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Popular Star FM presenter Owen ‘DJ Ollah’ Madondo has left the station after a 11-year stint.
His resignation shocked some of his fans while others wished him well in his future endeavours.
He announced his resignation live on radio.

He has since launched his podcast on YouTube “The Ollah 7 “ show which premiered on Tuesday at 7pm.
In a statement the station said;

“The Star FM Management wishes to advise all its stakeholders that Owen Madondo, popularly known as DJ Ollah 7 has resigned as a producer/presender withing the Zimpapers Raadio Broadcasting Division, effective 14 November 2023.
“DJ Ollah 7 served as one of the pioneers since the inception of Star FM in June 2012.

“During his time with the station, he won several awards, including Best Male Radio Personality at the NAMA 2023 edition.

“He hosted various shows, including the After Drive with his popular interviews (On The Pot).

“Management takes this opportunity to express its gratitude for his contribution towards the growth of the Star FM brand and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Following Star FM’s statement, he later issued his;

“My Journey on radio has been one of growth and progress from the day that I started on 25 June 2012.

“I remember nervously embarking on this journey as a 20-year-old young man full of energy, zeal, passion, and hope for greater things! I had no clue that Dj Ollah 7 was going to be the radio broadcasting brand that I have grown to be.
“Jah Prayzah says profoundly about gratitude in his song Tenda from the Chiremerera album, “Tenda vanokuperekedza murwendo, kufamba wega haungagoni…”

“I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation to you who have propelled me to who and where I am now through your support which came in different forms.

“My gratitude goes out to everyone who follows me on all the platforms where you consume my content. I also appreciate my colleagues in the workspace, some of whom groomed me. Thank you so much to the corporate partners who found it appropriate for their brands to be associated with the DJ Ollah 7 brand.

“I am also thankful to Star FM Zimbabwe for allowing me to launch, nature and grow my radio broadcasting career. You nurtured me from a no-name-rural-boy into a celebrated urban star!

Growth is not static, it is dynamic! As I continue to grow in this journey I have taken a new route to other potentially greater challenges! It has not been easy to settle on this decision. My heart is heavy as I announce to you that I am moving from Star FM Zimbabwe!

“It has been one of the greatest pleasures of my life to serve the Zimbabwean community as a radio presenter for the past 12 years.

“Thank you for loyally and consistently tuning into my shows, from the days of “Madhonza”, to “The Breeze”, to The Diaspora Link on the Breakout, and recently on “On The Spot”! You celebrated me as your Chief Air Marshal, your Bhabhaucation Master, your AfterDrive King as well as your Man On The Spot!

“May you continue supporting me in my new endeavors. I promise to keep giving you worthwhile, entertaining and rich content on a different platform at a different level!

With Love, Respect and Appreciation

Owen “Dj Ollah 7” Madondo
“The Chief Air Marshal”

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