Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, a Zimbabwean musician, businessman, philanthropist and human rights activist is in Kampala for today, Friday’s The Lock Down concert.
The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region, Tuku is considered Zimbabwe’s most renowned and internationally recognised cultural icon of all time.
The 64-year-old guitar master is famous for his hit “Todii”.
He arrived at Entebbe International Airport on Thursday morning aboard Ethiopian airlines accompanied by his six-man band.
He asked journalists to let revellers know that it will be a show to remember and that they should bring dancing shoes.
“I feel at home when am in Uganda. It’s like a second home to me,” he said.
He was last in Uganda a few years back where he performed at the Blankets and Wines event.
At tomorrow’s event, he will sing alongside gospel artiste Pompii from Zambia and Kenya’s Kanjii Mbugua.
Ugandan comedians Anne Kansiime and Pablo Yagayo are hosting the event.
The Lock Down concert that is slated for today at Imperial Royale Hotel is sponsored by SMS One and Mavuno Church with tickets going for Shs50,000 ordinary, Shs75,000 VIP and Shs3m for corporate tables.