"Tribute To LUCKY DUBE" on REALITY TIME this Sunday on Bigupradio.com. Hosted by the furious DJ Kurious and might MC Taiyefoon, REALITY TIME brings you the latest reggae news, culture and exclusive interviews each Sunday on Bigupradio’s 24/7 dancehall station. Big Up Radio is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of African reggae legend, Lucky Dube. Lucky was gunned down yesterday evening in Rosettenville, Johannesburg, South Africa, in an attempted car jacking as he was dropping off his children at a relative’s home. It has been reported that Lucky tried to flee the scene but was mortally wounded by the gunman in his attempt to steal Lucky’s vehicle. It is also reported that he died almost instantly from the gunshot wounds. Catch this special tribute show for Lucky Dube on REALITY TIME this Sunday! ONE LOVE
About LUCKY DUBE:Lucky was born on 3rd August,1964, in Ermelo, Eastern Transvaal, South Africa. At the age of 9 Lucky was chosen as library assistant at his school. His desire to learn about the rest of the world and South Africa’s controversial history had him immediately immersed in the world of literature.It was here that he became acquainted with the Rastafarian religion, discovering it in an Encyclopedia. He also read about the music which is synonymous with Rastafarianism – REGGAE. His interest grew the more he read and found out, and soon he was working and earning enough money to buy Peter Tosh albums (which were the only Reggae albums available in South Africa at the time). Whilst he was at school he founded his first band – THE SKYWAY BAND – and raised enough money to buy his first guitar from a stage play he produced. His talents soon came to the attention of Richard Siluma, who was a distant relative and a record producer, and it was clearly evident to Richard that Lucky had a huge talent and a wonderful potential as a mbaqanga singer.
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