Born Lucky Philip Dube, on 3rd August 1964 in Ermelo, South Africa. the late Reggae musician and Rastafarian recorded 22 albums in Zulu, English and Afrikaans in a 25-year period and was South Africa’s biggest-selling reggae artist.
In Music, he was the biggest selling reggae artist of South Africa. His album Prisoner was South Africa’s best selling album of the 1980s/90s and Victims sold over 1 million copies. The compilation Serious Reggae Business had phenomenal sales in Ghana. He won over 20 awards in South Africa and internationally. He was on tour most of his life.
As an Actor, he appeared in the movies “Getting Lucky“, “Lucky Strikes Back” and in the feature film “Voice In The Dark“.
During an attempted carjacking on 18.10.2007 in Rosettenville, a suburb of Johannesburg, he was shot and killed in his car in front of the eyes of his teenage kids. He was only 43 years old. The three murderers were later caught and jailed for life.
Check out some of Lucky Dube’s greatest Songs;
The Way it Is;
House of Exile;