Roger Lucey Biography: Age, Career, Albums & Net Worth


Roger Lucey (born 21 January 1954) is a popular South African musician, journalist, filmmaker, actor and educator.

Roger Lucey

Roger Lucey Age

He was born on the 21st of January 1954 in South Africa. Lucey is70 years old as of 2024 and celebrates his birthday on January 21st every year.

Roger Lucey Education

Lucey holds and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Duke University, North Carolina.

Roger Lucey Career

In the late 1970s and early 1980s his early career as a musician was destroyed by Paul Erasmus of the South African Bureau of State Security, because the lyrics to Lucey’s protest songs were considered a threat to the Apartheid State.

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Musician, Songwriter and Composer

Lucey has recorded five albums of his own songs. He has composed music for several documentaries and plays, and has toured Namibia and South Africa playing guitar, keyboard, saxophone, flute and percussion.

Actor, Playwright and Writer

Extensive work as voice artist on commercials and documentary films. Actor on commercials, both local and international, and performer in films, drama series and plays. Worked with Nicolas Ellenbogen and Theatre for Africa.

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Writer of two plays for Theatre for Africa; “The High Cost of Living” directed by Andrew Brent, and “Newsroom” directed by Nicolas Ellenbogen. Both premiered at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown. Writer of several articles on news related stories.

An article on the conflict in Chechnya (published in “Playboy” magazine) was nominated for a Mondi award. Arts correspondent for Cape Etc., a lifestyle magazine based in Cape Town. Wrote a chapter in Shoot the Singer!: Music Censorship Today.

Roger Lucey’s book, Back in From the Anger, was published in 2012 by Jacana Media. It recounts his experience as a young musician in South Africa during the 1970s and 80s.


Lucey donated his archival material including photographs, vinyl records, letters and documents, to the Hidden Years Music Archive, preserved at the Documentation Centre for Music, Stellenbosch University in 2017.

Roger Lucey Albums

  • The Road is Much Longer (1979), 3rd Ear Records, 3EE 7004
  • Half-A-Live (1980)
  • Running For Cover (1990)
  • 21 Years Down The Road (compilation) (June 2000)
  • Gypsy Soul (August 2002)
  • Now is the Time (2015)

Roger Lucey Net Worth 

Lucey has an estimated net worth of $400 000 which he has earned from his career.



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