Free Download: Lucky Dube’s Top 5 All-time Hits
1 July 2021
[Photo Credit: Music in Africa]
By Kinyua Mwangi
Lucky Philip Dube popularly known as Lucky Dube was a reggae icon in the world. Born in South African in 1964, he spread messages of hope and goodwill though tantalizing reggae tunes. His songs remain a beacon of hope and inspiration years after his untimely demise.
In this article, we review his top songs that are available for streaming and free download on Mdundo:
The Way It Is
He used the song to champion for equality. Lucky Dube highlighted societal barriers such as unequal opportunities for black people to attend schools. He gave a scintillating performance while highlighting pertinent governance issues that all Africans related to.
In his style, Lucky Dube delivered a powerful message to parents who walk out on their children never to be seen away. It is another societal issue that has affected past gand present generations. ‘Remember Me’ would pass off for a prophesy song.
I’m a prisoner
‘I’m a prisoner’ was released in 1980 and tackled apartheid rule in South African head-on. Lucky Dube highlighted racial injustice in South Africa and painted a grim picture of black people being denied basic amenities such as housing, health and education.
It’s Not Easy
Lucky Dube was not only a governance advocate, he also talked about family and marriage. In ‘it’s Not Easy’, he talks of a woman he married and later divorced her. But it is her mother’s question ‘do you know her well’ that bites him because he thought he did but ended up parting ways with her.
The call for unity among Africans was the hallmark of “One Love”. It is one of the songs which he received a grandeur welcome by the audience when performing it live. He recorded it after South African attained her independence.