and the first Zambian to UN-WMO Panel of experts on Air pollution Monitoring and Global Warming.
  19. Auther Winner
    Politician involved with the founding of the Movement for Multi-party Democracy.
  20. Fairchild Chibomba
    L
    ongest serving Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly.
  21. Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula
    Freedom fighter.
  22. Mann Sichalwe
    TV presenter, journalist and director of Zamcom.
  23. Euphrasia Mutanuka
    Business lady continuing to spread Zambian products to the rest of the globe.
  24. Brian Yuyi
    UNZASU President from 1996 to 1998.
  25. Dr. Kenneth Mwenda
    First Zambian to teach at Warwick University at a tender age of 26. More information >>>
  26. Wesley P Nyirenda
    Political activist and freedom fighter. First speaker of Zambian National Assembly, He was also a teacher, lawyer and diplomat.
  27. Levy Patrick Mwanawasa
    President of Zambia
  28. Godfery Chitalu
    Zambian striker with 107 goals in one season
  29. YUQWA
    Zambian music group. Winner of American Gospel Music Award
  30. Rozalla
    Zambian born artist commonly referred to as the ‘Queen of Rave’
  31. Brenda Muntemba
    Police Spokesman
  32. Prince Siame
    Gospel Musician, singer, song writer and producer
  33. Crispin Sibeta
    Member of Parliament
  34. Michael Sata
    Presidential Candidate
  35. Fortune Nyondo
    Song Writer/ Producer/ Singer
  36. Dr Robinson Nabulyato
    Speaker of the National Assembly
  37. Anderson Mazoka
    Presidential Candidate
  38. Katele Kalumba
    Co-ordinator of intricate schemes
  39. Ken Simuyemba
    A singer, composer and dancer. For more information about Ken visit ComeTogetherPeople
  40. Arnold ‘Ringman’ Sibalwa
    Sound engineer for the Muvi Posse Band
  41. Kabanda Lilanda
    Mr. World, Zambia representative.
  42. Edith Nawakwi (Top 100 Africans of 2000)
    Opposition activist.
  43. Deepak Patel
    A true patriot and freedom fighter, for justice and equality.
  44. Kalusha Bwalya
    The most popular Zambian sportsman ever. Former Captain of the Zambia national soccer team and African Footballer of the Year. First Zambian citizen to receive a diplomatic passport. Currently coaching in Zambia.
  45. Samuel Matete
    Former world champion (1991) in 400m hurdles. Winner of the first olympic gold medal for Zambia.
  46. Della Phiri (Late)
    First female editor for the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation.
  47. Patrick Kayukwa
    Top Zambian visual journalist based in Kent UK
  48. Chisala Chibesa
    Miss Zambia 1998
  49. Pontiano Kaiche
    Leading Zambian Folk musician.
  50. Caristo Chitamfya
    Zambian Television Host. Arguably the most creative television presenter in Zambia.
  51. Maureen Nkandu
    Best ever Zambian TV Presenter, currently working in South Africa.
  52. Anna Mwale
    World Class musician based in Europe. Has produced chart-topping hits in Europe.
  53. The Sakala Brothers
    Musical duo
  54. Ben Phiri
    Comedian.
  55. Sauzande (Danny Kanengoki)
    Comedian.
  56. Victor Kachaka
    Musical comedian who sang ‘It is True’
  57. Chanda Mwale (“Maximo”)
    Comedian.
  58. Augustine Lungu
    Versatile artist: actor, comedian, director.
  59. Jane Osborne
    Singer and Entrepreneur. Cabaret artist.
  60. Luo Punabantu
    Former Miss Zambia (Universe), Former Miss Environment. Received one of the top prizes at Miss Universe.
  61. Maureen Lilanda
    Singer, cabaret artist. Won First Prize at Ngoma Awards (Best Female Singer).
  62. Satwant Singh
    Invincible Motor Racing ace. Eternal African Racing Champion.
  63. Lottie Mwale
    Former Commonwealth Light Heavyweight champion. Most loved Zambian boxer ever.
  64. Mukutulu Sinyani
    DEC Commissioner
  65. Charles Musonda
    One of Zambia’s best ever mid-field soccer genius. Career distracted through injury.
  66. Nevers Mumba
    Zambia’s first televangelist and fiery politician. Currently serving as the Vice-President of Zambia.
