Artist Spotlight: Rev. Benjamin Dube
Take a look into the world of the visionary who is changing the gospel category not only in South Africa, but all over the world!
Reverend Benjamin Dube was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on January 23 1962 and was the last of five siblings. His parents, who were educators and evangelist in the local ministry, raised Benjamin in his walk of faith and can be evidently responsible for raising him to be the man he is today. The Reverend has been an exemplary individual in his community for decades, but now that his reach has started to touch the masses, it is clear that he is no ordinary individual.
A talented music producer, song writer, performer, father, visionary and man of faith, Benjamin Dube turned his sights mainly to the ministry of music in 1986. He recorded "Holy Spirit" and after selling over 25,000 units, the project top many charts and radio station playlists. Thirteen years later the Reverend signed with known representation EpicRecord Label in New York, USA and recorded his first live album “I Feel Like Going On” which sold over platinum in RSA only!
The man is the founder and CEO of High Praise Centre in Boksburg, Johannesburg, which is a non-profit organization that addresses the spiritual needs of men, women and children. In 2009 at the Crown Gospel Music Awards he was awarded the Best Male Artist and received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work done not only in his ministry but also the music industry as a whole. He has also spoke in at former president Nelson Mandela’s “Freedom of the City” award presentation and shared the podium on both Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki’s presidential inaugurations which is an extraordinary honor in itself.
With his newest project set to come around March of this year, he is sure to continue to turn heads and will not stop until his vision can reach and touch all corners of the earth. Visit his church and ministry site above and check in for news, media and events at Music ZA.