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Oliver Mtukudzi Has A Daughter, Selmor, Who Is Trying To Carry The Torch & Legacy For The Family.

by Anura Guruge




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I was not aware of her. I really know so little about Oliver Mtukudzi’s life other than his music. I must rectify that.

As with Sam Mtukudzi, his now departed son, and ‘Marshall Munhumumwe‘, a contemporaneous Zimbabwean musician, it is YouTube that brought her to my attention — this morning — as a suggestion. Thanks, YouTube. You sure know what will pique my interest.

She is good and some of Oliver’s band members play with her. That is all good, though she, at least from the little I have heard so far, is NO Oliver or for that matter Sam. But, she is ALIVE and that is definitely a PLUS. Smile.

I wanted to share the news with you — which I have now done. Check it out. You might like her.



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If You Like ‘Oliver Mtukudzi’ (Or His Son, Sam) — Try Another Zimbabwean, ‘Marshall Munhumumwe’.

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My bad. I had never heard of him or his band ‘The Four Brothers‘. My loss. And, I can’t believe this, as with Oliver & Sam Mtukudzi all these folks are dead too! Yikes. Zimbabwe!

So, all we can do is listen to them posthumously. What a shame.

As with ‘Sam’, YouTube brought ‘Marshall Munhumumwe‘ to my attention. I was listening to Sam and then I heard a new song, that I had not heard before, BUT was extremely catchy. It was Marshall Munhumumwe. Thanks YouTube.

Check out the 1st YouTube. What do you think. I will do more research in the next few days. Enjoy.


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Sam Mtukudzi, Oliver’s Son, Also Now Dead (At 21) — Was As Good As Dad, Maybe Better!

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YouTube introduced I to Sam Mtukudzi just a couple of days ago. Since then I have been listening to him, on YouTube, whenever I get a chance. He is good. As good as his father? Maybe better.

I can’t get over that they are BOTH now dead! One at 66 (my age) and the other, even more tragically, 9-years ago, at 21. Wow. What a loss. Appears that he died under suspicious circumstances.

I kind of, vaguely, was aware that Oliver had a son. But, I had not paid any attention. Maybe now that I think about it, I might have also heard about the death but didn’t give it much heed since it was Zimbabwe! Yikes.

Sam is good. Brilliant. Has the same sound as the father.

I wanted to make sure that you got to hear him. Start at YouTube. You will thank me for this. SMILE.



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I Am Devastated That Dear Oliver Mtukudzi Is Dead; He Was My Age — I Will Miss Him.

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On my 90-minute walk this morning, dear, beloved Oliver Mtukudzi came to mind. I was going through the holiday-related events coming up over the next few weeks and remembered the ‘circus‘ I got tickets to at the Dartmouth HOP. It then came to mind that one of the last concerts we had been to at the HOP was that of Oliver Mtukudzi. And what a night that had been. I got to talk to him. I talked to him about cricket.

I also realized that I haven’t listened to Oliver in some time. These days, when I am at my PC, I mainly listen to music, which is NOT OFTEN, via YouTube. Much easier than any other option at my disposal. As I mention in one of the two posts cited above, though we have hundreds of CDs in this house, I only have 10 (one more since that post) in my office, and two of them happened to be by Oliver! That alone says something.

So, I invoked YouTube and banged in ‘oliver mtukudzi‘. The usual list came up and I, as I knew I would, started off with ‘Neria’. That was so, so GOOD. Ah, ah, ‘Neria’.


I then started looking at the YouTube list when I saw: “The best of Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi. Tribute“.


Ah? ‘Tribue’. Ah? I had a horrible feeling what that signified. And, alas, I was right. Damn. I wish I was wrong (as I am most of the time).

Diabetes. 66.

That could be I. Oh, Oliver. Why?

He was a GREAT MAN. He was GOOD MAN. He was MAN that gave so many joy.

Oliver Mtukudzi was A MAN.


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by Anura Guruge