Is Zimbabwean Music Icons Tuku, Mukanya's 'Rivalry' Alive, Well?
Chimurenga musician Thomas "Mukanya" Mapfumo and jazz legend Oliver Mtukudzi were part of a band called Wagon Wheels in the late 70s when the two parted ways and pursued solo careers. This fuelled stories of how they were sworn enemies who could never share a stage. Perhaps the only glimpse of friendship for those wishing cordial relations between the two should be that they are now at an advanced age and that the "beef", if any, should be the least of their concerns, writes Kennedy Nyavaya of The Standard.
The Herald, 19 March 2018
Thomas "Mukanya" Mapfumo says he is looking forward to a colourful reunion with his friend Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi when the two share the stage at the former's homecoming bira set… Read more »
Zimbabwe Standard, 11 February 2018
The perceived rift between veteran Chimurenga musician Thomas "Mukanya" Mapfumo and jazz legend Oliver Mtukudzi has lived for as long as many can recall, clouding the duo's history… Read more »
Rivalry between Thomas Mapfumo and Oliver Mtukudzi renewed?
Self-exiled music legend Thomas Mapfumo claims that Oliver Mtukudzi was "bribed" by President Robert Mugabe that he cannot speak out against the oppressive regime or his Zanu-PF ... Read more »