Zimbabwean music legend, Oliver Mtukudzi aka Tuku died at the age of 66

23 January 2019   Zimbabwe  

On this day in 2019,.the late Zimbabwean music legend, Oliver Mtukudzi aka Tuku died at the age of 66 after succumbing to cancer. Mtukudzi’s songs often included lyrics that were centred on societal concerns, including HIV/AIDS, alcohol abuse, as well as encouraging self-respect by making the use of Shona aphorisms. Later in his career, Mtukudzi became deeply involved in charity work and at one time he served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. To quote, ‘My role as a musician is to raise awareness and motivate wider responses to the social and economic problems that continue to deprive children of a good development’. One of his high profile performances was when he perfomed at the burial of the former Prime Minister veteran, Morgan Tsvangirai (late).



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