Due to popular demand, we decided to finally drop the most requested list. So without further do, here is our Top 10 sexy Zambian Female artists. We based our judgement not only on looks alone but on relevancy as well. If you agree or disagree with our list, please let us know.
10. Tasila Mwale
Tasila first came to the public eye when she won the Zambian version of the Pop Idol competition, ‘MNet Idols Zambia’.As an award for her performance she signed a one record recording contract with Zambian music label Mondo Music Corporation.The result was her debut album Uchi (meaning “honey”).This album featured collaborations with several established Zambian musicians including Ballard Zulu, Joe Chibangu, and Black Muntu.
Kanji in her hay days was a rocking sensation as a matter of fact, she still is. In the blossoming years of her career, she did quite achieve the unachievable. Hits like Mr. Big-star are still likeable even today.
The group Shatel started singing in 1996 with Saboi, Thandi and Barbra. Like they say, three is a crowd so the group later was left for Saboi and Barbra to continue as a duet. The group was called Shatel from the word shuttle to mean the sky is the limit. They performed at many shows and won many competitions, the main one being the then annual Women in Music where they were spotted by many would-be promoters.
The first single from Shatel, Niswalele, appeared on the Rhythm Nation Project and went on to secure the ladies their first record label with Mondo Music, which was by then the country’s biggest and best music label.
Subsquently, their first album “Chikondi” was recorded under Mondo Music in 2001 and the album got Shatel and Zambia the first Kora nomination in South Africa, shows in Japan and made them to travel extensively locally. The album had hits like “Gentelemani”, “Chilumendo” and “Naitopela”. The second album was called “Unbreakable” and was released in 2002 with songs like Chikondi Chamumudima, Wainona and Sichaba Sahesu.
7. Kay Figo
Cynthia Kayula Bwalya popularly known as Kay Figo(Born July23,1985)is one of the best female artists in Zambia, Africa.Born in a small mining town called Luanshya.
Her music style includes a mixture of rhythms like Ragga,R&b and Pop.She is also famous for the Zambian style Dunka Dunka.
Nalu’s real name is Nalwamba Sinah Namukoko. She went to Namununga, Nsansa and Nkwazi Primary schools. She completed her secondary school at Mpelembe. In 1999, Nalu performed for KTV talent show as guest artist which was broadcast on M-Net (a TV station broadcasting to 41 countries in Africa).
Mirriam Mukape (born 4 August 1986), usually known as Mampi, is a Zambian R&B singer. She also performs some kwaito and reggae music. Mampi was born in Lusaka on 4 August 1986. She went to Muyooma Basic School, Libala High School, and the Springfields Coaching Centre in Lusaka. Mampi’s first album Maloza was released in 2005. It included the song “Sunshya”, which she performed for her first appearance on Television Zambia.Her second album, Chimo ni chimo, was released in 2007. She performed in Namibia for the first time in 2012, at Windhoek.
Singer, rapper, actress and growing triple threat is how to simply describe Franciar, beautiful vocals and easy on the eyes just add to the talented young pioneer. Currently finalising her second album; it is without a shred of a doubt that Franciar is the Zambian female artist to look out for. From the age of 6, singing has been a God given talent for Franciar; having grown up in a Church environment Franciar was always part of her Church choir to date. In December of 2010 Franciar took her singing talent beyond the Church walls and begun her journey into the music industry.
3. Salma Dodia
Salma Dodia was born to entertain! From her humble beginnings the Zambian born Singer/Song writer was clear in her heart about what kind of contribution she wanted to make to the world.Growing up, Salma Dodia had a passion for singing, her talent and destiny was evident at an early age. However Salma took a hiatus from music and pursued a modeling career, a career that proved successful landing her several endorsement opportunities. Though Salma Dodia’s modeling career was blossoming, Salma’s first love was always music, and so the talented Singer decided to get back in to the studio and teamed up with Zambia’s Legendary singer JK, on his Single KAPIRIPIRI, after which it was clear that Salma was not only a fresh voice on the music scene, but one that was here to stay.Salma has since then collaborated with many of Zambia’s top singers including Zone Fam Cactus and has performed in several concerts and shows including one of Africa’s most viewed Television shows, Big Brother Africa.
2. Cleo Ice Queen