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    AUDIO: Remembering Oliver Mtukudzi, The Musician From Zimbabwe Who Sang Todii & Neria. He Had Over 200 songs & 67 Albums Before His Death At 66.

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    It’s now exactly two years apart from Oliver Mtukudzi’s death. The legendary music maestro, also simply known as Tuku remarkably dominated the Zimbabwean Arts charts for over 4 Decades.

    Before his death on the 23rd of January in 2019, Tuku at 66 had 67 albums to his name. Perhaps one for each year he lived, and an extra one for the next year he seemingly knew he wouldn’t be around.

    He always introduced himself as “a Musician from Zimbabwe”. “My name is Oliver Dairai Mtukudzi, or simply call me Tuku. And Dairai means believe” Tuku used to repeatedly say.

    Tuku, the brain behind famous songs Todii and Neria presented an everlasting art in his timeless efforts. His intention to leave a notable mark on the global music industry has been successful.

    “The purpose of a song is to give life, and hope to the people. To heal broken hearts. If you educate, inform and sensitize or heal a broken heart, you’re giving life. And that’s how I want me and my music to be remembered,” Tuku said.

    The legendary musician made so many notable songs, but his major hit ‘Todii’ is by far his best of all. Todii is considerably Tuku’s masterpiece.

    Driven by the irony that the same special woman or man of your dreams could actually be your own dream killer, Tuku had with him a very heavy burden of story worthy to be told. In his trademark sound and soothing voice, Tuku mastered Todii, his most famous song about the HIV/AIDs epidemic in Africa.

    The song intro in Tuku’s native language that goes, “Hooo todiii (S’enzeni?) What shall we do? (Tingadii) S’enzenjani?(What shall we do?)” expressed in a very calm deep voice and smooth vocal impression, with the well stringed and yet sad guitar notes already suggests that it’s perhaps a very sad song.

    And you clearly don’t even have to understand Tuku’s spoken language but can emotionally well feel what he’s trying to say when he sings.

    Chronologically narrating in his introductory verse in Todii, Tuku wonders how painful it is to look after someone you know is going to die since they have AIDS.

    He further goes on to ask how heartless and meditates how painful it is for someone you live with to literally murder you yet they even paid your bride price in the name of love.

    Todii Review Audio;

     

    Besides Todii, Neria is another of those life changing hits from the legendary Tuku. Neria was the official sound track of the 1983 movie which went by the same title “Neria”. Neria was a female character in the movie that depicted the typical average life of a widow in an African setting.

    The song composed by “Jethro”, Neria’s brother seeks to console and comfort his widowed and troubled sister who is facing a very challenging moment after the tragic death of her loving husband at a very disastrous, trying time.

    The single off the album of the same name (Neria) became and still is so synonymous with the challenges Zimbabwean and African widows face at large; such as social ostracism and inheritance disputes.

    Neria Review Audio;

     

    The other songs that defined Tuku’s legendary musical journey that spanned over a period of four decades;

    Mtukudzi released over 60 albums, each one proving better than the one that preceded it. His genre of Afro-jazz, with the characteristic of a teacher told numerous stories and valuable lessons through the richly metaphorical Shona language.

    There is at least a Tuku song for every stage in one’s life and for every grievous and joyous moment.

    Mtukudzi worked with numerous other musical giants including his dear friend High Masekela, Ringo Madlingozi, The Black Spirits, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Joss Stone.

    The world mourns the passing of a true music connoisseur and creator, but there’s alot to celebrate. His legacy.

    Here are among others some of Tuku’s life changing songs;

    Mutserendende, Hasaati Aziva, Ndagarwa Nhaka, Kunze Kwadoka, Wasakara, Ndakuvara, Raki Pindurai Mambo, Ndima Ndapedza, Tozeza Baba, Tsika Dzedu.

    By Baron Kironde

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    Angella Katatumba Gets Emotional As She Reminisces About Death Of Her Dad Tycoon Boney Katatumba…

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    Boney Katatumba (RIP) with daughter Angella Katatumba

    Four years after tycoon Boney Katatumba’s demise, his daughter singer Angella Katatumba is still struck by the sad reality of the death of her love, hero and best friend.

    According to the singer’s own description, her late father, Prof. Boney Mwebesa Katatumba, was her everything.

    Katatumba died on February 22, 2017  at the age of 70, after suffering health complications related to cancer of the colon.

    Five days after admission at International Hospital Kampala (IHK), Katatumba underwent an operation to rectify a blockage in his colon but by then it had worsened following an infection from pneumonia.

    Twelve hours later, the man who became renowned as a self-made entrepreneur was pronounced dead.

    Today, four years after Katatumba lost her father, she revealed that she has since been completely shattered and remained broken hearted.

