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IS the legacy of national hero and iconic singer Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi in safe hands?

Is Selmor Mtukudzi the one who will keep the legacy alive?

Tuku lost his battle against diabetes on January 23, 2019, aged 66.

Musically, there seems to be continuity in Selmor’s camp, with the singer releasing two albums after her father’s death.

She released her first album, after Tuku’s death, in 2020, titled Dewe reNzou.

She was sponsored by the late Impala Car Rentals boss, Thompson Dondo, who made her the company’s brand ambassador.

Ace music promoter, Josh Hozheri, brokered a deal with Steve Dyer who mastered mixed the album in Johannesburg.

Three years down the line, Selmor is back with another album named Selmor 4.0.

It coincided with her 40th birthday celebrations running throughout the month of August.

At the weekend, she officially launched her latest album at Sherwood Golf Club.

It carries eight tracks – Ndinotenda, Hamunyare, Mafungiro, Takabva Kare, Hosanna, Anoti Pwee featuring Boss Gus, Kumatenga and Murume Wangu.

A versatile artist in her own right, she experimented with contemporary beats to cater for the new generation of fans as well as sticking to Katekwe, which made her father an international brand.

Selmor has always tried her best in experimenting with modern beats, a move which has paid dividends for her.

With Selmor unleashing new stuff, Samantha, who inherited her father’ band, seems to be stuttering. However, only time will tell whether Tuku’s legacy is in safe hands.

Selmor has demonstrated her ability to continue churning new stuff while her sister is still stuck in Norton with her band members.

She seems to be spending less time in studio.

For now, Tuku’s fans can find comfort in Selmor, who has demonstrated her capability despite facing numerous challenges as a female artist.

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