Legendary artist Oliver Mtukudzi passes away at age 66

Legendary Zimbabwean musician and human rights activist Oliver Mtukudzi passed away on Wednesday.

Respected Zimbabwean publication, Newsday reported that Tuku , as he was affectionately known, died at the Avenues Clinic in Harare. He was 66.

Mtukudzi was known for hits such as Todii and Neria and was arguably Zimbabwe’s most celebrated artist ever.

Apart from his music, Mtukudzi was heavily involved in matters of human rights across the continent and held a slew of prestigious human rights awards, including The International Council For Africana Womanism Award, which was in recognition of his role in the upliftment of African women through his artistic work.

Fans of the celebrated jazz musician took to social media in reaction to news of his death.

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