Mampi, Mampi, Mampi. How many times did zedcorner.com say the name Mampi?
Mirriam Mukape aka Mampi was born in Lusaka, Zambia. Mampi is a Zambian R&B singer. She also does some reggae and kwaito music.She attended various schools including Libala High school, and the SpringField Coaching Centre.
Her debut album was called Maloza, which shot her into the limelight in Zambia. It was released in 2005 on the Sounds Investments/SlingBeat Entertainment label.She followed up this initial success a series of exciting albums.
Her involvement with Digital X has produced smash hits such as Why,Swilili,Walilowelela and Nikutantule.At only 21, award winning Mampi, was selected as Zambian Ngoma awards most Promising Artist Of The Year 2006.Mampi was also nominated in four categories at the inaugural Mosi Lager Zambian Music Awards.
Mampi was one of the celebrity housemates on the seventh season of the reality competition television series Big Brother Africa, in 2012.Her musical career and stature continues to grow both locally and internatonally.Only the sky is the limit for this great Zambian Diva.
Petersen Zagaze, an accomplished Zambian King of Dance hall took time to pay homage to Mampi on his facebook fun page and he had this to say. Enjoy!
Ladies and Gentlemen, she’s a Zambian. Grew up in Zambia just like a lot of us. Ate Ice Block, Freezits, Vitumbuwa and went to normal Zambian schools as well as hospitals like us all. Gained maturity and her social interaction mentality is as good as every normal Zambian who grew up knowing Kaunda, Chiluba, Mwanawasa, Rupiah, Sata & Lungu as Presidents.
She’s had her dark days and bright ones too, she knows how to mourn a parent and how to love humanity. She’s had her share of Zambian beef and life lessons. Criticism, hatred and invy from friends, family and even people who she doesn’t know exist. Even fellow women who have good jobs, businesses and high status have felt jealous of her.
A lot has been said about her (good and bad), it’s up to an individual to believe or refuse any rumour or story about her.
She’s like a tornado, her actions have spoken, her achievements have manifested and her works & success can’t be ignored, even to those that hate to see people do good in life. She has successfully shined throughout her career for years. A lot of female artists existed before her but when came on the scene, she took over (sunshya sytle). Some came after her, got some good slots on radio countdowns but still failed to surpass or even equal her level.
She’s now so international reaching the heights of stardom alot of us in the industry aspire and push for.
A lot claim but I’m here to acknowledge and recognise THE REAL QUEEN DIVA. Miss Mafela
Tough and Tested, She came, She sang, She conquered.