Jean remembers J Masters

Trust Khosa

JEAN Masters says she will dedicate all her February shows to her late father and financier Josphat Masters.

Simply known as J Masters, the popular car breaker and businessman died on February 23 2010 at a local hospital after suffering from a severe headache.

J Masters was supposed to be celebrating his 62nd birthday later this month.

Prior to his death, he was already a musician backed by two groups using the name Seasons Band.


And Jean, who passed through Music Crossroads, was in the “A” band wowing merry-makers in the capital’s upmarket venues alongside J Masters.

She also told H-Metro that relatives advised her to return from South Africa  and at least honour J Masters.

“I have been in South Africa with my aunt (mother’s young sister) just for a breath of fresh air while strategising at the same time.

“I only returned recently and already we have lined up a series of shows in memory of my last father.

“The family is deliberating on major celebrations to take place later this month but the big one is coming later this month.

“I just decided to come and honour my dad who loved me so much,” she said.

Jean said she was humbled by the support she is receiving from the family and various stakeholders.

“The family has been very supportive and I would like to thank them for having faith in me.

“I have since lined up a series of shows countrywide.

“For a start, I have permanent slots at Players Nite Club on Friday this month,  Bar Rouge (Saturday)  and Club Manucho (Sundays),” she said.


On Valentine’s weekend, Jean will be dedicating all show to those in love, searching  and the heart-broken.

“I have lined a special weekend with Pah Chihera that we will spend  at Pagomba Café.

“We will perform on Valentine’s Day the 15th at the same venue,” she said.

On sex predators trailing female artistes, she said:

“I don’t know that in my vocabulary since I concentrate on my music and nothing much.

“If it reaches there where men ask for sexual favours, I don’t give in,” she added.

To date, has three albums to her name.

These comprise Chipo Changu recorded in 2011 where she featured Suluman Chimbetu on the title track.

It was followed by Misi Haifanane recorded in 2020  and features the late Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi on the title track.

Her third album is titled Makata which was released in 2016.


It was followed by the new single titled Upenyu Makata released at Maselo studio.

She says all the music compositions  and shows she has lined-up are dedicated to the late J Masters.