Meet Brian Chisengele (above), our guest on the most recent edition of The Chanters Lodge Experience with the Milli Jam Ingredient featuring George da Soulchild. That’s our regular Sunday night radio show airing between 20.30 and 21.30 hrs on Zambezi 107.7 fm, Livingstone’s leading local radio station. The show streams live on the internet too and you can tune in on either the Zambezi fm or Chanters Lodge websites!
Brian is better known to the local community as ‘DJ Slique’ – presenting a regular show on Zambezi fm between 22.00 hrs and 02.00 hrs five nights a week, wowing audiences with his great selection of R&B and slow tracks and at the same time helping listeners with advice on their relationship problems, where appropriate. The show is called ‘Lovers Lane’ so Milli Jam straight away wanted to know if Brian considered himself ‘a great lover’. “Of course!” was the expected and immediate answer! Brian told listeners that he’d been brought up in Livingstone, that he’s Tonga by tribe, and that he completed his Grade 12 education at Linda Secondary School in Livingstone. He’d been a DJ/Presenter with Zambezi fm for the past 3 years. In between times he’d worked at Rhapsody’s Restaurant in Livingstone before it closed. “I can make cocktails!” He told listeners with a smile!
The music on the show was top drawer as usual. David Guetta and Nicki Minaj rocked the house at the beginning of the show with ‘Turn Me On’ and Milli Jam coupled that with ‘Jealousy’, Will Young’s latest UK smash. Milli Jam dropped the local tracks on this show spinning Kay with ‘We’re Going Down’ and Afunika with ‘Easy Going’. He followed this with Chris Brown’s ‘She Ain’t You’ and Jo-Jo’s soulful ‘Too Little Too Late’. Our oldie of the week was Michael Bolton’s ‘Soul Provider’ and we offered our usual dinner for two at Chanters Lodge to the first person to text us naming the artist on this track – we had a great response with lots of people guessing wrong! We had a winner though, by the name of Claire. ‘Mirror’ from Lil Wayne and Bruno Mars is a favourite track of mine at the moment and it featured together with One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ towards the end of the hour long show.
We gave listeners news from Lodgeblog as well as from the international charts. Brian told listeners that while he was not married he had a daughter Rebecca aged 3 – about to turn 4 in a few days time. He loves her a lot! His favourite music is R&B (no surprise there, given his show) and his favourite artist Trey Songz. His top international radio station – Metro FM out of South Africa. He’d got his name DJ Slique after he’d seen The Lick show on MTV and had adapted the name and the spelling to suit his own, seemingly, lively but gentle personality. He had much enjoyed Zambezi FM’s 5th birthday celebrations at Armadillo and Livingstone Golf Club during the past weekend and we much enjoyed having him guest on our show.
Brian’s ambition? To be his own boss of his own radio station! Good luck!