10 Things You Didn’t Know About Peter Kalumba Chishala

  1. Peter Kalumba Chishala (1957 – 15 June 1996) popularly known as PK Chishala or Professor PK Chishala, was a Zambian musician.
  2. PK Chishala and The Great Pekachi Band along with the Junior Mulemena Boys, and the Masasu Band were among the early musical bands on the Zambia music scene.
  3. Chishala attended Mambilima Primary School in Kawambwa and Sefula Secondary School in Mongu.
  4. He debuted with the song ‘Icisosa Cipamano’, which he recorded at Malachite Studios during his school days.
  5. His music focused on social themes like corruption and bureaucracy.
  6. Chishala dominated the music industry between the mid ’80s and the early ’90s.
  7. Some of his songs include: Church Elder, Na Musonda, Kubwaiche, Umunandi, Ichupo Ninsansa and the protest song “Common Man” where he protested the low salary wages of a common man amidst the rising economic hardships.
  8. He released the album Church Elder under Kariba Label by Teal Record Company.
  9. He was sponsored by Teal Record and was backed by the Masasu Band.
  10. He later released the album ‘Na Musonda’, on which he introduced his wife Harriet Chishala on backing vocals.