Selmor Mtukudzi: I’m not riding on my father’s fame.
This comes after massive endorsement from the public and promoters as the heir to the late music icon Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s legacy. Popular Afro-Jazz musician Selmor Mtukudzi has refuted allegations that she has capitalised on her father’s fame, stating that she is reaping the fruits of her labour.
The daughter of the maestro, made these remarks whilst speaking during a presentation held at the Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) at the weekend. The songstress stated that she had worked hard over the years to develop herself into a brand without ever riding on her father’s brand.
The NewsDay reports that the sentiments came in the wake of questions on whether or not she would be able to continue playing Tuku’s music. “The Tuku legacy is living on, definitely. We may have lost him; the hero, he is no longer with us today… (but) his music will live on. I will continue to play my father’s songs during my shows,” she said.
“People believed life would have been easy for me, but what I’m happy about is that I managed to find myself and followed my passion.” “People would unfairly compare me with my dad, the legend, instead of judging my talents against my contemporaries such as Tariro NeGitare,” she lamented.
Speaking at the presentation held under the theme Taking over my Future Today, Selmor said her rise to stardom was a result of sheer determination and hard work spanning over 15 years.
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