Finalist, Season 1
Born Richie Chinedu Benson Nwobum, singer, songwriter & mix engineer Richie Benson started making music at the age of 15, back in 2012. Without any backing, he stopped putting out music, preferring to master his craft in the shadows as he felt he was too young for a serious venture in the music business. Fast forward 5 years and he begins to release music again under his independent label 'Island Boy'. After dropping his debut single Stay under the label in July 2017, he immediately started to gain recognition from natives of his home based city of Dallas after he opened for three of the biggest African acts; Yemi Alade, DaVido and WizKid in the three consecutive weekends that followed the release. He also premiered the single at a show in his city which also featured artists like KEY and Rico Nasty. With performances on such big stages under his belt already and the whole city of Dallas behind him, Richie Benson is reputable for building a cult following, especially in the city of Arlington in a short period of time. Richie Benson grew up in the Northern parts of Nigeria before relocating to the United States, where he learnt to professionally mix and master his sound and style with a brilliant blend of both African and Western cultures he has experienced, making him one of the most versatile and promising international acts to look out for.
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