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Mtukudzi mum on favorite local artist

by Staff Reporter
10 Apr 2016 at 10:28hrs | Views
Musician Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi is not keen to reveal his favourite local artists saying those left out might complain.

However, several local artists are quick to name him as their top act.

Below is what some of the few selected artistes told Sunday Mail :

Oliver Mtukudzi

I love good music and that is what I listen to. My bias though is towards African artistes. This is the reason why I also prefer African movies ahead of western movies. It is, however, difficult for me to single out any local artiste(s) that I prefer most because those that I will leave out might complain. What you just need to know is I listen to anything good. If the music is bad, I don't give it a chance.

Suluman Chimbetu

It would be a lie if I told you that I have a specific artiste that I follow. A fact and truth is I don't like African movies but I love Telemundo soaps and action movies. I get music from aspiring and budding musicians regularly thus I spend most of my free time listening to their stuff. In that regard, I end up with less time to follow one particular artiste.

Mai Charamba

As an artiste I have a lot of fellow musicians that I listen to and the choice is determined by a number of factors. With some I share common musicianship while I give others attention after discovering their music in the big pool of local music that I often have in my collection. However, In Zimbabwe, I mostly listen to the music of my husband Pastor Charamba (Charles), Mercy Mutsvene and Gospel Power. Across borders I follow the work of Ron Kenoly, Michael W. Smith, Don Williams, The Mbambos from South Africa and Benjamin Dube.

Cynthia Mare

Tuku is my favourite artiste. He sings the message I like, I also like his voice and above all, I respect him. If it was in the movie world I would equate him to Ironman or Batman since I like superhero movies.

Jah Prayzah

Naturally I'm a fan of music but my favourite artistes are mudhara Tuku and the late Lucky Dube.

I also listen to Zim dancehall although I only look for their compilation albums, riddims, and not individual projects. Film wise I'm a fan of black American movies. They inspire my compositions.

Winky D

Internationally, I listen to all good music. However, I have a special bias towards other reggae greats from the time before Bob Marley up to dancehall legends like Beenie Man. I feel great musicians always transcend the defined walls of musical genres. I always give an ear to anything that carves out a kind of artistic inspiration to strengthen resolve in me to live beyond the boundaries set by challenges.

Locally, I listen to anything trending at any particular time. Anything that affirms that there can never be limits to growth but rather fortifies the spirit.

Source - Sunday Mail