Cartoonist Godfrey Mwampembwa, a.k.a GADO was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. GADO is the editorial cartoonist for the Nation Newspapers In Nairobi. He is the most Syndicated Political/Editorial cartoonist in East and Central Africa. His works have also been published in Le Monde (France), and The Guardian of London among others. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Buni Media, an independent multi- media company based in Nairobi. Gado is a creator and producer of the weekly satirical puppet show, The XYZ SHOW since its inception in Nairobi on on Citizen TV in 2009.
Gado is a 2007 Prince Claus Laureate. He is also a winner of the Kenya National Human Rights Commission Award in Journalism in 2005 and 2007. In 2011 Gado was among 12 extraordinary leaders to receive a Visionaries Award from the Ford Foundation for their innovative efforts on the frontlines of key social issues. In 2014, Gado was named as one of the 100 most influential people in Africa.
He lives in Nairobi with his wife Stephanie and daughters Mwaji-Odeta and Keza-Anganile.