Meet Nchimunya Chikosola (above), a worker in production at the studios of Zambezi fm, Livingstone’s leading local radio station and hosts of our weekly radio show, the Chanters Lodge Experience with the Milli Jam Ingredient featuring Jay Hillz. The show airs every Sunday night from 20.30-21.30 hrs CAT and is a great mixture of the latest Zambian and international pop hits, and chat with our guest of the week. Nchimunya was the guest on the most recent edition of our show.
Nchimunya told listeners that he had been employed at Zambezi fm (starting as an intern) some eighteen months ago. During that time he had garnered experience not only in production but in marketing and as a presenter as well. Currently he was a driver too! He had been educated locally at St Raphael’s Secondary School. He had spent some time working for Safari Par Excellence in video production and had realised that this was work he loved.
In 2010 his mother had retired from employment with Zamtel and upon receiving her benefits had sponsored our guest to undertake a degree course at the University of Namibia in Windhoek from 2010-2013. He had read Media Studies and Sociology and had loved his time at University, making a lot of friends. Radio featured as part of his course. He told us that studying at university in Namibia was preferable to Zambia as there were ‘no closures that side’. We told him he was very lucky to have such a loving mum, willing to blow her benefits on his further education!
The music on this show was good with latest tracks from Jason Derulo, Martin Garrix ft Usher, DJ Target, Bobby East (controversial Zambian artist), Nicky Minaj and DJ Mish’s ‘Yappata’. Meaning? Unclear.
Nchimunya said that his own personal taste in music was hip hop but that working on radio he had very much widened his listening range and this had increased his interest in Gospel, House, Rap and other genres. He told us he did not really follow one UK football club but tended to ‘go with the flow’. We seriously advised him that on this day this made him a Gunner as Arsenal were celebrating their second FA Cup victory in succession and twelfth in all time! They were in fact ‘the flow’!
Still single and without children, Nchimunya can be found on both Facebook and Twitter. Asked where he would like to be and what he would like to be doing in ten years’ time, our guest told us that he would like to be married with little ones, own a production company and have investment in a radio station.
We wished him the best of luck.