Friday 14 June 2019

Lion King - Be Prepared (lyrics)

I never thought hyenas essential
They're crude and unspeakably plain
But maybe they've a glimmer of potential
If allied to my vision and brain

I know that your powers of retention
Are as wet as a warthog's backside
But–thick as you are–pay attention!
My words are a matter of pride

It's clear from your vacant expressions
The lights are not all on upstairs
But we're talking kings and successions
Even you can't be caught unawares!

So prepare for a chance of a lifetime
Be prepared for sensational news
A shining new era
Is tiptoeing nearer

And where do we feature?

Just listen to teacher

I know it sounds sordid
But you'll be rewarded
When at last I am given my dues
And injustice deliciously squared
Be prepared!

Yeah, be prepared! Haha! We'll be prepared! For what?

For the death of the king!

Why? Is he sick?

No, fool, we're going to kill him. And Simba too!

Great idea! Who needs a king?

No king, no king, la la la la la la!

Idiots! There will be a king!

Hey, but you said, uh...

I will be king! Stick with me, and you'll never go hungry again!

Yeah! Alright! Long live the king!
Long live the king!
Long live the king!

It's great that we'll soon be connected
With a king who'll be all-time adored

Of course, quid pro quo, you're expected
To take certain duties on board
The future is littered with prizes
And though I'm the main addressee
The point that I must emphasize is
You won't get a sniff without me!

So prepare for the coup of the century (Oooh!)
Be prepared for the murkiest scam (Oooh... La! La! La!)
Meticulous planning (We'll have food!)
Tenacity spanning (Lots of food)
Decades of denial (We repeat)
Is simply why I'll (Endless meat)
Be king undisputed (Aaah...)
Respected, saluted (...aaah...)
And seen for the wonder I am (...aaah!)
Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared (Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo)
Be prepared!
Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!

Monday 18 February 2019

Wiki Loves Africa in Zambia

Wikipedia Celebrates People at Play!
in the Wiki Loves Africa competition

Lusaka, Zambia 1 February, 2018 – The Wiki Loves Africa photographic and media competition is
back for its fifth year. This year, Chabota Kanguya, Chalo Chatu, Manic Creatives, The Wikipedia
Community in Zambia and global organisers Wiki In Africa are pleased to announce that Wiki Loves
Africa celebrates PLAY! as the central theme for the annual visual celebration of Africa’s
cultural diversity on Wikipedia.

The competition runs from the 1st February - 1st March 2019 and entries are welcome from
anywhere on the continent and beyond. The theme Play! encourages the submission of visual
representations depicting scenes from across the African continent of joyful and serious games,
sport, and recreation in the form of board or mental games, physical fun or contests, playful
interactions, theatrical and musical performances, etc. It is intentionally broad and open to
interpretation to fully encompass the wide range of voluntary, culturally-defined activities
in the pursuit or recreational pleasure and enjoyment across the multiple countries and
peoples on the African continent. Quality images and media that cover people, objects,
animals and environments in the act of play or dedicated to play on the African continent will
be accepted. In addition, there are two specific prize categories that call for images or media
depicting Women in Sport and Culturally specific or traditional formal forms of play,
recreation or events.

Every year, Wiki Loves Africa challenges the relentless negative depiction of “Africa”,
by encouraging Africa’s amateur and professional creatives and cultural practitioners to celebrate
this continent by submitting photographs and media to the world’s largest and most widely
accessed knowledge resource, Wikipedia. Over the last four years, the Wiki Loves Africa
contest has encouraged the donation of over 40,000 photographs from 5,000 contributors to
Wikimedia Commons for potential use in Wikipedia articles and other Wikimedia projects.
Images submitted through Wiki Loves Africa are viewed over 13 million times on Wikipedia, every
single month.

While the photographs or media should visually depict something that has happened on the
continent of Africa, anyone can contribute relevant photos from anywhere on the globe. A
series of fun, participatory events are planned by local volunteer teams across Africa. Events
vary from introductory workshops and photographic excursions to upload sessions. They are
aimed at encouraging an ongoing pride in local heritage and cultural practice, as well as to
foster a culture of contribution to the internet to shake up the single story of Africa.

In Zambia, 3 events are happening in Lusaka during the course of the competition. Planned events include introdcution to the Wikimedia foundation, Wikimedia commons a wikipedia edit-a-thon and also introduction to the Chi-Chewa wikipedia

Currently there are 14 local teams taking part in this focused way. The hosts of these
interventions range from established communities in Algeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana,
Nigeria, Mali, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Uganda to brand new country teams in Benin, Botswana,
Guinea, Senegal and Zambia.

Wiki Loves Africa is activated by the Wikimedia community that created Wikipedia in
support of WikiAfrica movement. The competition was conceptualised and is managed by
Florence Devouard and Isla Haddow-Flood of Wiki In Africa as a fun and engaging way to
rebalance the lack of visual representations and relevant content that exists about Africa on
Wikipedia. The competition is supported by Its activities are funded by the
Wikimedia Foundation and supported in-kind by a host of local partners in individual countries.
The images donated are available for use on the internet and beyond, under the Creative
Commons license CC BY SA 4.0.

