by Martin Oduor
Kenyan boys band Sauti Sol has decided to celebrate the life of fallen Zimbabwean music maestro Oliver Mtukudzi by continuing his legacy.
The legendary singer died on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at Avenues Clinic in Harare aged 66. He was said to be battling diabetes for the past one month.
His death has send shock waves across the world, several international celebrities have been pouring in their condolences and tributes.
Sauti Sol has dropped a touching cover of Oliver Mtukudzi’s hit song ‘Neria’ which was first released in early 1990s. ‘Neria’ is the title track of the official soundtrack of the eponymous movie ‘Neria’ released in 1993.
Tuku recorded the track after he was approached by directors of a movie called ‘Winds of Change’. After he was given the script of the movie, he recorded the song overnight. The directors liked the song so much that they decided to change the name of the movie from ‘Winds of Change’ to ‘Neria’. [sic]
Watch Sauti Sol’s cover of ‘Neria’ below:
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