Upcoming Artist Ben King Is Pushing His Way To The Top

What is your name/stage name
I’m called Uwaga Blessed Chiadikaobi, that’s my birth name and
the name on any document I appear on. Then
Ben King is my stage Name.

Where are you from?
I’m originally from Abịa State Nigeria, the eastern part of the
country but I’ve lived in Lagos Nigeria, which appears to be
the business center for the country for over 10 years and
that’s where I’ve done my music moves all my life. And I’d
say it’s been helpful in my career as I’ve been able
to learn alot about the industry.

What do you do?
I’m basically a singer but being and explorer and
also being adventurous in nature, I do many other
things to put food on my table and also push my music.

How long have you been making music?
I actually was born as a musician because everyone in my family was
singing in the choir back then in church and that actually
gave me out into music as I wanted to sing too.

Who’s your biggest inspiration?
Lucky Dube remains my number one inspiration, as a child growing up in
the village surrounded by bushes, I wasn’t exposed to the outer world,
all songs I was listening to were Christian gospel songs except Lucky
Dube’s songs which were played by out nearest neighbours in
the village. Songs like, House of exile, Back to my roots,
Slave, I’ve got you babe and Prisoner were some of the
songs I listened to. We didn’t have a television,
except for a little table radio.

What genre of music do you create?
Because I’m African living in Africa, Afrobeats is the general name but I
like to let people know about Modern Highlife which I call my music, I
make it simple with summaries, delivering to your head just the point.
But in this career, you have to be Versatile. Hahaha…

What was it like working with (collabs?)
I’ve done some collaborations and the processes have always been easy
because I understand people a lot, so it is usually your suggestions,
my suggestions, then we compare and get the best. But these songs
were done in the hood, haha, they weren’t published, but they
are good songs. So I love it, I want more too as I’m always
available to make music and to feel the Joy.

What are some features you have?
“Sake of Love” by Izzytez Alhaji, Hustle hard by T.Gold
“Slay Mama” by King Muzanga
“Where You Dey Go” by King Muzanga also.
But These are unpublished songs.

What are some features you want to get?
Don Jazzy, Wizkid, Olamide, Davdio, Mayorkun, Reekado Banks, Ifex G, Yemi Alade,
Sheyi Shay, I want to work with everyone but these are ones I can pick first
three from.

Who’s one person, dead or alive, that you’d want to work with?
Lucky Dube, He’s the grandmaster, hahaha…

Are you signed to a label?
I’ve been alone on the journey since I started recording songs,
so I’m not signed to any record label.

Do you want a record deal, a distribution deal, or none?
I want a Record Deal and distribution deal, it’s not really been easy coming,
I want to be part of a music house as that will help me
discover more of this my call.

Who are your biggest supporters?
The producers I’ve worked with have been very helpful, they understand me and
accept me the way I am, I’m grateful guys. Also, my Facebook family have
really done alot and thank you, family.

Where did your name come from?
The “Ben” came from Benedict which is the Latin word for blessed or blessing,
while the “King” was given to me by my hood fans.

What are you currently working on?
I’m currently doing to the best of my strength to make “Sentemento” go viral,
I have recorded other good songs too but I want to see how far this one
can go before I talk about another song.

What is your latest release?
I just dropped a song which I titled “Sentemento”,
featuring King Muzanga.

When is your next release?
Right now I am on “Sentemento”, I really need the support to get
Ben King out there..


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