Harare, March 15, 2010 - Sam Mtukudzi, one of Zimbabwe's most promising young musicians, died in a car crash near his Norton home in the early hours of Monday.
He was the son of one of Africa's most legendary music stars, Oliver Mtukudzi.
His sound engineer Owen Chimhare also died on the spot when their car veered off the road along Bulawayo Road, in the Kuwadzana Extension area.
Sam Mtukudzi is a young Zimbabwean male artist born 1st April 1988.
According to his official website, Sam had shown the world the vast talents he had to offer in the music discipline.
His music had earned the hearts of many. Sam had started singing at 4 years, playing his father's guitar. At 10 his father, after seeing him perform at an annual school concert for the first time, acquired him his first guitar.
He was enrolled into Prince Edward High school 3 years later were he began to develop himself in various musical directions .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.
Sam had knowledge on playing the following instruments professionally in order of appearance - acoustic guitar, alto saxophone, marimba, bass guitar, electric guitar, percussion congas, hosho, drums, nyunga nyunga mbira among others.
FROM THE ZIMBO JAM....