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Press Release

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Press Release

 

 

 

 

2012-04-26

 

Dear readers,

Starting from May, 2012 EZM Magazine will undergo some major changes to the content we choose to publish. Our content will be more focused on issues relevant to a middle aged audience. What they would want to know and how we can contribute to their lives for the better in entertainment, education, life and living.

We would also like to announce the launch of the “Z.C Teen and Youth magazine”. Z.C a daughter magazine of EZM is compiled by young, talented and ambitious teen editors seeking to educate, entertain and become a voice for teenagers and young adults in Zambia.

Most of our readers ask when we’ll start publishing. Well, we want to make a magazine that will be of high quality and this means taking a bit of time to ensure everything goes smoothly. In the meantime, both magazines will be online but we’re working everyday to make sure that when we launch the first printed hard copy of both magazines, it will be a memorable magazine that we can and will be proud of ten years down the line. We hope to roll out hard copies of both magazines in a few months.

My co-workers and I, want to thank you and we hope that you continue visiting the new EZM Magazine and also The “Z.C Teen and Youth Magazine”.

Once more, I thank everyone who has read the magazine on our website and fanned our Facebook over the last one year- It has been with great pleasure and honour to contribute to the Zambian society and culture. We have stood true to our EZM Magazine morals and ways, “To provide educating, entertaining, exclusive articles to our readers.”

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Sincerely, CEO

 

Lillian Elidah Daka-Mumba

DANDY KRAZY TO STAR IN LOCAL MOVIE

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DANDY KRAZY TO STAR IN LOCAL MOVIE

 

Dandy is pursuing other directions. He is going into the film industry,

ZMCA reports:

HE’S BEEN THERE DONE THAT AND STILL DOING IT AND THIS TIME AROUND DANDY KRAZY T IS TALKING MOVIES. DANDY KRAZY PLAYS A LEAD ROLE IN THE SOON TO BE RELEASED MOVIE ”JERABOH UNIT”. ACCORDING TO ZMCA SOURCES, THE MOVIE IS TO BE LAUNCHED BOTH IN LUSAKA AND THE COPPERBELT. DANDY KRAZY HAS PLAYED MEATY ROLES IN LOCALLY PRODUCED SHORT FILMS BUT THIS IS GOING TO BE HIS BIGGEST GIG IN ACTING.

Source: ZMCA http://www.facebook.com/ZedMusicCriticArena

 

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Macky II The Legend!

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Macky II The Legend!

Mulaza Kaira popularly known as MackyII is one of Zambia’s leading Hip Hop sensation, he is at the moment doing very well. Macky II walked away with the radio 4 song of the year award for his song “Mummy” at last years Born n Bred awards.EZM caught up with the Kopala gangster in Northmead on one of his visits to Lusaka. Find out what he thinks about the Born & Bred awards and a lot more in an exclusive interview below.

 


EZM- In the latest song you have done with Exile you rapped about your
background and it seems like you have gone through a lot, tell us your
age, education and family background?

MK- I was born on 26th of October 1984, I have four siblings two
brothers and two sisters. I did my secondary education at Kabundi high
school in Chingola.

 

 

EZM- What are the challenges you have faced being an artist?

MK– Money and fame. When you love doing what you do, it then drives
you to do it for the money and at the end of the day you are not given
the respect that you deserve.

 
EZM- Looking back from the old Macky II to you now, in what way have
you grown and transformed as an artist?

MK- I do what I do for love I am more conscious to doing what is right.
And I have been receiving tremendous response of late.

 

 

EZM-  Umupondo, where and when did you start associating yourself with
this word?

MK- It came from the song I did, basically it talks about life, not
giving up during the struggles that I faced at the start of my career,
I am a soul survivor.

 

 

EZM-  You have three names, Dj Buga, Flavaboy, and Macky II, what is
the difference between the three?

 

MK- MackyII is a hardcore artist, Flavaboy is some sweet ladies man
and Dj Buga is a production name.

EZM- What genre do you belong to? Sometimes you sing, rap or produce,
when putting you in categorizes,where do you belong in?

MK– I belong to the hip hop genre. I produce,sing and rap too. Am
versatile like that.

 

EZM- 2011 started with beef with XYZ, has there always been that
subliminal beef between Slap Dee and yourself and how are you guys now?

MK- I make a song according to peoples needs, they(people) wanted me
to reply to Slap Dees’ song and I did. *Emukwai

 

EZM–  Chef 187, how does it feel having such a successful and talented
artist under your label who is also your brother?

