Zambia national anthem song

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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Zambia.
Who wrote the Zambian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Zambia officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem’s mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.


The National anthem of Zambia is “Lumbanyeni Zambia” which means in English “Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free”.

Zambia’s anthem lyrics were written by multiple and the music was written by Enoch Mankayi SONTONGA.
Adopted 1964; The Melody, From The Popular Song “God Bless Africa,” Is The Same As That Of Tanzania But With Different Lyrics; The Melody Is Also Incorporated Into South Africa’s Anthem.
Zambian anthem lyrics (Official English)
First Verse
Stand and sing for Zambia, proud and free,
Land of work and joy in unity,
Victors in the struggle for the right,
We have won freedom’s fight.
All one, strong and free.
Second Verse
Africa is our own motherland,
Fashion’d with and blessed by God’s good hand,
Let us all her people join as one,
Brothers under the sun.
All one, strong and free.
Third Verse
One land and one nation is our cry,
Dignity and peace ‘neath Zambia’s sky,
Like our noble eagle in its flight,
Zambia, praise to thee.
All one, strong and free.
Praise be to God,
Praise be, praise be, praise be,
Bless our great nation,
Zambia, Zambia, Zambia.
Free men we stand
Under the flag of our land.
Zambia, praise to thee!
All one, strong and free.
Note: Chorus sung after third verse Only.
You can find more information about Zambian anthem on Wikipedia – See link.
Zambian national symbol: African fish eagle.
Conventional short form country name: Zambia.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Zambia.
Former name of Zambia: Northern Rhodesia.
Zambia Government Type: republic.
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people’s elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation.ֲ

Listen to Zambia national anthem on Youtube