Our favorite Zimbabwean musician — TUKU!

Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, one of Zimbabwe’s most beloved musicians — and, I admit, my favorite — has rightly become an international favorite for his sweet melodies and his socially conscious lyrics. Tuku was not as critical of long long LONG-ruling leader Robert Mugabe as other Zimbabwean musicians such as Thomas Mapfumo, though his 2000 song, “Wasakara,” which means “You Are Worn Out,” did feature the lyrics, directed at the aging autocrat, “Admit you have gotten old, Admit you are worn out.” See Tuku perform both solo and with his band.