No female artist has managed to fuse ethno-soul, jazz with ragga in one song as this 33-year old singersongwriter, as Nkulee Dube has done in such a short space of time since entering this challenging and yet exciting industry.
Born to the family a music legend, Nkulee Dube has big shoes to fill to preserve and sustain the name of her late father, Lucky Dube. Nkulee, whose music can be classified as ‘ethno-ragga’ fused with soul and jazz, is no stranger to the performance circuit and the music industry; she was a backing singer and dancer for the late Lebo Mathosa and later Ntando Bangani. She glides and slides with ease in between her songs as she traverses between ragga and ethno-soul as if she was born on stage. As a guest artist and backing vocalist, Nkulee has been part of her late father’s performing band and Nkulee has performed at major festivals in Australia, Holland, Papua New Guinea, French Guyana, Suriname, the South Pacific, Australasia, Africa, the USA, and across all of Europe.
Nkulee was awarded the prestigious “Most Promising New Entertainer” award at the International World Reggae Music Awards show after being nominated in seven categories and was also nominated in a number of categories at additional award events. Nkulee Dube was requested to become the “Goodwill Ambassador” for the African Youth Leadership Council. Also she was nominated in South Africa at the South African Music Awards for “Best Produced Album” and the also at the Metro FM Awards show. A powerful performer, just like her father, Nkulee has shared the stage with the Jamaican reggae/ragga artists Sizzla, Turbulence, Tosh Meets Marley Warrior King, and others in countries such as the USA, Europe, South Africa, the South Pacific, Namibia, the Gambia, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.
She is one to watch and could easily fill the shoes of the greatest South African performers, such as Brenda Fassie, Lebo Mathosa and of course her beloved dad Lucky Dube. Most importantly, Nkulee is a blessed artist in her own right with her own style and has many miles to travel… Nkulee is currently recording her new album entitled “The Journey” which will be released shortly, and Nkulee’s debut solo album “My Way” rose worldwide outside of South Africa to critical acclaim.
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