Pilato’s Song Excites Lungu’s Critics

pilato hhSATIRE writer and singer Pilato, says Zambians must not be afraid to speak out when they see things go wrong in the PF government.

The controversial singer has released a song titled A Lungu Anabwela, a parody of Nashil Pichen Kazembe’s 1970s hit A Phiri Anabwela.

Featuring the voice of Michael Sata, the lyrics of A Lungu anabwela depict the predicament of a politician called Lungu, who emerges from Chawama compound with a suitcase full of Jameson whisky and ascends to power following the death of a leader.

While maintaining the original music arrangement of Kazembe’s song, Pilato, whose real names are Chama Fimba, narrates how Lungu failed to develop Chawama.
“A Lungu anaganiza sono nizayenda kuti, kateka wa PF, anamwalila kudala, a Lungu anaganiza sono nizabweza uti, RB na Dora ninabweza nikudala mama..,” reads part of the song.

The song, which also questions President Edgar Lungu’s decision to retain MMD leaders whom the Zambian people voted out of power, has received a lot of attention and has drawn comments from individuals on social platforms such as WhatsApp and Facebook.
In an interview, Pilato said he was inspired to compose the song to express his disappointment with wrong things going on in the country.

“It’s more like a story of how things can change. Recall we voted for the PF because we didn’t like the management of Rupiah Banda and the MMD. But we now see that Rupiah Banda and the MMD are slowly taking over,” Pilato said.

“The truth is that most Zambians are very intelligent people. Maybe they love the country but they don’t care enough. Zambians would rather sit and watch things go wrong, and say ‘oh’, and write a few comments on Facebook. But you need to get to a level where people need to stand up for what’s right.”
Pilato also said if Zambians do not speak out, it will cost the country.

“I feel I get moved when I see anything wrong and it’s done by our leaders and nobody says anything. It’s getting bad; people need to speak up. We need to speak out when things are going wrong. People should get to a point and realise this is the only country we have. It’s gonna cost us a lot,” he said.

“I want to be an artiste now and in the future. I want to be the one that speaks for myself and the one that speaks for those that can’t speak.”
The Copperbelt-based singer said he is not afraid of being pursued by police because he knows he is speaking the truth.

“If you are saying the truth, you have nothing to fear. As long as you are not being malicious and just telling lies about people, you have nothing to fear. There is no room for fear, you can’t be that fearful. There is nothing as brave as truth. I don’t think there is any reason to be scared of anything.”

Pilato further said he has received a lot of threats from people in the government and individuals from the ruling party.

“They’ve always been after me; I don’t know how fast they will be on this one. I don’t even think there is need for that on this one. I have had calls and threats from the party in power. I don’t think that will change the way I look at things. I have had calls from people in government; I still receive calls and threats. People are sacred to speak; it’s not good enough,” said Pilato.

60 Responses to "Pilato’s Song Excites Lungu’s Critics"

  1. poly   May 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    A Lungu anabwela
    Kuchoka ku Chawama
    Anali na sutikesi
    Mu sutikesi muja
    Munali chabe Jameson Scotch Whisky
    A Lungu anaganiza
    Manje nizamwela kuti
    Ku siteti ausi kuli malilo

    • Denkete   May 30, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      Pilato utekanye saana. Mucibemba tutiila:
      1. Kolwe ashilabeengwa, eenda naponona
      2. Umwaice, ekalisha ilyo anya
      3. Umwana angala kumabeele yakwa nyina, leelo tekuti
      angale kumatoole yakwa wishi.
      4. Munyela pebwe, tabula kubwekeshapo.
      5. Munshebwa, aile namashinsha kubuko.
      6. Icuula cishumfwa, cipulikila umulemba mukutwi.
      7. Konto wamupampamina, aliwilwa kumo no mukwela.
      8. Ubucenjeshi bwa nkoko, pungwa tasakamana.
      9. Ubushiku kolwe aleefwa, apusa imisambo.
      10. Uko uya citiciti, eko ubweela nyanyanya.
      1. A monkey which has not bin injured b4, walks in grass with its head of penis out of foreskin.
      2. A child sits properly after farting.
      3. A child can play with mother’s breasts, but not its dad’s
      4. A fool repeats the same mistake. (This is not the 1st tym
      pilato is fooling the president)
      5. A person who doesnt take advice, goes with feacal matter to his inlaw.
      6. A frog that doesnt listen, receives a spear in the ear.
      7. A stubborn tick is eaten together with the animal skin.
      8. Cleverness of a chicken, a falcon doesnt care.
      9. When a monkey is about to die, it misses branches.
      10. Where you go with determination, you come back with your tail between your legs.
      Pilato be very careful with your so called talent. Edgar Lungu is a republican president who should be respected by all citizens regardless of your political affiliation. You will be sorted out soon, mark my words.

      • danido   May 30, 2015 at 10:50 pm

        Denkede wake up. You are still living in the past.This is twenty first century. Freedom of speech/expression is at your disposal or else you will co-exist with backwardness for the rest of your miserable life.

