K’Millian Rocks ‘The Experience’

I did take some photos in the studio when Leo Moyo aka ‘K’Millian’ guested for the second time on The Chanters Lodge Experience with the Milli Jam Ingredient featuring George da Soulchild, but I like the one above from the cover of ‘True Colours’. Leo’s last appearance on our show was back in June 2009, so of course we were interested to hear what he’d been doing since we last interviewed him on radio. ‘The Experience’ is a cool mixture of music and chat, airing every Sunday night at 20.30 hrs on Zambezi 107.7 fm, Livingstone’s leading local radio station and streaming live on the internet. K’Millian is one of Zambia’s leading musicians with 6 albums under his belt.

Leo told listeners that he’d spent the last two years working, playing concerts and ‘discovering himself’. He’d worked on collaborations with other artists such as P-Unit from Kenya and had been spreading his wings, working with musicians from Nigeria as well. He said he’d also been very busy working on his new album which was finished and due for release before the end of the year. “What brings you to Livingstone this time”? Milli Jam wanted to know. Leo confirmed that he’d been playing shows at Taonga Safaris’ River Shack. “How did it go?” Milli Jam asked, K’Millian confirmed that the shows and the crowd had been great! “In which part of the country do your shows have the best audience”? Milli Jam continued and Leo replied without hesitation “The Copperbelt”! We discussed the reasons – speculating about the size of the population in that part of Zambia as well as the hard type of work they undertake on the mines and the subsequent need for excitement and entertainment during their downtime.

We featured two of K’Millian’s tracks on the show  – ‘From My Heart’ taken off the forthcoming new album back to back with Links featuring K’Millian and ‘My Police’. K’Millian explained to listeners that on his new album he’d recorded a lot of tracks in English with a view to breaking into the international market. We featured James Morrison’s ‘I Won’t Let You Go’ as well as Dappy’s UK number one ‘No Regrets’. Milli Jam played Big Sean’s ‘My Last’ and our oldie of the week was Luther Vandross with ‘Power Of Love’. Our regular prize of a dinner for two at Chanters Lodge was quickly snapped up by Jackson, the first person to text us the name of the artist. We closed the programme with Rihanna ft Calvin Harris and ‘We Found Love’ as well as Bruno Mars with ‘It Will Rain’. I told listeners this might be an accurate prediction from Bruno, as rain was forecast for Livingstone the next day! (And it did!)

K’Millian told listeners that his favourite international artist at the moment was Chris Brown and locally the gorgeous Mampi. George liked that. He thought that Qfm and Hone FM in Lusaka were the two radio stations that promoted his music more than any others. When Milli Jam asked him if he was playing any other dates while he was in Livingstone, his answer was ‘show me the money’! Asked where he would like to be and what he would like to be doing 10 years from now Leo’s answer was ‘on my island counting my money”! You get the drift!!