Rose Siduna, Entertainment Reporter
National Arts Council of Zimbabwe director Nicholas Moyo says it’s all systems go for the mammoth Tuku Concert slated for Belgravia Sports Club tomorrow.
Held under the theme “Celebrating A Legend”, the show is being held in support of the Arts Development Fund where the life of the late Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi will be celebrated.
Tuku died on January 23 aged 66 and declared national hero.
In an interview with H-Metro, Moyo has invited all music fans to attend in honour of the fallen superstar.
“This is a family show meant to celebrate the late superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi.
“We are now more than prepared for the show and we are hoping a number of people will attend,” said Moyo.
The director revealed that some of the international artistes have already arrived in Zimbabwe ahead of the show.
International artistes including Steve Dyer, Stewart Sukuma and Berita Khumalo are some of the acts expected to perform at the show.
Organisers have also roped in an array of local acts led by the Charambas, Bonnie Deuschle, Enzo Ishall, EXQ, Gary Tight, Sandra Ndebele, Zex Manatsa, Kessia, Killer T, King 98, Bob Nyabinde, Selmor Mtukudzi and Peter Moyo among others.
According to Moyo, one of the motions last raised by the late national hero at one of their board meetings was for the department to take a step further.
“Tuku understood the struggles and needs of artistes and those with talents who fail to pursue them on their own.
“As a mentor of many artistes, he played a role of uplifting artistes and ensuring that they get as much support as they need to succeed in the music industry,” he said.
The venue is also said to be convenient for family shows since it is compact and it is a well-tested venue.