Rest in Power: Oliver Mtukudzi, music legend and pan-African trailblazer




“Tuku” used his powerful poetic voice to change whole systems, forge global connections, and advocate for justice, freedom and the oppressed.

africanarguments.org

Where does one begin when paying tribute to a figure who is, at once, a recently-departed soul but simultaneously a living, breathing and immortal legend?

One could begin with his illustrious career. Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi released a discography of 60-odd albums, sold out shows across the globe, and picked up dozens of awards and accolades. He created a music that metamorphosed from gospel, to soul, to a genre of its own we now know as “Tuku music”. Read more.

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