Oliver Mtukudzi heads for Masvingo

21 Sep, 2010 - 13:09 0 Views
Oliver Mtukudzi heads for Masvingo

The Chronicle

He will be partnered by Andy Brown who is riding high with his new offering Chioko.
Brown cannot remember when exactly he last performed in Masvingo. The last time Brown played in this town was during the Mzee “bira” gala in 2004 which was meant to celebrate the life of the late Vice-President Dr Simon Muzenda.

In an interview with Chronicle Entertainment the promoter of the show, which will be held at Bucho Night Club, Taurai Mudzviti, confirmed that Tuku will be making his second visit to Masvingo within two months and will be complemented by Brown. “By public demand we are bringing Mtukudzi back after he gave a scintillating performance in August.
“Fans have expressed their interest in having him for the second time. Adding icing to the cake, we have also lined up Andy Brown to come and perform on the same day,” he said.
Mudzviti was quick to point out that Brown would not play as a curtain raiser to Tuku as this notion would appear as if the seasoned musician was not good.

“In actual fact he is going to play a complementary role as he is an equally good musician who has promised to show the revellers that he is still worth his salt.
“Although in essence he will be playing a cameo role, he is a musician of worth and deserves to be accorded a very befitting status,” he said.

Brown has seen it all in the music industry, having started his music career with Ilanga which also featured the late Don Gumbo and the never ageing Busi Ncube. He has done a lot of projects and has many albums that include Daisy, Are You Feeling Alright, Tichangoshaina, the popular Mapurisa, Chigaro Chamambo and the new one, Chioko, among others.
Brown seldom disappoints his fans as he is a natural entertainer who can single-handedly send music lovers into a frenzy.
Mtukudzi has always promised to give a good account of himself wherever he performs and in August he told this publication that the year 2010 had been dedicated to Zimbabwe by his band Black Spirits and true to his word he has been holding shows in areas that the music guru used to be a rare feature.

“Tuku and his entourage have dedicated this year to local fans as we have spent a lot of time globe trotting at the expense of local fans who still have unparalleled loyalty to Tuku music,” he said in August after his performance at the same venue.
Tuku has fallen in love with Masvingo music fans as evidenced by his return and likewise the fans have also repaid him by attending his shows in droves.
Tuku’s shows here attract people from as far as Chiredzi and Ngundu, with some trooping in from Birchenough Bridge.

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