Tuku releases 65th album

HARARE - Music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi’s 65th album will be released today at Pakare Paye Arts Centre, marking a great milestone in the musician’s illustrious career.

The 12-track Eheka! Nhai Yahwe features South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela who collaborated with Tuku on Bhiza RaMambo and Kusateerera as well as Afro-pop, gospel singer and Muvhango actress Maduvha Madima who contributed to the track Ndinecha.

Tuku also featured his wife Daisy on Haasi Masanga.

In an interview carried by the Daily News yesterday, the music legend said his marriage to Daisy was not coincidental.

“The things that happen in our lives are not random, or coincidences; our lives go according to God’s plan. Even getting married to my wife was not a random event. We did not meet by chance, and for us to be alive and together until this day, haasi masanga, God had a plan for us long before we met,” Tuku said.

The veteran musician’s fans will also get to listen to renditions of his old hits which include Dzikama Wakura and Tamba Tamba Chidembo.

Other songs on the album are Hunapwa, Dzivirira, Asina Ndiyani.

Tuku’s manager Sam Mataure said today’s album launch would be an invitation-only event.

“We are just going to keep it simple. Right now we are busy preparing for the event.

“The album launch will be for the invited guests while a mega concert will be held at Borrowdale Country Manor, Harare on September 30 and this will be the platform where the public will witness Tuku performing the album,” said Mataure.

After his Borrowdale Manor concert, the Wasakara hit-maker will tour South Africa next month where he will perform three shows as part of his 64th birthday celebrations.

Tuku will hold two shows in Cape Town and one in Durban backed by South Africa-based Shame “Shamie” Mabvudzi and several other supporting acts.

Local promoters Xtratime Entertainment are organising the music legend’s birthday celebrations in South Africa.

“Durban residents have complained that their favourite musician hardly comes there so we have now made it possible.

“With Cape Town, we have decided to put up two shows to accommodate everyone as the venue has limited capacity and as such having two shows will accommodate everyone comfortably,” said Tonderai Mwaita of Xtratime Entertainment.

Tuku is an internationally-acclaimed cultural icon who has performed, written and recorded some of Zimbabwe’s most influential music.

His strong social messages have touched people across generations in many different lasting ways.

Comments (1)

happy birthday Dr Mtukudzi. Keep the fire burning. I love you. May the good Lord bless you abundantly.

mungadze muchineripi - 23 September 2016

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