Oliver Mtukudzi has left the world his greatest prized possession — the gift of song.
The death of famed Zimbabwean musician and social commentator lovingly known as “Tuku” has plunged the continent in mourning. Mtukudzi, a singer-songwriter, businessman, philanthropist and filmmaker, was born on 22 September 1952.
In Zimbabwe we say Wafa Wanaka. But this is a generic phrase normally used for one whose good works are hard to put together after he has gone. With Tuku, we say matipa matitorera. We were given and were later robbed.
Africa has lost a musical icon with the death of legendary Zimbabwean artist Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi. He was one of Africa’s top musicians. The continent mourns the death of an icon, and tributes continue to pour in. We at This Is Africa send our condolences to his family.
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