Pilato in trouble as “Bashi Tasila” goes viral


Popular artiste Pilato looks set for another showdown with the ‘powers that be’ with his latest politically charged song “Bashi Tasila” going viral on social media. The song takes shots at Republican President Edgar Lungu, whom he refers to as Bashi Tasila (Tasila’s father).

However, the Copperbelt-based musician appears to suggest that the song, among others, has been released without his authorisation.


A few months ago, Pilato made headlines and angered the Lungu regime with another satirical piece “Alungu anabwela” which went viral and inspired several replies from artistes aligned to the ruling party. The song landed him a night in jail and a “conduct likely to cause a breach of peace” charge, but was later set free due to lack of evidence.


In the new song, Pilato, real name Chama Fumba, sings about how late president Michael Sata advised against drinking Jameson Whiskey and “Tujilijili” as that would cause dozing in public.



Pilato sings that Bamudala (Sata) also advised against receiving brown envelopes (corruption), but once Bashi Tasila (Lungu) became president, he forgot about all these things in preference for travelling around the world and drinking while the country is suffering.

Meanwhile, the 31-year-old has revealed that unknown people broke into his studio over the weekend and leaked his songs which he had been preparing to release as an album.


“Well someone got to the studio unauthorised and got a number of my songs and leaked them…. these are songs specifically for the album I have toiled for and invested in. my team remains resolved to releasing the album this month end with new songs so we can’t be destructed anymore. LOOK OUT for FORSAKEN PROPHECY,” he tweeted on Saturday.



  1. What happened to Exodus 20:12 Zambians? Is this what we have now chosen to teaching the young ones? Umuchinshi usuma. 2016 is around the corner,we can speak through the ballot.

  2. dats freedom of expression mwebantu unless he insulted any government official in dat song its like we are living in dictatorship kind of ruling…Pilato is more like a mouthpecie of the speechless..

  3. When you criticize you need to offer solution too. This just shows how disrespectful you are to the elders. May be one day you will grow up and start thinking