Tuku’s Last Offering Nominated For SA Music Awards
The late music icon Dr Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s empire continues to sprout even after his passing on with last album offering, “Hany’ga” nominated for a South Africa Music Awards (SAMA).
Celebrating a quarter century and themed 25toLife, this year’s SAMAs recognised Tuku’s last work in the Rest of Africa category together with Diamond Platnumz, Kommanda Obbs, Mr Eazi and Nixon.
The category looks to recognize achievements and impact made by continental artists outside South Africa within its borders.
“Rest of Africa Award replaces Best African Artist. This category aims at recognising the achievement and impact that artists from the Rest of the African continent have had within the South African borders during the specified qualifying SAMA period. South African Artists are not allowed to enter this category,” read a statement released by SAMA.
Following the nomination, Tuku Musik company highlighted that the nomination for the award is a bonus since Tuku never worked on his music while targetting accolades.
“Thank you to everyone who worked on this album, to the musicians who gave their all on every song and to all the men and women who gave their time and dedication that has led to this nomination.
“Dr Oliver Mtukudzi never worked on any of his music with the hope of an accolade or accolades but all his work was so potent it can’t be ignored. Thank you to the South African Music Awards for the nomination and Congratulations to all those nominated along with Dr Mtukudzi,” read a statement shared on Tuku Musik Facebook page.
Samanyanga died on 23 January this year after a long battle with diabetes.