With a catchy name to match his looks, Ben Pol is clearly marking his territory with his different style of R&B in Tanzania. His new Song Sophia and Wanichora featuring Joh Makini is just among those songs you can’t help but sing along to. He has an edge and he knows how to use it to his benefit. He knows how to engage and work his audience. We can only wait and see what he’s got planned at Coke Studio Africa.
Bernard Michael Paul Mnyang’anga also known as Ben Pol is a Tanzanian singer and songwriter. He is behind hits like “Nikikupata”, “Number One Fan”, “Samboira”, Maneno”,Pete” and “Jikubali”. One of his most recent awards is Best Entertainer of the Year at the U30 Youth Awards in 2013.
Ben Pol has been influenced by D’Angelo, Maxwell, John Legend, Kanye West and Stieve Wonder.
Ben Pol began performing in the year 2009. He was at Tanzania House of Talent (THT) in Dar es Salam, where he learnt his singing skills.
He has produced a movie.