Thuthukani Cele was the longest member of Lucky Dube Band. He joined in 1983 Thuthu aka “tuty fruity” as a keyboard player. He also freelance in the studio for a lot of musician like Brenda Fassie, Busi Mhlongo, Mzwakhe Mbuli, Thandiswa Mazwai, Mariano from Italy, Luois Jean from Senegal also did some work for Maxi Priest as well.
He later became the front man for the band the “Slaves” which later on was known as “Free at Last” band after the country voted their first president Nelson Mandela in 1994. Thuthu is a best producer, keyboard player a great song writer and vocalist. Thuthu as he is known to his fan is also a well known producer and multi instrumental player. He has produced and did a lot of sessions for top selling artist like Bhekumuzi Luthuli, Madlanduna, Shwi Nomtekhala and many other artists.