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Country Tanzania Genres band pop Festival Sauti za Busara 2022 Recordings 'Maboma, 2012; Ben Pol, 2014; Best of Ben Pol, 2017 On stage Feb 2022
Fri 11,  10:30pm Old Fort Main Stage
Ben Pol is a leading Tanzanian artist and a fast-rising talent on the African music scene. His live performance skills combine top-notch vocal artistry with great stage presence and make his shows highly sought-after. An award-winning singer and songwriter and a gifted vocalist with a unique style of R&B, Ben Pol’s productions keep gracing the top of the radio charts. He has many major hit singles under his belt, including ‘Nikikupata’, ‘Number One Fan’, ‘Samboira’, ‘Maneno’, ‘Moyo Mashine’, ‘Pete’ ‘Jikubali’, ‘Wapo’, ‘Kidani’ and ‘Sikukuu’.
In 2015 he participated in the Coke Studio Africa series, alongside other top artists including Yemi Alade, Sauti Sol and Flavour. He has also collaborated with Amos and Josh, Nameless, Avril, King Kaka, Chidinma, Baraka Da Prince, Jux, Joh Makini, G Nako, Maua Sama and Fid Q. He is the winner of three Tanzania Music Awards in 2011–13, as well as several nominations for AFRIMA awards. ‘In 2017 Ben Pol was mentioned by MTV Base as one of the artists to watch from Africa’.
Ben Pol is also an environmental activist who works relentlessly with the Tanzanian government and organizations such as the United Nations, Justdiggit, LEAD Foundation, WildAid, and WWF to inspire and empower people to live in harmony with their environment.