THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ‘Sam Mtukudzi’
Sam was born to Oliver & Daisy Mtukudzi on April 1, 1988. Sam started singing at 4 years of age, playing his father’s guitar and attended Harare’s Prince Edward High School where he was an active member of the school’s Jazz Band. His theory was widened as he also learnt several other instruments namely marimba, mbira, drums, saxophone, bass guitar, electric (lead) guitar etc.
This is where the decision to make music his career came after realizing that music was not only his love or hobby but also a passion that he wished to develop. After completing his O-Level studies, Sam pursued a career in music, founding the Ay Band. He tried to differentiate himself from his father, deciding to take a deliberately independent route as signified by his first album; Rumwe Rimwe and second album Chimwe.
Sam served as a goodwill ambassador for a number of organisations. In 2012, he was honoured posthumously by having a scholarship fund created in his name.
Sam founded and led the Ay band after completing his O level studies at Prince Edward High School