MK- I am really proud, you have’nt heard nothing from him yet, he is
so talented watch out!!!

 
EZM– How do you manage to keep everything? Are there days you feel
like “I cannot do this”

MK- There is no privacy and  its hectic.

 

EZM– Which artist do you want to collaborate with whom you have not
worked with yet?

MK- Mr Veezy, Danny and  Jay-Z

 

EZM–  What has been your worst and best  memory in the industry

MK- Begging to take my music to radio stations and them not being
played, they just used to take up space in the radio stations and
getting dusty.

Best moment? Having to do what I have been wanting to do that is making music.

 

 

EZM–  What opinions do you have about the Born and Bred Awards?

MK– Results are not given according to peoples expectations, that’s why
they are lots of disappointments.

 

EZM–  Recently you have been in the headlines, not about your music
but copper theft. What really happened and how did this affect you as
a MAN and also as an artist?

 

MK– No comment.

EZM–  Will you ever move to Lusaka?

 

MK– Never!! It’s like moving Kitwe to Lusaka.

EZM– What does 2012 hold for Macky 2 and what should we expect?

 

MK– You should be on the lookout cause I am about to spit even harder
than before* emukwai

EZM– Will you be doing more songs in other languages?

 

MK- Most people think going international is about you singing in
English, but the thing is to improve in your music.

EZM-  Will you release an album any time soon?

 

MK- Not guilty will be in stores late January.

EZM- What differentiates you from the rest of the rappers in the industry?

 

MK– I am in my own lane, no competition whatsoever, I make joints
people dance to, I am original.

EZM– What do you have to say to the haters?
Who is leading the hip hop industry now and why?

 

MK– I wish my haters a healthy life so that they can see me succeed. I
am the one leading because I demand authority and I am attentive to
peoples choices.

Questions from fans.

What is the red buddha necklace? Are you a buddhist?

MK- No am not buddhist, I am a christian.

* Favourite meal?

MK- Nshima with beans kapenta and rape.

* In relationship or single?

MK – In a relationship

* Your fans want to know about your dress code, do you dress to meet up
the umupondo image or is your dresscode something that will change and
develop as you do?

MK- I dress depending on how I feel.

* Biggest fear?

MK- Death.

By Memory Kalima/ Vanessa Vivian Banda

memory.kalima@ezmmagazine.com

 

 

T-SEAN and KB BEEF

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T-SEAN and KB BEEF

 

There has been growing speculation on whether T-Sean and K-Amy owner and producer are beefing or not  and there’s been no confirmation from both parties on whether it’s just speculation or not but what is clear is that T-Sean has left the K-Amy camp and is now under Petersen’s wing and has just released his debut album ‘Adam’ album under Petersen’s Zaga Music. And in other related news, T-Sean is set to start shooting the video to his hit single ‘Adam’.

 

Source:Z.M.C.A

Music chart: Top Songs Of The Week

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Music chart: Top Songs Of The Week

1-Boza remix-Jay Rox ft Zone Fam & Salma

2-Nganaponena-Chef 187 & Pilato

3-Wilayivinyola-Ruff Kid

4-Perfecto-B1

5-Item-Rich Boii attitude ft Exile

6- Nshimbila Ama Yo- Chef 187

7- Bosa Tumfwe – 2wo-1ne

8. Bangwele All-Stars Camstar ft All- Stars

9-  Mwalilowelela- Mampi

10- Twezi Don’t Compromise

11 – Bulamfuluma remix – Slap Dee ft All Stars

 

 

Slap Dee releases Bulamfuluma All- Star Remix

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Slap Dee releases Bulamfuluma All- Star Remix

 

Slap Dee has released a remix to his dance hall hit song ‘bulamfuluma’. The remix which features top Zambian artists like Exile, Judy, Ruff Kid, Mr Vezzy, and many more premiered today on one of Lusaka’s biggest private radio station . This remix is definitely going to give some serious competition to other songs currently topping local radio station playlists.

Source: Zed Music Criteria Arena

 

PRIDO Talks About His Music

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PRIDO Talks About His Music

Pride was featured on Zed Music Criteria Arena to talk about his music and career.

 

UK based Zambian rapper Prince Miti aka Prido last weekend gave Z.M.C.A  an exclusive about what he’s been up to and how he is getting on in the hip hop circles in the United Kingom.

Prido says that he’s working on a mixtape called Lost Scrolls, he says that the mixtape is dedicated to his fans for their support and will also show the growth he’s had as an artist from the period he started making music.

