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Former Tuku Events Coordinator Strikes Gold

By Steve Ephraem

AFRO Jazz sensation, Ali Moyana whose company was responsible for coordinating music shows for the late Dr Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi in South Africa has struck gold online following the huge response that his latest offering is getting.

Moyana has released a new single called eNambyeni (By the riverside) using a global music download platform, Orchard Enterprise New York and claims that the global downloads are doing well.

Speaking to Post On Sunday yesterday from his Mzansi base, Ali revealed that the global deal is doing well.

“I released a single called eNambyeni (By the riverside) on 31 March this year and is available globally on The Orchard. I want to thank God the Almighty, the new release is selling well online.

“I am humbled by my global fans and all those who are making it happen. I shall start promoting the single once shows get permitted,” said Moyana.

Ali Moyana is the Marketing and Promotions Executive for AOPO Pty Ltd which he co-owns with his wife.

The company has a global digital distribution arrangement with Orchard Enterprise New York a subsidiary of Sony Music which has a catalogue of music legends like Michael Jackson, R Kelly, Kwesta, Sho Madjozi just to name but a few.

AOPO music was the company responsible for coordinating the late Dr Tuku’s show in South Africa. In 2018, AOPO Music released a collaboration of Dr Tuku with Diamond Musica named Bhutsu.

Moyana released an album titled Simomondiya last year which he featured Selmor Mtukudzi and a Tuku’s Pakare Paya student, Innocent “Answer” Kufakunesu.


Ali Moyana works closesly with veteran former Gramma engineer, Jonathan Mgazi who is also a gospel singer. Jonathan’s wife, Mylenda manages all backing arrangement for AOPO projects.

Ali Moyana was born over 41 years ago in Giyani, Limpopo Province in South Africa and is proud of his Ndau identity which saw him producing a Ndau language song called Ndauwe and Dr Hlati’s single called Mwana weMuNdau in 2019.