Her touch and style on the song Mazuva Acho has proved unmatchable for many young gospel musicians.
But Jackie’s fans should have something to smile about as her 26-year-old young sister, Marbel, has taken over from where she left.
Marbel’s 14-track album, titled Faithful and Just, is powerful enough to refresh memories of when Jackie was still alive.
Marbel, who worked with her sister, said the new album is a dedication to her late mentor and inspirer.
“The album was done at Extol Music with one of the most remarkable producers of our time, Joseph Madziyire, who did a splendid job on perfecting the songs,” said Marble.
“Jackie was a wonderful sister whose life became my inspiration. It was hard at first to even sing her songs and it took me seven years to come up with this project, which I believe will go a long way in the music industry.
“We sang together in the group Vessels of Honour and I did the intro part on the hit song Mazuva Acho. We also held shows together.
“Apart from Jackie, I also drew my inspiration from Shingisai Siluma and Dudu Manhenga, to just mention a few.”
Jackie, who died in 2004 at the age of 23, was a promising gospel artist whose music career was cut short. Her combination with Ivy Kombo was a marvel as the two won the hearts of many during their time.
Jackie left two albums, a rendition of Ivy Kombo’s Mufudzi Wangu and her own solo project, Achadzoka. She made headlines with the song Mazuva Acho which was well-received by gospel lovers.
Marbel survived the accident which claimed her sister’s life.