Lucky Dube

    Lucky Philip Dube was a South African reggae musician and Rastafarian. He recorded 22 albums in Zulu, English and Afrikaans in a 25-year period and was South Africa’s biggest-selling reggae artist. Dube was murdered in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosettenville on the evening of 18 October 2007.
    Born: 3 August 1964
    Died: October 18, 2007, Rosettenville, South Africa
    Spouse: Zanele Mdluli (m. ?–2007)
    Children: Nkulee Dube, Thokozani Dube
    Early life
    Lucky Dube was born in Ermelo, formerly of the Eastern Transvaal, now of Mpumalanga, on 3 August 1964. His parents separated before his birth and he was raised by his mother who named him Lucky because she considered his birth fortunate after a number of failed pregnancies. Along with his two siblings, Thandi and Patrick, Dube spent much of his childhood with his grandmother, Sarah, while his mother relocated to work. In a 1999 interview, he described his grandmother as “his greatest love” who “multiplied many things to bring up this responsible individual that I am today.”
    • Mbaqanga
      Lengane Ngeyethu (1981)
      Kudala Ngikuncenga (1982)
      Kukuwe (1983)
      Abathakathi (1984)
      Ngikwethembe Na? (1985)
      Umadakeni (1987)
      Afrikaans[edit] Die Kaapse Dans (“Change in Leadership”) (1986) – as Oom Hansie
      Help My Krap (“Help Me Scratch”) (1986) EP – as Oom Hansie
    • Reggae
      Rastas Never Dies (1984) EP
      Think About the Children (1985)
      Slave (1987)
      Together As One (1988)
      Prisoner (1989)
      Captured Live (1990)
      House of Exile (1991)
      Victims (1993)
      Trinity (1995)
      Taxman (1997)
      The way It Is (1999)
      Soul Taker (2001)
      The Other Side (2003)
      Respect (2006)
    • Compilation
      Serious Reggae Business (1996)
      Live in Jamaica (2000)
      The Rough Guide To Lucky Dube (2001)
      Lucky Dube Live in Uganda (2003)
      Retrospective (2008)
      The Ultimate Lucky Dube (2011)
      Lucky Dube meets Uganda’s Buka Buka 2003
      Lucky Dube meets Rwanda’s souve souve 2004