Articles tagged 'oliver mtukudzi'

'Tuku was a clever politician' 28 January 2019 HARARE - At the peak of Zimbabwe's liberation struggle (1975 to 1979) a group of brave local musicians rose to offer morale to the fighters and the supporting masses. Oliver Mtukudzi, together with Thomas Mapfumo, Zexie Manatsa, Tineyi Chikupo and Safirio Madzikatire were among those in the fo...
Tuku: Departed but his music lives on 28 January 2019 HARARE - As many writers have said before; “The earth indeed takes back its gift”. Superstar musician Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi — who died onWednesday aged 66 after a long battle with diabetes is one such example. After raising the Zimbabwean flag high through music that he took within the region...
'Tuku death loss to arts industry' 28 January 2019 HARARE - Gospel music supremo Charles Charamba says the death of superstar and national hero Oliver Mtukudzi is a big loss to the arts industry and they will pray for the widow Daisy to be strengthened. Charamba said Tuku was an icon and a shield to all the musicians and his death will be felt...
Tuku tributes continue to pour in 28 January 2019 HARARE - Tributes for the late music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi who passed away on Wednesday continue to pour in and the Daily News brings you some from various places. Television personality Lovemore Banda: “Three years ago, your newspaper carried an interview in which Tuku said he valued the ...
Chamisa barred from Tuku funeral 27 January 2019 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa was yesterday prevented by overzealous State security agents from entering the National Sports Stadium in Harare to attend the funeral programme of the late global music legend, Oliver Mtukudzi. The decision to bar Chamisa soured the somber mood at the...
Harare honours Tuku, Mapfumo & Shaya 26 January 2019 HARARE - Harare City Council(HCC) has honoured three of Zimbabwe’s most illustrious personalities — including the late Oliver Mtukudzi — as part of rewarding them for their immense contribution to the country and the capital. Mayor Gomba announced yesterday that Mtukudzi who was declared a nat...
Tuku: the ultimate mentor 26 January 2019 HARARE - Music legend Oliver ''Tuku'' Mtukudzi, who passed away in Harare aged 66 on Wednesday after a long battle with diabetes, will, among other things, be remembered for mentoring young musicians. Throughout his long music career, which spanned over four decades, Tuku provided a platform f...
Tuku send-off concert today 26 January 2019 HARARE - All roads will lead to National Sports Stadium in the capital today for the late superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s send-off concert. The concert, organised by local music promoters, will kick off at 9am and will run until 6pm. One of the organisers, Josh Hozheri of Jazz 105 Promot...
Women pay tribute to Tuku 26 January 2019 HARARE - Fashion enthusiasts yesterday participated in an online campaign #Dhuku4Tuku encouraging women to put on head wrap (doek) as tribute for the late superstar and national hero Oliver Mtukudzi. Several women, including musicians, politicians and the corporate world, participated in the c...
Music icon Tuku dies 24 January 2019 HARARE - One of Zimbabwe's talented musicians and arguably the super star of his own generation — Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi has died aged 66 — after a long battle with diabetes. The lanky musician died yesterday at Harare's Avenues Clinic where he was rushed after his health suddenly deteriorated...
Tributes pour in for Tuku 24 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabweans from across the world poured their heartfelt condolences following the death of legendary musician and Zimbabwean ambassador Oliver Mtukudzi who passed away in Harare yesterday at 66.  A multi-award-winning singer, he toured the world and collaborated with local musicians ...
Ailing Tuku misses Coca-Cola awards 23 January 2019 HARARE - Superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi failed to attend the ZBC Coca-Cola winners’ prize-giving ceremony held at a local hotel yesterday in Harare due to an undisclosed illness. Popularly known as Samanyanga, Mtukudzi received the “Veteran Musician Honorary Award” in absentia courtesy of Ra...
