Tuku stands the test of time
EDITOR — The local music industry has had different phases where certain genres have dominated a certain period.
There are artistes who have reached the top and faded in the wind over the years, but there is one legendary artiste who has managed to stay relevant ever since bursting on the scene.
Dr Oliver Mtukudzi is one musician who never ceases to amaze me.
There was a time when Zimdancehall came and took over and we all thought that the likes of Dr Tuku would soon be a thing of the past, but that has not been the case.
This man seems to be getting better with age if his international exploits are anything to go by. One thing that I have come to appreciate is the fact that he is now putting more effort in the development of local art, making use of his resources and influence in that regard.
There are numerous international tours where he has roped in several upcoming artistes so that they also get exposed out there.
Just recently, he hosted the Solo Fest where local artistes got to share the stage with international artistes.
Dr Tuku should be given more credit for his contribution to the local music industry.