      • beta   May 31, 2015 at 5:03 am

        No time to read such feacal matter from some bemba zealout

  2. Judge Joe Bidden   May 30, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    That should be an interesting song Kikiki ati Jameson Scotch Whiskey hahaha Zambian politics

  3. Economic Advisor   May 30, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Ici cipuuba mweee wanya am heading to Ndola ukunya nokunya

  4. Bbinsimatako   May 30, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    apa zoona pilato alasa zoona zoona

  5. JJF   May 30, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Ba tumfweko, why moderating comments. Let people speak. Be like online médias like w/dog.

  6. john   May 30, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Ba pilato certain things muleibwelamofye, abanenu they sing abt constructive things and win awrds imwe bushilu bweka bweka fye, some tyms just for once try to sing something that will make your music tic like abena macky 2,chef 187 and other well doing artists not wabaila ati lelo ndeya muukupontela kateka mukafilwa nokulondolala mind u his dealing with a learnad lawer. John JK CC.

  7. john jk cc   May 30, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Ati Jameson kwati aliemona, kwena fwaka imo awe sure.

  8. LUNGISAN   May 30, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    there are better ways of dealing with pple who have power,whether you are telling the truth or not You lack wisdom my brother.its true we pf to eliminate mmd out of power yet Lungu is bringing them back into power,however exposing someone like that is not a solution.

  9. weli   May 30, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    i like it my bro go ahead & tel de nation

  10. shocks   May 30, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Leave Pilato alone, he exercising his freedom of speech.

  11. tutu   May 30, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    bafikala bamusango uyu ebambisha nefipankase muchalo,kachikala iwe tekanya sana tatulefwaya inkondo muchalo chesu,guys pa kitwe kapononeni kachikala ako mukalishe nobwamba

    • mwansa   May 30, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      You are really undemocratic! Have things degenerated to this level in Zambia?

  12. FuManchu   May 30, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Nice one Pilato in social commentary it’s not that all about pleasing every body all the time! Think of the likes of great names Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Sista D, Oliver Mutukudzi who delivered commentaries without being cowed!

  13. mudidi   May 30, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    One pilato tiye nabo….

  14. PANTUFYE   May 30, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Umwaiche ekalisha elyo anyaaa

    Amafi ngayanunka kumukoshi,ninshi imfwa ili mupepi

  15. arizona   May 30, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    pilato you are a man. keep it up.

  16. observer   May 30, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    pilato is a well known upnd syphasizer therefore is got no rights to malign the pf president who is also the head of state.why should he choose to play to the gallary?when they deal with him some chaps will say freedom of speech, what freedom of speech?insulting the head of state is freedom of speech.

  17. kayula   May 30, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    when PF complets all projects and we have new zambia pilato will be saying I sung against all these roads,hospitals and univrrsities as PF suporters will be saying this is what we wanted

  18. Nshitobela Bupuba   May 30, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    I am PF Supporter but of all the people in this country why DORA & RB does it mean these people are the only genius politicians we have in this country?

    Pilato boyi batulaule ba PF tatutobela bupuba ifwe,Nangula bakushetele pushi tulaula boyi Ifyabupuba atishani????

    BRAVO PILATO>>>>>> we want more of such songs come 2016……….

    • denkete   May 30, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      of all the pipo, why sepp blater? politics is a game of numbers and one must know which side has enough butter and jam.

  19. Mambilima   May 30, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    I hope he got a licence from Nashil Pichen cos he will be sued. Theft of intellectual property

    • mule   May 30, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      nothing like getting a licence. That being creative. Tiye nayo

  20. Chock   May 30, 2015 at 4:29 pm


  21. Czar   May 30, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    He looks ancient and gets ancient tunes to put across his self proclaimed wisdom. No creativity, just controversy.

  22. ba muntu   May 30, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Ba Pilato! Mwachepasana u cnt fight the govt RB helped lungu in finances to compaign he can’t let him down,scratch my back I scratch yos 2.very soon yo useless party upnd will b pleading with govt to release u but to knw avail.wait and c weshilu we!

  23. major chileshe   May 30, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Chi pilato ulesamba chikala,ifiko fulu fulu,ifi mishishi fulu fulu,watchi mor amaso

  24. xeyesphobia   May 30, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Whatsapp me the song please family 0974916844 I will send you k 20 talk time

  25. http://www.zambianmusicjournal.com/song/alungu-anabwera-pilato   May 30, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    It is the truth, nothing like critics being happy

  26. New Educated Zambia©   May 30, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    kiki a very accurate description of the clueless visionless so called head of state. presidency in zambia is very cheap.

    • major chileshe   May 31, 2015 at 6:38 am

      Iwe kembo am not a cadre,am jus sum1 who hates people who lyk disrespectin the head of state.am a patriot and I will defend the government of tha day

    • major chileshe   May 31, 2015 at 6:39 am

      Iwe kembo am not a cadre,am jus sumone who hates people who lyk disrespectin the head of state.am a patriot and I will defend the government of tha day

  27. vubwi 1   May 30, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Its zambia the real africa.

