Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi (born 22 September 1952 in Highfield, Harare) is a Zimbabwean musician, businessman, philanthropist, human rights activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region. Tuku is considered Zimbabwe's most renowned and internationally recognised cultural icon of all time.
Mtukudzi began performing in 1977 when he joined the Wagon Wheels, a band that also featured Thomas Mapfumo. Their single Dzandimomotera went gold and Tuku's first album followed, which was also a major success. Mtukudzi is also a contributor to Mahube, Southern Africa's "supergroup".
With his husky voice, he has become the most recognised voice to emerge from Zimbabwe and onto the international scene and he has earned a devoted following across Africa and beyond. A member of Zimbabwe's KoreKore group, with Nzou Samanyanga as his totem, he sings in the nation's dominant Shona language along with NdebeleЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Bvuma - Tolerance [альбом]
- Ndega Zvangu [альбом]
- Sarawoga [альбом]
- Tsivo [альбом]
- Shoko [1990, альбом]
- Ziwere Mukobenhavn [1995, альбом]
- Tuku Music [1999, альбом]
- Paivepo [2000, альбом]
- Neria Soundtrack [27.11.2001, альбом]
- Vhunze Moto [23.04.2002, альбом]
- Shanda [06.07.2004, саундтрек]
- Nhava [26.04.2005, альбом]
- Wonai [15.08.2006, альбом]
- Tsimba itsoka [2007, альбом]
- Acoustic Africa In Concert [01.04.2011, альбом]
- Greatest Hits: The Tuku Years (1998 - 2002) [2002, сборник]
- The Oliver Mtukudzi Collection - The Tuku Years [2003, сборник]
- Collection, 1984–1991 [04.10.2004, сборник]
- Collection, 1991–1997 [04.10.2004, сборник]