The “One People” band rose from the ashes of pain caused by the
tragic passing of their talented and charismatic leader,
Lucky Dube in October 2007.
Always popular in Ireland we were devastated when we
heard the news that
Lucky Dube had been
murdered on the same day that we secured his 3rd Ireland tour to co-incide
with Africa Day 2008. We are therefore very pleased to announce that his
‘One People’ band has survived without him and back on the road.
Stepping up to the microphone is the amiable and equally charming Thuthukani
Cele, or “Thuthu” as he is known to his fans. Thuthu is doing a remarkable
job bringing Lucky Dube’s prophetic words to local audiences who have an
insatiable appetite for the songs of Lucky Dube, devouring each word and
The band has now performed in numerous major festivals in South Africa
receiving standing ovations with each performance.. The band has also
collaborated with the renowned “Freshly Ground” and Kwela Tembza on a
tribute to Lucky Dube at Sun City.
In 2008 Gallo Record Company signed the band as “One People” and the
recording of a new album containing their new, original material is
underway. The 10-piece band has been rocking audiences with the sounds that
made South Africa’s reggae king Lucky Dube a star around the world.
Who are they? Thuthukani Cele ~ Lead Vocals, Richard Sekgobela ~ Keyboards,
Isaac T.O. Moloantoa ~ Bass Guitar, Joel Klein ~ Lead Guitar, Andile
Nqubezelo ~ Drums, Tonique Letta Phala ~ Vocals, Thandi Bellina Radebe ~
Vocals, Gabisile Mdluli ~ Vocals, Bafana Khuzwayo ~ Keyboards, Doods
Motlatsi Molefi ~ Percussion.