Benjamin Dube Biography

If you are a lover of Christian worship songs, there are chances that you must have come across Benjamin Dube songs. As a noticeable music artiste in South Africa’s entertainment industry, his impact transcends his home country to different parts of the African continent and the world at large. His dynamic and spirit-inspiring mode of worship has made him the favorite artist of many fans of gospel songs.

Pastor Benjamin Dube, as he is popularly called, is a respected, Christian leader, Gospel musician, music producer, father and mentor to so many young musicians in South Africa and beyond. As a South African Gospel legend, worship is a spiritual activity that he grew up with. Interestingly, as at the age of nine years, the young talented Benjamin had started playing the guitar. His stories of greatness will inspire you.

Benjamin’s Profile Summary

Full name: Benjamin Dube

Date of birth: 23rd of January, 1962

Age: 52years

Place of birth: Johannesburg, South Africa

Gender: male

Marital status: Married

Nationality: South African

Parents: Evangelist Benjamin(SNR) Dube (father) and Grace Dube (mother)

Wife: Thabile Dube

Children: Four sons

Benjamin Dube background information

Benjamin Dube was born in Johannesburg, South Africa to a Christian family and happens to be the youngest of five siblings. His father was an evangelist and guitarist, while his mother was a singer in the Assemblies of God church headed by the late Bishop Nicholas Bhengu.

Right from his childhood, Benjamin was passionate about music and learned how to play the guitar, drums, and bass guitar.

His music career By the age of twelve, Benjamin started singing alongside his older siblings in the church, and they became known as the Dube Family singers. But unfortunately, things would forever change for the Dube’s family when their bishop and father was horribly murdered in 1976.

This led the family to tour the Netherlands, where they sang and shared stories of their father’s death. Afterwards, Dube’s family released an album titled “Vader Vergeef,” which means “Father Forgives

Later, Benjamin Dube began his ministerial calling and solo music career with the release of a successful song titled “High Spirit” in 1986. Interestingly, he went on to release over a dozen successful Gospel albums over the years. Also, the anointed reverend founded High Praise Center, a non-profit organization, located in Boksburg, Johannesburg.

The High Praise Center, invested in 1994, has over 2,000 members and has helped to address the spiritual needs of men, women, and children.


The gospel singer and pastor Dube was born on the 23rd day of January 1972, which means that, at the moment, he is 60 years old and


Despite his success as a gospel singer, it is unfortunate to know that Pastor Dube has had two failed marriages before getting married to his current wife, Thabile Dube. Besides being supportive, the dark-skinned beauty has brought joy and stability to his life and ministry, no doubt.

Benjamin Dube children

Since his union with Thabile, the marriage has been blessed with four beautiful children: Mangi, Buhle, Sihle, and Mthokozisi Dube. Interestingly, three of Benjamin Dube sons are members of a gospel music group known as “The Dube Brothers”. Before they formed their group, they started featuring in their father’s albums, and as Mthokozisi would recount later,  he said: “Working with our father has taught us to stay humble and focus on the work that the Lord has given us.”

In 2013, they released their debut album titled “Step Up”. Benjamin Dube albums and songs Since the release of his hit single in 1986, the South African Gospel artiste has several songs and more than sixteen albums credited to his name. Some of Benjamin Dube songs, including Ngiyakuthanda, Wena Uyingcwele, Yebo Linamandla, and I Know Only You were instant hits.

Benjamin Dube Record Labels

With a successful music ministry spanning for years, music ministerial visionary Benjamin has had the privilege of signing deals with the New York-based Harmony Records. Then, under Epic Records Label, he recorded his first live album – “I Feel Like Going On” and consequently sold over platinum in South Africa alone. More so, the reverend owns the Dube Connection cc, a music label joined to SonyBMG and Spirit Music.


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