Articles tagged 'tuku backstage'

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-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...
'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...
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...
'Mugabe silences Tuku' 2 April 2015 HARARE - In a sensational claim, a veteran journalist and former publicist to music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi says President Robert Mugabe bought the influential music maestro's loyalty by showering him with expensive gifts so that he would desist from criticising the nonagenarian. In his newl...
Explosive Tuku book out 30 March 2015 HARARE - The wait is finally over for superstar musician Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi’s controversial ‘‘tell all’’ biography, Tuku Backstage, which was written by his former publicist, Shepherd Mutamba. The book, intended to be released at the end of last year was launched in Harare on Saturday and ...
Mutamba to fight suppression of Tuku book 17 September 2014 HARARE - Shepherd Mutamba, a veteran journalist and Oliver Mutukudzi’s long-time publicist, has said he will enter an appearance to defend his explosive and controversial book, Tuku Backstage. Tuku has said he was mulling suing Mutamba over claims he made in his book that dwells on Mtukudzi an...
'To be Tuku's publicist' 10 September 2014 HARARE - In this final instalment of extracts from the explosive upcoming book, Tuku Backstage, written by Tuku’s former publicist and veteran journalist, Shepherd Mutamba, the author focuses on the chapter ‘To be Tuku’s publicist’ revealing challenges that come with managing the publicity of an ...
Tuku's ex-wife Melody tales 9 September 2014 HARARE - Tuku's first wife, Melody, fondly recalls dating the man who became her husband and Zimbabwe’s most influential musician and father of her two daughters, Sandra and Selmor. Melody remembers the blissful marriage and how and why it collapsed. Now read on, the extracts from the chapt...
Tuku Backstage: Part III 5 September 2014 HARARE - Tuku Backstage converses not only with the man’s dreams, successes and adversities but also Tuku’s moral and ethical challenges including the superstar’s hidden secrets. While writing, I attempted to ensure that everyone who reads the book must find something to take away. I share ...
Tuku Backstage: Part II 4 September 2014 HARARE - Tuku is not efficient in overseeing and providing astute business leadership at his band as corroborated by Eric Kasamba aka Picky. He lacks the basic imperatives required to lead his band and fails to overturn bad decisions made by his manager. Tuku and Picky worked together in th...
Tuku Backstage: Part I 3 September 2014 EVEN those among us who surrounded Tuku daily cannot claim to know the man too well. His life is pretty much closed; his personality is intriguing it became subject of my own study. Tuku lives an insular life, pretty much to himself, doing very little talking, but his body language often speak...
Daily News publishes explosive Tuku book 2 September 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's fastest growing newspaper, the Daily News has been given exclusive rights to publish extracts of Oliver Mtukudzi's explosive but controversial book, Tuku Backstage written by Tuku's long-time publicist and veteran journalist, Shepherd Mutamba. From tomorrow, the Daily News ...