Meet Slim Will (above) aka Bwalya Chanda, radio presenter, marketing expert, and Guest on the most recent edition of the Chanters Lodge Experience with the Milli Jam Ingredient featuring Jay Hillz, our radio show airing on Zambezi fm, Livingstone’s leading local radio station. It was a special edition as it was Milli Jam’s birthday though we refrained from singing ‘Happy Birthday To You’ on air!
First up Milli Jim wanted to know how Slim Will got that name observing that now anyway, Will was not that slim! Rude boy! Bwalya explained that when he he’d been at Namwianga Secondary School in Kalomo he’d been a rapper and needing a name he’d chosen Slim because he’s a fan of Eminem and Will through Will Smith. The name had stuck. Slim Will told listeners that he had first become involved with Zambezi fm in 2008 when he’d applied for a position as a presenter only to be rejected. However he had been lucky to be appointed to the marketing department which had been his way in to eventually doing some presentation. He now had a full time job with Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs as an assistant registration officer but still presented part time on the station. He also had business interests in Black Rock Foundation and Deemac Entertainments – both involved with events production, marketing and management.
The music on the show was good as usual featuring tracks from Jennifer Lawrence, Blonde featuring Melissa Steel as well as Ottawa and Olly Murs featuring Demi Levato. The guys dropped a latest Zambian smash hit from Chinzy Kelly as well as Diva from Petersen. Others were from Ne-Yo and Eminem ft Sia. We closed with Tiesto’s ‘Light Years Away’.
Slim Will told listeners that he loved the music of the 90’s which he felt was more real than the current hits. His favourite international artist is still Eminem, locally he favours Cheffy and Macky2. As we went on air there was great tension across Zambia to see whether Zambian singer Macky2 would win Big Brother Africa and the US$300,000 grand prize. Unfortunately he was ‘evicted’ third from the end but he did very well. Slim Will supports Mufulira Wanderers and Manchester United, his favourite Man U players, Ronaldo and a certain Wayne Rooney. He told listeners that his relationship at the moment was ‘complicated’, but he was delighted to announce that he had very recently become a father following the birth of his 15 day old son Ben. He has a foundation diploma in IT from Livingstone Institute for Business and Engineering Studies.
Bwalya advised listeners to put education first ‘so that they knew what they were doing.’ In ten years’ time he hoped to have a high position in the Zambia Civil Service, to still be involved in entertainment and to have done well in business. He wanted to ‘make a difference’ and we had no doubt that this hard working, personable self assured young man would do just that.