Of course you could go to TripAdvisor and look up Chanters Lodge to see the experiences of Guests who have stayed at the lodge, but it so happens that our weekly Sunday night local radio show, broadcast on Zambezi 107.7 fm, Livingstone’s leading local radio station, is called The Chanters Lodge Experience!
The show is hosted by top Livingstone DJ’s Milli Jam and Jay Hillz and is a nice mixture of chart news, latest local and international pop music, chat with our Guest of the week and social media updates. We also give a weekly prize of dinner, or lunch for two with drinks and a swim, at the lodge to the first person to text us the name of the artist on our oldie of the week. Guests on the show are often visitors staying at the lodge, sometimes local personalities and sometimes young people in music and/or broadcasting looking for a lift up. On the most recent edition Twaambo Joseph Chingobe (above) fell into the latter category.
Teejay, as he likes to be called, told listeners that amongst other activities he’s currently enjoying training as a radio presenter with Zambezi 107.7 fm. Milli Jam wanted to know if Teejay was related to Bradley Chingobe, a previous guest on our show and he confirmed that Brad is his uncle. He however pointed out that unlike his uncle who is a full time Man U supporter, Teejay favours Arsenal. Milli Jam and I were happy about that! Apart from his radio presentation, Teejay has a company called Blue Magic Entertainment that provides management and promotion for up coming musicians, as well as events management. His company also has a clothing label. Teejay is a hip hop musician too, but was rather secretive about his plans to release a single, we told him we would wait! He hoped his company ‘Southern Triumph’ would, in future, really help local Livingstone musicians get good gigs.
Our music on the show was great. We usually play a total of 10 tracks on the show. The opening two are latest top chart hits from the UK – on this show singles from Meghan Trainor and The Magician ft Years & Years were showcased. The next set of two tracks are Zambian hits and the fifth and sixth tracks are favourites of Milli Jam and Jay. Next comes our oldie of the week mentioned above, then my pick of the week – a track I think will soon make it on to the charts. On this show I chose Mr Probz’s ‘Nothing Really Matter’. Our last track is always one that will leave the listeners dancing in the aisles!
Teejay told listeners that he’s still single but has a four year old baby girl – Brooklyn, who lives in South Africa with her South African mum – he misses his little girl a lot. Most of Teejay’s secondary and tertiary education happened in South Africa where his parents stay, although in his early years he was nurtured in Livingstone by his grandparents – sadly his grandad had very recently passed away.
Asked where he would like to be and what he would like to be doing 10 years’ from now, this bright, sharp 24 year old said he would like to be a successful entrepreneur in the entertainment sector. ‘Marriage?’ We wondered. “I’m scared!” The reply!