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Lucky Dube
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Background information
Birth nameLucky Philip Dube
Genresreggae, mbaqanga
InstrumentsVocals, Keyboards
Years active1982–2008
LabelsRycodisc, Gallo Record Company
Associated actsThe Love Brothers
WebsiteOfficial website

Lucky Philip Dube (pronounced doo-beh)[1] (August 3, 1964 – October 18, 2007) was a South African reggae musician. He recorded 22 albums in Zulu, English and Afrikaans in a 25-year period and was South Africa's biggest selling reggae artist.[2][3] Dube was murdered in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosettenville on the evening of 18 October 2007.[3][4][5]

  1. Fun Facts,, Retrieved 19 October 2007
  2. Five facts about reggae star Lucky Dube, Reuters, 19 October 2007
  3. 3.0 3.1 S.Africa reggae icon shot and killed - radio, Reuters, 19 October 2007.
  4. Hijackers gun down Lucky Dube,, 19 October 2007
  5. S African reggae star shot dead, BBC News, 19 October 2007,