BIRTH NAME: Oliver Mtukudzi
DATE OF BIRTH: 22 September 1952
DIED: 23 January 2019
PLACE OF BIRTH: Highfield, Harare, Zimbabwe
OCCUPATION: Musician, Businessman, Philanthropist, Human Rights Activist
WIFE: Daisy Mtukudzi
Oliver Mtukudzi, is a Zimbabwean multi-award singer best known for his hit songs which includes Nerria, Todii and Into yam ft Ringo Malingozi amongst others.
Early Life , Background And Childhood
Oliver Mtukudzi was born on the 22 September 1952 in Highfield, Harare, Zimbabwe. Tuku died on 23 January 2019.
Oliver Mtukudzi was married to Daisy Mtukudzi. Mtukudzi is the father of five children and has two grandchildren. Two of his children are also musicians. His son Sam Mtukudzi, a successful musician in his own right, died in a car accident in March 2010. Mtukudzi was born in a family of six; one of his sisters and his only brother died
Oliver Mtukudzi began performing in 1977 when he joined the Wagon Wheels, a band that also featured Thomas Mapfumo. Their single Dzandimomotera went gold and Tuku’s first album followed, which was also a major success. Mtukudzi is also a contributor to Mahube, Southern Africa’s “supergroup”
Oliver Mtukudzi has had a number of tours around the world. He has been on several tours in the UK, US and Canada to perform for large audiences. In 2017 Mtukudzi entertained guests at the wedding of Zimbabwean businessman Wicknell Chivayo.
1978 Ndipeiwo Zano (re-released 2000)
1979 Chokwadi Chichabuda
1979 Muroi Ndiani?
1980 Africa (re-released 2000)
1982 Please Ndapota
1983 Oliver’s Greatest Hits
1984 Hwema Handirase
1986 Zvauya Sei?
1988 Nyanga Nyanga
1988 Strange, Isn’t It?’
1988 Sugar Pie
1989 Grandpa Story
1990 Pss Pss Hallo!
1992 Rumbidzai Jehova
1992 Neria Soundtrack’
1993 Son of Africa
1994 Ziwere MuKobenhavn
1995 Was My Child
1996 Svovi yangu
1995 The Other Side: Live in Switzerland
1995 Ivai Navo
1997 Ndega Zvangu (re-released 2001)
1998 Dzangu Dziye
1999 Tuku Music
2001 Bvuma (Tolerance)
2002 Shanda soundtrack
2002 Vhunze Moto
2003 Shanda (Alula Records)
2003 Tsivo (Revenge)
2004 Greatest Hits Tuku Years
2004 Mtukudzi Collection 1991–1997
2004 Mtukudzi Collection 1984–1991
2007 Tsimba Itsoka
2008 Dairai (Believe)
2010 Kutsi Kwemoyo (compilation)
2011 Abi’angu (Duets of my time)
2012 Sarawoga — Sarawoga laments the losses that the legend has had to endure in his life, not least the loss of life. Thus he has been left ‘alone’ in a sense, hence the title Sarawoga (left alone).
2014 Mukombe Wemvura
2016 God Bless You – The Gospel Collection
2016 Eheka Nhai Yahwe!
1996 The Rough Guide to the Music of Zimbabwe (World Music Network)
1999 Unwired: Acoustic Music from Around the World (World Music Network)
2000 Unwired: Africa (World Music Network)