    “My sweet Papa. I will never have the words to describe the pain and void you left in my heart. What gives me hope is, we will meet again in Jesus’ name,” a teary Katatumba  wrote on social media.

    Katatumba senior was one of the earliest flamboyant Ugandan businessmen, who, during the 1980s, bought a small fleet of aeroplanes for his tour and travel company.

    His business empire boasted of hotels, a school and several commercial and residential properties around Kampala and its suburbs. He was also the honorary consul of Pakistan to Uganda.

    Although he had two wives and several sons, it is Angella whom he bequeathed the role to manage his business empire.

    She now coordinates some of his businesses and also temporarily inherited her father’s role as the honorary consul of Pakistan in Uganda.

    Sadly however, Angella to date has not child of her own and many of her family members wonder to whom she will bequeath her father’s vast business empire in the event that she passes  on.

     

    By Baron Kironde

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    Spoilt Rich Kid: Tycoon Mutaasa Kafeero’s Daughter Mastulah Tattoos Her Pum-Pum…

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    Mastulah Mutaasa with her tattooed nether region (L) right she poses with her father Mutaasa Kafeero

    City businessman Hajji Mutaasa Kafeero’s daughter Mastulah Nassali Mutaasa aka Marceybarbie, should have been a Hajjat  but the life she is living is completely the opposite of Islamic teachings.

    Mastulah, who is based in America, has since turned herself into the idolised famous Barbie Dole of sorts, complete with  her figure 8 curves  and  she looks very delicious.

    But, as if that is not enough, her pals reveal that she recently paid a renowned tattooist in America to tattoo her nether region, right from the thighs to deep down into her River Between.

    According to some of the snaps that she has since shared on social media, Mastulah, daughter of the much respected Mutasa  Kafeero, is seen exposing her voluptuous Thighland and glaring tattoo that snakes  in between her booty.

    However, our sources close to Mastulah reveal that when her father is around, she hides the Pum-Pum tattoo, whereby she dresses on a Hijab, like a well-respected lady from a Muslim background, only to become wild and kinky when he goes away.

    We have since established that tycoon Mutaasa visited her recently in America and she shared pictures of them together on Instagram, but thanks to God the old man  is not privy to things like social media, otherwise if, and we repeat if, by any chance he landed on his daughter’s photos on social media,  especially the ones that exhibit her tattooed Pum-Pum, he would surely suffer an impromptu heart attack!

    It should be noted that before Mastulah relocated to America, where she underwent plastic surgery that saw her attain that voluptuous booty, she was married to city businessman Hajji Fahad Lugobe.

    However, their marriage failed to work out and they later separated after Hajji Lugobe found it very difficult to cope up with Mastulah’s party animal instincts and drunken style life.

    At the time of their separation, Hajji Lugobe complained that he was tired of opening the gate and doors of their marital home to Mastulah whenever she returned home late at night, drunk from her partying sprees.

    He reached the extent of refusing to open the gate for her one night when she returned home late in the night and she decided to drive through the wall fence by knocking the gate down.

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    They Want To Kill Me: Bobi Wine Acquires Brand New Armoured Vehicle, Narrates How He Survived Being Shot Dead In Masaka…

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    National Unity Platform (NUP) principal, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine, has paraded his brand new bullet proof Toyota Land Cruiser, which was bought for him by his supporters.

    Bobi Wine, in a statement he posted  on Facebook and his other social media platforms, said  the vehicle was donated to him as a gift by friends who care about his safety because they believe there are people who want him dead.

    Bobi Wine’s statement reads in part thus; “Let me take this opportunity to appreciate all friends in Uganda and abroad who have continued to support us in this struggle for freedom and democracy

    From the time we were attacked with live bullets on the campaign trail and particularly when a projectile hit Dan Magic smashing his face, many Ugandans out of concern sent me bullet proof vests and ballistic helmets, which I put on throughout the campaign period, and gave others to comrades. Indeed, if I did not have one on in Masaka, the story would be different,” the presidential candidate narrated.”

    The NUP principal also revealed that there is another group of his comrades who kick-started a fundraising campaign for a bullet proof vehicle.

    “These comrades informed me of their plan, but I thought it was an uphill task, given how expensive it is. A few weeks ago, these comrades surprised me when they informed me that they had succeeded in raising enough money for the vehicle, and here it is. I can’t thank you enough,” Bobi Wine revealed as he posed besides his new machine.

    However, despite Bobi Wine’s continued claims about people who want to assassinate him, the police have never issued any official statement about the same.

    It is also not recorded anywhere in police files that Bobi Wine has ever filed a case of anyone threatening  him with violence, let alone death.

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