Joseph Kapandula Jr

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Birth nameJoseph Kapandula Jr
Also known asDJ Foxx Tha Roc
BornKabwe, Zambia
GenresR&B, Hip Hop, Dance, Trap
Occupation(s)Disc Jockey, Musician, Media Personality
InstrumentsVocals, Turntables
Years active2010 - Present
LabelsIndependent
Associated actsLexy ZM, Scard Tomalisheko, BMC The Plug

Joseph Kapandula Jr[1] (born 9 May 1993), professionally known by his stage name DJ Foxx Tha Roc is a Zambian DJ, musician and media personality from Itezhi Tezhi, Zambia. [2]

Foxx has hosted numerous productions for radio, television and public events such as Miss Independence, broadcast to millions of people in Zambia.[2] [1]

He released his debut single "Extreme" in 2019 and made digital releases of his two singles, "Nyash" and "Boss" in 2020. [3]

Early life

Foxx was born in Kabwe and is the first born in a family of two.

He attended his primary school at Kasenje basic school in Kafue before moving to Uphill basic school.

Foxx later attended and completed his high school at Monze boarding high school where he was an active member in the school basketball team. In 2015 he enrolled into the school of Journalism and Media studies at Zambia Centre for Professional Training and Consultancy[4] [5]

Career

In his 20's, Foxx developed a passion for television. He was until early 2015 a freelance DJ on Zambia's privately owned CBC Television. He also featured on Prime Television live broadcasts of The full package, for three months, before its cancellation in mid 2015. Recently, his voice has been heard on many radio spots across Zambia on privately owned I-wave fm radio where he was voice narrator for over a year.[6]

Foxx was host DJ for Miss ITT Beauty Contest 2019 held in central Zambia. It was sponsored by DStv.[5] [7]

He was the main anchor of the governance show Atulyambilile which aired on Itezhi-Tezhi District local station, Itezhi Tezhi FM. It was sponsored by BBC Media Action under it's Radio waves and Zambia speaks projects.[8] He presented the show from 2016 to 2019. [9]

In 2016, Foxx was one of the journalists assigned to cover Zambia's vice president Inonge Wina during her visit to Itezhi Tezhi.[10]

He was described as "top music DJ in 2020" by the sun news paper after collaborations with young artists including female singer Lexy ZM.[11]

Currently, he is an on air presenter and News anchor for privately owned ITT radio 90.9 FM

In 2020 he presented a weekly radio show which featured health experts after the outbreak of the Coronavirus.[12]

Events and other work ventures

In 2018, Foxx worked with the Ministry of Health (Zambia) on a Life Is Precious project to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS and drug abuse among young people in Itezhi Tezhi through music, drama and entertainment.

Foxx also held the position of vice Chairperson for the youth coordinating committee and worked with the district commissioner's office and Ministry of General Education.

He moderated public school debates in Itezhi Tezhi District after the ministry of education launched the Keeping Girls in School program in 2018. [13] [14]

Foxx also hosted wildlife conservation weekly shows for 4 seasons on ITT FM radio with Game Rangers International featuring it's outreach officer Britius Munkombwe. [15] The program was sponsored by National milling corporation.[16]

Work and violation Issues

In 2016, Foxx stopped working for close to a month after his employer station, Itezhi Tezhi FM was suspended by the Independent broadcasting authority (IBA).[17] The authority accused the radio station of violation and not following rules of broadcasting by one of the presenters.[18] Some however felt the suspension was unfair.[19][20]

Foxx started work again after the stations suspension was lifted.[21]

Filmography

TV Shows
Year Title Role Television Station
2015 The Full Package DJ Prime TV Zambia
2015 Weekend Video Mix Show DJ CBC Television Zambia

Discography

Singles

Digital Releases

Single Title Single Details
Nyash[23]
  • Released:3 March, 2020
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: CD, Digital download (music)|Digital Download
Boss[24]
  • Released: 25 April, 2020
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: CD, Digital download (music)|Digital Download

In the media

  


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "DJ Foxx Tha Roc". Music In Africa. 2020-04-02. Retrieved 2020-10-05.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Zambian, Music Net. "DJ Foxx Tha Roc Biography On ZambianMusic.Net". ZambianMusic.Net. Retrieved 2020-10-05.
  3. "Foxx releases new music". News. 2020-10-22.
  4. "ZCTC | Passion for Quality & Professionalism". www.zctc.ac.zm. Retrieved 2020-10-05.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "DJ Foxx Tha Roc biography". Zambianplay.
  6. "DJ Foxx Tha Roc on radio and TV". Zambianmusicnet.
  7. Terence, Miselo “Meet Itezhi Tezhi's Top Music Dj” The Sun Newspaper, 3 April 2020, p.9
  8. "BBC Media Action Work in Zambia". bbc.co.uk.
  9. "BBC Media Action partners". bbc.co.uk.
  10. "Veep dates Namwala, Itezhi-Tezhi – Zambia Daily Mail". www.daily-mail.co.zm. Retrieved 2020-10-06.
  11. "Foxx working with young artists". Sun Newspaper. 2020-10-22.
  12. "DJ Foxx in Covid-19 show for youth | The Lusaka Sun". Retrieved 2020-10-06.
  13. "Zambia : 954 benefit from keeping Girls in school program in Itezhi-tezhi District". LusakaTimes.com. 2018-08-04. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  14. "Keeping Girls in School". Ministry of General Education Zambia.
  15. "Game Rangers International projects". Ad-dicts.com.
  16. "National Milling Corporation Sponsor Radio Program". Zambia Tourism. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  17. "Itezhi-Tezhi station manager testifies in Parley petition". www.zambiadailynation.com. Retrieved 2020-10-21.
  18. "Zambia : IBA shuts down Muvi TV, Komboni Radio and Itezhi Tezhi Radio". LusakaTimes.com. 2016-08-22. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  19. "Zambia: IFJ Condemns Arbitrary Suspension of Radio and TV Stations / FIJ". www.ifj.org (in français). Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  20. Gaebee, Kgalalelo. "Worrying spate of attacks on independent media in Zambia". www.civicus.org (in français). Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  21. zamobserver (2016-08-30). "IBA LIFTS SUSPENSION OF ITEZHI ITEZHI RADIO". The Zambian Observer. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  22. "DJ Foxx The Roc Ft. Scard & Lexy - Extreme » ZambianPlay". ZambianPlay. 2019-07-01. Retrieved 2020-07-19.
  23. "DJ Foxx Tha Roc on apple music". Apple. 2020-10-21.
  24. "DJ Foxx Tha Roc Boss on apple music". Apple. 2020-10-21.

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