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Mampi shares her life story

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MAMPI MUKAPE is one of Zambia’s top artists. She has numerous hit singles and has performed in many countries around the world.  she is more than a diva & talent, she is an overcomer. Get inspired by her life story.

“I loved singing from a very tender age.I sung in church every Sunday until The age of 13.When I lost my mother that’s when my life started changing,things where not the same because this affected us n dad even more,had no one to talk to as a teenager,nobody to buy me cloths and other little necessities at this time I missed my mother dearly but I knew she was not coming back.my father was devastated his only friend was mum and he could not understand and provide me with all the little things a young girl would need,I had nobody to guide me…a few years down the line my father and young brother were murdered,i became a double orphan at 16 years old…had no one to pay for my school so I could further my education,had no one to talk to other than my friends,things got real bad for me,I was so bitter with life coming from a comfortable family and losing everything just like that it was hard for me,had nowhere to sleep ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys if I was a reckless girl this is when I would have lost it and opted to prostitution because it was the toughest time of my life, I slept in the garden a couple of times I could go a day or two without food but I held on to one thing prayer and it gave me hope until my friend and her sister took me in,and I still thank God for them.I told myself I can not go on like this I need to get up and do something with my life and that’s when I started going to the studio, I used to walk from kabwata to chelston and back everyday,until my music started playing on radio but even then I performed for free for about a year or two because I was passionate about what I was doing hence gaining experience…then came Danny Kaya who actually gave my music direction through his advice from the dancehall music to the image that includes my stage costumes and stage presence and slowly my life started changing”


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15 COMMENTS

  1. Sad reading. I relate to your suffering. However it wasn’t that bad growing up. Most of us know that you had your future firmly fixed on education and for that reason you successfully completed your grade 12 at Libala Secondary School. After Libala what happened? Were your results good enough for you to enter college or university? What went wrong between you and that footballer that led to breaking the engagement?

  2. GO BACK TO CHURCH MY SISTER & SING FOR THE LORD.DO NOT GO FOR TEMPORAL JOY BUT EVERLASTING BLISS.GOD LOVES YOU.AMEN

  3. God supported your talent. Work for him. A sorry story but great that you have gathered yourself up. Well done.

  4. You know what girl, your story is very inspiring, especially when you say you could have easily gone into prostitution because of suffering. This is a true story of perseverance and knowing what you want to be. There are so many girls and young women out there in similar or worse circumstances, please I urge you not to get into bad practices that could just make things worse. Same with boys and young men don’t just decide to become thieves try other things too and seek help…one door will surely open for you.

  5. ..the life profile seem to have been over edited…sleeping in garden having no meal for 2days..??…where was the sister then…which garden..?…at someone’s yard or in play park..??….I would advice her to write a detailed story so that it can inspire a lot more youth…they shouldn’t have to fill in blanks in the story…

  6. At kambwili,u ar rit she was at Libala and she was my junior but my friend.I thought she completed.she was in APU class.

  7. Inspire others too in similar situation they may just over come there miserable life.Study the bible read the book of Ruth Learn from her and emulate her faith.

  8. Mirriam Mukape or simply Mampi, but when you are giving us her life story she remains Mirriam Mukape.
    Good story, not exactly well-written.

    Enough said…

  9. I AM ONE OF YOUR BIGGEST FANS AND I LIVES IN SOUTH ÁFRICA. UR STORY TOUCHED ME THAT I END UP FEELING THAT I HAVE TO TELL U this STAY FOCCUSED DON’T GIVE UP QUEEN DIVA LOVE YOU AND UR MUSIC EVEN THOUGH I DON’T UNDERSTAND UR LANGUAGE BUT UR VOICE IS SWEET .reply MAMPI pls

  10. Mampi, I don’t know your life story in detail but I know your family has gone through a number of tragic events. You could have resorted to doing anything but you chose to embrace your talent and make a living out of it. Well done!

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