Oct 19, 2007

South African Reggae Artist Lucky Dube, Murdered in Hijacking

South African reggae musician, Lucky Dube, was murdered on Thursday evening in Johannesburg the commercial capital of South Africa. Reports coming out of South Africa indicated that on Thursday evening the 43-year-old artist he was attacked by a group of hijackers who shot him. Lucky Dube is responsible for 21 albums during a 25 year period and in regarded as one of the early pioneers of reggae music in South Africa.

In a BBC report a police spokeswoman said the artist was dropping his son off in the suburb of Rosettenville on Thursday evening when he was attacked by armed robbers.

His son was already out of the car when he saw what happened, and then ran for help, Capt Cheryl Engelbrecht added.

Lucky Dube began his career by singing mbaqanga (traditional Zulu) music and recorded his first album with the Super Soul band in 1982.

He later moved into reggae, producing Rastas Never Die and Think About The Children in 1984. His albums, Slave, Prisoner and Together As One saw him gain first national and then global recognition.

Lucky Dube’s career took off in 1987 when his third album, Slave was released with mega hit singles: “Slave,” “I’ve Got You Babe,” and “Back to My Roots,”. He was also the first South African to perform at Jamaica’s Reggae Sunsplash (1991) and was called for a 25-minute encore! .


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