Tuku to grace ZimRights awards

“There is no better combination to entertain revellers on Easter than pitting Southern Africa’s best acoustic guitarists Tuku and Spinach (Zahara’s nickname). It’s the battle of the acoustics,”

CELEBRATED Zimbabwe music legend Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi is set to mesmerise delegates when he performs at a local hotel at the annual Community Human Rights Defender Awards ceremony tonight.

Oliver Mtukudzi
Oliver Mtukudzi


The awards, hosted by Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), will be abuzz with Tuku entertaining guests when human rights activities from the country’s ten provinces are honoured for protecting and promoting human rights during 2014.

The red-tie event will also feature award winning artist Sulumani “Sulu” Chimbetu as well as Kaisa Dance group and Amawala, an all woman band.

ZimRights national director Okay Machisa confirmed that Tuku would serenade guests during the awards and anticipates an energy filled performance as Tuku has no notion of giving half-baked performances to fans.

ZimRights national director Okay Machisa
ZimRights national director Okay Machisa

“It is unfortunate for Tuku’s fans that this event is strictly by invitation, so they will have to miss his exuberant performance. I can, however, confirm that he will be coming from Harare together with Sulu just for this event,” he said.

“Local dance group Kaisa has prepared an exciting dance and Amawala, a band that comprises only women will also stage their presentation during the awards.”

The Community Human Rights Defender Awards are held as part of a continuation of the International Human Rights Day celebrations held annually on December 10.

Thirty-seven awards will be given to various human rights defenders, most interesting of the categories being the people’s choice awards where people will be expected to vote via text and WhatsApp to choose the winner.


  1. Tuku’s latest album is a total failure. He has lost the beat that made him popular. He can learn one or two things from Jah Prayzer.

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