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Celebrating Our Music - Is my DAILY/weekly Livestream/SHOW where I play/TALK ABOUT #ZambianMusic exclusively. Get my reactions to some of the best ZAMBIAN music made by Zambian artists. Made to encourage us all to listen to more Zambian music.

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5 Ways to make Money from home right now

Considering that a lot of us are home right now and might not have jobs to get back to after lockdown ends due to COVID-19. As many companies or small business are most likely to lay off people. We thought we could share a list of online-based jobs you can do from the comfort of your home. 

1. Use your social media networks - this can be Twitter, Instagram or Youtube. If you have great visual content, a large following and high engagement companies will be interested in approaching you and you can cash in on that.
2. Sign up for Inboxponds - You take surveys and earn money.

3.  Sign up for Usertesting - Test products and get paid for it.
4. Design your own merch with Redbubble - If you can design logs or draw, then this is for you. With your unique design, you can start to sell your customised products. 
5. You can become an amazon affiliate  - Get a percentage of sales from the worlds largest market place. 
6. (Bonus tip) - Shope for a wide range of products via TopCashBack and earn money …

Zambia squander lead to lose to Namibia in CHAN qualifier

Zambia squandered a first-half lead to lose in their 2016 CHAN qualifier away in Namibia.
Namibia fought back from 1-0 halftime lead to beat Zambia 2-1 in a CHAN first round,m first leg qualifier in Windhoek.
Zesco striker Winston Kalengo put Zambia ahead in the 15th minute.
However, Namibia hit back after the breakthrough Willie Stafanus in the 54th minute and Benjamin Nenkavu in the 63rd minute.
The win was Namibia’s second successive victory over Zambia after beating them on post-match penalties in the 2015 Cosafa Cup quarterfinals in South Africa on May 24.
Zambia must now beat Namibia 1-0 at home on July 4 to advance on away goals rule to the final qualifying round.
The winner over both legs will face the victor of Mozambique versus Seychelles first-round tie.
Mozambique are favourites to advance to October’s final qualifying round after thumping Seychelles 5-1 on Saturday in Maputo.
Zambia have failed to qualify for the last two CHAN finals since finishing third at the 2009 tournament i…

African Football - Road to Russia 2018.

Over the past couple of days, if you are like me you were enjoying African football via the Confederation of African Football Second leg qualifying matches. 
The matches were played by teams that hope to get a chance to represent their respective countries and Africa as a whole at the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia™. Below are the results: -
Malawi 1-0 Tanzania (1-2 on aggregate) Ethiopia 3-0 Sao Tome and Principe (3-1 on aggregate) Kenya 0-0 Mauritius (5-2 on aggregate) Madagascar 2-2 Central African Republic Burundi 2-0 Seychelles (3-0 on aggregate) Namibia 2-1 Gambia (3-2 on aggregate) Sierra Leone 2-1 Chad (2-2 on aggregate, Chad advance on away goal rule) Niger 4-0 Somalia (6-0 on aggregate) Guinea-Bissau 1-3 Liberia (2-4 on aggregate) Lesotho 1-1 Comoros (1-1 on aggregate, Comoros advance on away goal rule) Mauritania 4-0 South Sudan (5-1 on aggregate) Botswana 3-1 Eritrea (5-1 on aggregate) Postponed: Swaziland – Djibouti
Second round draw Niger v Cameroon Mauritania v Tunisia Namibia …

Zambia Football Association has a new boss

Andrew Kamanga has been elected as president of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) replacing Kalusha Bwalya after polling 163 out of 324 votes cast.
The announcement by Chairman of the Electoral Commission Sikwana Lukangaba was met with jubilation at Moba Hotel, as Kamanga prepares to be at the helm of Zambia's football governing body for four years.
Kalusha, was seen as the frontrunner, but Andrew Kamanga had an impressive momentum in the lead up to the election. Henschel Chitembeya, a former executive committee member, was always seen as an outsider.
Kalusha polled 156 while Henschel Chitembeya received a single vote. Four votes were declared invalid.
And Richard Kazala has been elected as vice president after polling 117 votes beating his closest rival Pivoty Simwanza who polled 107 votes. Mofya Chisala received 58 votes while Cephas Kampamba Katongo had 28 votes. Boniface Mwamelo polled 8 votes. There were 5 spoiled ballots.
Lee Kawanu h…

AFCON expanded and CAF club cup dates changed

CAF has expanded the AFCON from 16 to 24 teams and switched tournament dates to mid-year.

And CAF has also changed the calendar dates for its continental club competitions.
The bi-annual tournament has been contested for by 16 teams since 1996.
CAF made the decision during its 1st CAF African Football Symposium held from July 18 -19 in Morocco to add eight more teams.
The tournament will now also be held during the European offseason June and July.
This is in order to avoid the club versus country rows that have existed when the tournament was held in the middle of the European season in January.
Meanwhile, CAF also confirmed that CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup dates will adopt the European format and run from August to May.
However, CAF has not stated when this will come into effect.
The decision means Zambian representatives face challenging times ahead and will have no break over two seasons as the FAZ Super Division runs over a calendar year.