How do people enter? What else can be won? What events are happening where?
These can be found on the website – – or on the
Facebook page.


Key Links:
- Competition page:

- Facebook:  

- Twitter:   

Theme page for inspiration:

Local Events:  

Media release by Wiki In Africa
For Zambia media queries contact:
          Isaac Kanguya
                Cell: 0976409603
For international media queries contact:
English: Isla Haddow-Flood
Cell: +27 76 077 3135
Email: isla @

French: Florence Devouard
Cell: +33 645 60 62 77
Email: fdevouard @



To see what’s going locally and to contact the teams, please click here.

  • To be announced

1. Take some photos ...
This is the fun part! You can enter media (photos, video clips or audio files)
that shows people working, making things, and doing their jobs across Africa.
Think rare and unusual perspectives of both ordinary and extraordinary jobs.

2. Select the best!
Your media could go onto Wikipedia to illustrate an article. Choose photos
and media where the subject matter is clear and in focus.

3. Register on Commons
You have to be registered on Wikimedia Commons to enter the competition.
Make sure your email is enabled so that we can contact you if you win!

4. Enter your photos!
Use the Upload Wizard to enter your photographs. Scan the QR code
below to go directly to the upload page. Remember to describe the photo and
add relevant categories to the image.

5. What now ?
Now you are registered on Wikipedia, the fun doesn’t stop here!!
There are many things you can still do:
  1. Take more amazing photos and enter them!

  2. Add your photos to the relevant article on the Wikipedia in your language.

  3. If an article doesn’t exist, then you might want to consider writing an article about that subject.

  • Media can only self-uploaded or uploaded during a registered mass
    upload session by the person who took that image.

  • Media can only be entered from the 00h01 on the 1st February until 24h00 on
    the 1st March 2019. The media can have been created at any time; e.g. historic photographs
can be entered as long as you own the copyright.

  • All entries will have to have the following licence: Creative Commons
    Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 (CC-BY-SA 4.0).

  • All eligible pictures must be categorised under Wiki Loves Africa 2019.
    This is assigned during the upload process.

  • Any entries with watermarks or signatures embedded on the image or
    file will be disqualified.

  • Participants must register on Wikimedia Commons and have
    e-mail enabled to be eligible for prizes.


About Chalo Chatu
Chalo Chatu is an online English-language wiki-based free encyclopaedia dedicated to documenting the entire Zambia only and also try to preserve the history and pride of Zambia covering historical events and current events, notable public figures, companies, organizations, websites, national monuments and other notable key features of Zambia. It was founded by Jason Mulikita in 2016.

About Manic Creatives
Founded in 2015 Manic Creatives is a digital marketing agency helping brands 
flourish online was incorporated in 2015 as a Limited Company under the laws of Zambia.

About Wiki In Africa
Wiki In Africa is a non-profit organisation that is based in South Africa. It is the
financial and legal structure that operates global initiatives in support of the
WikiAfrica movement. The organisation is currently lead by Iolanda Pensa,
Florence Devouard and Isla Haddow-Flood.

About WikiAfrica
WikiAfrica is an international movement that takes place on the African
continent and beyond. It encourages individuals, interested groups
and organisations to create, expand and enhance online content about Africa.
This involves motivating for the representation of the continent’s
contemporary realities and history, its peoples and its innovations on the
world’s most used encyclopaedia, Wikipedia. WikiAfrica is not owned by one
organisation and it belongs to all people and organisations contributing to its scope.

In its various guises and hosted at several institutions (including Lettera27,
Africa Centre,, Short Story Day Africa, Wikimedia CH and Wiki In Africa),
the WikiAfrica movement has consistently instigated and led multi-faceted
innovative projects. These projects have activated communities and driven
content onto Wikipedia. Examples include Share Your Knowledge, #OpenAfrica training
Courses and Toolkits, Kumusha Bus (in Ethiopia and Ghana), WikiEntrepreneur
(in Ethiopia and Malawi), Kumusha Takes Wiki (Cote d’Ivoire and Uganda), Wikipedia
Primary (funded by SUPSI), Wikipack Africa, WikiAfrica Schools, WikiFundi, WikiChallenge,
Wiki Loves Women and Wiki Loves Africa.

About Foundation was created in 1998 on the invitation of
Swiss Confederation to facilitate, identify and promote new learning
culture within digital environments. In 2006 it changed its status from
association to foundation, as an independent body within civil society.
Based in the university campus of Battelle (Geneva, Switzerland), it is
serving public interest in multilateral projects and private-public partnership.
60-80 contributors each year, including experts, social entrepreneurs and
volunteers, are contributing to mission of promoting responsible
behaviours in digital environment. has been successfully audited
for its activities (2013 - 2015), at European level, both as coordinator and
partner on two separate EU projects.

About the Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is the nonprofit charitable organisation
that is dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of
free, multilingual, educational content, and to providing the full
content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation
operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including
Wikipedia, a top-ten internet property.