Godrey Mwampembwa, who uses the pseudonym Gado, started cartooning at age fifteen. Soon, he was freelancing for newspapers and magazines like the Daily News, Business Times and The Express in Dar es Salaam. After completing high school, he joined the army for a year before taking courses in architecture. From 1992 he has been working for the Daily Nation, the largest newspaper in East and Central Africa, based in Kenya. Gado has done illustrations, book covers and the comic book 'Abunuasi'. He also created a series of cartoons from 1992 to 1999, called 'Democrazy'.