For her role as Ginger Baker’s wife, Kudzai Machokoto has become a household name in Zimbabwe. Having dated for two years, they tied the knot in 2010. By the time Machokoto and Baker married, Baker was 70 years older than Machokoto, who was 28 at the time.
Machokoto Age Kudzai Machokoto
As of 2019, she is 37 years old.
The Kudzai Machokoto & The Ginger Baker
Ginger Baker’s fourth wife was Kudzai Machokoto. In Tulbagh, South Africa, the two lived together. According to the Daily Mail at the time of their wedding, Machokoto had an unsavory past, but in an interview with Baker, he claimed, “Kudzai is astounding to me.
Her life had been difficult before, but now she is content. Her care is reciprocated by mine, and vice versa.
“We’ll get married locally, but it will be discreet, just two witnesses and us,” Beker remarked about their wedding back in February 2010.
“It appears to be in order.” Before Baker’s death on October 6th, 2019, the couple had been married for nine years. After meeting in 2008, they dated for two years.
Marriages Of Ginger Baker
After spotting Liz Flinch dancing beside the stage, Baker married his first wife at the tender age of 19. When she discovered that he was having an affair with a friend of his teenage daughter, she could not bear it any longer.
Sarah, his second wife, was just 18 years old when they wed. After realizing that Sarah was having an affair with a younger guy, he filed for divorce from her in 1983.
His peculiar moral code had been violated. In his late 30s, Baker had developed an interest in polo, which led him to meet Prince Charles and the father of the Duchess of York.
He married a third time to a blonde hairdresser’s friend, Karen, when he was 50 and living in California, but the marriage lasted only a few months.
Following an accident that left Baker with a broken arm, she decided to go on vacation with a friend rather than stay at home to care for him. She still possesses all of his gold discs after he refused to pay a divorce settlement.
Children Of Ginger Baker
Ginette Karen Baker, the couple’s first child, was born on December 20th, 1960, to Baker and his previous wife, Liz Finch. Leda was born on February 20th, 1968, the second daughter of Baker. During the spring of 1969, Baker’s son Kofi Streatfield Baker was born and named after a Ghanaian musician who was a friend of Baker’s.
Death & Causes Of Ginger Baker
Born on August 19, 1939, Ginger Baker passed away on October 6, 2019, at 80. Cream’s drummer and one of the band’s founders were an Englishman.
Individually, his approach is jazz infused with African rhythms, earning him the title of “rock’s first superstar drummer.” His pioneering drumming work in jazz fusion and world music has made him a place in history books.
From frequent smoking and degenerative osteoarthritis in his back, Baker claimed in February 2013 that he suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and persistent back discomfort. After open-heart surgery in June 2016, he was reported to have swollen legs and feet following a terrible fall.
When Ginger Baker’s family said he was in serious condition in September of this year, they begged the public to pray for them. Baker died on October 6th, 2019, at the age of 80, three days after it was stated that he was still alive. My mental well-being was at a critical juncture. As a result of the trauma she had inflicted on me, it is unfortunate.’
Relations between the family and the deceased were so strained that they could not attend the funeral.
A Cream tribute band’s drummer in the United States, Kofi, had planned to use his father’s legendary drumkit at the small service as a memorial to his father, Ginger.
Despite this, the family claims Kudzai failed to give them the event’s details until a few hours before it began, which made them feel unwelcome and excluded, and they decided not to attend.
According to Nettie, ‘We felt that we had been mucked about so much that we decided to give up.’ When I see her, I’m disgusted.’
She says she is now resolved to focus on her father’s future reputation rather than his past.
In the end, “I just want my father to be recognized as a brilliant musician,” she tells the audience.