Capital Xtra DJ Kemi Rodgers has been in a life-long love affair with music. From her early teens, she was tuning in to Zane Lowe’s breathless beats and superstar interviews on Radio 1 and dreaming about being behind the mic herself.
Fast forward a decade and Kemi, now 26, is gracing the airwaves with her own infectious energy. Having cut her teeth on student radio and online community stations during her time studying for a Multimedia Journalism degree, the Eastbourne native can be heard every Saturday and Sunday morning from 1-6am on her Capital Xtra weekend overnight shows.
Kemi is also a regular contributor to CBBC, as well as the 4Music and Box Plus shows ‘Video Crush’ and ‘YouNews’. She has also recently fronted a podcast series interviewing the pioneers of musical genres from reggae to UK garage to Britpop that will be released in spring 2021.
Away from work, Kemi is a fitness fanatic, a vegetarian and – she says – has 13 years’ worth of dancing experience. “Though you wouldn’t know it to look at me on a dancefloor.”