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Background information
Birth nameMirriam Mukape
Also known asMampi
Born (1986-08-04) 4 August 1986 (age 36)
Lusaka, Zambia
GenresR&B, kwaito, reggae
Occupation(s)Singer, dancer
Years active2004 – present

Mirriam Mukape (born 4 August 1986), professionally known as Mampi, is a Zambian R&B singer. She also performs some kwaito and reggae music.

Early life

Mampi was born in Lusaka on 4 August 1986. She went to Muyooma Basic School, Libala High School, and the Springfields Coaching Centre in Lusaka.

Music and career

Mampi's first album Maloza was released in 2005. It included the song "Sunshya", which she performed for her first appearance on Television Zambia.[1] Her second album, Chimo ni chimo, was released in 2007. She performed in Namibia for the first time in 2012, at Windhoek.[2]

Personal life

Mampi was born Mirriam Mukape on 4 August 1986 she started singing at age of 13 at church services on Sundays. The day she lost her mother that's when life around her started to change. At the age of 16 she she become a double orphan as she lost her father with no one to pay for my school so she could further her education and she opted to go into prostitution because it was the toughest time of her life. She held on to one thing prayer which gave her hope until one of her friends and her sister took her in. At this point she thought of doing something with her life and so she started to go the studio to record her music until her music started playing on radio but even then she performed for free for about a year or two because she was passionate about what she was doing hence also gaining experience. Her hard work paid off as Danny Kaya came along and gave her some direction in music through his advice from the dancehall music to the image that includes her stage costumes and stage presence and slowly her music career started to take shape.[3]


Selected songs

  1. Nina Kuona
  2. Sinichiziba
  3. Osanimenya
  4. Ni Yenda Naye
  5. Chance, Sunshya
  6. Malozi
  7. Kamba
  8. Unikonda
  9. We Ni Konda
  10. Monga ka baby
  11. Not Reachable
  12. Sunshine
  13. Venima funa
  14. Wakumbali
  15. Malokoza
  16. Kampamba,
  17. Kuona Koeya
  18. Sinichiziba
  19. Nkani

See also


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  1. [s.n.] (13 January 2012). Artist of the week: Mampi. Lusaka Times. Accessed March 2015.
  2. [staff reporter] (12 September 2012). Mampi 'Thunder Thighs' to Perform at Old Chez 'Ntemba. The Namibian. Accessed March 2015.
  3. Mampi Shares her story