Rondell Donawa was born on 07 January 1987 in San Fernando, Trinidad. He started singing at the tender age of 5 years old; firstly appearing in his primary school calypso competition with his rendition "I want to be a vendor." It was no turning back from that point for Rondell.
With the support of his teachers and mother Ann, Rondell began to make a mark for himself in the calypso arena. He coveted numerous titles including the San Fernando Calypso Monarch and other prestigious regional competitions. He place 2nd on three consecutive occasions in the National Junior Calypso Monarch.
In 2005, Rondell made his debut in the senior league where he won the unattached calypso monarch in that year. He also made it to the semi finals of the National Calypso Monarch infamously known as "Kaiso Fiesta" in 2005 and 2006.
Rondell has travelled numerous countries promoting the culture of Trinidad and Tobago including Barbados, St Maarten, St Thomas, Costa Rica, US, UK and Canada.
In 2006, Rondell left Trinidad to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Law in the UK having graduated with an upper second class LLB(Hons). He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011 and the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago in 2012.
Rondell is now a practicing Attorney-at-Law.
While Rondell may be pursuing a legal career, the music has not left him. He is now a member of the Association of British Calypsonians (ABC), having joined in 2006 but made his debut in the London Calypso Tent in 2009 singing "Love Yourself".
In 2010, Rondell made waves in the tent with his two renditions "Imitation of Success" and "Take Pride". He has been a finalist of the UK Calypso Monarch (Merry Monarch). He continues to be consistent to this date.
Rondell is currently the South Calypso Monarch 2013, one of the most prestigious calypso competitions in Trinidad.
Rondell is currently managed by Cleon Lord aka "D'Mighty Hitman." Cleon is the CEO the Internet Radio Station called “The Frontline Radio” after its launch in February 1st 2006. You can hear him on special sets exclusively to the Frontline Radio.