Rather than talk about girls, money and alcohol, Prido told Z.M.C.A that the  mix tape will talk about the Human purpose on earth, beliefs as it is going to be a  very deep mix tape . Apart from the news about his upcoming mixtape, Prido also told us that he is hoping to work with a few local artists from the UK and Zambia by the end of the year and that his music  Video “2011” which you can find on YouTube charted in the Top 20 last month on a Local UK TV music channel.

For Prido’s  latest music. Go to www.youtube.com/pridotv  and facebook.com/prido or follow him on twitter  @Pridoz

Source: Zed Music Criteria Arena

Oustanding young women making a difference.

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Oustanding young women making a difference.

 

Today as we celebrate International Women’s Day, we also want to look at organisations and those who are making this world a better a place in Zambia for the next generation. EZM Magazine spoke to three members from Exclusive Divas of Africa, an NGO whose aim is to empower and encourage women and girls to be the best that they possibly can. We interviewed three members who are undergoing the programs that EDA has and this is what they gave us.

 

Well, I am Bertha Fiona Chipangila, aged 18. I live in Kamwala South,Lusaka.The reason I joined EDA was because I wanted to empower myself, other women and girls alike in various sectors of society.I want to see improvement in the welfare of the women folk in the country and I thought EDA was a good organisation to help achieve that.I decided to take up the Education programme because I thought that helping others become literate is the foundation essential to their development in whatever they do and I decided to tutor young kids so that may they may mature into elite and mature adults. I hope to help them learn quite a lot by the end of it all so that they may be able to stand up on their own two feet even at an early age.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My names are Kabwe Chongo Kamina and I am 16yrs old. I live in Itawa Extension, Ndola. I joined EDA because, firstly, it was a well structured organisation standing for good morals and principles and secondly, I found that I could relate well with its main cause and it has turned out to be a great learning experience. At EDA, my vision is to basically make a difference in someones life, even if its just one person and i believe that EDA is the best platform for that cause that’s what we are all trying do, make a difference and just put a smile on someones face. I chose the Charity Program to start with. At first it was because it seemed easy but now its because I realized that sometimes someone will need more than just a smile on their face. So now, its because there are people out there who I believe deserve to have something to believe in and to have hope that maybe, just maybe, the world isn’t half as bad as its been painted to be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would like to think that I’m your average young lady,whose trying to change the world one step at a time. I’m an up coming gospel artist aged 24 and  lives in Riverside,Kitwe. What has caught my attention about EDA is that they are singing the same song I’m singing women empowerment, when I read about EDA I felt right at home so I had to join! During this course of time I have decided to embark on the charity program where I’m working with orphans who belong to an orphanage called Ubumi orphanage . They are a family of 2 girls and 7 boys who have dreams of becoming nurses,doctors,lawyers and presidents just to name a few of their goals which they want to achieve in life. I am helping them grow mentally,physically,socially and most importantly help them grow in their education stance, I. Meet with them about twice every month and every time we meet its a different educational ball game,at the end of it all I want to give them a different mind set on  life and teach them that nothing can should come their way of becoming who they want to be.                   D.I.V.A!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mellen Mawele is also undergoing the Educational/ Charity program. She is helping two young boys through school by providing them with school materials and encouragement. She is one of the very first EDA members and have been active on various events and gatherings. ” I do this because I want to be the change that I want to see in society. I have been with EDA since day one and I am so proud on how we have grown and continue growing.Our aim is to empower and encourage women with the little we have and having these three members who all live in different towns coming together to do a great cause is incredible. We need each other to help each other and I am glad that I am part of the change and movement for young girls and women by young girls and women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These young women are a great example on what you can achieve and give back to making our society a better place. We really want to congratulate them and wish them all the best. WE ARE PROUD OF YOU.

 

 

 

 

Exclusive Diva’s of Africa:

OBJECTIVES

  • Empowerment of young girls and women through recognition of their productiveness.
  • Social education of young girls and women in handling life changes, hardships.
  • Protection of young girls and women against social evils and crimes.
  • Help young girls and women attain their human rights.
  • Financial and legal support of young girls and women

 

MISSION

EDA’s mission is to help vulnerable young girls and women of Zambia including other African Countries become educated, healthy and productive citizens who are able to fully contribute to building civil society and protect them against social evils and crimes. We accomplish this by working with supporting partners by developing and introducing innovative learning and awareness programs and also maximize recreational activities to help them overcome mishaps.

Email EDA and see how YOU can join and help the cause. 0962146084/0979203927

Email: edazambia@gmail.com