African airlines lose $4.4 billion in revenue following the spread of coronavirus on the continent

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Multiple flights have been cancelled or temporarily suspended across Africa as airlines struggle to cope with falling demand following the spread of coronavirus.
Rwanda Air and Air Mauritius are among airlines that have suspended flights to China. Morocco has suspended all international flightsto and from its territory "until further notice" and Kenya Airways also suspended flights to countries affected by the virus.
According to a report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as of March 11, African airlines have recorded a loss of up to $4.4 billion in revenue since the virus surfaced.

Adefunke Adeyemi, IATA's Regional Director for Advocacy and Strategic relations in Africa says passenger demand for Africa has reduced significantly. International bookings in Africa went down by 20% in March and April, while domestic bookings have fallen by about 15% in March and 25% in April, according to data from IATA.

"Not as many passengers ar…

Is there a mealie-meal shortage in Zambia?

A critical shortage of mealie-meal has been reported in some parts of Ndola, Luanshya and Chingola towns. This is is according to a story published on The Mast Online.  The Copperbelt biggest supplier of mealie-meal is Antelope Milling, which is based in Luanshya. And Antelope Milling senior director Jimmy Kaldis explained that the biggest challenge was load-shedding which has affected their production. “Everywhere there are queues and I am the cheapest in the market. I am selling at K135 to K137 per 25kg bag of breakfast. I want to supplement government efforts. Other millers are getting maize from FRA but they are not selling at the government recommended prices. But I am faced with a challenge of load-shedding of 6 hours. I know the crisis in the country of deficit of power due to climate change and I sympathise with the government. So please I am appealing to you for the sake of these people that are queuing up all over places, please, to reduce on load-shedding so that l can produce…

Mulling Over Art: Tayali goes for K27,000 at auction

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AFTER an animated bidding war between Chilambwe Lwao and Justine Chola, two well-known Zambian art collectors, a painting by Lusaka-based artist Geoffrey Phiri sold to the highest bidder, Chola for a handsome K18,000 (eighteen thousand kwacha). But taking the top spot in the art auction at Tace Zambia Ltd (The Auction Centre) on Kafue Road in Lusaka on Saturday, February 29, was an abstract painting by Zambian modern master Henry Tayali (1943-1987) that went under the hammer for an arguably acceptable K27,000. This painting also went to Chola. Tayali is not only considered the most famous Zambian artist outside Zambia, the Henry Tayali Visual Art Centre and the Henry Tayali Award for Best Two-Dimensional Visual Artist presented during the National Arts Council of Zambia’s Ngoma Awards are named after him. Advertised and presented as “Artworks and Sculptures Auction Sale duly instructed by Bank of Zambia – Liquidation Auction Sale on behalf …

Zambian Kwacha exchange rates 10.03.2020

Zambian Kwacha Reaches Parity With Rand After Steep Drop: Chart

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For close to three decades, Zambia’s currency would buy you more U.S. dollars than South Africa’s rand. The kwacha’s steep decline in the past five years has changed that: it’s been trading on par with the rand since the end of last year. That’s driving up costs in a country that buys almost a third of its imports from South Africa, which, in turn, pays dollars for most of the goods it purchases abroad. - Bloomberg

DEC gets hands on Bugatti?

A statement circulating on social media indicates that the DEC has seized the popular advertising prop of the week. Read the following press statement:- 

Bugatti hot business advertising prop in Zambia

In the past week, there has been a lot of social media hype about the Bugatti that landed at KIAA. 

The Zambian business community did not want to be left out. You can check out the following flayers. Let us know in the comments the advert you prefer, and why?

100+ Zambian Youtubers to Watch 2020

A thread off Twitter
Ok so I have heard some people say “every Zambian is now having a YouTube channel” okay but what’s wrong with it? We are the same people that are wanting zambia to put on the map, so why are we complaining? — 🌈Lil Shawty✨ (@mwakapixel) March 11, 2019
SUBSCRIBE and Show Support to these Zambian YOUTUBERS (We will update this list as we find more channels)

What is Top Zed Brands About?

For a while now, most of our readers across Zambia and the globe, have asked these questions. So, with this short blog post, I hope I can remove the cobwebs and set you on the path to everlasting knowledge and light. Hopefully, you grasp what this project is about.

Top Zed Brands was born on social media via a weekly chat on Twitter known as 'Insaka Chat'. Where a wide range of social issues relating to Zambia is discussed. That was in 2013. Today we have a modest following on our twitter (@TopZedBrands) account. Check out our twitter handle and interact with us. We are keen to know your views re quality Zambian products and services.

We have been around for four years now. By now we hope you know or at least have an idea who we are. If not please take a few minutes to have a look at our 1,2,3...
1. #TopZedBrands Background
Explains to you, where we came from, what and who we are. Where we hope to go.
2. In simple terms, we want to promote quality Zambian brands (for free).
Tells yo…