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Zambian Hip-Hop Artist Flees Amid Threats Over Song

Zambian hip-hop artist Fumba Chama won’t say where he is, or whom he is referring to in a song that caused him to run for his life.   But when the artist, who goes by the stage name Pilato, spoke to VOA this week, after fleeing condemnation and death threats from supporters of the ruling party, it’s clear why the dance track has upset some of Zambia’s ruling class.   “A rat has entered into the house and is stealing,” he raps in the Bemba language over a drum-heavy track filled...

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