The Legend Lives on: Oliver Mtukudzi


Zimbabwe’s own music legend, Oliver Mtukudzi continues to wow the world with his ‘Tuku Music’ as he tours the United States and Canada over the next few months. Tuku and the Black Spirits are scheduled to be in several North American cities this year. Their recent performance at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania gives fans something to look forward to.

Fun Facts about Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi

  • Grew up in Harare’s Highfield suburb
  • Taught himself how to play the three string guitar
  • Has released 63 albums to date
  • He received an honorary degree from the University of Zimbabwe in 2003
  • Received the M-Net Best Soundtrack Award in 1992, for Neria
  • His concert playlist is based on the mood of the day
  • Before his current wife Daisy, he was married to Melody (divorced 1986)



February 7- Peters Player: Gravenhurst, Canada

February 12- Eastman School of Music: Rochester, NY

April 12- Fur Peace Station: Pomeroy, OH

April 16- Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH

April 17- Power Center: Ann Arbor, MI

April 18- The Royal Conservatory: Toronto, Canada

He is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region.


  1. A true legend who always puts Zimbabwe on the map. Hos distinct tuku music has a unique melody which soothes the soul. Thank you for the concert dates.

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