|Tuku in Kwekwe on Friday|
|Friday, 07 September 2012 21:49|
Oliver Mtukudzi will be performing in Kwekwe on Friday, and not on Saturday as reported in last Sunday’s edition.
Sam Mataure, Mtukudzi’s manager, emphasised that because of the close links that the superstar shares with the city, Friday’s performance will be a top-notch special occasion. “It was irresistible when we got the offer to kick-start the celebrations of Mudhara’s birthday in Kwekwe, because it is a spiritual home in a sense. So the mood in our camp is largely expectant, we are going to give a show of a lifetime,” Mataure said.
On the other hand, Mashonganyika says the coming of Mtukudzi to the newly opened leisure centre in Kwekwe is the endorsement that he has been craving for. “When we opened our joint at the beginning of August, we would have loved Mtukudzi, given his association with our city and his social standing, to open the place for us, but because of his international commitments, he was not able to. But that he will be coming on Friday should be great news for Kwekwe.”
The venue where Mtukudzi will be performing is an ultra-modern motor spares and accessories workshop and showroom, with an equally trendy backyard which houses probably one of the best stages in the country, where live performances are held. It is located in Kwekwe’s light industrial area.
Judith Sephuma, Ringo Madlingozi, Steve Dyer and Dorothy Masuka (Auntie Dottie) will fly in from down south, whilst Alick Macheso, the Chimbetu family, ExQ, Diana Samkange, Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave, Munya Mataruse, Selmor Mtukudzi, Peter Moyo and Jah Prayaz will complete the line-up that will make the September 21 event more of a dazzling gala.
“It can be hectic just organising a Tuku show on any given day, so you can imagine the pressure and intensity of organising a bash of that magnitude. The good thing is we are getting a lot of co-operation, given Mtukudzi’s standing in society.”