Sentiments shared by some dejected fans who attended the show revealed that Mtukudzi, arguably one of the biggest crowd-pullers locally and internationally, let down the sizeable fans that gathered to cheer their star.
A disappointed Tuku fan, Elvis Mponda in Leicester vowed, “I will never attend any future Tuku shows, we could barely hear Mtukudzi’s voice and the sound system was so poor that it tarnished the whole show”.
“Despite Tuku’s energetic dance moves, there was reportedly nothing interesting to talk about and fans left the show feeling dejected and robbed,” Mponda said.
Nel Katsande, another disappointed fan said, “If Oliver Mtukudzi’s poor performance in Leicester is anything to go by, it can best be said the legendary musician has passed his “sell by date”.
“His supporting band members could barely make the moves to cheer the crowd.
“Having played in front of his UK fans for a long time now, Mtukudzi must surely not take his fans for granted.
“Others had to cancel their shifts in the expectation of a wonderful show but this was not to be,” Katsande said.
Added Mponda: “I believe Mtukudzi will learn from this disastrous performance and make up for his future shows; otherwise he will end up performing in front of a handful of people.”
Authorities at Tuku Music said they could not comment on the issue since they had not received any feedback about the show.
They referred questions to band manager Sam Mataure who is on tour with the group.
When reached for comment through e-mail, Mataure avoided answering questions about what had transpired at the show and rather asked for our sources.
“Did you receive these messages via email? If you did, could you please forward them to us so we can kindly respond to them through our website,” he wrote.
Mtukudzi is on a two-month tour of South America, the US and the UK.