DJ Ollah 7 Biography & Profile
DJ Ollah 7, is a Zimbabwean radio presenter, journalist, and NAMA award winner. Born on August 16, he recently celebrated his 30th birthday in style in September 2022. The talented radio personality is also a Bakers Inn brand ambassador and a Giant Petroleum DJ.
Ollah 7 is renowned for his show, Ollah ON THE SPOT, where he interviews celebrities and public figures, as well as his impressive 11-year stint at Star FM. However, in a surprising turn of events on November 13, 2023, DJ Ollah 7 bid a tearful farewell to Star FM during his evening show, “After Drive,” leaving listeners and fans stunned.
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DJ Ollah 7 Real Name
DJ Ollah 7’s real name is Owen Madondo. His nickname is “The Air Marshal.”
DJ Ollah 7 Age & Date of Birth
DJ Ollah 7 was born on 16 August. According to H-Metro, he celebrated his 30th birthday in style in September 2022. This means he is currently 30 years old, although he will be turning 31 in August 2023.
Ollah 7 grew up in poverty under the care of his grandmother. According to him, she took charge of him when he was just nine months old. She raised him and sent him to primary school in the rural areas where they lived. After finishing his primary school, Ollah 7 went to a rural school for his secondary education.
However, when he was in form three, he moved to Harare and enrolled at Zengeza High 1 School.
According to Ollah 7, after finishing high school, he survived by doing odd jobs before he eventually landed the job at Star FM in 2012.
“I didn’t get it easy in life and I had the guts to take any job.
“At one point, I became a vending tout, ndichisheedzera mumashops ehembe mutown umu, and my first employer was Biggie Chinoperekwei of Divine Assignment.
“I used to work at Bush House along Cameron Street before he opened another shop at corner Chinhoyi and Albion streets.
“I was again touting there and at that time I was a clothing tout and he was the first to be my paymaster.
“While I was there, I was noticed by someone who called me to their supermarket.”
Star FM Auditions
The job at Star FM changed Ollah’s life and enabled him to achieve his dreams.
“I went for auditions at Star FM, which were held at Alex Park. I arrived only to see about 2800 people. Fortunately, I qualified to be in the top eight. I thank God, but as someone who grew up in poverty, I can now do my own things,” Ollah 7 says.
DJ Ollah 7’s Sudden Exit From Star FM in November 2023
His impressive 11-year tenure at Star FM came to an unexpected end on November 13, 2023, during his evening show “After Drive.”
The charismatic DJ, renowned for his powerful interviews on the “After Drive,” bid a tearful farewell to Star FM, leaving listeners and fans stunned. Despite his impactful career, DJ Ollah 7 did not disclose the reasons behind his departure, adding an air of mystery to his exit.
Expressing gratitude amidst tears, DJ Ollah 7 took a moment during the emotional announcement to individually thank his colleagues and superiors at Star FM. Tears welled in his eyes as he acknowledged the support and trust he received from the station’s bosses. The poignant moment was heightened as DJ Ollah 7’s producer, Nyari, joined him in tears, emphasizing the strong bond within the radio family.
Parents and Family
Ollah 7 is the firstborn in a family of six. His father, Oliver Madondo, was in South Africa as of March 2016. His mother, Docus Kamuchenga, is in Zimbabwe. The talented radio personality said that he struggled in life with his grandmother as his parents had split up and remarried.
Wife and Children
Ollah 7 is married to Chipo Kuyengwa. The couple tied the knot in 2013 and has a son named Tinotenda Keith Madondo.
DJ Ollah 7 has overcome many challenges in his life and has risen from poverty to stardom. He has become a household name in Zimbabwe and continues to inspire many through his story.