The future you are always waiting for is not ahead but right within the inside of you. Make it happen today, ndiwe chikali!-Dylan Mwansa

As musicians, and as people who sell material for people to hear and absorb, it’s important that we use that voice wisely. — Roberta Flack
Dylan Mwansa aka Riskey Chimo is a rising Zambian artist who has a great influence on the Zambian youth. He therefore spreads a positive vibe by getting himself knowledgeable in his academics, his acting and music careers. He fosters a good message in these; one that a Zambian youth can achieve anything and make the world better by improving himself. We recently interviewed him:

What’s your name and how do your fans refer to you?

I am Dylan Mwansa or more popularly known as Riskey Chimo.

Brief history of work done?

Started doing music back in 2009 but professionally in 2017. Ever since I have dropped songs that have topped the charts on multiple number of radio stations. I have worked with the likes of Church Ulukuta, SuperRhymer, award winning producer Dj Mzenga man just to mention a few. Shared the stage with Zambian big artists like Mag44, Pompi, Chef 187, Esther Chungu etc.

How old are you?

I am 24 years old.

Where are you currently based?

I am based in Lusaka.

What is your favorite thing about what you do?

My favorite thing is the conversion of ideas into reality. When you bring something into real life i think that is very beautiful.

Do you think you influence people and what do you do to influence the Zambian youth positively?

Yes,i think I do. By utilizing all my potentials, that is, get myself knowledgeable in line with my academics, acting career, music etc. thereby fostering a good message in all this. I have said so because I believe that by improving yourself you make the world a better place not only for you but for other people as well.

What’s the one thing you cannot go a day without doing?

Eating of course but also listening to music definitely should be on the list.

What’s your favorite place in Zambia?

Definitely Lusaka. it is the best place to be in Zambia

Which 3 Zambian people if any have influenced you so much?

- Catherine Kaseba (Mum)

- Pastor Choolwe

- Slapdee.

What’s the biggest thing you’d change about Zambia?

I think what i would like to change is Its poor governance.

What’s a typical day for you?

Devotion in the morning, strategize and make sure that whatever task that was planned the night before is brought to fruition. As a way of perfecting my rap skills, I make sure that I create some time to rehearse or just listen/watch anything that will inspire me. Also chat with friends and families of course. I consider these to be the most cardinal.

Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What advice would you have given yourself?

The environment you are in should not in any way be your limitation. Think big and always ask for guidance from elders.

How do you want people to remember you?

I really want to be remembered as Someone who lived his purpose.

What are some courses you are passionate about and What do you do aside your passion and work?

I am passionate about anything related to music but other things i do apart from my usual could be watching documentaries, interviews and reading.

What publications have you regularly read?

- What I learnt as a youth — Pastor Choolwe

- The Truth about men — DeVon Franklin

-Hustle like a West African — Edwin Mpangwe

What would be your personal motto?

Living to live again

Any advice for your fellow youths ?

Know why you are here, make sure you keep yourself in the right environment for you are a seed awaiting to germinate and grow eventually. The future you are always waiting for is not ahead but right within the inside of you. Make it happen today, ndiwe chikali!

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