Jackie Madondo was a Zimbabwean gospel artist who made waves with her songs such as "mazuva acho" and "Achadzoka". She was tragically killed from injuries sustained in a car accident in 2004.

Jackie Madondo
Jackie Madondo, Zimbabwean Musicians
Jackie Madondo
Born Jacqueline Orleen Vivian Madondo
May 10, 1980
Harare
Died November 17, 2004 (aged 24)
Cause of death Accident Injuries
Organization Vessels of Honour
Known for Being a Gospel Musician
Children Daughter: Chantelle (deceased)
Relatives Sisters: Mabel and Claudia Madondo

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Background

Jacqueline Orleen Vivian Madondo was born on 10 May 1980 and died on 17 November 2004 due to injuries sustained in a car accident.[1] Her daughter Chantelle was killed on the spot in the same accident when a truck rammed into their vehicle.[1]

She started singing in church together with her sister Mabel under the name "Madondo sisters". The group was later joined by other members which included Lindarose Chinogureyi and Shylet Mudzamiri with only one male member; Kudzai Nyoni. Having brought other members to the group, the group was renamed Vessels of Honour.[2]

Career

In 1997 Jackie Madondo was part of the EGEA Choir which was a music group assembled by the then Pastor Admire Kasi, Madondo's relative.[3] The group was fronted by Ivy Kombo and Carol Mujokoro. Jackie Madondo's first album titled "mazuva acho" established her as a distinct gospel artiste in the industry. The title track "mazuva acho" was an instant hit when it was released and it received wide airplay on local radio stations.[4] She was also a member of the Ruvhuvhute sisters which comprised top Zimbabwean female artists such as Plaxedes Wenyika, Ivy Kombo and Fortunate Matenga.[5] The group released a song titled "come to Victoria falls" which did very well. The song was also complimented with a very good video.[2]

Discography

Death

In November 2004, Madondo was involved in a car accident when the car she and her one-month-old baby were traveling in was involved in a head-on collision with a military truck along Enterprise Road. She died days later in hospital from the injuries.[6] She was 24 years old when she died. Her baby also died. On the fateful day, a Saturday, she was on her way to the Harare International Conference Centre where she was billed to perform at the Nguva Yakwana Gospel Show.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 JAIROS SAUNYAMA, Madondo recounts sister’s horror crash, Newsday, Published: 15 Nov 2013, Retrieved: 13 Jul 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tapfumanei Chirikure, Jackie Madondo went too soon, Intimacy with Zim Musicians, Published: January 16, 2013, Retrieved: July 18, 2014
  3. Torby Chimhashu, Pastor Kasi finally surrenders to the truth, New Zimbabwe, Published: December 11, 2009, Retrieved: July 19, 2014
  4. Jairos Saunyama, Madondo recounts sister’s horror crash, NewsDay, Published: November 15, 2013, Retrieved: July 18, 2014
  5. Reckson Mandizvidza, Jackie Madondo remembered, The Herald, Published: May 9, 2014 , Retrieved: July 18, 2014
  6. Gospel Diva Jackie Madondo Dies, The herald, Published: November 18, 2004, Retrieved: July 19, 2014