SONGSTRESS Selmor Mtukudzi yesterday afternoon dropped a song in honour of her late father Oliver. Titled Mandidzimbira, this is the songstress’ way of mourning the late music superstar and national hero. She expresses her pain in the song, opening with the line “baba mandidzimbira” and repeating it four times. Regional music powerhouse Trace Africa yesterday premiered a song the late Tuku did for his colleague, the late Hugh Masekela. Titled Kusaterera the music video was directed by Tendai Guzha, shot by Tinashe Ziswa and edited by Gwinyai “Verseless” Runyowa at Tswatography Studios in the capital. “Before his own passing last year, Oliver Mtukudzi wrote a special song dedicated to his late friend, Hugh Masekela. We’ll be dropping the #EXCLUSIVE of Kusaterera on #TRACEAfrica to commemorate these two legends,” Trace Africa announced. Tuku died on January 23 at the Avenues Clinic in Harare and was buried at his Madziwa rural home. Yesterday marked one year after his death, with several people from different walks of life sending their anniversary messages. Radio stations, political parties and corporates dedicated the day to the late superstar and some took to social media sharing various messages. Below are some of the messages shared by different people and organisations on their social media pages. Mono Mkundu Took some break to give tribute to Oliver Mtukudzi via ZTV… R. I. P Dhara Raisedon Baya Legends never die. They take another form. Who can miss Tuku with all the music he left us. Like Jah Prayzah said “we are blessed to have been born in his time”. Oskid On this day, we remember our legend Dr Oliver Mtukudzi … zororai murugare (rest in peace) Baba Munya Mataruse It’s now a complete year without you Nzou Samanyanga. We will always remember you, Thank you for the life lessons. Your sincere efforts made us to be where are today. Luckson Chikutu On this day, we remember the greatest son of the soil, Samanyanga. His sacrifices continue to benefit us up to this day. Mathias Mhere Tuku was a legend and remains a legend. His death was a loss to the whole nation. Tocky Vibes
The memories are still fresh and this made me compose in his honour. He helped us a lot, gave us time and guided us. MDC Today marks one year since the passing of the legendary Oliver Mtukudzi whom we all fondly knew as Tuku. Today, we shall dedicate our timeline to him. Guard Alert Guard Alert today remembers a LEGEND!!! TelOne Today we remember music legend Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi who passed on this day last year. ZB Bank Remembering a legend CBZ Holdings It’s yet another emotive day as we reflect on the sad loss of the music legend Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi.