She is one one of the most talented news casters, writers and models of her generation.
With only two decades on this earth, the young radio personality’s mesmerizing voice makes her a unique brand on the scene.
But who is she? And how has her Journalistic journey been so far?
My name is Chileshe Musonda, aged 20. I am a third born in the family of 6.
I am a student of Mass Communication and Political Science at the University of Zambia, Great East Campus.
Besides that, I am a model, newscaster and on air presenter.
I am also a host for Bridal Carnival Adverts and Promos.
Growing up, I always dreamt of becoming a television or radio personality. I am glad that I kept the dream alive as I grew older. Although in my first few days of high school, I thought it was not a good idea to do media related works
but fate catches up with time, In 2012, I had an opportunity with friends to host the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting at Hone FM Radio…and that experience resuscitated my dream.
From then, I reach out for every opportunity that came along.
The following two years of my high school, I was privileged to work with Metro FM on Icdb.
After high school, I knew radio and TV were my destination in life. I became a voluntary presenter at Yatsani Radio, a Catholic Community Radio Station on a show dubbed “Youth Express”…where we used to discuss burning issues affecting our society.
We used to sensitize the community on rights of a girl- child, children with disabilities and youths in general. We drew specialists from various fields to help us tackle the topics. I was one of the presenters for the sports segment on that show.
I later left Yatsani Radio to face new challenges.
I stormed Pan African Radio, luckily, my efforts were not in vain as I was picked after passing the audition that was conducted. I was put on test for a few weeks….and later I was assigned to co-host a show called “Destination 360”. I was removed from Radio without being given a reason But that did not break my spirit. I auditioned for news casting at the same station and after successfully completing the audition, I was committed to some sort of in-house training for a few weeks until I became a full time news caster.
My journey has not been easy, with a few hurdles here and there, but my passion to connect with people as I cast news is priceless. And for me, I keep learning new things and I want to keep getting better so that I can eventually become a media guru like Chilufya Mwelwa or Lukwesa Burak. My strength is drawn from God and My supportive family and friends,which keeps me going.