George ‘Kaufela’ co-presenter of our weekly Sunday night radio show The Chanters Lodge Experience with the Milli Jam Ingredient featuring Kaufela recently conducted an on line interview with one of Zambia’s most talented yet underrated radio presenters, Nawa Kabika aka LBC (above), QFM’s “Power Breakfast show” host. Nawa is also a businessman, freelance mobile disc-jockey and one third of Zambia’s first ever and most promising house music trio ‘Avocado’. Here’s the conversation!
Who is LBC?
I am a rare breed.
Why the Name LBC?
It was a stage name bestowed upon me by my brother K-Smash because I am literally the last born in a family of four
How would you define yourself in one word?
Tell us about your background and education?
I am the only male in a family of four, I went to Libala Secondary School after which I started work, then I pursued a post graduate course in Marketing (CIM) from the London School Of Marketing
What was your first job and how much did you make?
I worked at radio Phoenix, hosting late nights on weekends in 2002, I was taking home K500,000 per month in old money!
How did you get into radio?
After high school, I joined the Radio 4 Fun Club were I learned the basics of broadcasting, this is where I met colleagues such as Kaliwa, Big Al, Dj Dazzle, Flex, Ojay, Lina Zulu and a few others
What was the first show you hosted/co-hosted and on which station?
I co-hosted “Calling Our Members” a Radio 4 Fun Club show and at Phoenix I co-hosted K-smash Friday night show from 18.00-21.00 hrs before I could handle my own slot.
You are most famous for morning shows on QFM. How did you get on to the breakfast show?
The first show I hosted was “The Late Night Q” from 22.00 hrs – 02.00 hrs for two months, then one day the programmes manager told me they had decided on a new line up and I was the morning host, I was shocked.
What would you say are your best qualities when it comes to radio?
My listeners would best answer that one
How do you handle the female attention?
When you last in the industry for this long, female attention moves down to the bottom of your “pressure ladder” unless its Kim Kardashian, Lisa Raye McCoy or Beyonce
What is you saddest moment? Happiest moment? On and off radio
Too many happy memories to remember – I seldom have sad ones.
What was the first car you bought?
I still own it, a 1997 two Door Rav 4 sport
Best chillin’ place in Lusaka?
No place like home!