LONDON: Zimbabwe’s revered musician, Oliver Mtukudzi will be honoured this coming Saturday, April 22 at an exclusive event in London dubbed Tuku@65.
The honorary gala will pay tribute to the king of music and his illustrious 40-year career; the release of his 65th album and kick off the first part of his 65th birthday celebrations.
Several other dinners to commemorate this key milestone are in the pipeline and will take place across Africa and Europe over the coming months. They will be hosted exclusively by event specialists, BlackTie Management.
Affectionately known as Tuku, the star arrived in the UK last week Friday ahead of the Southern African Music and Arts (SAMA) tour where he wowed fans at the sold-out event.
The music icon is also being celebrated for his contribution and involvement in charitable and humanitarian causes, including his worldwide role as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.
“We are days way from one of the most exclusive events on the Zimbabwean diaspora calendar, and we are honoured to be hosting this special dinner for a cultural icon and music legend,” BlackTie Management Event Director Zenzo Ncube said.
“Dr Mtukudzi’s fearless and creative spirit has over the years challenged us to rethink certain prejudices and preconceptions in our African culture through his music.
“He has received several awards in recognition of his services to the music industry and his dedication in helping the underprivileged and vulnerable. It is only fitting that we celebrate his outstanding achievements,” Ncube added.
The elite dinner will give Tuku fans a unique opportunity to dine with and, spend a one-on-one evening interacting with him, his family and friends.
Tuku on stage with wife Daisy