10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chilu Lemba

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  1. Chilu Lemba (born August 27, 1975) is a Zambian.
  2. Lemba is a South African based radio and television presenter, voice over artist and musician.
  3. During his teenage years, Lemba developed a passion for writing music.
  4. He is widely acknowledged in the communications industry as one of Africa’s top Voiceover Artists having narrated numerous productions for radio, television and stadium events such as the African Cup of Nations opening ceremony, broadcast to millions of viewers around the world.
  5. His voice is heard across the continent daily on ads ranging from branding commercials for washing detergents and cellphone networks, to promos for satellite television channels.
  6. Lemba is famed for writing and recording Afro Hip hop hits “Zambia Moto” and “Shibuka”, featuring Alan Mvula and Kora Award nominee – Joe Chibangu respectively as well as the song Njota featuring Hip hop artist Zubz and Zambian producer TK Siyandi.
  7. Lemba’s debut solo CD, Sound Legacy, which spurned a number of radio hits in his home country was released under Ten Twenty Seven Communications, a company he co-owns with his wife. Although Sound Legacy is Chilu’s debut album, he previously – as a member of The Man X Crew – released a cassette single titled “Keep Moving”.
  8. Chilu was until early in 2006 a freelance presenter on 94.7 Highveld Stereo.
  9. His voice also featured on inserts in FIFA’s live broadcast of the 2010 Fifa World Cup round robbin draw seen across the world in 2008 as well as the narration for the animated introductory “Zakumi” video, chronicling the rise of Zakumi – the 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa mascot.
  10. He is married to Carol. They have two daughters; Talitha Lutanda Lemba born in March 2006 and Liseli Lemba born in June 2008.