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Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi (1952–2019)

Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi was born on September 22, 1952 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He was an actor and composer, known for My Lady-Ruva Rangu, Zimbabwe - Respect for Africa (1994) and My Lady (2014). He died on January 23, 2019 in Harare. See full bio »


(age 66) in Harare, Zimbabwe

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My Lady Composer
Neria Jethro - Neria's Brother


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 2013 Musicology: Live from the Old Town School of Folk Music (TV Series)
- Oliver Mtukudzi (2013) ... Singer
 1991 Neria
Jethro - Neria's Brother (as Oliver Mtukudzi)
 1990 Jit
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  My Lady-Ruva Rangu (as Oliver Mtukudzi) (post-production)
 2014 My Lady
 1994 Zimbabwe - Respect for Africa (as Oliver Mutukudzi)
 1991 Neria
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 1991 Neria (musical director - as Oliver Mtukudzi)
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 2002 Austin City Limits (TV Series documentary)
- Bonnie Raitt and Special Guests (2002) ... Self (as Oliver Mtukudzi)
 2002 Shanda
 1990 Mbira - Spirit of the People (Documentary)
Self (as Oliver Mtukudzi)

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Alternate Names:

Oliver Mtukudzi | Oliver Mutukudzi


Mtukudzi, Samson | Mtukudzi, Jesca

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He had a string of hits that made him known across Africa and eventually to an international audience. He sang, played guitar, and danced while leading a band of guitarists, keyboardists, percussionists, and dancers in his catchy songs. He had several successful international tours. He wrote songs in a style that was a mix of Zimbabwean and South African rhythms that became known as "Tuku music.". See more »

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