"UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Children in East and Southern Africa",
Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi the "soul-dripping voice of Zimbabwe" as he has so aptly been described, has a career that has spanned fourty years, and is only now reaching its peak.
An amazing body of work with no less than 65 original album releases (nearly all of them best-sellers) charged with messages of love and loss - as well as many other social elements and commentary - in typical Oliver Mtukudzi fashion including driving guitar and keyboard lines with haunting backing vocals.
It is his dedication to the live music scene in Zimbabwe– continually playing to enthusiastic audiences in even the remotest parts of the country- and his socio-politically topical messages that have earned him the massive place he holds in people's hearts today, without question the biggest Zimbabwean artist presently both there and abroad.
In the past seven years, his popularity has risen exponentially in the Southern African region, indeed the entire continent and the world at large.
Together with his longstanding band The Black Spirits, he regularly ventures across borders into Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland, Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique. In the past two years the group has toured the UK, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Europe extensively.
Oliver Mtukudzi is undisputedly one of Africa's most prolific and greatest musicians, writers and performers.