Popular Tanzanian singer, Jackson Aluta Kazimoto, popularly known as Dogo Jackie has died after he was involved in a road accident in Morogoro. He was 33 years old.
Kazimoto’s death was confirmed by his music group, Jagwa Music’s official Facebook page.
“Our lead singer Jackie Simela passed away yesterday from a car accident which happened in Morogoro region where he went to attend a funeral of his aunt. We have lost the best singer we have ever had. Stay in Power king,” the group wrote.
Hailing from the capital Dar es Salaam, Jagwa Music became part of Tanzania’s music scene in 1992. The group went on to popularise the mchiriku musical style, a fusion of traditional drums, makeshift percussion and vintage Casio keyboards wired through megaphones and powered by car batteries.