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REMEMBERING HOT FM RADIO PRESENTER KALIWA ‘THE BLACK STALLION’

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The black stallion on air

Yesterday Social Media was filled with condolences and emotional posts after the announcement of the death of Hot FM Radio presenter Kaliwa Lubasi AKA ‘The Back Stallion’, Who died in the early hours of Monday, September 6, 2021 after a short illness.

Hot FM made the announcement on their official page;

“It is with a heavy heart that The Hot Media Group joins The Lubasi Family in announcing the passing of one of Hot FM’s founding presenters Kaliwa Lubasi in the late hours of yesterday, 5th September 2021, after a short illness. Kaliwa was also known by his alias The Black Stallion was truly a giant in the Zambian media industry, an industry he was a part of with his contagious personality and energy as a presenter both on radio and TV, deejay, and performing artist for the last 21 years. He joined Hot FM at its inception in 2005 and was a member of the organization serving in various portfolios until his untimely death. Funeral details will be announced in due course. May His Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.”

Kaliwa Lubasi had such an amazing and unique voice which saw him thrive in his career for over 18years. His bubbly personality and very distinct laugh are one of the many things the DJ will be remember for.

He had such a rare passion and commitment for what he did and that could be felt in his afternoon show ‘The drive time’ which he hosted far many years. His Talent and zeal saw him emerge as a legend in his field.

Many have described Kaliwa as a Loyal friend who would always show up when needed and was always smiling had an extremely positive attitude towards life. His energy on radio is unmatched, many wondered if ‘The Black Stallion’ ever had a bad day because he always had high energy and a positive spirit through out his show. Kaliwa worked for HOT FM Radio until his untimely death.

Kaliwa became a household name when he worked for Choice Fm back in the early 2000’s, he had a show alongside DJ Ken (who has since retired from radio) it was then that the country fell in love with his unique voice. It is amazing how he managed to stay relevant over the years in an ever so evolving industry.

Kaliwa was the presenter for Zambezi Magic’s ‘On The Couch’, which hosted actors and actresses. He would have a one on one conversation about the roles they are currently playing as well as getting to know the person behind the character. It is a laidback conversation between Kaliwa and his guests, trying to fully dissect the character that a particular actor plays.

Kaliwa was given his ‘flowers’ as one of radio’s biggest talents and was appreciated by many even while he was still alive. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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