Johannesburg- The multiple-award-winning South African Gospel music icon, Bishop Benjamin Dube celebrates six decades of life, and he does so in a big way as he is set to record a live album, Legendary In His Presence on the 5th November at the Sun City Superbowl.
Having started in the industry at a young age, and been a father to many, he is excited and grateful to be recording this project, especially after what covid-19 subjected many artists to.
“We have certainly gone through a difficult time, and for me to actually have the opportunity again to record, is an honour, and I thank God for it because I believe that this means that God preserved me so that I may continue to be a blessing to his people,” expresses the icon.
“Legendary In His Presence means my whole life. It celebrates the life that I have lived, and I thank God for it. It says that God has been good to me, and I can celebrate that, and not only celebrate my life, but I would love to celebrate other people, especially those that saw me when I started, supported me, and believed in my ministry,” he adds.
The 60-year-old veteran will, for the first time ever, share a stage with other legendary artists including Sipho Makhabane, Rebecca Malope, Winnie Mashaba, MTN Joyous Celebration, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Soweto Gospel Choir, Lindelani Mkhize and Lebo Sekgobela.
“These artists are icons, they are more like the foundation of the music industry in South Africa, and I feel that they deserve to be celebrated while they are still alive. We
have a few that passed on, the likes of Deborah Fraser and Vuyo Mokoena, so I saw it fit that we should not be found guilty of not celebrating the people while they are still alive,” he explains.
With over 20 albums under his belt, Dube promises to take his supporters back to where it all started, new praise and worship songs, as well as a whole lot of celebrating.
Tickets are available for purchase at computicket from R500.