Victor Essiet And The Mandators From Nigeria And Nkulee Dube, Daughter Of Lucky Dube, From South Africa To Collaborate On “Africa Awake.”

Victor Essiet and The Mandators, the Nigerian award winning platinum selling international Reggae and World Music band, is scheduled to collaborate in the studio with Nkulee Dube, the talented daughter of the late Lucky Dube from South Africa, on a new single to be titled “Africa Awake.”
This will be the first occasion Victor Essiet and Nkulee Dube will have worked together and it is sure to spark unity amongst Reggae artists in Africa.  The two artistes have come together to confront issues facing Africa head-on through music. The single is to be produced by super-producer, Carl McGregor (also the producer of Jill Scott, Prince, Christina Millian, Aretha Franklin, Jada Grace Gordy (granddaughter of the Motown founder Barry Gordy), and George Clinton, etc.).
Victor Essiet (known as the “Godfather of African Reggae”) and The Mandators have made a big impact with great critical acclaim in the world of Reggae music and the motherland of Africa.  Their brand new breakthrough single “Freedom Train” is now available on iTunes and leading digital outlets worldwide such as Amazon. The single “Freedom Train” is currently on New York’s Top 30 Reggae Chart. Produced by Carl McGregor, the single also features the talents of up-and-coming hip-hop artist StyLis.  More singles are on the way and the full album will be released later this year.
Nkulee Dube has managed to fuse ethno-soul, jazz, and ethno-ragga together as a vocalist, performer, and songwriter like no other artist. Born to the family of a music legend, Nkulee Dube has filled big shoes and has preserved the name of her late father, Lucky Dube.  She is filling those shoes extraordinarily well.  As a guest artist and backing vocalist of her late father’s band ‘One People’, Nkulee Dube has performed at numerous major festivals worldwide. The past two years Nkulee has toured the globe solo with her own band, excited fans wherever she performs and will be on the road again in the summer of 2013 in support of her first album, My Way.  Her new album is currently being recorded in Johannesburg.
Lucky Dube, who won numerous musical awards, is one of Africa’s greatest reggae exponents and artists who played a big part in spreading positive vibes and consciousness through his own brand of African and international reggae and world music. Lucky Dube placed African reggae firmly on the world front burner.