“Backstage” a violation of Oliver Mtukudzi’s Rights

From my ordinary level science background, the scientists educated us about animal and plant parasites. This piece seeks to expose the emergence of a ‘human parasite’ in the form of Shepherd Mutamba feeding on human (Oliver Mtukudzi’s) blood. There is no doubt that Mutamba has adopted the role of a gobbling (Tokoloshi), now feeding (earning a living) from assassinating the image/personality of Oliver Mtukudzi. I am therefore encouraging Oliver Mtukudzi to look for Tsikamutanda to resolve the matter or opt for the courts of law because there is evidence in this…

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Tuku book out today

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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 commitments, I am no longer officially launching the book as planned before as I am travelling tomorrow (today). “Rather, I am only going to release the book,” Mutamba said yesterday. The veteran journalist worked with Mtukudzi for over five years as his publicist and he first published the…

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Oliver Mtukudzi perfoms in flights

  MUSIC superstar, Oliver Mtukudzi will tomorrow take his artistry to another level with an acoustic performance at 34 000 feet, aboard a fastjet flight FN 8003 from Harare to Victoria Falls. Fastjet Zimbabwe spokesperson, Faith Chaitezvi in a statement, said the performance was part of the airline’s promotion of Victoria Falls as part of their strategy to promote domestic and regional tourism. “In a first for Zimbabwe, passengers travelling on flight FN 8003 this Friday have front row seats to one of the most intimate Tuku performances staged where…

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Oliver Mtukudzi throws shade at new book by former publicist

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”. Music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi at Morgan Tsvangirai’s funeral The celebrated lanky musician was in 2015 miffed by his former publicist — veteran journalist Shepherd Mutamba — who published a book Tuku Backstage which contained some riveting stuff on his public and private life. Mutamba announced on Monday that he would…

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How Oliver Mtukudzi sheltered a Zimbabwean refugee in downtown Harare

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Music is soulful shelter. I became a refugee when I discovered potential life hidden in the works of Mbare-born guitarist Louis Mhlanga and the late Mozambican Afro-Jazz singer Gito Baloi and slowly rekindled a childhood passion for the sounds of Oliver Mtukudzi. The dollar had crashed and caused volcanic economic aftershocks and seismic social aftereffects and I had lost dear childhood friendships to fresh alliances, rapid relocations, undisclosed illnesses and road accidents. So I needed a safe and regular escape from a land of certain economic and social chaos. I…

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Tuku preaches peace in latest album

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Music guru Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi says his 67th album Hany’nga album is all about peace and working together, adding that there was no need in competing with each other to try and prove who is better, as this triggers conflict. “There is everything (musical instruments), when mixed they become mangwingwindo (mixing of instruments), they cause you to leap — so it’s a happy song. And it has everything to do with complementing each other. “There is a beautiful thing that comes out, a drum can’t sound like a mbira. So…

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‘My music not for competition’

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By Tawanda Marwizi With several albums to his name, internationally acclaimed musician Oliver Mtukudzi believes he is now releasing albums to educate the nation not for competition with other musicians. Oliver Mtukudzi Though Mtukudzi is well travelled and still has an impact on the international scene, back home he is facing stiff competition from youngsters like Jah Prayzah. On Wednesday the superstar unveiled an album “Hany’aga/ Concern” that carries tracks with deep social meanings at his Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton. “We are not in competition with anyone but…

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It’s a fortune to dine with Tuku

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By Bridget Mananavire 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. Oliver Mtukudzi The event which has been billed as a red carpet event includes a three-course meal and surprise giveaways for all those attending. The dinner will be hosted by Newlands Country Club on February 13. “It’s that amount because there is Tuku coming. We are expecting 150 to 200 people,” said one of the organisers. On the other hand, Rainbow Towers Hotel…

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