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Jah Prayzah remembers late Oliver Mtukudzi

Jah Prayzah has taken to his social media to remember late music legend Oliver Mtukudzi. Mtukudzi died on January 23-2019 in Harare, He was 66, and his passing left a huge void in the hearts of many people

He died due to heart failure related to diabetes, said Damon Forbes, a record executive, and promoter who had worked with Mr. Mtukudzi for more than 20 years.


Well, Jah Prayzah has decided to pay tribute to him. He shared a picture of him posing alongside Mtukudzi and captioned “Continue resting in peace, Daddy ”

Jah Prayzah and Mtukudzi

Oliver Mtukudzi sang anthems of social lament and timeless wisdom, typically in Shona, Zimbabwe’s predominant language, but also in English and Ndebele. His music pulled from traditional Shona rhythms and sounds while incorporating influences from South Africa’s more cosmopolitan, jazz-inflected mbaqanga tradition, as well as African-American dance music.

Jah Prayzah

What resulted a kind of soundtrack to Zimbabwean life in the late 20th century, became known as its own idiom, called “Tuku music,” after Mr. Mtukudzi’s nickname.

Source: MbareTimes

In other news – Zim dancehall producer Sunshine fears they will be overtaken by Hip Hop if they don’t reform

Award-winning music producer Shelton ‘Sunshine’ Masiwa says ZimDancehall is declining and will be overtaken by Zim Hip hop as the most popular genre if certain things are not done right.

Masiwa, who owns Sunshine Studios and has over the years produced songs for artists such as Winky_D, Freeman, Seh Calaz, Kinnah, Qounfuzed under his stable, believes unnecessary competition between producers as well as rushed projects, can better explain ZimDancehall’s decline, and the resurgence of HipHop.Learn More

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