Ballard Zulu

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Ballard Zulu
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Born
Andrea Ballard Mutale Zulu
Died (1968-11-17) November 17, 1968 (age 50)
OccupationSinger
Songwriter
economist

Andrea Ballard Mutale Zulu popularly known as Ballard Zulu is a Zambian singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and economist.

Early life and education

Ballard was born on 17 November 1968. He was born in a home full of musical instruments. When he was born, his older siblings had already been conscripted into the art. He has also developed a reputation of being a reclusive artiste, rarely giving interviews and rarely performing live. [1]

He went to Kansenshi Secondary School in Ndola and later did his tertiary education at Binary University College of Management & Entrepreneurship in Malaysia.

Music career

His music career is punctuated by long periods of silence. He has also developed a reputation of being a reclusive artiste, rarely giving interviews and rarely performing live. His music style has been described as a fusion of traditional Zambian music, pop, afro beat and music.[2]

Discography

  • "Cook On (Woman of Truth)" (1990).
  • "Welako" (1994)
  • "Step Mother" (2002)
  • "Tipange Banja" (2005)
  • "Experience" (2008)

Other involvements

In 2012 Ballard joined the panel of judges on Talent Yapa ZED, a Zambian talent reality show.

References

  1. Music in Africa: Ballad Zulu
  2. Post Newspaper August 2005