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Book, film on music superstar Tuku in the offing


Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi is set to have his first autobiography released, although the date of release is still under wraps.

The book, which chronicles the life of arguably the best musician to come out of this land, is being written by US-based Zimbabwean author Jennifer Kyker and narrowly focuses on the musician’s personal life.

Although Tuku declined to disclose the title of the book and its actual date of release, he told Gweru journalists at a media briefing on Friday evening that the project was Kyker’s initiative.

He said the book was unique in that it tried to make a distinction between his personal life and his music career which spans over three decades.

The KORA Award-winning musician said this project was different from the 1990s Shanda documentary film, which dwelt on his career.

He said what would make him feel proud was witnessing his autobiography touching on people’s lives.

“This book about my life is much different from Shanda in that it has got nothing to do with my career. It is all about my personal life. It would be great to see the book having some positive impact on other people’s lives. As a public figure I am aware that I should give life to people and touch their hearts,” said Tuku.

Following the release of the book, another documentary film would be in the offing. Tuku said, just like the book, the film was also different from Shanda as it distinguished his personal life from his music career.

Meanwhile, the musician continued with his festive season itinerary with a splendid show in Gweru on Friday night.

As usual, he managed to wow his fans as Leonard Zhakata and Tryson Chimbetu also made the Midlands capital erupt into life.

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