  67. Alice Banda
    Former Miss Zambia.
  68. Reality
    Gospel Music group that produced high-quality music video in a Zambian studio.
  69. Pauline
    Gospel songbird. Made famous through TBN. Nominated for Ngoma Awards (Best Female Singer).
  70. Mark Tabo
    Radio Presenter, DJ (Radio 4).
  71. Chella Katwishi
    (DJCJ), Radio DJ.
  72. Chilu Lemba
    DJ, Radio Phoenix.
  73. Black Mama Jama
    DJ, Radio Phoenix.
  74. Frank Tembo Junior
    TV Presenter, Sounds Musical Program.
  75. Lieutenant General Christon Tembo (Top 100 Africans of 2000)
    Opposed attempts by Frederick Chiluba to change the constitution.
  76. The Love Bug
    Radio DJ.
  77. The Rap Prophets
    Gospel rap musical group based on C/Belt popularised through “Sounds Good” TV program.
  78. The Tribe Called Christian
    Single largest musical group of young people in Zambia.
  79. Riki Ililonga
    Zambian reggae musician.
  80. PK Chishala (Late)
    Nicknamed “professor PK” for his divine creativity in Zambian Kalindula music.
  81. Paul Ngozi (Late)
    Musician. Famous for guitar skills and great messages in songs.
  82. Emmanuel Mulemena (Late)
    Musician. Leader of the legendary Mulemena Boys.
  83. Kwaleyela Ikafa (Late)
    Playwright.
  84. Charles Mando (Late)
    Zambia’s charismatic TV interviewer.
  85. Edwin Manda (Late)
    Zambian actor.
  86. Honorable Subulwa
    First Zambian to be nominated for Man of the Millennium by Cambridge.
  87. Samantha Mumba (Top 100 Africans of 2000)
    Musician of Zambian descent
  88. Amon Simutowone
    Zambian Chess Ace and International Master
  89. Dr. Kenneth Kaunda
    Former President of the Republic of Zambia
  90. Thandie Newton
    Thandie Newton has gained accolades from her critics for her acting ability.
  91. Euphrasia Mutanuka
    Prominent business woman who runs a chain of successful clothing stores in Zambia, including Lexort at Manda Hill.
  92. D. L. Amin
    Prominent business man in Ndola.
  93. Davies Ngoma alias Nasty D
    Singer
  94. Esther Phiri
    Female Boxer

Over the years we have grown to recognize the need for effective leaders in and around Zambia. The Popular Zambians list is a collection of celebrities, leaders and other Zambians that have demonstrated a commitment to the progress of Zambia.

  1. Robert Earnshaw
    One of the brightest young talents helping restore Wales’s reputation in the soccer world. He was eight years old when his family left Africa to settle in Caerphilly, although his father died shortly before they emigrated. His mother, Rita was also a boxer in Zambia.
  2. Killion Banda
    A Zambian point guard basketball player going by the name of Killion Banda, aged 24, who has been playing in Australia for 4 years. He has been appealing for consideration to be included in the Zambian national team. He recently turned down an offer from the University of Arkansas Razorbacks (NCAA) for a scholarship.
  3. Field Ruwe
    In the seventies Field Ruwe started the first locally produced comedy series on TVZ. He took his series to the Voice of Kenya in Nairobi, the first African to produce series on the VOK. In the early eighties he became the first Zambian to produce an outdoor musical featuring Muriel Mwaba and the late Ackim Simukonda. He produced the first joke book in Zambia entitled “Have A Good Laugh” which sold over a thousand copies in Zambia, Botswana and South Africa. He won ‘Best National Disc Jockey’ and the first ZNBC Awards in 1989. He also devised and launched “Secretary of the Year” contest, which became the longest running (13 years with no break). He just released a novel entitled: “Dyeing of Colors” which Amazon.com has highly rated.
  4. Kavwumbu Hakachima
    Fought hard against child abuse in Zambia. Coordinator at YWCA and now runs another project that takes up abused children’s cases. Awarded the prestigious Reebok Human Rights Award in the US. She was the first and only African woman to receive this award.
  5. MC Wabwino
    Best male performer at the 2003 Ngoma awards. His current album Dizelo is enjoying massive play on Zambian airwaves and is considered to be a great performer on stage.
