One on one with Khayelihle Moyo also known as Khaya Drastic the SkyzMetro FM radio presenter
How did you your passion for musical start to get to where you are today?
Music has been a passion for as long as I can remember. However, I think the romance with music probably began when I fell in love with Hip Hop (Grade 6 or so). Since then my appreciation for music has grown.
What is your creative process in developing a radio show?
Steve Allen aptly described radio as “…the theatre of the mind”, and every time I plan for a radio show, I bear that in mind. My creative process involves preparation, which I believe is the foundation on which an engaging radio show is built upon. Apart from preparation, keeping an ear on the ground and understanding the real topical issues affecting the everyday person and crafting content around that is an integral part of the process.
How would you describe your radio music playlist and what influences it?
Pop, urban, contemporary with splashes of classics! My music playlist is largely influenced by what’s hot, current and also give emerging genres a chance.
Can you tell us what inspired the name ‘of show’?
The afternoon show is called Metro Drive and bascially my co-host and I wanted a name that would reflect youuthfulness and the ‘metropolitan-ness’ of our audience. I also host the Saturday breakfast show, called Six2Ten Weekend Rise – it’s pretty self explanatory (Six2Ten being the time I’m on air and Weekend Rise signifying the start of the weekend)
What is your favourite song of all time and album separately? Tell us why.
The trickiest trick question ever! My favourite song changes frequently, so I cannot settle on one song only BUT I can give you my current favs:
CURRENT favourite song, Muzi – Desire (Muzi’s sound is experimental and I love how weird it sounds)
My CURRENT favourite album is Khalid’s Free Spirit (every single song on this album is FIRE)
Can you share with us what your most memorable events to date and why?
Radio related? Setting a record in 2016 as the youngest Zimbabwean to host a Breakfast Show
Radio related? Working at a leading South African community radio station I’ve also had the opportunity of representing Zimbabwe at an international youth summit in Brussels, Belgium. This is a memorable event as it solidified my efforts towards community development
What is your favourite fashion item?
How would you describe your fashion style?
Androgynous – comfy, laid back and tomboyish
Who are your heroes or people you look up to?
Various people inspire me in different ways, to name a few Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Pearl Modiadie, DJ Zinhle and most importantly, my close friends who are ambitious, determined and relentlessly pursuing their dreams
Can you give us your favourite quote and one of your own?
Illegitimi non carborundum
My quote – Authenticity always wins
What do you do to unwind?
SLEEP! Hahahahahaha! To unwind, I listen to music, read a book, binge watch reality shows, work out and spend time outdoors.
Who are your favourite musicians?
At the moment, some of my favs are Asaph, Tamy Moyo, Khalid, Burna Boy, Sjava, H.E.R, just to name a few.
What is on your music playlist now?
Lots of Pop and Afrobeats
What new projects, collaborations, shows can we look forward to?