The online community continues to pour tribute messages to Zimbabwe’s fallen music legend Oliver Mtukudzi who passed away yesterday afternoon.
Mtukudzi rose to become an international music icon after launching his music at the age of 23 in 1975. He leaves a legacy of 66 albums to his name and also made his mark in the film industry after staring as a lead actor in Zimbabwe’s top films, Neria and Jiti produced in the 90s.
Rest in eternal and perfect peace son of the soil. ???? ???????? pic.twitter.com/Yj3WeCYtom
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) January 23, 2019
Remembering a musical legend #RIPTuku ????
Your music will continue to touch the generations to come ????
— Econet Wireless (@econetzimbabwe) January 24, 2019
— DStv (@DStv) January 23, 2019
#JoburgCares Rest in peace to the Legendary Oliver Mtukudzi who has been a prominent act at many of our City of Joburg events. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Your music will live on… ❤ #RIPTuku #RIPOliverMtukudzi #OliverMtukudzi ^GZ pic.twitter.com/bJ6wJVcu3o
— City of Joburg (@CityofJoburgZA) January 23, 2019
— Old Mutual Zimbabwe (@OldMutualZW) January 24, 2019
In 2011 the Forbes magazine included Oliver Mtukudzi in the Top 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa in a list that included Akon, Chinua Achebe and Didier Drogba.#RIPTuku#RipOliverMtukudzi pic.twitter.com/KjqU8lrod3
— African Curators (@AfricanCurators) January 24, 2019