Man Luckerz (right) receives his award from Botswana ambassador to Sweden Lameck Nthekela (in suit) who was the guest of honour at the event

Zimbabwean afro traditional musician based in Sweden  Luckson Makandire Chikutu, popularly known as Man Luckerz, has won an award for promoting African culture in Stockholm, Sweden and has called African governments to provide finances for the promotion of culture.

The Gutu-born musician has been awarded for his hard work when he got due recognition in the Swedish capital, Stockholm.

Speaking to ZBC News from Stockholm, Man Luckerz who leads the Zim Unity Band says African governments must commit to funding the arts sector.

“I feel proud about winning this award; Zimbabwe and Africa must have budgets that promote our culture,” he said.

Man Luckerz is celebrating 20 years in Sweden where he is promoting Zimbabwean and African cultures.

Botswana’s ambassador to Sweden Lameck Nthekela was the guest of honour at the event and represented several African dignitaries.

The award is in recognition of continuous promotion of African culture and was sponsored by AI-TV Network, a media organisation that links Africa and the world.

Man Luckerz’s albums include Baba Na Mai Molly and Ndundu Madhaiza which have received airplay locally.