Lucky Dube

South African musician

Lucky Philip Dube (pronounced duu-beh;[1] 3 August 1964 – 18 October 2007) was a South African reggae musician and Rastafarian. He recorded over 27 albums in English, Zulu and Afrikaans over a span of 12 years.[2]

Lucky Dube
Birth nameLucky Philip Dube
Born(1964-08-03)3 August 1964
Ermelo, Transvaal (now Mpumalanga), South Africa
Died18 October 2007(2007-10-18) (aged 43)
Rosettenville, South Africa
GenresReggae, mbaqanga
Occupation(s)Musicianvb x ngx
InstrumentsGuitar, Vocals, and keyboard
Years active1981–2007
LabelsRykodisc, Gallo Record Company
Associated actsThe Love Brothers, Remlius


Dube was shot and killed in Johannesburg on 18 October 2007 at the age of 43.[3]


  1. Fun Facts,, Retrieved 19 October 2007
  2. Lucky Dube - New Songs, Playlists & Latest News - BBC Music
  3. Murdered reggae legend mourned -