List of Famous people born in Zambia

Famous People
Names and Surnames

Kenneth Kaunda

First Name Kenneth
Died on June 17, 2021 (aged 51)

Kenneth David Kaunda, also known as KK, is a Zambian former politician who served as the first President of Zambia from 1964 to 1991.

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Robert John "Mutt" Lange

Robert John Lange
First Name Robert
Last Name Lange
Born on November 11, 1948 (age 74)

Robert John "Mutt" Lange is a Zambian-born South African record producer and songwriter. He is known for his work in the studio and innovations in multitrack recording and producing many of rock's most famous albums. He has produced albums for, or otherwise worked with, artists such as AC/DC, Def Leppard, The Boomtown Rats, Foreigner, Michael Bolton, The Cars, Bryan Adams, Huey Lewis and the News, Billy Ocean, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, The Corrs, Maroon 5, Lady Gaga, Now United, Nickelback, and Muse. He also wrote and produced songs with his then-wife, Canadian singer Shania Twain. Her 1997 album Come On Over, which he produced, is the best-selling country music album, the best-selling studio album by a female act, the best-selling album of the 1990s, and the 9th best-selling album in the United States.

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Robert Earnshaw

First Name Robert
Last Name Earnshaw
Born on April 6, 1981 (age 41)
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Robert Earnshaw is a Welsh former international footballer who played as a forward. He is the only player to have scored a hat-trick in the Premier League, all three divisions of the English Football League, the League Cup, the FA Cup, and for his country in an international match.

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Amy Holmes

First Name Amy
Last Name Holmes
Born on July 25, 1973 (age 49)

Amy Mulenga Holmes is a Zambian-born American journalist and political commentator. Holmes co-hosts, with fellow commentator Michael Gerson, a politically conservative-oriented talk show on PBS titled In Principle. She is a former contributor to NBC News.

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Mike Harris

First Name Mike
Last Name Harris
Born on May 25, 1939
Died on November 8, 2021 (aged 82)

Mike Harris was a South African racing driver. He took part in one World Championship Formula One Grand Prix, the 1962 South African Grand Prix, from which he retired.

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Kabange Mupopo

First Name Kabange
Born on September 21, 1992 (age 30)
Born in Zambia

Kabange Mupopo is a Zambian sprinter and football player, who won a gold in the 400m at the 2015 All-Africa Games.

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Barbra Banda

First Name Barbra
Born on March 20, 2000 (age 23)

Barbra Banda is a Zambian footballer who plays as a forward for Chinese club Shanghai Shengli and the Zambia women's national team.

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Edgar Lungu

Edgar Chagwa Lungu
First Name Edgar
Last Name Lungu
Born on November 11, 1956 (age 66)

Edgar Chagwa Lungu is a Zambian politician who has been the President of Zambia since 25 January 2015. Under President Michael Sata, Lungu served as Minister of Justice and Minister of Defence. Following Sata's death in October 2014, Lungu was adopted as the candidate of the ruling Patriotic Front in a Convention of the Patriotic Front in Kabwe, for the January 2015 presidential by-election, which was to determine who would serve out the remainder of Sata's term. In the election, he narrowly defeated opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema and took office on 25 January 2015.

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Dambisa Moyo

First Name Dambisa

Dambisa Felicia Moyo is a Zambian economist and author who analyzes the macroeconomy and global affairs. She currently serves on the boards of Chevron Corporation and the 3M Company. She worked for two years at the World Bank and eight years at Goldman Sachs before becoming an author and international public speaker. She has written four New York Times bestselling books: Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa (2009), How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly – And the Stark Choices that Lie Ahead (2011), Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World (2012), and the most recent Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth – and How to Fix It (2018). She holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry and an MBA from American University, an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a DPhil in economics from the University of Oxford.

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Enock Mwepu

First Name Enock
Born on January 1, 1998 (age 25)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Enock Mwepu is a Zambian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion and the Zambian national team.

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Guy Scott

First Name Guy
Last Name Scott
Born on June 1, 1944 (age 78)

Guy Lindsay Scott is a Zambian politician who was the Acting President of Zambia between October 2014 and January 2015 and as the 12th Vice-President of Zambia from 2011 to 2014. Scott was named Acting President upon Michael Sata's death in office on 28 October 2014. He was the first white president of Zambia and the first white president in mainland sub-Saharan Africa since F. W. de Klerk, South Africa's last apartheid-era president, left office in 1994.

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Stanley Fischer

First Name Stanley
Last Name Fischer
Born on October 15, 1943 (age 79)

Stanley Fischer is an Israeli American economist and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve. Born in Northern Rhodesia, he holds dual citizenship in Israel and the United States. He served as governor of the Bank of Israel from 2005 to 2013. He previously served as chief economist at the World Bank. On January 10, 2014, United States President Barack Obama nominated Fischer to be Vice-Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Board of Governors. On September 6, 2017, Stanley Fischer announced that he was resigning as Vice-Chairman for personal reasons effective October 13, 2017.

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Emmanuel Mayuka

First Name Emmanuel
Last Name Mayuka
Born on November 21, 1990 (age 32)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Emmanuel Mayuka is a Zambian professional footballer who plays as a striker for NAPSA Stars and the Zambian national team. He was the top scorer in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

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Alan Rusbridger

First Name Alan
Last Name Rusbridger
Born on December 29, 1953 (age 69)

Alan Charles Rusbridger is a British journalist, Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and the former editor-in-chief of The Guardian.

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George Gregan

First Name George
Last Name Gregan
Born on April 19, 1973 (age 49)
Height 173 cm | 5'8

George Musarurwa Gregan AM is a retired Australian rugby union player, and is currently Australia's highest ever internationally capped player.

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Namwali Serpell

First Name Namwali
Born on November 30, 1979 (age 43)

Carla Namwali Serpell is a Zambian writer who teaches in the United States. In April 2014 she was named on the Hay Festival's Africa39 list of 39 Sub-Saharan African writers aged under 40 with the potential and talent to define trends in African literature. Her short story "The Sack" won the 2015 Caine Prize for African fiction in English. In 2020, Serpell won the Belles-lettres category Grand Prix of Literary Associations 2019 for her novel The Old Drift.

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Kalombo Mulenga

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Richard Moth

First Name Richard
Last Name Moth
Born on July 8, 1958 (age 64)

Charles Phillip Richard Moth is a British Roman Catholic prelate. Since May 2015, he has served as the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton. Previously, he was Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Southwark from 2001 to 2009, and the Bishop of the Forces from 2009 to 2015.

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Christopher Katongo

First Name Christopher
Last Name Katongo
Born on August 31, 1982 (age 40)
Height 170 cm | 5'7

Christopher Katongo is a Zambian former professional footballer who played as a striker. At international level, he amassed over 100 caps between 2003 and 2016 for the Zambia national team. He is an Africa Cup of Nations winner and won the BBC's African Footballer of the Year award in 2012, winning just over 40% of the public vote. His win is stated to have inspired a number of young players in Zambia.

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Jack Avon

First Name Jack
Last Name Avon

Jack Avon is an analyst and writer based in the United Kingdom. He is the author of The Handbook of Financial Modeling and The Basics of Financial Modeling, published in New York in 2013 and 2014 respectively, and of The Bid Proposal Handbook, published by in London in May 2017. He has also authored The Interim Contractor, published in London in 2017, The Financial Modellers VBA Compendium, published in London 2018 and Becoming a Photographer, Book one, published in London 2019. In December 2020 he completed the follow-up to the Handbook of Financial Modeling called Handbook of Financial Modeling Second Edition Avon is a world expert in financial modelling.

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