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Remembering a legend: Who was Oliver Mtukudzi? - 1 months ago, 24 Jan 11:27

By: Faith Apollo

Oliver Mtukudzi ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi (22 September 1952 – 23 January 2019) was a legendary Zimbabwean musician from Norton, Mashonaland West Province.

The late was not only an amazing singer, songwriter, and performer but also a businessman, philanthropist, human rights activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region and was therefore considered to have been Zimbabwe’s most renowned and internationally recognized cultural icon for all ages groups.

Arguably Zimbabwean’s most venerated musician, the late Oliver Mtukudzi and his Band The Black Mambazo churned out some 60 albums since the late 1970s.

Mtukudzi who was born and raised in Highfield, a ghetto neighborhood in the Zimbabwean capital of Harare kicked off his musical career at a youthful age of 23 in 1975 when he realised his debut single ‘Stop After Orange’.

His career took off in 1977 when he first featured on a hit single ” Dzandimomoter” with the Wagon Wheels, a band that also featured Thomas ...
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