He was one of the true patriots of Zambia. His music promoted our culture and was enjoyed by all. We reproduce an article which was written by Lusaka times on March 1, 2014 as we remember him.


Sakala Brothers split after 25 years of working together
March 1, 2014 (Lusaka times)

ZAMBIA’S most celebrated, admired and ambassadors of the nation’s cultural heritage, the Sakala Brothers have split after 25 years of working together.

Levy Sakala, member of the group confirmed to Times Entertainment that he will no longer be part of the Sakala Brothers.

He however, thanked Moses for the support he rendered to him during ‘trying moments.’

“I went through a near death experience in August last year and as such I have decided to dedicate my life to God who saw me through,” he said.

Levy dropped the bombshell after missing this year’s N’cwala ceremony concert at Wild Life conservation in Chipata last week.

The Zamtel sponsored bash has become synonymous with Ngoni’s and visitors to Chipata as it is held to celebrate the Nc’wala ceremony with a contemporary touch.

During the show, Moses was spotted a loner without his ‘half’.
He tried to charm the audience with the dancers while constantly reminding the audience that Levey Sakala was not well and could not be part of the celebrations.

When contacted for a comment why he had missed the show just like the previous one during the Road Safety Week awareness launch in Lusaka recently, Levy said he has now started singing gospel music with the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) choir.

The choir has since released an album which they intend to market soon.

“The Sakala Brothers has been there for a long time and I wish them success but I have decided to choose God over them,” he added.

The Sakala Brother’s have been hailed as the most disciplined and celebrated traditional artists in Zambia and represented the country well around the world.

Efforts to get Moses failed as he was not reachable on his mobile.

They have recorded hits such as Kumawa, Sandra, Ndina Babaika, Tolilo Vovo, Puteni Chimwela and recently released the smash hit album Born in Matero which scooped the Best Recorded album at this year’s Zambia Music Awards sponsored by Mosi Lager brand.


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