The River Newspaper| Interview: Radio 1 DJ Monki on Annie Mac, global gigs and fame

Radio 1 DJ Lucy Monkman has always loved music, listening to her mum’s Prodigy and Chemical Brothers tracks as a kid. It is music that inspires her today. Lucy recalls the moment when she realised radio was for her. “A friend said: ‘you know, I reckon you could do this.’ And I was like, ‘yeah, yeah, whatever’.”

After studying law and economics at Godalming College for just six months, Lucy eventually dropped out of school, aged 16. Nine years later, she has a 1am-4am show on Radio 1 and 1Xtra. She says that going to university was not for her.

“I hope a lot of people can relate to this because I felt like I could just do a lot more by grafting and putting myself in the right places at the right time, than getting a degree,” she says.

Full interview here:

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