Selmor Mtukudzi tours SA ...as she takes over from her father

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Sinikiwe Marodza

Harare - Selmor Mtukudzi, daughter to the legendary Zimbabwean national hero and African music icon, Oliver Mtukudzi, is scheduled to tour South Africa this month.

Selmor, who is scheduled to perform in Johannesburg and Cape Town, is taking over her late father’s annual Mukuru Tuku concert banner.

Mukuru Tuku concert banner was started by the late Oliver in partnership with the digital money transfer outlet, Mukuru.com, five years ago and has been running annually ever since its introduction.

Since Selmor has proved to be the natural inheritor of his father’s music legacy, the organisers of the Mukuru Tuku concert have decided to give Tuku’s daughter a chance to continue from where his late father left.

The organisers of the Mukuru Tuku concert, Xtratime Entertainment, are confident that Selmor is good enough to fit in her father’s shoes and that she will not disappoint her father’s South Africa based fans.

Xtratime Entertainment spokesperson, Tongai Mbidzo, said Selmor was ready to take over from where her father left, as she had already proven that to the world through her performances.

“Selmor is an established musician with a musical career that spans over a decade. Of late, she has incorporated a lot of her late father’s music into her playlist. This simply means that we will continue the musical journey that Tuku had established through her daughter.

“She is set to perform in Johannesburg at Ekurhuleni hotel on November 29, then Mercury Live in Cape Town the following night,” Mbidzo said.

Ever since the death of legendary Tuku in January this year, Selmor has, through her performances, proved to be the natural heir to the Tuku music brand.

She has had a series of successful performances in and outside Zimbabwe that have been attracting thousands of Tuku music lovers from all over the world.

Her successful performances have so far seen her receiving two vehicles from some of Tuku music lovers, as she was made brand ambassador for a top Zimbabwean car rental company, among other things.

Selmor has been working alongside her sister, Sandra, as well as some of her late father’s, the Black Spirits band members.

Her mother Melody Murape, Tuku’s ex-wife, believes Selmor was anointed by her late father and through her, the Tuku music brand will not die.

“From what I have witnessed so far, I am satisfied that Selmor is carrying forward her father’s music legacy.

“Through her performance alongside her sister Sandra, I believe Selmor was anointed by her late father Tuku,” she said.

 

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