Afdhel Aziz was a journalist, radio DJ, TV
producer and writer in Colombo for many years.
After graduating from King’s College
London with a degree in English Literature, he returned to Sri
Lanka to work in the media industry. Writing as ‘The Chunky
the Sunday Times he reported on Colombo’s cultural life,
as well as writing weekly columns on film and music.
At TNL Radio, he
did a stint as the voice of ‘The Morning Zoo’ and also
co-hosted the groundbreaking Friday night ‘’The Completely
Different Radio Show”. At YATV, he was the writer and presenter
on shows such as ‘YA Café’ and ‘YA News’.
He was also a writer for such titles as ‘Explore Sri Lanka’ and ‘Serendib’.
After leaving Sri Lanka to do a Masters in Media at the London
School of Economics, he went on to a career at Procter and Gamble
UK, working on Max Factor and Vidal Sassoon.
After getting bored
with flogging hair and make up products, he
decided to return to
his first love, media. He now works for leading UK media company
EMAP, where he is the Brand Manager on Kiss 100, London’s market
leading station for young people, and Mixmag , the bible of dance
music and club culture. He is currently working on his second book,
For more information on China Bay Blues, email him on: AfdhelAziz@yahoo.com