Tuku up for regional award
Showbiz Writer/Music in Africa
Superstar Oliver Mtukudzi will this October bag yet another award at the Wawela Music Awards (Awards) in South Africa.
According to Music in Africa Tuku will be one of the three musicians to receive special awards at the WMA in Johannesburg on October 7.
The announcement was made by the South African Music Rights Organisation (Samro) on August 2.
According to…the award was designed to recognise the success of artistes or groups who excel in reaching audiences outside their own countries.
“Tuku is no doubt a perfect match for such an award as he has become the most recognised voice to emerge from Zimbabwe. One of the most popular musicians in Africa, Tuku has earned a devoted following across the globe, touring the world over the past three decades and selling out shows in many countries, including South Africa, the UK, the US and Canada. Recently, on July 30, Tuku and his countryman Alick Macheso were in the UK to launch their new albums,” read a posting on musicinafrica.net.
South African musician Abigail Kubeka, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, and producer Gabi Le Roux will get an award for Prolific Catalogue of Works to complete the list of special awards winners.
“The Wawelas pride themselves in being the only awards in the country that put a spotlight and recognise music composers, lyricists, songwriters and music publishers. Now in their fourth edition, the awards are known for their in-depth appreciation of music composition and songwriting, including music created for television and film to songs for commercials,” reads the story.
The full list of Wawela nominees is as follows:
Best Soundtrack In A Feature Film Or Theatric Documentary
Best Song or Composition in a Television Production
Best Song or Composition in a Television Commercial
Best Song or Composition in a Radio Commercial
Best Creative Album of the Zear
Songwriter of the Zear
Benjamin Willem Jephta
Best South African Duo or Group
Best Male Artist and Composer/Co Composer
Best Female Artist and Composer
Lifetime Achievement Award: Abigail Kubeka
Prolific Catalogue of Works: Gabi Le Roux
Breaking Through The Borders: Oliver Mtukudzi