Tuku embarks on African Tour 11 October 2018 HARARE - Legendary musician Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi has embarked on an African tour that will see him perform in Rwanda, South Africa, Botswana and Lesotho where he will sample his latest offering, Hany'nga. The tour will see Tuku, as he is affectionately known by his fans, perform in four Afri...
Talent is God-given: Tuku 23 September 2018 HARARE - Superstar Oliver Mtukudzi has been in the music industry for a long time. He has seen it all as far as music is concerned. Tuku is arguably the most decorated and well-travelled Zimbabwean artiste with many accomplishments in music. He has over 60 music albums to his name. To sh...
Tuku urges unity among regional artistes 22 September 2018 HARARE - Superstar Oliver Mtukudzi says the coming together of African artistes enhances regional unity. Tuku says he feels at home whenever he performs in neighbouring South Africa, urging the country's musicians — among them Mi Casa — to feel the same. The musicians, together with another...
Tuku is my father - Zahara 6 September 2018 HARARE - South African songbird Zahara has described superstar Oliver Mtukudzi as a father figure. Zahara was in the country over the weekend for the annual Solo Festival that was held at superstar Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi's imposing Pakare Paya Arts Centre in Norton. The songstress posted a pho...
Zahara delights at Tuku's Solo Fest 3 September 2018 HARARE - Fresh from her United States of America tour, South African songbird Zahara left throngs at Pakare Paye eating out from the palm of her hand as she shone at this year's edition of Solo Festival. The festival held at Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton on Saturday saw the diva sharing th...
Tuku, Jah Prayzah fly Zim flag high 13 August 2018 HARARE - Superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and afro-fusion sensation Jah Prayzah proved to be true ambassadors over the weekend when they staged separate gigs outside the country, leaving fans eating out of the palms of their hands.  Affectionately known as Samanyanga, his elephant totem, Tuku ...
Tuku reinvents himself 5 June 2018 HARARE - Music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi's recent dressing comprising slim fitting tracksuit, with tight track pants has divided opinion over his fashion sense. The picture which has created all the hype around the superstar's dressing — circulating on social media — was seemingly taken at the...
Chiwenga to attend Mukanya gig 28 April 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga will be among guests at decorated Chimurenga musician Thomas Mapfumo's Homecoming Bira scheduled for Glamis Arena in the capital tonight. Mapfumo popularly known as Mukanya — his totem — will share the stage with superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, Su...
Tuku, Mukanya collabo on cards 21 April 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga Music Company and Tuku Music officials revealed that they are working on a collaboration song of Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo and his former  protégée Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi. This was revealed at a Mukanya Homecoming Gig press conference held at a Harare hotel yesterday. “Of...
Mutamba chickens out on Tuku promise 12 April 2018 HARARE - Former Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi publicist and author of the superstar's biography Tuku Backstage Shepherd Mutamba has reneged on his promise to present a copy of the second edition to the singer. Mutamba said he felt he could no longer do that after Tuku's camp labelled him “a barking d...
Tuku scoops two Zim Achievers Awards 10 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe music star Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi scooped two awards at the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) in Sandton, South Africa over the weekend. Tuku was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award, which was also given to the late South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela. In another ...
Tuku-Mutamba tiff goes a gear up 26 March 2018 Tuku Backstage Second Edition, With Previously Unseen photographs and a lot more about the music and life of Oliver Mtukudzi; By Shepherd Mutamba, Foreword By David Mungoshi; Harare,  MhotsiUruka, 2018. ISBN: 978-0-7974-7258-7 (Paperback) 255 Pages   HARARE - The Shona, who have a rich langua...
Mutamba defends Sam Mtukudzi's photo 19 March 2018 HARARE - Former Oliver Mtukudzi publicist Shepherd Mutamba has caused a furore over a picture he published in the second edition of Tuku Backstage showing the lifeless body of the late Sam Mtukudzi. The graphic picture shows the body of Sam covered by a blanket, with his parents, Oliver and Da...