$35 000 raised for charity as Tuku performs in Geneva

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FROM LEFT: Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, Albert Nyathi and Vee Kay in Switzerland

THE grandee of music, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, last week mesmerised hundreds of music fans, leaving them begging for more at a charity concert hosted by Zimbabwe Network for Health Europe (ZimHealth) in Geneva, Switzerland.

BY ELIZABETH GARANDE

FROM LEFT: Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, Albert Nyathi and Vee Kay in Switzerland
FROM LEFT: Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, Albert Nyathi and Vee Kay in Switzerland

About $35 000 was raised at the show and the money will be channelled towards the expansion project of the Mabvuku Clinic, which is undergoing a facelift.

At the concert, the Tozeza Baba hitmaker shared the stage with a Netherlands-based Zimbabwean singer, Vee Kay, of the Amai Ndakanaka fame, who also did not disappoint, and renowned poet-cum-musician Albert Nyathi, who left the auditorium in stitches with his poetry.

The concert organisers, ZimHealth, are a non-governmental, non-profit making association established by and whose members are Zimbabweans and friends of Zimbabwe in Europe to mobilise financial, material and human resources to support health services in the country.

The duo of Tuku and Nyathi later took part in the Africa-United Nations High Level Policy Makers Public Health Conversation’s Art and Public Health campaign, which seeks to engage artistes through music and poetry, empower and mobilise increased access and utilisation of public health services.

During his perfomance, Tuku thanked the audience for supporting the initiative and expressed gratitude to concert organisers, saying he was also committed to support the ZimHealth initiatives.