Tuku enthralls Bulawayo fans

“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,”

SUPERSTAR Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi staged a superb show on Wednesday night at the Groove Pub before a jam packed venue.


Tuku’s solo performance dubbed Solo Acoustic proved to be one of the best night at the Groove Pub.

He was assisted by one of the country’s veteran drummers and his manager Sam Mataure, who also put up a good piece through his free styling.

Oliver Mtukudzi
Oliver Mtukudzi

The two-hour performance was filled with exuberance and silky routine dance moves that were a marvel to watch.

The tempo of the music changed as the jazz old timer took his fans down memory lane with his classic hit Neria before belting out one of his latest offerings Pata Pata.

Tuku proved his guitar prowess as he did variations to complement missing instruments to ensure his sound did not change.

He has played more than three times in the city over the past few months with his first solo performance being at the fund-raising dinner of the Catholic University as well as the ZimRights awards last night.

He will headline the Ibumba International Festival with a performance at Stanely Square in Makokoba on Sunday night. That will be his first performance at the venue after two decades.

One of the revellers, Makhosi Ndlovu, described Tuku’s performance as one of the best he had ever attended.

“He knows what he is doing despite the fact that he was not accompanied by his band,” she said.

“He managed to entertain us. He is an accomplished musician.”