Articles tagged 'tuku'

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...
Hifa 2017: Hits and misses 11 May 2017 HARARE - Malian music star Habib Koité turned on the style on Sunday night to signal the end of this year’s edition of the Harare International Festival of Arts (Hifa). As is usually the case with festivals, Hifa 2017 attracted mixed reviews. Below is what I thought were the hits and misses...
Koité winds up Hifa in style 9 May 2017 HARARE - Malian guitar wizard Habib Koité used the closing show of the Harare International Festival of Arts (Hifa) on Sunday night to demonstrate why he has been dubbed the “African Clapton”. Koité, who was named Mali's' biggest pop star by Rolling Stone magazine, illuminated Hifa with his in...
Castle Tankard roars to life 5 May 2017 HARARE - Zimdancehall heavyweight Winky D and rising afro-fusion artiste Andy Muridzo will be the star entertainers at the Castle Tankard tomorrow at Borrowdale Racecourse. The two music stars will be part of a sizzling entertainment that also includes HKD boss Freeman, Judgement Yard and DJ E...
Hifa sizzles despite sound glitch 4 May 2017 HARARE - For the past 18 years, the Harare International Festival of Arts (Hifa) has deservedly earned a reputation as a stickler for time and order. But on Tuesday night it did not go according to script for Zimbabwe’s biggest arts event. The festival’s opening show, a new-look collaborati...
2017 Hifa opens tonight 2 May 2017 HARARE - Music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi will headline tonight’s Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa) 2017 opening showcase featuring Mahube with dance and gymnastic companies. The showcase will take place at Harare Gardens in Harare. The opening concert dubbed “Let Our Song Be Sun...
Tuku, Gary Tight collaborate 1 May 2017 HARARE - Music legend Oliver ‘‘Tuku’’ Mtukudzi has collaborated with rising artiste Gary Tight on a yet-to-be-released song titled Inharo Dzegadzega. The two, who have had a close working relationship ever since Gary, 23, burst on the scene a few years ago, confirmed the collaboration via vide...
Tuku to headline Zambian festival 7 April 2017 HARARE - Music Superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi will be the star performer at Zamfest- Zambia’s biggest food and music festival- set for Lusaka Showgrounds tomorrow (April 8). At the event, Tuku will share the stage with several top acts including Oskido (South Africa), Patience Namadingo (Mal...
Steve Dyer speaks on Zim music 2 April 2017 HARARE - South African musician and producer, Steve Dyer, will direct a new-look Mahube at this year's edition of the Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa) set to run from May 2 to 7. Mahube, a collaboration which brought together southern African artistes who included music superst...
Macheso, Tuku team up 24 March 2017 HARARE - Music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi and sungura giant Alick Macheso will share the stage at Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton tonight. The two will be supported by rising Afro-fusion artiste Prince Musarurwa in a concert dubbed Kumadzvamu-Tsvamu. The Tuku-Macheso gig is part of a serie...