The Brussels Bike Hundred

100 portraits, stories and bicycles

We’re teaming up with Bike for Brussels to put together a 100-strong selection of local heroes shaping the city each in their own way. From designers and DJs to performers and publishers, these are the creatives riding Brussels forward.

Milka Mbunga Kongi

Milka Mbunga Kongi, 1990

DJ Zoulou and performer

Describe yourself, your background and what you do today.

I was born in Kinshasa and grew up between Paris and Brussels. At 16, I discovered Brussels and fell in love with the city. At the moment I work as a bartender at Le Roi des Belges to make a living, however art is where my heart is. I have a passion for music and dance so I decided to combine both by performing while playing music. If I had to talk about myself I’d say I’m a very dynamic, courageous person who likes to party with friends and travel. I’m always eager to meet new people and learn.

How has Brussels shaped you as an individual as well as your professional activities?

“Bruxelles ma belle”; such a true statement. It’s so beautiful that it makes me feel beautiful too. The city has a lot to offer. It’s open and free, which allows you to be yourself. Brussels allowed me to be who I’m today.

List three things you like the most about Brussels.

  • Accessibility
  • Ease
  • Freedom

List three deciding factors that converted you to bicycle use.

  • Avoid public transport
  • Be eco-responsible
  • It’s quick

Brussels allowed me to be who I’m today.

List three favourite bike routes in Brussels.

  • Ixelles/Elsene for its African neighbourhood
  • Sablon/Zavel for its antiques
  • Bois de la Cambre/Ter Kamerenbos for the nature
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