Breaking News

World music great Oliver Mtukudzi to be honoured in London

by Henry Makiwa
09 August 2012 | 4279 Views
Zimbabwean World Music and Afro-Jazz maestro, Oliver Mtukudzi is to be celebrated with an honorary award for his contribution to charity and humanitarian causes at London's iconic O2 arena next week.

With a career spanning 35 years and 60 albums, "Tuku", as Mtukudzi is affectionately known in his native Zimbabwe, will perform at the IndigO2 centre for the first time on Friday August 17, 2012.
The Show's promoters, Base Africa, say the gig dubbed Hoza 2012 - A Tribute to the King of Music is a befitting honour to Mtukudzi, a former UNICEF goodwill ambassador and recipient of several awards, in recognition of his services to music and charity.

Glorrianne Francis, director of Base Africa said: "We are delighted to honour Tuku here in London, before the eyes of the world, just as the London Olympics will be coming to a close."

"He is one of Africa's most accomplished artists – a unique musician, songwriter and producer who embodies both success and distinction, and who serves as a dedicated ambassador for many charities. Oliver Mtukudzi is a bold, humane and creative spirit, the composer of daring and socially conscious music, often unpredictable and provocative in the best sense of the word. He creates music that challenges us to rethink our prejudices and our preconceptions," she added.

Tuku's music advocates human rights and shines a light on issues affecting children and women. It is in this spirit that Mtukudzi is billed to share the stage at his O2 debut with three leading female musicians of Zimbabwean heritage, in the form of Shingai Shonhiwa of the Pop group Noisettes, and Afro-Jazz songstresses, Busi Ncube and Prudence Katomeni-Mbofana.






Shingai said: "As a London girl raised in the UK by Zimbabwean parents, I grew up listening to a lot of Tuku music and watching his evocative acting performance in the women's rights movie Neria. I am honoured and humbled to be afforded the opportunity to stand next to the great music giant. That alone to me, is a dream come true."

Base Africa plan to hold the HOZA music series as an annual event to profile and showcase the music and culture of Southern Africa. The gigs will also be fundraising platforms with proceeds of the show going this year to the charities Vimba Trust and Ponayi.


Mtukudzi

Source: Henry Makiwa

Should airtime and street vendors pay the $1 a day State levy?

Yes
10.7%
No
83.13%
Desperation
6.17%
729

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Knowledge Musona stays in Europe - ZIMBABWE'S talismanic forward Knowl...

by Staff Reporter | 23 August 2014 | 6 Views

MDC-T youths demand release of incarcerated colleagues - Militant MDC-...

by Staff Reporter | 23 August 2014 | 78 Views

Morgan Tsvangirai lures Biti, Mangoma - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvan...

by Staff Reporter | 23 August 2014 | 263 Views

Senior pastor commits suicide over 'adultery' - A REFORMED Church in Z...

by Walter Mswazie | 23 August 2014 | 519 Views

Mpilo in 4-day power outage, turns away patients - A FOUR-DAY power ou...

by Patrick Chitumba | 23 August 2014 | 218 Views

Zim stalls execution of 96 death row inmates - JUSTICE Minister Emmers...

by Leonard Ncube | 23 August 2014 | 340 Views

'Mugabe has never won an election' - Video - http://www.youtube.com/wa...

by Staff Reporter | 23 August 2014 | 651 Views

Sacred Nguni genre unlocked; now sung in Shona

by Vusumuzi Ndlovu | 22 August 2014 | 1973 Views

Army stands in way of MDC-T and state power - MDC-T says the army is t...

by Staff Reporter | 22 August 2014 | 3181 Views

Zuj invites nominations for awards - The 2013/14 edition of the Nation...

by Staff Reporter | 22 August 2014 | 608 Views

'Mugabe must be overthrown'

by Staff Reporter | 22 August 2014 | 4494 Views

Burning waste in Bulawayo - WhatsApp photo

by Concerned Resident | 22 August 2014 | 1396 Views

Bulawayo power station shut down - THE Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) ha...

by Staff reporter | 22 August 2014 | 1759 Views

SA's upcoming gospel musician tours England - ONE of South Africa's up...

by Staff Reporter | 22 August 2014 | 642 Views

Mugabe, Mujuru in stormy meeting - CLASHES at the chaotic and divisive...

by Elias Mambo/Herbert Moyo | 22 August 2014 | 3472 Views

Mugabe firmly holds levers of power - With the nomination of First Lad...

by Simon Allison - Political analyst | 22 August 2014 | 973 Views

'Bigwigs misled Mugabe' - DEPUTY Justice minister and Mazowe South leg...

by Elias Mambo | 22 August 2014 | 1737 Views

Shuvai Mahofa defies Mugabe - FORMER deputy minister and newly-elected...

by Herbert Moyo | 22 August 2014 | 2026 Views

Zanu-PF infighting spells more doom for Zimbabwe's economy - ZANU-PF's...

by Kudzai Kuwaza | 22 August 2014 | 536 Views

Tsvangirai set to come face to face with Welshman Ncube and Tendai Bit...

by Wongai Zhangazha | 22 August 2014 | 2947 Views

Mugabe succession dogfight spins out of control - IN the famous novel ...

by Elias Mambo | 22 August 2014 | 1364 Views

Tsvangirai's MDC-T faces fresh turbulence - Fresh cracks are set to ro...

by Wongai Zhangazha | 22 August 2014 | 1001 Views

'US owns the Ebola virus' - A Kenyan businessman has reportedly made c...

by Staff reporter | 22 August 2014 | 3168 Views

'Musona will not be joining Kaizer Chiefs' - Cape Town - Knowledge Mus...

by Sports reporter | 22 August 2014 | 2808 Views

Tsvangirai, Khupe the only solution to Zimbabwe's woes - In our artic...

by Dlayila Omuhle | 22 August 2014 | 2257 Views

Tsvangirai - Congress is not the panacea but dialogue is

by Tawanda Tshabangu | 22 August 2014 | 1383 Views

New Zimbabwe Highway Code to tame road carnage - THE Traffic Safety Co...

by Staff reporter | 22 August 2014 | 2517 Views

Entertainment

Sacred Nguni genre unlocked; now sung in Shona

by Vusumuzi Ndlovu | 22 August 2014 | 1973 Views

SA's upcoming gospel musician tours England - ONE of South Africa's up...

by Staff Reporter | 22 August 2014 | 642 Views

Zimbabwean model to host Big Brother launch - Model, presenter and ac...

by Staff reporter | 21 August 2014 | 2174 Views

Star FM's, Admire Taderera sent on forced leave - Star FM boss Admire ...

by Staff reporter | 21 August 2014 | 4256 Views

Zimbabwean businessman, Tapfuma Nzara, creating a valuable lifestyle brand in SA

by Janine Dube, www.onevybe.com | 21 August 2014 | 4761 Views

Ex-Q dumps wife and 2 kids, elopes with Sugar Mummy - Flamboyant rappe...

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2014 | 4725 Views

DJ Cleo's goalkeeping dream going nowhere

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2014 | 2992 Views

New MaZimba film out soon

by Staff Reporter | 19 August 2014 | 3486 Views