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Following international superstar Bob Marley's concert celebrating Zimbabwe's independence in 1980, reggae took hold across Africa.
Lucky Dube was the first major South African artists ; his style was modelled most closely on that of Peter Tosh.
Into the 1990s, Lucky Dube was one of the best-selling artists in South African history, especially his 1990 album Slave.
The 90s also saw Jamaican music move towards ragga, an electronic style that was more influential on kwaito ( South African hip hop music ) than reggae.