Classic: ‘Neria’ – Oliver Mtukudzi

Written and sung in 1993 by Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi the song ‘Neria‘ is rather a modern classic but surely one of the greatest song by the living legend from Zimbabwe. The song was written for the soundtrack of a movie called ‘Neria‘ which is about the struggles of a woman in rural Zimbabwe who lost her husband through an accident. Oliver Mtukudzi’s very emotional song is about the strength of women and how they succeed in facing live challenges.

“Don’t be disheartened Neria, God is with you (Mwari anewe). May your heart be strong, be strong, God is with you. Death is jealous, it separates those in love. Don’t be disheartened my sister, God is with you.”

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Oliver Mtukudzi  *-*  ‘Neria

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  1. […] Oliver Mtukudzi sings with Ladysmith Black Mambazo on the song Nería.  Mtukudzi starts the songs with a bit of lovely, finger-picked guitar.  Then he sings the three syllables:  Neria.  As soon as I heard that gravelly voice sing Neria, I knew I would love the song.  It’s gorgeous.  It needs translation so I will quote from the website Jusi I Love:  Music From Africa and the African Diaspora […]

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