  6. Akashambatwa Lewanika
    Founding member of the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy. Former cabinet minister; currently serving as chairman of the Economic Advisory Council.
  7. Akabondo Kabechani
    Influential UNZASU Social and Cultural Secretary for the period from 2002 – 2003. An HIV/AIDS activist who is involved in various research projects such as the Zambia National Health Accounts N.H.A under the Ministry of Health.
  8. Yuyo Nachali Kambikambi
    Media personality working toward contributing in ICTs. Currently associated with Inter-African Network for Human Rights and Development.
  9. Muna Ndulo
    Reknowed academician and first African to serve as Director of the Institute of African Studies at Cornell University. Professor Ndulo has served the United Nations in various capacities such as monitoring the peace process in the Balkan region, East Timor and helping with drafting the constitution of the new South Africa.
  10. Gerry Nkombo Muuka
    Dean of the Business School at Murray State University in Kentucky. A man of true integrity and high achiever.
  11. Himmonga
    Professor at the University of Cape. Author and Advocate of Gender equality. Has written extensively on the law of succession and its evils in Africa.
  12. Madalitso Muthiya
    No. 1 ranked junior player in Zambia. Currently playing golf for the University of New Mexico.
  13. Frank Mutubila
    Zambian broadcaster.
  14. Ben Kangwa
    ZNBC – Radio and Television personality who is the first ever journalist in Zambia to interview all the eleven (11) aspiring Presidential candidates during the 1996 elections.
  15. Cherise Makubale
    Winner of the Big Brother Africa. Second Zambian citizen to receive a diplomatic passport.
  16. Mundia Sikatana
    Honorable Minister For Agriculture who demonstrated that Zambia doesn’t need genetically modified maize.
  17. Lubinda Sinyani
    Continues to help Zambian students in Russia and represents the country at various economic events.
  18. Frank Musonda
    First television weatherman Zambia ever had and the first Zambian to UN-WMO Panel of experts on Air pollution Monitoring and Global Warming.
  19. Auther Winner
    Politician involved with the founding of the Movement for Multi-party Democracy.
  20. Fairchild Chibomba
    L
    ongest serving Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly.
  21. Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula
    Freedom fighter.
  22. Mann Sichalwe
    TV presenter, journalist and director of Zamcom.
  23. Euphrasia Mutanuka
    Business lady continuing to spread Zambian products to the rest of the globe.
  24. Brian Yuyi
    UNZASU President from 1996 to 1998.
  25. Dr. Kenneth Mwenda
    First Zambian to teach at Warwick University at a tender age of 26. More information >>>
  26. Wesley P Nyirenda
    Political activist and freedom fighter. First speaker of Zambian National Assembly, He was also a teacher, lawyer and diplomat.
  27. Levy Patrick Mwanawasa
    President of Zambia
  28. Godfery Chitalu
    Zambian striker with 107 goals in one season
  29. YUQWA
    Zambian music group. Winner of American Gospel Music Award
  30. Rozalla
    Zambian born artist commonly referred to as the ‘Queen of Rave’
  31. Brenda Muntemba
    Police Spokesman
  32. Prince Siame
    Gospel Musician, singer, song writer and producer
  33. Crispin Sibeta
    Member of Parliament
  34. Michael Sata
    Presidential Candidate
  35. Fortune Nyondo
    Song Writer/ Producer/ Singer
  36. Dr Robinson Nabulyato
    Speaker of the National Assembly
  37. Anderson Mazoka
    Presidential Candidate
  38. Katele Kalumba
    Co-ordinator of intricate schemes
  39. Ken Simuyemba
    A singer, composer and dancer. For more information about Ken visit ComeTogetherPeople
  40. Arnold ‘Ringman’ Sibalwa
    Sound engineer for the Muvi Posse Band
  41. Kabanda Lilanda
    Mr. World, Zambia representative.
  42. Edith Nawakwi (Top 100 Africans of 2000)
    Opposition activist.
  43. Deepak Patel
    A true patriot and freedom fighter, for justice and equality.
  44. Kalusha Bwalya
    The most popular Zambian sportsman ever. Former Captain of the Zambia national soccer team and African Footballer of the Year. First Zambian citizen to receive a diplomatic passport. Currently coaching in Zambia.
