|Known for||Being a musician and actor|
|Relatives||Rufus and Nancy Madzikatire|
Elijah Madzikatire also known as Bhero Mukadota is a Zimbabwean actor and musician.
Elijah Madzikatire has three siblings; the late Rufus and Nancy.
He has a son named Solomon Madzikatire who is also a musician.
He featured in local soapies and films like Studio 263 as ‘Huni’, Tiriparwendo as ‘Mambo Rima’ and in Everyone's Child as ‘Mdhara Shagi’. Madzikatire also featured in international movies like Soldier Soldier, Under the Sun and The Evil in Our Midst. Elijah Madzikatire also featured in a comedy titled Bhero Mukadota which aired on ZTV. He also featured in the international films Running Wild as Abraham and My Lady in 2014.
He started his career as a doorman for his father’s group, the Afrojazz Fiesta.
He said he abandoned music because of his father. Speaking during an interview, Madzikatire said:
"The main reason why I left music was because of endless arguments with my father. I had grown tired of his sketches and wanted to play music alone but he could not have any of it. As a result, and since i had no instruments of my now, I abandoned music."
Elijah said there were times when his father would cause the cancellation of a show if he was not on the programme.
- Just In: Mukadota’s wife dies, Business Times, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: July 29, 2021
- Fidelis Manyange, Safirio Madzikatire’s real name was Xavier, The Patriot, Published: June 9, 2016, Retrieved: July 29, 2021
- Mukadota's fading legacy to be revived by grandson, Bulawayo24, Published: February 9, 2012, Retrieved: July 29, 2021
- Farewell Doreen Ncube, The Herald, Published: April 9, 2012, Retrieved: July 29, 2021
- Elizjah Madzikatire, IMDb, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: July 29, 2021
- Elijah Madzikatire says father Safirio destroyed his musical career, Intimacy with Zim musicians, Published: February 12, 2013, Retrieved: July 29, 2021