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Benjamin Dube Biography, Songs, Albums, Awards, Education, Net Worth, Age & Relationships

Here's all you should know about Benjamin Dube's Biography, Songs, Albums, Awards, Education, Net Worth, Age & Relationships

Basic Information

Stage Name: Benjamin Dube
Real Name: Bonani Benjamin Dube
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, TV host, Music Producer, Pastor.
Date Of Birth/Age: 23 January, 1962 (58 years)
Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Divorced (Phindile Valencia and Mapila Thabile Dube)
Education: Daliwonga Secondary School

Biography

Bonani Benjamin Dube known professionally as Benjamin Dube is a South African Gospel singer, songwriter, music producer, pastor, and also a TV show host. Benjamin Dube is the last born son of the late Reverend Benjamin Dube (Senior) and Mrs. Grace Dube.

Benjamin Dube has been divorced two times. He was last married to Mapila Thabile Dube with whom he has one son, Mangi Dube. He has four sons. Three of his sons (with Phindile), Mthokozisi Dube, Sihle Dube, and Buhle Dube are part of the Dube Brothers. He counsels couples based on his experiences with divorce and marriages.

Family & Beginnings

Benjamin Dube was born in Johannesburg, South Africa to Benjamin Dube (Snr) and Mrs. Grace Dube. He is the last of 5 children. Dube and his siblings grew up in Meadowlands, Soweto in a Christian family. Dube’s father was a guitarist and his mother was a singer, they were always on the road as evangelists in the Assemblies of God Church (Back to God Crusade) under the late Bishop Nicholas Bhengu.

Dube developed love for the guitar at age 9. He began playing the drums and bass guitar at age 11. He and his siblings were taught how to sing and harmonize by his mother. They began singing in church as the Dube Family Singers. His father was murdered when he was 14. However, the Dube Family Singers continued their father’s legacy and toured the Netherlands.

The story of their father’s murder as told them by their mother inspired the album “Vader Vergeef he then” meaning “Father Forgive Them”. In 1980, Dube founded a singing group in High School called “Share The Good News”

Dube entered an SABC talent search and won. He was spotted by a secular artist, Sello “Chicco” Twala who invited him to be the lead Vocalist of his pop band “Image”. He began his journey in ministry in 1986 when he recorded “HOLY SPIRIT” as Benjamin and The Youth Choir. He has since recorded many songs as a solo artist, and forged his own path in ministry.

Education

Bonani Benjamin Dube is an educated man. He attended Daliwonga Secondary School, and also took a degree in Psychology.

Musical Milestones

Dube’s relationship with Chicco Twala became the start of his rise. After releasing “HOLY SPIRIT” as Benjamin and The Youth Choir (produced by Chicco), the song’s success made him a household name in South Africa. He featured Lucky Dube on the song “Ebenezer” in 1988 and was invited as a supporting act for US Gospel star, James Cleveland when he toured South Africa. Dube also later toured the US and shared the stage with Andre Crouche and more.

He has since released several platinum and Gold selling albums.

Albums

  • I Feel Like Going On

  • In His Presence

  • Worship In His Presence

  • Oh! Bless Our God

  • Looking Back

  • Praise The Lord – The Collection Vol. 1

  • The Best Of (Live)

  • Healing In His Presence

  • You Blessed Me Still

  • Sanctified in His Presence

  • High praise explosion 2002

  • Renewal in His Presence

  • Love Africa

  • All Time Favourites, Vol.2

  • For Every Mountain… Thank You

  • All Time Favourites, Vol.1

  • All Time Favourites, Vol.3

  • Eh Yahweh (Live)

  • Benjamin Dube – Spiritual Celebration, Vol.1

  • Feel like going on

  • Spiritual Celebration, Vol. 2

Songs

Bayede ft. Siphokazi Mohapi

This is my Time ft. Xoli Mncwango

Bambelelani (with Free State Praise Explosion)

Grateful ft Tebello Sukweni

Prayer

Saved

Release My Soul

Performances & Media Presence

Benjamin Dube is known for his frequent social media presence. He boasts over a hundred and seventy thousand followers on Instagram alone. He is also known to host Live prayer, praise and worship Sessions.

Dube is also famous for his energetic and insightful stage performances and ministrations. He is one of South Africa’s highest rated Gospel ministers. He is regarded as a living legend in the Gospel music industry.

Relationships

Benjamin Dube has been in the news for his failed marriages to Phindile Valencia Dube and Mapila Thabile Dube. The popular Gospel singer was last married to Mapila Thabile Dube who he revealed was abusive towards him. His current relationship state isn’t public at the moment.

Net Worth

With a career spanning almost three decades in the music industry, Benjamin Dube has made a huge fortune both as a minister, a musician and a show host. The bulk of his wealth stems from his professional music career which is what he is most known for. Dube is known to lead a modest lifestyle despite his riches.

Information Cradle recently estimated his worth around $6 million stating that his assets, liabilities and salary “are still under review making it difficult to establish his actual net worth”.

Since his actual worth is not public at the moment, based on what he has in his musical portfolio and future sales out look, his performance on major streaming services, his actual worth could be around $5 Million – $8 Million.

Songs Download, Stream, Buy & Watch

Benjamin Dube’s songs are available on all major digital downloads and music streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, YouTube, Deezer and many more.

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