  45. Samuel Matete
    Former world champion (1991) in 400m hurdles. Winner of the first olympic gold medal for Zambia.
  46. Della Phiri (Late)
    First female editor for the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation.
  47. Patrick Kayukwa
    Top Zambian visual journalist based in Kent UK
  48. Chisala Chibesa
    Miss Zambia 1998
  49. Pontiano Kaiche
    Leading Zambian Folk musician.
  50. Caristo Chitamfya
    Zambian Television Host. Arguably the most creative television presenter in Zambia.
  51. Maureen Nkandu
    Best ever Zambian TV Presenter, currently working in South Africa.
  52. Anna Mwale
    World Class musician based in Europe. Has produced chart-topping hits in Europe.
  53. The Sakala Brothers
    Musical duo
  54. Ben Phiri
    Comedian.
  55. Sauzande (Danny Kanengoki)
    Comedian.
  56. Victor Kachaka
    Musical comedian who sang ‘It is True’
  57. Chanda Mwale (“Maximo”)
    Comedian.
  58. Augustine Lungu
    Versatile artist: actor, comedian, director.
  59. Jane Osborne
    Singer and Entrepreneur. Cabaret artist.
  60. Luo Punabantu
    Former Miss Zambia (Universe), Former Miss Environment. Received one of the top prizes at Miss Universe.
  61. Maureen Lilanda
    Singer, cabaret artist. Won First Prize at Ngoma Awards (Best Female Singer).
  62. Satwant Singh
    Invincible Motor Racing ace. Eternal African Racing Champion.
  63. Lottie Mwale
    Former Commonwealth Light Heavyweight champion. Most loved Zambian boxer ever.
  64. Mukutulu Sinyani
    DEC Commissioner
  65. Charles Musonda
    One of Zambia’s best ever mid-field soccer genius. Career distracted through injury.
  66. Nevers Mumba
    Zambia’s first televangelist and fiery politician. Currently serving as the Vice-President of Zambia.
  67. Alice Banda
    Former Miss Zambia.
  68. Reality
    Gospel Music group that produced high-quality music video in a Zambian studio.
  69. Pauline
    Gospel songbird. Made famous through TBN. Nominated for Ngoma Awards (Best Female Singer).
  70. Mark Tabo
    Radio Presenter, DJ (Radio 4).
  71. Chella Katwishi
    (DJCJ), Radio DJ.
  72. Chilu Lemba
    DJ, Radio Phoenix.
  73. Black Mama Jama
    DJ, Radio Phoenix.
  74. Frank Tembo Junior
    TV Presenter, Sounds Musical Program.
  75. Lieutenant General Christon Tembo (Top 100 Africans of 2000)
    Opposed attempts by Frederick Chiluba to change the constitution.
  76. The Love Bug
    Radio DJ.
  77. The Rap Prophets
    Gospel rap musical group based on C/Belt popularised through “Sounds Good” TV program.
  78. The Tribe Called Christian
    Single largest musical group of young people in Zambia.
  79. Riki Ililonga
    Zambian reggae musician.
  80. PK Chishala (Late)
    Nicknamed “professor PK” for his divine creativity in Zambian Kalindula music.
  81. Paul Ngozi (Late)
    Musician. Famous for guitar skills and great messages in songs.
  82. Emmanuel Mulemena (Late)
    Musician. Leader of the legendary Mulemena Boys.
  83. Kwaleyela Ikafa (Late)
    Playwright.
  84. Charles Mando (Late)
    Zambia’s charismatic TV interviewer.
  85. Edwin Manda (Late)
    Zambian actor.
  86. Honorable Subulwa
    First Zambian to be nominated for Man of the Millennium by Cambridge.
  87. Samantha Mumba (Top 100 Africans of 2000)
    Musician of Zambian descent
  88. Amon Simutowone
    Zambian Chess Ace and International Master
  89. Dr. Kenneth Kaunda
    Former President of the Republic of Zambia
  90. Thandie Newton
    Thandie Newton has gained accolades from her critics for her acting ability.
  91. Euphrasia Mutanuka
    Prominent business woman who runs a chain of successful clothing stores in Zambia, including Lexort at Manda Hill.
  92. D. L. Amin
    Prominent business man in Ndola.
  93. Davies Ngoma alias Nasty D
    Singer
  94. Esther Phiri
    Female Boxer