New Ambassadorial Role for Zimbabwe's Music Icon

Zimbabwe music superstar, Oliver Mtukudzi, has been appointed ambassador and mentor to four young Zimbabwean artists who are set to embark on a four-week tour of Europe in March 2013.

  • Zimbabwe:  New Ambassadorial Role for Tuku

    The Herald, 8 October 2012

    Zimbabwe's music icon, Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi, has agreed to be the ambassador and guardian for the Acoustic Night All Stars on a European tour in March 2013. The four-week tour ... read more »

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  • Zimbabwe:  More Music, No Rest for Tuku

    The Herald, 5 October 2012

    For some, life begins at 40 but for musical icon and superstar Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi it seems life begins at 60. Just three weeks after celebrating his 60th birthday at the Glamis ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Unicef Hosts Tuku's 60th Birthday Party

    The Herald, 1 October 2012

    THE United Nations Children's Fund hosted a belated 60th birthday celebration for Oliver Mtukudzi at its offices in Harare last Friday. The party, which was attended by children ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mtukudzi Has Set the Tone (opinion)

    Financial Gazette, 28 September 2012

    Though an odd bright spark in the music industry, Mutukudzi's success story offers a breath of fresh air; one that throws a ray of hope to Zimbabweans - desirous to find some form ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Tuku's Longevity Should Be a Lesson (editorial)

    The Herald, 29 September 2012

    The arts sector is highly dynamic and fluid just like the lives of its main actors. Most of the artists have had their promising careers extinguished like a candle in the wind in ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Tuku Not Sick - Daisy

    The Herald, 26 September 2012

    Daisy Mtukudzi has quashed rumours of her husband Oliver Mtukudzi's ill health, saying the superstar was fit as a fiddle. The usually media-shy Daisy broke her silence at a private ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  First Family Hosts Dinner for Tuku

    The Herald, 24 September 2012

    President Mugabe and his wife Amai Grace Mugabe treated music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi to a lavish dinner on his 60th birthday held at the singer's multi-million dollar Pakare ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Tuku @ 60 Show Lives Up to Its Billing

    Zimbabwe Standard, 23 September 2012

    THOUSANDS of fans thronged the Glamis Arena in Harare on Friday to celebrate the 60th birthday of music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi where they were treated to scintillating ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Tuku Must Sing At My Funeral - Auntie Dot

    The Herald, 22 September 2012

    Renowned musician Dorothy Masuka says her wish is to have Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi sing at her funeral. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Tuku's Long Walk to Stardom

    Financial Gazette, 21 September 2012

    THAT music superstar, Oliver Mtukudzi turns 60 this weekend is not a secret anymore. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Tuku 'A National Icon'

    The Herald, 21 September 2012

    Clarion Insurance Company has paid tribute to grandmaster Oliver Mtukudzi for being the epitome of a good corporate citizen, adding that Zimbabweans should emulate his humility and ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Tuku's Road to Stardom (opinion)

    The Herald, 21 September 2012

    Oliver "Samanyanga" Mtukudzi was born on September 22, 1952 in a family of six. At the age of seven he went to Chipembere Primary School and later on to Highfield Secondary School ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Hats Off to Tuku (opinion)

    The Herald, 21 September 2012

    You can never talk about Zimbabwean music and not mention Oliver Mtukudzi. Years of great musical inspiration, education and entertainment for the Zimbabwean communities and the ... read more »

  • Southern Africa:  Unicef Appoints Tuku as Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Eastern and Southern Africa

    The Herald, 21 September 2012

    IN recognition of his commitment to communicating a strong and clear message about the importance of children and young people's rights, including their right to live free from ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Tuku - the Legend (opinion)

    The Herald, 21 September 2012

    THE colossal embodiment of a realisation of the Zimbabwean dream and arguably Zimbabwe's most prized "export" to the rest of the world, mega musician Oliver Mtukudzi turns 60 ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mtukudzi's 60th Birthday Message (document)

    The Herald, 19 September 2012

    My 60th birthday gives me the idea that one must never take for granted each and every day of our lives because each morning is a gift of life that is not guaranteed. Sixty years ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Tuku's Party of a Lifetime

    The Herald, 19 September 2012

    Superstar Oliver Mtukudzi, who turns 60 this Saturday, has urged his fans to brace for a three-hour non-stop party when he performs at his birthday bash which starts on Friday and ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Tuku's Bumpy Road to Stardom

    The Herald, 14 September 2012

    AS the sun imperceptibly started setting on Rhodesia in the mid-1970s, a spiky-haired youth, tall, pencil slim, and charcoal black from Highfield embarked on a musical journey with ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Tuku to Celebrate Birthday in Style

    The Herald, 27 August 2012

    Oliver Mtukudzi surely knows how to pamper himself when it comes to celebrating his birthdays. The superstar, who turns 60 on September 21, has put up a stellar line-up of ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Music Icon 'Tuku' to Be Honoured in London

    SW Radio Africa, 17 August 2012

    Zimbabwe's most popular musician, Oliver Mtukudzi, is to be honoured Friday at a major event in London, appropriately titled Hoza 2012 , a Tribute to the King of Music. read more »

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