Articles tagged 'oliver mtukudzi'

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...
'I'm not a barking dog' 18 March 2018 HARARE - The release of the second edition of the controversial book Tuku Backstage by his former publicist Shepherd Mutamba last week has been met with mixed reactions. The legendary musician's fans have largely reacted negatively to the book with some alleging that the author was motivated b...
Tuku's fans blast Mutamba 15 March 2018 HARARE - Oliver Mtukudzi's fans took to social media to attack journalist Shepherd Mutamba, the author of Tuku Backstage books saying the publications are a case of sour grapes considering that the two used to have a master and employee relationship for over five years. A fan by the name Nic...
Stunning details in Mtukudzi book 13 March 2018 HARARE - Veteran journalist and author, Shepherd Mutamba, has released an explosive, second tell-all book on the life of Oliver Mtukudzi - whom he claims received many gifts from unhinged former first lady Grace Mugabe and also controversially hosted several aides of former president Robert Mugab...
Tuku book out today 12 March 2018 HARARE - Second edition of explosive Tuku Backstage, a tell-all biography authored by the superstar's former publicist Shepherd Mutamba is due for release today. Mutamba confirmed the development saying the book is already in several book shops dotted around the country. “Due to personal co...
Macheso goes back to his roots 9 March 2018 HARARE - If there is one thing that distinguishes veteran musician and sungura kingpin Alick Macheso from the rest of the pack — it is his loyalty to the fans who contributed to his rise to stardom. Never shifting goalposts, unassuming and dedicated to the venues which immensely contributed bo...
Tuku to perform on plane 8 March 2018 HARARE - Legendary musician Oliver Mtukudzi will perform for Fastjet customers during its flight from Harare to Victoria Falls tomorrow, as part of the budget airline's tourism promotional strategy. “This is revolutionary for us as well. There is no better interaction with fans than meeting an...
Tuku throws shade at new book 7 March 2018 HARARE - Master of song - Oliver Mtukudzi does not intend to seek a court injunction to stop his former publicist from publishing a second tell-all book about his life - but instead says he has no time for "every barking dog". The celebrated lanky musician was in 2015 miffed by his former publ...
Explosive book on Tuku set for release 6 March 2018 HARARE - Journalist and author Shepherd Mutamba who wrote the book Tuku Backstage, Oliver Mtukudzi's tell-all biography, first published in 2015, has written a second edition to be published in Zimbabwe on Monday next week. The new book, printed on gloss paper, is full colour throughout with 1...
Tuku to star at top Mali festival 13 January 2018 HARARE - Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi will make a maiden appearance at the prestigious Festival Sur le Niger held annually in early February in the Malian city of Segou. The highly-rated festival brings on the same stage rising contemporary and traditional artistes from Mali as well ...
Impala takes artistes to UK 12 January 2018 HARARE - Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi will share the stage with fellow Zimbabwean artistes Winky D, Andy Muridzo and Sam Dondo as well as South African giants Mafikizolo in the United Kingdom (UK) in March. The tour, dubbed Impala Sama Festival, being organised by the Thompson Dondo-...
Piracy: Tuku turns to digital music distribution 6 January 2018 HARARE - Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi is determined to make the most of digital platforms in his bid to beat piracy that is ravaging the local music industry. The music legend released the title track of his 66th studio album titled Hany'ga — Concern on iTunes on December 29 last yea...
No Christmas cheer for Tuku, Sulu fans 12 December 2017 HARARE - Fans of music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and dendera star Suluman Chimbetu will endure a dry festive season as the two popular artistes have opted to move the release of their latest albums to next year. Tuku, who did not release a new album at his birthday bash in September as ...