Maiko Zulu is a Zambian musician, human rights activist and a recognized International labour organisation child ambassador to Zambia. His work both in the music industry and human rights arena is well known both locally and internationally. Maiko was born in Livingstone which is a tourist capital city of Zambia. He grew up on his family-owned farm. Maiko moved to Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia at the age of six. It was while in Lusaka that maiko began his singing career. He entered the music industry with a stage name called St. Michael, a name he later changed.