ZAMBIAN singer Mampi was on Saturday awarded the Mwape Peer award for her “outstanding music talent”.
The Mwape Peer Awards, organised by James Mwape, a Zambian resident in the US, are held every year to honour individuals in Africa and the diaspora who have played pivotal roles in their communities.
The singer, real name Mirriam Mukape, was one of the recipients of the entertainment awards.
Receiving the award in New York, the versatile performer said she was humbled that her hard work has been recognised.
“And that’s how I got my 12th award, which is the Entertainment award in recognition for outstanding music talent in Zambia and around the world…. Wow all I can say is my fans did this, thank you so much for growing with me. We’re still counting and I am greatly humbled,” said Mampi.
The other Zambian artiste who was recognised at the 2017 Mwape Peer Awards was OC (real name O’Brien Siame).
Mampi and B-Flow also performed for the crowd that gathered to celebrate African excellence in various fields.