Celebrated Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi has died

Jan 24th, 2019 Sandisiwe Ntlemeza 210 Views

JOHANNESBURG: Legendary Zimbabwean musician and human rights activist Oliver Mtukudzi passed away on Wednesday.

Respected Zimbabwean publication, Newsday reported that Tuku , as he was affectionately known, died at the Avenues Clinic in Harare. He was 66. Mtukudzi was known for hits such as Todii and Neria and was arguably Zimbabwe’s most celebrated artist ever.

Apart from his music, Mtukudzi was heavily involved in matters of human rights across the continent and held a slew of prestigious human rights awards, including The International Council For Africana Womanism Award, which was in recognition of his role in the upliftment of African women through his artistic work.