Chin-i Cavaly

“This is the third time I’ve been on this show” said Chin-i Cavaly (pictured above) when he appeared on the most recent edition of the Chanters Lodge Experience with the Milli Jam Ingredient featuring George da Soulchild Kaufela. That’s our regular Sunday night radio show airing from 20.30 hrs – 21.30 hrs on Zambezi 107.7 fm, Livingstone’s established local radio station. “That’s because you’re such a star!” I said. “Why are you called Chin-i Cavaly?” asked Milli Jam thoroughly unimpressed with our Guest’s boasting! “Because I’m bad news on radio” was the humble reply. Chin-i (real name Isaac Mwanza) is one of Milli Jam’s co-presenters on Zambezi 107.7 fm, although he is far more than that for the station. He is responsible for their great website and for a lot of the other IT requirements of a busy local radio station.

Chin-i told listeners that apart from his IT duties and helping to organize the station for the incoming link with the BBC, he is currently hosting Drive Time on 107.7 fm Monday to Friday from 15.00 to 17.00 hrs, one of the most popular shows on the station. We were happy to hear that according to Google the Chanters Lodge Experience also has great listener statistics. Chin hosts the hot 30 count down on Saturday nights and is always right up to date on the latest music, especially rap, hip-hop and R&B. On this show he was raving about the new Kendrick Lemar album, ‘good kid, M.A.A.D city’. Not my scene but it takes all sorts, as they say. On the Zambian scene T-Sean is Chin’s current favourite artist and indeed we featured one of his tracks on our show.

Apart from T-Sean with Joe Chibangu and T-Boy’s hit track ’90 Days’ we featured Ruff Kid with his hit ‘Mu Ghetto’ noting that the Kid won the BEEFTA Award the previous week in London in the best international artist category, up against stiff opposition including DBanj. As usual we featured top hits from the UK charts including Robbie Williams’ ‘Candy’ and Wiley featuring Skepta, TME and Ms D with ‘Can You Hear Me (Aya Ya Ya)’. Milli Jam featured tracks by Rihanna and ‘Swimming Pools (Drank) by Kendrick Lemar. Our oldie of the week was Beyonce’s ‘Halo’ and the prize of dinner for two at the lodge to the first person to text us the name of the performing artist was quickly snapped up.

Chin-i told listeners that he had recently spent time in Queensland, Australia with his brother and was very much hoping to go back to continue his studies in IT, he was currently waiting for his student visa to re-enter Australia. He also revealed his love for a nurse in Livingstone whom he hoped to marry, this is all we were told!! He explained that he is an Arsenal supporter through and through and that his favourite all time player was Thierry Henry. We avoided discussion about Arsenal’s current form!

Asked where he would like to be and what he would like to be doing in 10 years’ time, this intelligent, hard working, talented young man said he would like to be married, living in Australia, fully qualified in IT with a successful career. I certainly wouldn’t bet against that!