Articles tagged 'tuku'

Tuku Backstage, Mtukudzi's only complete story 20 February 2019 The death of music superstar and national hero Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi will see a number of books, documentaries and even films on him being produced.
Tuku family mired in controversy 20 February 2019 THE late superstar Oliver Mtukudzi's family has trashed all memorial events and gigs that were held in his honour saying the first official event will be the Cape Town Jazz Festival, with Tuku's band performing.
Nyaradzo CEO turns into Tuku's undertaker 30 January 2019 HARARE - The burial of music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi — the first musician to be accorded national hero status -— was unprecedented in many respects. It was the first time a national hero was buried by Nyaradzo Funeral Services, breaking a monopoly that had been enjoyed by the oldest p...
'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 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 ...
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's first wife says she will never forgive Daisy 26 January 2019 HARARE - Superstar Oliver Mtukudzi's first wife Melody Murape has said she deeply loved the legendary musician and said the feeling was mutual. The couple wed on February 24, 1979, with a huge party at Melody's sister's house in Highfield, then a subsequent wedding reception at Gwanzura Stadiu...
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...
Jacaranda Festival lives up to billing 8 October 2018 HARARE – Internationally-acclaimed South African musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka stunned people at the Jacaranda Music Festival on Saturday as she took charge of the stage at the age of 53. Chaka Chaka — who was part of the local and regional star-studded line-up — also took time to criticise poli...
Tuku, Mi Casa collaborate 3 April 2018 HARARE - A collaboration is brewing between music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and South African house band Mi Casa. The two partners met at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival last month, where the music guru performed as part of the tribute to the late musician, Hugh Masekela Mi...
It's a fortune to dine with Tuku 3 February 2018 HARARE – Lovers who wish to spend Valentines evening with music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi will have to fork out $140. Singles, however, will part with $75. The event which has been billed as a red carpet event includes a three-course meal and surprise give-aways for all those attendi...
Selmor apologises to Tuku, Daisy 3 December 2017 HARARE - Award-winning songstress Selmor Mtukudzi says she will always regret a 2012 story in which she “naively” lashed out at her father — music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi — for allegedly not supporting her music career. Five years on, the Nguva Yangu hit-maker, who described the incid...
Tekno's gig cancelled 23 November 2017 HARARE - Nigerian star Tekno's maiden concert in Zimbabwe which was scheduled for Alexandra Sports Club in Harare tonight has been cancelled yet again. In a statement last night, Triplife Entertainment, the organisers of the gig, confirmed the cancellation of the highly-anticipated show. “P...
'Tuku Moza tour was my biggest flop' 27 September 2017 HARARE - Award-winning music promoter, Partson “Chipaz” Chimbodza, who recently waved goodbye to showbiz after a 13-year stint, has singled out music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi's tour of Mozambique several years ago as his biggest flop. Chipaz told the Daily News that the flopped Tuku to...
Huge turnout at Tuku bash 25 September 2017 HARARE - Hundreds of people thronged superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi's impressive Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton to celebrate the musician's 65th birthday on Saturday night. The majority of people came from Harare, about 40km away, demonstrating the crowd-pulling power of the Katekwe music...
Tuku@65: A reason to celebrate 23 September 2017 HARARE - Glam metal band Cinderella might not have been that popular among my friends that I grew up with in Glen Norah but their powerful song — Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone) — was a hit. We could be forgiven for not really having been quite aware of the musical prowess of this gro...
Tuku, Indian violinist in collabo 16 August 2017 HARARE - Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi will collaborate with India's best-known violinist, Lakshminarayana Subramaniam, in one of the highlights of the India in the Sunshine City Festival, which will run at various Harare venues from today until August 30. The Tuku-Subramaniam on-stag...
Tuku to headline gospel festival 3 August 2017 HARARE - Music superstar and Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Oliver Mtukudzi will headline this year's edition of the annual Gwanda Gospel Festival (GGF) which will run from September 1 to 3. The 64-year-old musician, who will celebrate his 65th birthday in September, will share the stage with arti...
Norton to honour Tuku 20 July 2017 HARARE - Norton residents have lined up a dinner in honour of music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi for being included by Forbes magazine among Africa's Top 10 most bankable artistes. The dinner, set for Tuku's Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton on July 29, is being spearheaded by the independ...
Tuku collaborates with SA's Freshlyground 15 June 2017 HARARE – Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi has collaborated with Freshlyground — the South African Afro-fusion band that was deported by the Zimbabwean government four years ago. The South African group, which was scheduled to officially close the 2014 edition of the Harare International ...
Tuku to grace Dr Bobo event 9 June 2017 HARARE - Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi will be guest of honour at a commemorative event for the late legendary musician and radio personality, Hilton Mambo, who died on June 12 in 2011 at the age of 60. The event will be hosted by On the Roof that is on the first Floor, Travel plaza, ...
Tuku, Joss Stone line up duet 6 June 2017 HARARE - Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi's manager, Sam Mataure, says the Bvuma hit-maker and Grammy Award-winning British soul singer Joss Stone “will record a duet as soon as is possible”. Stone, who performed in Harare last Friday as part of her ongoing tour of 196 countries, met Tuk...
Another Tuku book released 25 May 2017 HARARE - American musician, author and academic Jennifer Kyker has released a book on the life and career of Zimbabwe's music legend Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi. Titled Oliver Mtukudzi: Living Tuku Music in Zimbabwe, the 290-paged book was part of her doctoral research at the University of Pennsylv...
Tuku, Chivaviro collaborate 11 May 2017 HARARE - South Africa-based gospel artiste Togarepi “Toggy” Chivaviro featured music superstar Oliver Tuku “Mtukudzi” on the remix of his track titled Handinyarare  set to be released tomorrow. The single, mixed by Blessing Masanga of Artisan Studios and mastered at Kubashe BK studios in Johan...