Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Sampa The Great Receives President’s Insignia of Recognition for Elevating Zambian Music Globally


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H.E President Hakainde Hichilema honoring Sampa The Great

In a momentous event that sends ripples of pride throughout the Zambian music industry, Sampa Tembo , know musically as Sampa The Great, an artist whose talents have transcended borders and made her a global sensation, was honored with the President’s Insignia of Recognition, Order of Distinguished Service 2nd Division during this year 59th Independence celebration. This prestigious recognition is a testament to her exceptional contributions to the world of music and her unwavering commitment to showcasing the beauty of Zambian culture on the global stage.

Sampa The Great, born Sampa Tembo, is a name that resonates with music enthusiasts across the globe. Hailing from Zambia, she embarked on a remarkable musical journey that has seen her ascend to the highest echelons of the international music scene. Her artistry, characterized by a unique blend of genres and a profound lyricism, has earned her acclaim and admiration from fans and critics alike.

What sets Sampa The Great apart is not only her captivating music but also her dedication to representing her Zambian heritage. With authenticity at the core of her work, she has demonstrated that art has the power to bridge cultures and connect people from diverse backgrounds. Her music serves as a conduit through which the rich tapestry of Zambian culture is woven into the global soundscape.

This recognition is not just a momentous occasion for Sampa The Great; it’s a celebration of the thriving Zambian music industry and the artists who are elevating it on the world stage. The Zambian music scene is teeming with talent, and this award underscores the potential for global recognition that lies within the nation’s borders.

Sampa The Great’s journey is a source of inspiration for aspiring Zambian musicians who now have a shining example of what can be achieved with talent, dedication, and a global vision. Her success reminds us that our roots, no matter how humble, can be the foundation upon which we build something extraordinary.

In addition to Sampa The Great, 15 other outstanding individuals were also awarded for their invaluable service to Zambia. These recipients, in their own unique ways, have contributed to the growth and progress of the nation. Their dedication and achievements serve as a source of inspiration for us all.

As Sampa The Great continues to fly the Zambian flag high on the global stage, she stands as a symbol of the limitless potential of Zambian talent. Her music not only resonates with her compatriots but also transcends borders, uniting people through the universal language of music.

Sampa The Great’s recognition is a proud moment for Zambia and an acknowledgment of the nation’s vibrant and diverse culture. As we celebrate her accomplishments, we also look forward to the new horizons her music will explore and the heights she will undoubtedly reach in the future.

In honoring Sampa The Great, we celebrate the beauty and richness of Zambian music and culture, and we look ahead with optimism, knowing that our artists will continue to shine brightly on the world stage.

As we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Sampa The Great, we are filled with pride and excitement for the bright future of Zambian music, culture, and the artists who will carry the torch forward. The President’s Insignia of Recognition is a milestone, but it’s also a stepping stone to even greater accomplishments on the global stage. The Zambian flag is held high, not only by Sampa The Great but by all those who recognize the power and potential of our nation’s artistic talent.

Stream Sampa The Great’s music HERE


  1. No one in zambia knows who she is. I can’t even name one song of hers. Here goes hh rewarding things based on foreign influences rather than home grown influence.

    • Gatsby I don’t smash women shaped like men. I am african. I love curves and big things. Real women for strong big men like me

    • @Kaizer, why are you mad at my citizens? Where you expecting the composer of “alebwelelapo pa mupando?”
      Why you go fight with Pilato who was tasked on finding an artists better than him? Pilato conclusion was spot on.

    • She is Miles Sampa’s brother’s cousin’s daughter’s niece’s sister in law. One of her songs is “Nalitumpa ine”

  2. The problem we have with especially upnd supporters and Africans is that we believe receiving accolades from the western world is global success. Neo mental colonialism is real. All those commenting here don’t know a single song by this sampa. They will now Google her and list some of her songs. Fuseke!!


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