|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|
|Marital Status:||Divorced (Phindile Valencia and Mapila Thabile Dube)|
|Education:||Daliwonga Secondary School|
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.
Bonani Benjamin Dube is an educated man. He attended Daliwonga Secondary School, and also took a degree in Psychology.
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.
I Feel Like Going On
In His Presence
Worship In His Presence
Oh! Bless Our God
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
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
Bayede ft. Siphokazi Mohapi
This is my Time ft. Xoli Mncwango
Bambelelani (with Free State Praise Explosion)
Grateful ft Tebello Sukweni
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.
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.
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.