Sam Dondo is a Zimbabwean musician.
He was schooled in Kadoma before leaving for Botswana at the age of 22 in 2007 where he held several small jobs.
The musician’s Impala Subway Crooners ensemble was assembled in December 2015. Members of the group include keyboardist/producer Munya Viya, who also plays for Tuku’s Black Spirits; drummer Freedom Manatsa of the legendary Manatsa family; acoustic guitar player Tatenda Viya younger brother to Munya; bass guitarist Lithiens Musoni, a nomadic guitarist who has played for Sulumani Chimbetu and Sandra Ndebele; lead guitarist Trust Samende a founding member of internationally acclaimed group Mokoomba; backing vocalists Evidence “Generator” Mudzingo, formerly with Jah Prayzah’s 3rd Generation Band; and Beatrice Matewere and Dorcas Kambami the only fresh faces.
In April 2016 Dondo launched his first album, Dyara Minamato, at an event that attracted big name artists to perform such as Oliver Mtukudzi, Alick Macheso, Jah Prayzah, Sulumani Chimbetu and Winky D. “Dyara Minamato” was recorded by Munya Viya, mixed and mastered by Keith Farquharson in South Africa, a duo that has previously combined well for Jah Prayzah.