5 famous people you didn’t know are from Zimbabwe

April 18, 2019 at 09:17 am | Culture

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

April 18, 2019 at 09:17 am | Culture

Oliver Mtukudzi — Photo: Allnet Africa

Oliver Mtukudzi
Oliver Mtukudzi, who is popularly referred to as Tuku was a legendary musician, a businessman, philanthropist, human rights activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region.

Mtukudzi won dozens of awards and performed with a lot of African legends and stars in the continent and around the world. Some of his popular songs include Neria (2001), Todii (1999), Mutserendende (2000), Hear Me, Lord (1995).

Singing in Zimbabwe’s Shona language along with Ndebele and English, Mtukudzi’s Afro-Jazz songs have distinct styles with a fusion of jazz and traditional African music.

He was about to release his 67th album, Hanya’Ga (Concern), before his death on January 23, 2019, after a long battle with diabetes.

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