MUSIC lovers in Kwekwe will next Friday have a chance to see Oliver Mtukudzi in action when he performs at a pre-birthday party bash at Autoworx Leisure Centre.
The show will be staged seven days before Tuku’s 60th birthday celebrations scheduled for Glamis Arena on September 21.
Show organiser Oswald Mashonganyika said the gig was aimed at invoking memories of days gone by.
“Before Tuku went to Harare and now Norton, he used to stay here in Kwekwe. The people of Kwekwe relate to him as one of their own so we decided to bring him home,” said Mashonganyika.
Mashonganyika also said a “special present” was in store for the Katekwe maestro, though they are keeping it secret.
Apart from Tuku, rising star Munya Mataruse as well as Terry and the Bliff from Kwekwe, are also set to perform.
Meanwhile organisers of the birthday bash in Harare say preparations are on course.
“I can safely say the countdown can now begin as most of what needs to be done is on schedule,” said Josh Hozheri.
The line-up includes Alick Macheso, Willom Tight, Ex Q, Diana Samkange, Peter Moyo, Munya Mataruse, Jah Prayzah and the Dendera contingent consisting of Allan Chimbetu and his nephews Sulumani and Tryson.
The latter trio is expected to collaborate on a number of songs.
From South Africa Judith Sephuma, Ringo Madhlingozi and Dorothy Masuka are also set to perform.