Tuku To Compose National Healing Album

oliver_mtukudziHARARE - Zimbabwe's music Ambassador and international icon, Oliver Mtukudzi, is set to release an album for the National Healing process in June. (Pictured: Mtukudzi struggling to cope with sons death)

The announcement was made by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office who is also a member of the Organ on National Healing and Reconciliation, Senator Sekai Holland.

“Oliver and our Organ are working on an album for the national healing cause,” Senator Holand said. “We have already finalised the wording for the album and are only waiting for a few logistical issues to be sorted out.”

Holland said Mtukudzi had agreed to do this project for the national cause and for free.

At the just concluded conference on women and their ideas for the new constitution, Mtukudzi sang two songs from the new album and had the women dancing at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC).

Mtukudzi was appointed a music Ambassador for Zimbabwe because of his numerous works as well as his popularity both locally and abroad.

The star has won several local and international awards.

Although he is trying to be very strong when he appears on stage, Mtukudzi certainly has something dying inside his heart since the death of his son, Sam in March in a fatal car accident.

It is now about a month after the death of his son, but he is certainly struggling to cope.

This was apparent during a recent show held at Mverechena Hotel in Domboshava, just outside Harare. The 58-year-old music superstar could be seen dropping tears as some of his legion of fans offered their condolences at the show over the loss of his son.

Its painful and its not the pain that you can wish away, its the pain that will always be with you, said Mtukudzi with eyes full of tears.

The music superstar had invested so much in his sons career hoping that he will take over after him but all was robbed by death in the fatal accident that also claimed the life of Sams friend, Owen Chimhare.

Some in Mtukudzis musical camp told Radio VOP that he seems to be losing interest in music and now prefers to play more with his sons AY band than his own Black Spirits.

His next show with his Black Spirits will only be on 21 May in Harare, there after he will not take to the stage until the month of September. His manager Sam Mataure acknowledged that the death of Sam affected the superstar.

He is trying hard, he is doing well but yes it was a big blow, said Mataure. At 58, Mtukudzi is considered old enough to take anything in, but not with the death of his son. No matter how much he tries hard to put a brave show, he certainly has something is dying inside.

Meanwhile a memorial service for his son took place on Saturday at Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton, the singers home town.

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