Jane Doka

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Jane Doka is Zimbabwean gospel female musician based in the UK. He interest in music began when she joined the Scripture Union and became song leader throughout her secondary school at Lord Malvern High School. She also attended St. John's Chikwaka Anglican Mission for her ‘A’ Levels where she became part of a choral group Charisma. She performed with the group and was awarded for her role in developing music at the school. Shortly afterwards, she joined the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe as church choir member in Cranborne, Harare. Her involvement in the church choir gave birth to a group called True Saints where she was the lead singer and composer. The group gained was invited at many church functions and thus gaining milage. This prompted them to record a single album titled ‘Jesu Haakundikani’. Her efforts where realized by Rev. Brain Magadzire who advised her to join a crusade group called Jubilee Gospel Team Impact where she was leader of the praise and worship team. They were invited It was not long before Jane was noticed by the then youth co-ordinator for the Methodist Church, Rev. Brain Magadzire and joined the crusade group called Jubilee Gospel Team Impact where she became praise and worship leader travelling to many rural places in Zimbabwe. In 2003, she left the country for to go to South Africa to pursue her studies.

In 2007, she relocated to the UK. She joined Wings of Faith Global Ministries where she is currently serving as Praise and Worship leader. In the same year, she recorded her debut album called ‘Nditumeyi’ which was released it 2008. This was followed by ‘Tenda’ (2010) and ‘Mirangariro-Reflections’ (2012). ‘Mirangariro-Reflections’ is a ten-track album that was produced by Mono Mukundu and include tracks such as ‘Hatirase’, ‘My Portion’, ‘Tinomutenda Jesu’ and ‘Proudly African’.

In 2010, she nominated in the Best Gospel Artist category at the Zim Awards that were held in High Wycombe, England, on November 26 of that year. In 2012, she won the Gospel Artist of the Year category at the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA). In 2013, she also was nominated for the Africa Gospel Music Awards, an event increasingly becoming popular for gospel artistes in Africa and the Diaspora.

Apart from music, she and her husband are actively involved in charity work. They are reportedly supporting children's homes in Zimbabwe such as Fairfield Children's Home and St Agnes Children's Home in Gokwe. In 2009, she was invited to perform at Pastor Nyasha Kachembere's charity gospel concert. She has also performed at the Mystery in Stone Sounds of Africa show in Birmingham where she curtain raised for gospel sensation Fungisai Zvakavapano. She is part of ZIGMA UK (Zimbabwe International Gospel Musicians Association). Her music is a fusion of Afro-jazz and a dosage of museve thus giving that distinctive element of Zimbabwean musical sound.

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Profile added by Ano Shumba on 06 Jul 2015
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