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One could say Oliver Mtukudzi’s mission was to teach through music. A natural philosopher, he used his lyrics, husky voice and his “Tuku” music, to gently guide his fellow African brothers and sisters on many social issues such as poverty, alcohol abuse and HIV/AIDS. His “Tuku” music was a mixture of southern African music traditions, including mbira, mbaqanga, jit and the traditional drumming styles of the Korekore. He influenced four generations in Zimbabwe with his music, lacing his songs with messages about morality, self-respect, happiness and challenges in life, hope and peace.