BEN OKAFOR is a man who lends his evocative voice to ENTERTAIN, EDUCATE and INSPIRE people all over the world. He is an internationally-acclaimed African Reggae/World-beat artist of over 25 years. His particular interest lies in the powerful use of this medium of the arts to communicate and educate. Ben has a sound reputation for empowering people to use their intellect in conjunction with their artistic skills to express their views on world issues peacefully yet effectively.
Name: BEN OKAFOR Genre: African / Reggae / World / Socio-spiritual Birthplace: Africa Location: UK Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org CONTACT and/or BOOKING FORM [CLICK HERE]
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“Well, for me personally Ben’s view on slavery goes beyond just standing and singing onstage. He was part of the artists called upon by famous Bishop of South Africa, Bishop Desmond Tutu to HELP FIGHT APARTHEID through his music.
JULIAN NEWCOM (Professor of Law / Washington State USA)
“Personally, I appreciate what Ben is doing to promote the eradication of ignorance about slavery and its impact on current and future generations. It would be a delight to see his work presented here to American audiences where attitudes to physical and mental slavery do not appear to be as passionate as they are in Europe.”
CROSS RHYTHMS “Ben Okafor is the kind of counter-culture renaissance man that denies lazy pigeonholing. Call him a reggae musician, an actor or a political activist and you just won’t catch the whole creative sweep of this passionate, articulate communicator and musician…”
BLUES and SOUL “By his 14th birthday Ben Okafor had seen more death and destruction than 50 Cent could witness in a lifetime. Rootsy Reggae for a worthy cause”
THE VOICE “A refreshing and sincere spirit”
THE BEAT “The man is a superstar, all it needs is for people to hear him and realize it”
We are able to offer a range of performances from a set or original music to discussions/debates to plays and interactive story telling depending on the nature of the venue or event.
Concert performances (Solo)
Concert performances (with Band)
Interactive concert performance (2 are available — see below) The Interactive Concert Performance offers an excellent opportunity for music lovers, students, professionals, educators, and appreciators of all ages to come together and study, explore & grapple with some issues of our modern world.
Maybe Ben’s name is really “BOB.” In the passionate and dramatic evening of music, Ben Okafor brought together the spirit of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley.
“Ben is the man who knows!. His view on slavery goes beyond just standing and singing on stage. He was part of the artists called upon by famous Bishop of South Africa, Bishop Desmond Tutu to HELP FIGHT APARTHEID through his music.”
“The cry of protests for the down trodden and the dream of a new world order found expression in these rasping lyrics and memorable music, so clearly delivered from the heart to an audience across the ages that stood and applauded him to the rafters. “