Mtukudzi popularly known as “Tuku” among his legion of fans was last year appointed a goodwill ambassador of the United Nations Children’s Fund. Speaking at a press conference on Monday evening Zimbabwe Tourism Authority CEO, Karikoga Kaseke, said they had put the proposal before government.
He said the process had taken long to be approved but was hopeful cabinet will give the nod soon. Mtukudzi, who also attended the press conference, urged foreign journalists who attended the Africa Travel Association congress to project Zimbabwe in a more positive light.
“The media should tell the story of who we are. I will give my best and try and be reflection of what kind of a culture we are,” Mtukudzi said. After the press conference, Mtukudzi took to the stage at Culture Night concert, capping a congress that brought together delegates from over 30 countries.
Mtukudzi took the crowd down memory lane belting out yesteryear hits which include Mbombera and Neria as well as more recent tunes such as Tozeza Baba much to the delight of the crowd.
Meanwhile, tomorrow night Mtukudzi shares the stage with Nigeria’s Flavour Nabania and Alexio Kawara at Andy Millar Hall. The show is expected to be an exciting fusion of genres and will likely appeal to music fans of all ages.