Zambian Singer/Rapper and activist – PilAto addresses political and social issues in this adaption of Childish Gambino‘s viral hit record – ‘This Is America’.

The politically-charged cover takes a whole new Zambian turn and goes by the title “This Is Zambia“.

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  1. Pilato is a very intelligent musician way ahead of his peers…he is more like a Bob Marley; his word will resonate for ever.

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  2. I really like this guy but this is OUTRIGHT PLAGIARISM and copyright theft. Are the producers not ashamed. Even the beat is Childish Gambino’s “This is America”. Come on, Zambians, Come on Pilato!! Dig into your own creativity and speak your OWN words. This is an embarrassment!

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    • In popular music, a cover version, cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a previously recorded, commercially released song.

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    • Nigerians,Sierra Leonans,South Koreans,South Africans etc have done a cover song..You are so behind…..

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    • You don’t know JACK about copyright. Ever heard of MASHUP? Read on FAIR USE doctrine on copyright law.

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  3. No originality with this Chap pilato. Musically and artistically is score this 1 out of 10. Now expect him to run to SA for Asylum

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    • Engage his mind – you are the same people he is singing about – educated but useless.

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    • In popular music, a cover version, cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a previously recorded, commercially released song.

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  4. The guy has got “vision” way better than “o” political parties in zed!!!

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  5. Pilato is a brave and intelligent Zambian. Most educated people are either happy with the status quo because they are inside the pot or are scared to open their mouths (and their minds). Cadres and thugs are in charge and will continue doing so for as long as the educated continue hiding from reality. What kind of country are we preparing for our children?

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    • Unfortunately, the cadres are given FREE REIGN by the EDUCATED who are on top politics…some who are simply fit to be cadres by every definition of the word are even deputies to party presidents….the politics of sidelining educated folks in favor of bootlickers (bamposa mabwee, nowadays, panga carrying bafoons) in our Zambian politics isn’t new.

      You are right, one wonders what sort of Country we dream to leave for our children and grandchildren.

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  6. Intelligent people do not copy other people’s intellectual property, childish gamino can actually sue pilato for copying his song. Be creative and come up with your own ideas not machende yesu… Machende yesu…

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  7. Excellent stuff….I like the part about using national prayers to help the nation overcome self-inflicted problems.
    Ba ba ba ba ba ba….But the problem is a direct result of corruption and mismanagement of the economy

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  8. Only UPND cadres could anticipate this fake Pilato who has been copying everything including his name. Last time he plagiarized a quote from the late President Nelson Mandela and as usual UPND cadres were excited like dogs until we pumped sense to them that actually it was a stolen qoute from Mandela’s book and they faded away on claims that Pilato was intelligent when in actual fact he’s just a dandehead dagga smoking guy

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    • @Fwanya, so what? He copies quotes from wise people and uses them to say things as they are. At least he tells the truth. I am not in any party but I suspect you are in the pot yourself. Have you been home lately?

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    • @Awe Sure, Copying someone’s work is allowed even in Research work but you are supposed to acknowledge the original author or originator, now this Pilato guy posed as if he was the originator of that qoute. This is the problem of having children on this site who have not read widely but just follow blindly as long as It’s pleasing to UPND cadres

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    • Ba Fwanya, when you do not understand what ‘COVER’ means with regards music please ask or google before rushing to display extreme dullness. Lots of people COVER other people’s music without a financial benefit thus not infringing any copyright issues. Desist from needlessly embarrassing yourself and stick to debating the message in the song. Nigeria has its own version as well by a guy called Falz who interpreted it by singing about the corruption in Nigeria. Barzil also released a cover version together with Jamaica. Shall we research and use our heads for big things and not focus on the petty that is easily explainable by a simple google search? SMH.

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    • ‘Covering someone else’s material or song isn’t so much of a problem when performing live, but if you want to record and distribute that song as a record or a download, you’re going to need permission from the song’s publisher.’ Ba Fwanya, iyo educate yourself.

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  9. Do these various dull PF cadres know what ‘COVER’ means when it comes to music ayi? Kwaliba being dull muli fyonse please??

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    • @Dudelove, thanks for educating Fwanya. @Fwanya, learn. The learned have explained to you..

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  10. i like this song koma tuza chilonga futi
    I think his music is more contractive criticism that most your hater comments

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  11. Comment:achipondo twakwata is even better than stupid gambino, this Zambia…..
    OK kikikikiki for get about the copy right . kaili this Zambia.
    kikkkiiki chipilato Ulishilu, we like u man

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  12. This song is part of the UPND’s tribal poisonous ideology. Lyrics in this song were written in a province where tribalism is celebrated. Pilato if you want to be political, we are glad to take you and your obese sponsor on. Pilato one of your sponsors is obese; ask him to seek medical help.

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  13. Pilato is courageous. I like the man. Youths and graduates wake up before you start cleaning toilets and washing under wears for PF cadres and the Chinese!

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  14. Nibamambala iye
    Batibela iye
    Akafunsa walakwa iye……….
    ………pastor for hire….

    Am still listening to the song. When is it going to be banned?

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  15. Pilato should be a pretender. Let him not fool us. Pilato join politics and form a party we vote for you so that we see how you change our lives. We know how people behave when they want to join politics. Frank B was a Father but how did he start? Ask radio ichengelo.

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  16. Comment:we are in problem we farmers we shall stop farming maize because of low prices. is this government appreciate what a farmer does to feed the country?

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