AFRIMA mourns Oliver Mtukudzi

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Top selling African artist Oliver Mtukudzi & Black Spirits performs during the Music Midtown 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia. 5/5/02 Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images

The International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, has joined the rest of the African and global music community to mourn the death of African music legend, Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi, who died on Wednesday at the age of 66 – in Harare, Zimbabwe.

According to AFRIMA, the celebrated singer, songwriter and guitarist immensely impacted the world with a legacy of great music spanning four decades and 67 music albums.

Regarded as a cultural icon who used his work to promote African

arts and culture in Africa and in the Diaspora, Dr. Mtukudzi’s Afro-jazz

compositions touched on socio-cultural issues, AFRIMA management said.

It added, “In 2017, Dr. Mtukudzi was the recipient of the AFRIMA Legend Award, a category of the All Africa Music Awards that recognises the influence and excellence of the continent’s music legends who contribute to the growth of African music and culture and use their craft to bring global renown to the continent. Tuku was present on the live stage of the 2017 AFRIMA Main Awards held on Sunday, November 10 at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Besides receiving his 23.7 carat gold plated trophy for his recognition as an African music legend, Dr. Mtukudzi also performed his hit 1995 single, “Hear Me Lord” on the live stage of AFRIMA 2017.

In a condolence letter addressed to the Government and people of Zimbabwe

through the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality, Zimbabwe, the President &

Executive Producer of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, Mike Dada described

Mtukudzi’s passing as a huge loss to the music world, “His passing is a

huge loss to the world of music and has left a vacuum. However, his

standard of greatness and talent is one that we will hold in our hearts

forever. Tuku led a life of virtue, using his music to show his concern

for humanity. He was a preacher and a freedom-fighter, his music

represented freedom and hope for us all. We will never forget his

struggles which served as an inspiration to the arts, music and culture

community in Africa and in the diaspora.”

The International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, has joined the rest of the African and global music community to mourn the death of African music legend, Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi, who died on Wednesday at the age of 66 – in Harare, Zimbabwe.

According to AFRIMA, the celebrated singer, songwriter and guitarist immensely impacted the world with a legacy of great music spanning four decades and 67 music albums.

Regarded as a cultural icon who used his work to promote African

arts and culture in Africa and in the Diaspora, Dr. Mtukudzi’s Afro-jazz

compositions touched on socio-cultural issues, AFRIMA management said.

It added, “In 2017, Dr. Mtukudzi was the recipient of the AFRIMA Legend Award, a category of the All Africa Music Awards that recognises the influence and excellence of the continent’s music legends who contribute to the growth of African music and culture and use their craft to bring global renown to the continent. Tuku was present on the live stage of the 2017 AFRIMA Main Awards held on Sunday, November 10 at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Besides receiving his 23.7 carat gold plated trophy for his recognition as an African music legend, Dr. Mtukudzi also performed his hit 1995 single, “Hear Me Lord” on the live stage of AFRIMA 2017.

n a condolence letter addressed to the Government and people of Zimbabwe

through the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality, Zimbabwe, the President &

Executive Producer of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, Mike Dada described

Mtukudzi’s passing as a huge loss to the music world, “His passing is a

huge loss to the world of music and has left a vacuum. However, his

standard of greatness and talent is one that we will hold in our hearts

forever. Tuku led a life of virtue, using his music to show his concern

for humanity. He was a preacher and a freedom-fighter, his music

represented freedom and hope for us all. We will never forget his

struggles which served as an inspiration to the arts, music and culture

community in Africa and in the diaspora.”

 

The International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, has joined the rest of the African and global music community to mourn the death of African music legend, Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi, who died on Wednesday at the age of 66 – in Harare, Zimbabwe.

According to AFRIMA, the celebrated singer, songwriter and guitarist immensely impacted the world with a legacy of great music spanning four decades and 67 music albums.

Regarded as a cultural icon who used his work to promote African

arts and culture in Africa and in the Diaspora, Dr. Mtukudzi’s Afro-jazz

compositions touched on socio-cultural issues, AFRIMA management said.

It added, “In 2017, Dr. Mtukudzi was the recipient of the AFRIMA Legend Award, a category of the All Africa Music Awards that recognises the influence and excellence of the continent’s music legends who contribute to the growth of African music and culture and use their craft to bring global renown to the continent. Tuku was present on the live stage of the 2017 AFRIMA Main Awards held on Sunday, November 10 at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Besides receiving his 23.7 carat gold plated trophy for his recognition as an African music legend, Dr. Mtukudzi also performed his hit 1995 single, “Hear Me Lord” on the live stage of AFRIMA 2017.

In a condolence letter addressed to the Government and people of Zimbabwe

through the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality, Zimbabwe, the President &

Executive Producer of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, Mike Dada described

Mtukudzi’s passing as a huge loss to the music world, “His passing is a

huge loss to the world of music and has left a vacuum. However, his

standard of greatness and talent is one that we will hold in our hearts

forever. Tuku led a life of virtue, using his music to show his concern

for humanity. He was a preacher and a freedom-fighter, his music

represented freedom and hope for us all. We will never forget his

struggles which served as an inspiration to the arts, music and culture

community in Africa and in the diaspora.”

 

 

The International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, has joined the rest of the African and global music community to mourn the death of African music legend, Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi, who died on Wednesday at the age of 66 – in Harare, Zimbabwe.

According to AFRIMA, the celebrated singer, songwriter and guitarist immensely impacted the world with a legacy of great music spanning four decades and 67 music albums.

Regarded as a cultural icon who used his work to promote African

arts and culture in Africa and in the Diaspora, Dr. Mtukudzi’s Afro-jazz

compositions touched on socio-cultural issues, AFRIMA management said.

It added, “In 2017, Dr. Mtukudzi was the recipient of the AFRIMA Legend Award, a category of the All Africa Music Awards that recognises the influence and excellence of the continent’s music legends who contribute to the growth of African music and culture and use their craft to bring global renown to the continent. Tuku was present on the live stage of the 2017 AFRIMA Main Awards held on Sunday, November 10 at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Besides receiving his 23.7 carat gold plated trophy for his recognition as an African music legend, Dr. Mtukudzi also performed his hit 1995 single, “Hear Me Lord” on the live stage of AFRIMA 2017.

In a condolence letter addressed to the Government and people of Zimbabwe

through the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality, Zimbabwe, the President &

Executive Producer of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, Mike Dada described

Mtukudzi’s passing as a huge loss to the music world, “His passing is a

huge loss to the world of music and has left a vacuum. However, his

standard of greatness and talent is one that we will hold in our hearts

forever. Tuku led a life of virtue, using his music to show his concern

for humanity. He was a preacher and a freedom-fighter, his music

represented freedom and hope for us all. We will never forget his

struggles which served as an inspiration to the arts, music and culture

community in Africa and in the diaspora.”

Top selling African artist Oliver Mtukudzi & Black Spirits performs during the Music Midtown 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia. 5/5/02 Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images
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