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Tuku celebrates 40 years in the music industry

By Constance van Niekerk in SA 
Zimbabwean multi award-winning musician Oliver Mtukudzi, affectionately known as Tuku by his multitudes of fans last week celebrated 40 years in the music industry and also officially opened his Pakare Paye Studio in Norton, a satellite town of Harare where he lives.

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Tuku handing over the scissors to Guest of honour Bothwell Nyamhondera for cutting the ribbon at the official opening of Pakare Paye Studio in Norton while resident engineer Vusumuzi Moyo looks on.

Among the prestigious guests was South African heartthrob Ringo Madlingozi of Sondela fame who also did a duet with Tuku on his Into Yam remix.

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Ringo Madlingozi

The studio was opened by the Guest of Honour, Bothwell Nyamhondera, Zimbabwe’s ace Music Producer and Studio Engineer. Other guests included SA based former Ilanga band member and 2011 SAMA (South African Music Awards) Award Winner Keith Farquharson, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa  born Steve Dyer of Thabiso fame, Professor Fred Zindi, The Charambas, Sulumani Chimbetu, ZMC and Tuku’s former Manager Debbie Metcalfe, just to mention a few.

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Photos from the event. Congratulations Oliver Mtukudzi!

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B. African Nyamhondera officially opening Pakare Paye Studio in Norton

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About Editor

Constance van Niekerk is a South African-based Zimbabwean-born creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. She is also Editor at ZimOnlineNews. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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2 thoughts on “Tuku celebrates 40 years in the music industry

  1. Thank you so much mama van Niekerk for representing the voices of the silent ones in your article honouring this towering giant in the Continent’s music Roll-of-Honour.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Temba | December 13, 2015, 22:55

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