Pictures: Tuku’s Tribute Gala

Superstar Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi recently turned 61 and as a way to celebrate and honour him for his countless achievements as a musician his band manager Sam Mataure hosted a tribute concert for him at HICC on Friday.

Speaking about the concert Sam said: “In most cases, tributes are usually done when one has passed on but we as Harare Jazz Festival in Partnership with the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe decided to pay tribute to Oliver Mtukudzi during his lifetime in the small way that we can.”

Here are the pictures:

From left: South African musician Steve Dyer ,Hugh Masekela and Oliver Mtukudzi perform at HICC during Tukus Tribute Gala on Friday. All pictures: Hilary Maradzika
From left: South African musician Steve Dyer ,Hugh Masekela and Oliver Mtukudzi perform at HICC during Tukus Tribute Gala on Friday. All pictures: Hilary Maradzika
Part of the crowd that attended Tukus Tribute Gala at the HICC.
Part of the crowd that attended Tukus Tribute Gala at the HICC.
Oliver Mtukudzi and  Mozambican musician Stewart Sukuma(in red) share the stage.
Oliver Mtukudzi and Mozambican musician Stewart Sukuma(in red) share the stage.
Steve Makoni and Oliver Mtukudzi share the stage.
Steve Makoni and Oliver Mtukudzi share the stage.
Prudence Katomeni-Mbofana performs at Tuku's Tribute Gala.
Prudence Katomeni-Mbofana performs at Tuku’s Tribute Gala.
Neo-soul artist PrayerSoul serenades the crowd.
Neo-soul artist PrayerSoul serenades the crowd.
South African jazz musician Judith Sephuma performs with Tuku at his Tribute Gala.
South African jazz musician Judith Sephuma performs with Tuku at his Tribute Gala.
Zimbabwe born, South Africa-based award-winning Afro pop songstress Berita Khumalo performs at Tuku's Tribute Gala.
Zimbabwe born, South Africa-based award-winning Afro pop songstress Berita Khumalo performs at Tuku’s Tribute Gala.

7 Comments

  1. Happy 61 Bra Oliver, wishing you many more fruitful & productive years (musically)

  2. Happy Days ahead Mdala TUKU. Tiripo paDande pano. tenzva kudzimba aiyedu makura chere!!!

  3. Hpy more years oliver u are our hero.we lv all ur concerts.i hope u will always prosper with this good music until ur doomsday

  4. Avo vanonzi Berita Khumalo ndavafarira. Vakaumbwa

  5. Where was Semar, ‘wakandipedzera ngava yangu, uchindinyepera uchindishandisa mahara”

  6. Where was Selmar, ‘wakandipedzera ngava yangu, uchindinyepera uchindishandisa mahara”

  7. Happy birthday Tuku, may the good Lord grant you more.

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