Reverend Benjamin Dube is a music ministerial visionary, anointed songwriter and singer, music producer, mentor/father and pastor to many musicians and an inspiration to secular artists in South Africa. A Gospel legend of Africa, Reverend Benjamin Dube began the journey of his calling in ministry in 1986 when he recorded a single – HOLY SPIRIT which was a cross-over hit song and chart buster in local radio stations and sold over 25 000 units in the year of its release in RSA.
Thirteen years later, he cut a deal with Harmony Records in New york, USA, under Epic Record label and recorded his first live album – “I Feel Like Going On” which sold over a platinum in RSA only. His music ministry has briskly grown internationally, in USA, Sweden, Netherlands, Paris, Australia, Japan and has an office in London -UK. Rev.
Benjamin Dube was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on January 23, 1962 -the last of five siblings. His parents, educators and evangelist Benjamin Dube Snr and Grace (Singer) Dube in Assemblies of God Church (Back to God Crusade) under the late Bishop Nicholus Bhengu. Reverend Benjamin is the founder and CEO of High praise Centre in Boksburg, Johannesburg, a non-profit making organization that addresses the spiritual needs of men, women and children.
HPC inagurated in 1994 is a family affair of over a 2000 membership. With his musical background, he has fifteen albums to his name, eight which are still in the market. I feel like going on -album sold Platinum (Harmony Records/Spirit Music), Praise Explosion 2002 -album sold Gold (Spirit music/Dube Connection, For every mountain …thank you-album sold Platinum (Spirit music/Dube Connection), High Praise Explosion “Oh Bless Our God” -album sold Gold (Sony/Dube Connection). Thrice he was nominated as a Finalist in the MTN-SAMA awards (2004/6) under the Best Contemporary Gospel category and received an award for Best Praise and Worship Album in 2007 and also received Crown Gospel Music award for Best Praise and Worship Artist 2008. One gospel honored him with two awards, Gospel Legend Award and the Best Contemporary Artist.