Journalist and author Shepherd Mutamba who wrote the book Tuku Backstage, Oliver Mtukudzi’s tell-all biography, first published in 2015, has written a second edition to be published next week Monday. The book was printed in South Africa by Digital Action.
The new book with 255 pages printed on gloss paper, will include 188 pictures, nearly all of them unseen before. A comprehensive discography of Tuku’s music is included in the book with a full list of titles of tracks, on every album, and the years of release from 1978 to 2016.
An excerpt from the chapter titled Selby: The Follow-Up adds that Selby is Mtukudzi’s son although in the first book the musician vehemently denied Selby’s paternity. The excerpt reads:
Selby said that Tuku is his father and that they related well. “Daddy has never said to me that he isn’t my father. I’ve never heard him say that to me. He pays for my college fees. People, you’re failing to ask the right questions; why is it that I live with Tuku’s sister (in Eastlea) if I’m not Tuku’s son or in Highfield (Tuku’s childhood home)?”