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Lucky Dube

Lucky Dube 

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Lucky Philip Dube (pronounced duu-beh; 3 August 1964 – 18 October 2007) 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. The Lucky Dube bio is remarkable. When carjackers murdered him in 2007, it was amazing to witness how the whole of Africa was mourning him. In Ghana, I could hear his music in every drinking spot, every taxi and on every radio station. Every kid knows his name and music there!

Lucky Dube was born on 3rd August 1964 on a small farm in Ermelo, in South Africa. "Lucky Philip Dube" was his real name. Thankful about his birth, his mother named him like that after having lost a baby. Like many other kids in Africa, Lucky often had to work and help support his family instead of going to school. He once worked as a gardener or as a library assistant.
He was partly raised by his granny because as a single mom, his mother was working a lot as well.

Lucky Dube started to make music when he was still a child. He recorded a number of "mbaqanga" albums in the languages of Zulu and Afrikaans before switching to reggae in 1984, inspired by Peter Tosh. He was the biggest selling reggae artist of South Africa. He won over 20 awards in South Africa and internationally. He was on tour most of his life.

Lucky Dube appeared in the movies "Getting Lucky", "Lucky Strikes Back" and in the feature film "Voice In The Dark". He strictly refused to smoke ganja, drink alcohol or use any other drug in order to be a good example for his children and the youth. He was a peaceful protester against racial discrimination, war and crime.

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 caught and jailed for life.
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Boom ID : 101295014    Country : South Africa    Gender : Male

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Lucky Dube

Lucky Philip Dube (pronounced duu-beh; 3 August 1964 – 18 October 2007) 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. The Lucky Dube bio is remarkable. When carjackers murdered him in 2007, it was amazing to witness how the whole of Africa was mourning him. In Ghana, I could hear his music in every drinking spot, every taxi and on every radio station. Every kid knows his name and music there!

Lucky Dube was born on 3rd August 1964 on a small farm in Ermelo, in South Africa. "Lucky Philip Dube" was his real name. Thankful about his birth, his mother named him like that after having lost a baby. Like many other kids in Africa, Lucky often had to work and help support his family instead of going to school. He once worked as a gardener or as a library assistant.
He was partly raised by his granny because as a single mom, his mother was working a lot as well.

Lucky Dube started to make music when he was still a child. He recorded a number of "mbaqanga" albums in the languages of Zulu and Afrikaans before switching to reggae in 1984, inspired by Peter Tosh. He was the biggest selling reggae artist of South Africa. He won over 20 awards in South Africa and internationally. He was on tour most of his life.

Lucky Dube appeared in the movies "Getting Lucky", "Lucky Strikes Back" and in the feature film "Voice In The Dark". He strictly refused to smoke ganja, drink alcohol or use any other drug in order to be a good example for his children and the youth. He was a peaceful protester against racial discrimination, war and crime.

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 caught and jailed for life.

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    Masad Salim

    RIP lucky dube [0x1f653]
    Tanzania

    Paul Smile Obi

    music is life, bcos music control the soul of man it makes u feel happy and cool too live ur life.
    Nigeria

    Igwe Okechukwu

    rip lucky ur music remains Anew it has no expire date
    Nigeria

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    wanjaudB

    Very that SA rogue criminals shut out this great reggae artist.
    Kenya

    Dean_Andrew

    tho you're gone Lucky but your music lives on.. RIP our pop of Reggae
    Nigeria

    128543921

    My God is so big
    Zambia

    128543921

    Good man
    Zambia

    Victor Arebun

    Great man
    Nigeria

    Godwin Ojukwufmcye

    lucky of all time reggae
    Nigeria

    mathewfmcka

    rest in peace reagae ambassador lucky Philip dube^_^
    Kenya

    Ineck Lizzy

    [0x1f618][0x1f618]
    Kenya

    WF Jagaban Lee

    Love ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ you so much big lucky
    Nigeria

    maryshann

    rest well buddy,, that's the only way for everybody
    Kenya

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