Lead singer of the Lucky Dube band and Nigerian-born South African-based reggae maestro, Ben Priest, is billed to release the maiden album of the band after the demise of the legendary reggae musician, Lucky Dube.
The 10 tracker album titled “I Got A Roof” was recorded in Namibia with the Lucky Dube band and featuring Namibian reggae star, Ras Shehama.
The album has songs such as I Got A Roof, Freeman, Burning Down the Bridge, Strangers, among others in its collection.
Ben Priest, who started singing in a small club in Abuja before relocating to South Africa to lead the Lucky Dube band in 2013, told Saturday Tribune that he desires to return to Nigeria to promote the album as well as “to get reggae music back to its former glory in Nigeria”.
Speaking about the album and life as Luke Dube lead singer, Ben Priest said, “Being a prolific product of the Lucky Dube Band, I couldn’t have gone for less. The album has got a clear and high definition output. The studio also is of high set up with top class equipment. Most of all, I worked with a trusted ace reggae producer Sbush, who did the magic behind the music.
“It has been awesome continuing the good work of the legend here in South Africa. The family of the legend have been very support and also the band. It is a big family down here,” he said.
The “I Got A Roof” album is billed for released on the 15th of July and will be in circulate online.