- Muso, Thandiswa Mazwai was saddened by the death of legendary singer, Oliver Mtukudzi on Wednesday
- She believed that musos today could not be compared to our legendary artists
- Thandiswa said they would never have the knowledge of African music like the way that the legendary artists had
While the world is still coming to terms with legendary singer, Oliver Mtukudzi’s passing, Thandiswa Mazwai, lead vocalist and songwriter of Bongo Maffin, took to Twitter on Wednesday to remind people what Tuku, was all about.
ZAlebs reported that the Zimbabwean singer performed exceptionally well at live gigs. Zalebs reported that Thandiswa used her Twitter account to compare Tuku to new musos today.
She began by expressing her deep shock the moment she found out about his passing and then said that artists today will never match up to Tuku and his knowledge of music.
She was devastated by Oliver Mtukudzi's death.
She tweeted: "Do we have what it takes to be as they were? Giving of ourselves! Representing an African originality! Having Ubuntu!"
The next day she questioned why all the great musos are dying and what will become of us and music?
She said that when it came to backstage requests, Oliver was a simple musician and never asked for anything, which was very ironic considering how talented he really was. He lived for the music.
Still reeling by the great loss in music, Thandiswa tweeted again on Friday explaining what she meant by her earlier tweets this week. She said younger musicians are not well versed in the history of African music like the way Uncle Hugh and many from his generation were.
Six months ago, Briefly.co.za reported about how Thandiswa clapped back at a tweep who used her as an example in a tweet about the South African music industry today.
The tweep commented on missing Brenda Fasie as “she would have known what to sing about to uplift the masses” adding that “female artists today only learnt how to get naked from Fassie and lost music content.”
They then made specific reference to Thandiswa saying: “still holding it down my Sister don't allow greed into your Heart.” Thandiswa took except to the tweet and clapped back with her own thoughts.
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