ARTISTS: BEN POL
CITY & COUNTRY: DAR ES SALAAMI, TANZANIA
Tanzanian born singer-songwriter star Ben Pol, joins forces with WildAid, Rockstar, OAS1SONE and over 80 African superstar singer-songwriters in a historic first-ever a world tour series of Premium Livestream Concerts, to lend their voices in support of Africa’s wildlife conservation, raise awareness for climate change and plastics pollution, and have their messaging, voices, music and live performances broadcast across several Pan African and global platforms.
Ben Pol, is a Tanzanian singer and songwriter. His previous release “Ningefanyaje”, featured Kenyan artist Avril and ranked #1 on Soundcity TV, Top 10 East and Africa Rox Countdown. He published Sophia in 2015. His other well-known hits include “Unanichora” ft. Joh Makini”, “Jikubali”, “Pete”, “Maneno”, “Samboira” and “Nikikupata”. In 2015 Ben Pol participated in Coke Studio Africa S3 alongside 25 top artists including Yemi Alade, Sauti Sol and Flavour. Dubbed the “Tanzania R&B prodigy” he partnered with Kenyan rapper Wangechi. Ben Pol has collaborated with Amos and Josh, Nameless, Avril (singer), the King Kaka, Chidinma as well as Baraka Da Prince, Jux, Joh Makini, Gnako, Maua Sama and Fid Q in Tanzania. He is the winner of three Tanzania Music Awards in 2011–13, with two AFRIMA 2015 nominations and one in 2014.
Ben Pol collaborated with Mr Eazi on the song Phone released in 2017. In February 2017 Ben Pol was mentioned by MTV Base Africa through their platforms as one of the Artists to watch in the year 2017. Ben Pol did another collaboration with Darassa in the song called Muziki; the song was released in December 2016. Nominated in Afrimma Awards in the categories of Song of the year and Best collaboration in Africa- Muziki by Ben Pol with Darassa. Nominated at the EATV Awards for Best male artist and Song of the year "Moyo mashine".
ABOUT WILD AFRICA FUND X ROCKSTAR
WildAid and Rockstar are bringing together artists and musicians from across Africa by lending their voices to support wildlife conservation and have their messaging and music broadcast across several African and global platforms. Thank you for joining us in raising awareness of this important cause.
ABOUT WILD AFRICA FUND
The Wild Africa Fund employs mass communications – such as the Music for Wildlife Concerts and Poaching Steals From Us All campaigns – to raise awareness of poaching, habitat loss and human wildlife conflict. It promotes wildlife tourism and carbon offset as sources of conservation and sustainable development funding. It promotes and directly supports local wildlife programs from offices in Cape Town, Lagos, Harare and Kigali and is running the programs previously under WildAid in South Africa, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.