Kalaluka on the set of Smooth Talk in 2014.
|Other names||Smooth IK|
TV & Radio Presenter
|Years active||1990s - present|
|Known for||Smooth Talk|
Born & Bred
While in ninth grade he was selected to play in the school football team, which would make him the youngest and smallest on the pitch. However, because he would not match to the size of other senior players, he turned down the offer claiming that he had an injury. This however did not stop the school from noticing his talent and he was later made the school football team captain from tenth through to twelfth grade. He was also captain of Medical Stars, a Mongu based football club, which at this time played against ZESCO United F.C.
After completing secondary school, Kalaluka worked for the Barn Motel as a receptionist and months later he went to Zambia Institute of Marketing to study marketing. He then joined the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and worked in the marketing department on attachment in 1998. Alongside marketing, he also did short story-reading and actual deejaying on ZNBC Radio 4.
At this time, ZNBC was looking for local TV production and Kalaluka took advantage and presented his proposal for a TV talk show — an idea he kept for a long time.
Because he was not a TV personality, ZNBC auditioned him and asked him to set the stage and demonstrate how the show would run. He organized the audience and featured guests to be interviewed, who included JK, Kalumba Chikonde (K-Smash) and former Mr Zambia, Lloyd Kyusa. The presentation was successful and this led to the birth of Smooth Talk in 2001.
Born & Bred
In 2007 he started Born & Bred, a TV show aimed at promoting local music video production. The show subsequently necessitated the introduction of the annual Born & Bred Awards to award the deserving music videos in various categories.
The first awards were presented in the studio at ZNBC. The turnout was unexpectedly overwhelming and most attendees were not able to get into the studio as it was filled to capacity.
Kalaluka presents a weekly sports show on ZNBC TV called Take It To The Max. He is also a football analyst and commentator for ZNBC and Super-Sport and has given commentary on both local and international matches.
Towards the end of 2011, Kalaluka made a donation of Christmas gifts to children with cancer at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH). Accompanying him was a group of Zambian celebrities who were able to talk to and inspire the children in many ways. Kalaluka has been an active supporter of other initiatives that are aimed at supporting children and improving their welfare.
He has occasionally visited schools in Lusaka to give motivational talks to students and sensitize them on issues of HIV/AIDS.
|2008||2nd Annual True Ebony Achievement Awards||Media Icon of the Year||Won|
|2014||Mwape Peer Awards, NY||Media Music Innovation Award||Won|
|2014||Zambia Film, Television & Ratio||Most Creative TV Presenter||Won|
|2014||Zambia Film, Television & Ratio||Smooth Talk for Most Entertaining||Won|
|2015||Zambia Film, Television & Ratio||Born & Bred Most Entertaining||Won|