The first interview was done by Kenyan journalist, Mufu Luvai, on June 13 2011
We are Africans and there are no better Africans than Africans. And what makes an African? It’s our language. We have beautiful languages and those languages make us African. If you go out there and perform in your mother language you’ll definitely be different from anybody else. Try it in English, you’re like them. If you notice, I use some English because in Zimbabwe we have three main languages: English, Shona and Ndebele - Tuku
Mtukudzi was, however, drawn to more than just judging. He was increasingly drawn to songwriting and had some early successes as a songwriter by penning some hymns that continue to be used in Zimbabwe churches to-date.