  28. kakolwe   May 30, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    YEEAAAAH!!! Plato sings: “A Lungu anabwela! Just as the King of vibes Dandy Crazy sings: “Satana TAKATEKEPO icalo” Now these two boys are so politically aligned that their biased comments sing ti high heaven! The best out of this is that we are slowly coming to a two-party nation just as the best US

    • kakolwe   May 31, 2015 at 8:08 am

      Why? You sound like saying “I’d want to be part of that intellectual quiz, but I should only compete with grade sevens from rural schools!” About artists & their songs, I’d advise all parties not to fret, they say “Who pays the piper calls the tune!” Ifi fimavuvuzelafye. They are defeated in actuality.

  29. Kwati like so   May 30, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Yeah @ kakolwe

  30. AMDALA   May 31, 2015 at 12:03 am

    There is no creativity here! this is controversy. where is Zambia the Christian Nation going please? we do not need any anarchy in our beloved Zambia. who ever is sponsoring pilato please should advise him before releasing songs. i know some people are desperate for power but God’s time is the best.
    If he sees that the head of state is not doing well it is better to use the correct way of communicating to him unlike disrespecting him like this. Freedom of speech is good and at the same time is bad.


  31. MCCM   May 31, 2015 at 12:49 am

    on a serious note @danido this guy pilato is not a normal person.How can people pay attention to what a mad person is saying.upnd intellectuals seem to be fools

  32. daily drinking officer   May 31, 2015 at 1:58 am

    But Pilato alasa akakena Panga Family sympathisers are up in arms Lmfao.

  33. kanono   May 31, 2015 at 3:41 am

    Cogrates Pilato,visionless PF,we voted the out why bringing them back?

  34. kabaso   May 31, 2015 at 7:42 am

    pilato is right. Bushe there are still some people out there who doughting ukuti Lungu Libolo. Lungu libolo, lets call spade a spade. I am PF support but Lungu wena Libolo, The Country is in reverse gear right now.

  35. kabaso   May 31, 2015 at 7:44 am

    pilato is right. Bushe there are still some people out there who are doubting ukuti Lungu Libolo. Lungu libolo, lets call a spade a spade. I am a PF supporter but Lungu wena Libolo, The Country is in reverse gear right now.

  36. cc   May 31, 2015 at 7:47 am

    pf is full of fools never mind them PILATO walasa

  37. kanchine   May 31, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Pilato is just a common local musician so even if he sings 100 of these songs that will not make hh win elections thats y Kapita who as more knowledge than this local musician had to leave upnd.

  38. kanchine   May 31, 2015 at 8:15 am

    U know guys pf is the party for politicians unlike upnd, look at this, mmd is been shared by two parties pf and upnd but when u look at the people who joined upnd and those who joined pf, u will find that those in upnd are worse than those in pf, e.g can u compare Dora siliya to William banda or Rb to Vj?

  39. kanchine   May 31, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Fools win and wise loose whats the logic there?

  40. I- Analyse   May 31, 2015 at 8:42 am

    What’s the point of voting if we keep having the same people in Government???

  41. MERCY   May 31, 2015 at 8:45 am

    He wants HH to recognise him once in power by givig him a house.

  42. Boxer   May 31, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Nice song and to the point

  43. empire   May 31, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    pilato you never cease to amaze me.good to know we have a ka laki in you.nice piece of work…analytic too!

  44. Bryn Kamoba Mwaanza   May 31, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Busy busy sure knockng on the doors of Chimbokaila. Talentttttt? deal wth him PF let him change like General Kanene azapapata manje manje thoz who are wth him soon they will leave u. Atleast Petersen his Appearance and his Music makes sense some of PF will agree wth me elo alikwata na timing not n hw he is really mad he derseves ka prison first this is insulting the pipo who voted for ECL this PF party oz startd by Sata alone but coz of dfections frm the so calld upnd mmd that’s the PF we are seeing now RB D siliya let’s welcome them it dnst meean that Ooooo mmd members had nothng to lender the nation no that’s y we hv them PF BOMA VIVA PF. 2016

  45. kabbwe   May 31, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Denkete you are right ba Pilato basamwa nabalebantunka bakashala cacine kolwe ashilabengwa enda nafyonona.

  46. chisakuta mapalo   May 31, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    i was listening to the song and there is nothing malicious in the song that PF and its supporter can get offense.

    Congratulations to Pilato.

  47. Mapolo   May 31, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Tiye nayo boi lungu is battery low.Samveka.

  48. bwalya   June 1, 2015 at 12:18 am

    yes?chili shani mwebantu

  49. Umuntu kusambilila   June 1, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Boma ni Boma!Ala…..

  50. Umuntu kusambilila   June 1, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Boma ni Boma!Alee…