Born and bred in the Congo, Stani grew up in Brazzaville, literally across the river from Kinshasa – the capital of African dance music. Growing up in such a musical environment undoubtedly instilled a deep passion and appreciation of African rhythm. Highly regarded as an experienced and knowledgeable presenter, Stani’s involvement in community radio started in 1990 soon after arriving in Australia.
Over the years, Stani has interviewed many African greats such as Hugh Masekela, Youssou Ndour, Angelique Kidjo, Baba Maal and Papa Wemba. He was the MC for the Miriam Makeba concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in 2006.