Mtukudzi’s 68th album almost complete

Oliver Mtukudzi's 68th Album Nears Completion. Daisy and Tuku performing on stage

Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi’s 68th album is reportedly nearing completion nearly two years after he succumbed to diabetes.

The Herald reports that Daisy Mutukudzi the wife of the late national hero made the revelation during Agatha Murudzwa’s album launch that was held in the capital last week Friday.

We are busy now mastering Tuku’s unfinished album.

The challenge we are facing now is the voice on some of the songs because he didn’t finish recording the album after he started feeling unwell.

Daisy congratulated award-winning gospel artist Agatha for working hard to produce and launch her 13-track album.

She also gave her testimony about the difficulties her late husband went through when he was recording songs.

Being a musician is a tough job,

I have learnt that from my husband, especially when he was about to release an album. I congratulate Agatha for coming up with her 13-track album.

As a married woman, you are faced with a lot of responsibilities and you also want to be in the studio.

My husband skipped sleeping when he was recording.

It was very difficult for him. I remember sometimes he could sleep in the studio, you can ask Bothwell Nyamhondera what the two went through in the early 1990s.

I had to accept that I married a musician and that is was part of the package, She said.

Daisy said long hours of hard work in the studio paid off for Tuku as he began to produce timeless classics.

He was always in the studio, perfecting his songs to entertain, that is why all these albums were good.

Sometimes he would produce two albums in a year. We remained strong and in the 1990s, I could see the profits that music was actually bringing, she said.

Daisu also spoke about the scourge of piracy that is affecting the music industry saying people should stop buying pirated discs.

Tuku died on 23 January 2019 at the age of 66 his last album was “Hany’Ga” which he released a year before he passed.

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