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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:paul@benokafor.com
CONTACT and/or BOOKING FORM  [CLICK HERE]
Below you will find documents, photos, media files, poster templates, etc. designed to give presenters, journalists and others the material they need to promote BEN OKAFOR. For promotional material:  ~ CLICK HERE. ~
ARTIST INFORMATION

BIOGRAPHY

DISCOGRAPHY

  • Child of Biafra (2007)
  • Acoustic Close-up (2006)
  • Generation / Remastered (2006)
  • Thing With War (2003)
  • Coffee With Lazarus (2000)
  • Shadows (1998)
  • See Me Now (1998)
  • Blood Brothers (1992)
  • Nkiru (1989)
  • Rhythm and Creed (….)
  • Downpressor Man (1986)
  • Children of the World (1985)

To READ DESCRIPTION and VIEW CD COVER ART on all music:  [CLICK HERE]

WEBSITES: 

RECORD COMPANY: Roadsweeper Records

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 VIDEO

 

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PHOTOS

 

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PRESS
    • SEGUN GILBERT (Music Director)

      “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”

 

To READ more comments, reviews, articles: [CLICK HERE]

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 SET LIST 

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.

  • Speaking engagements
  • 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.


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    SPIRIT of the ACT Tour
    (Interactive Concert Performance)

    • 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.”

    Read more about SPIRIT OF THE ACT [CLICK HERE]  –>


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    CHILD of BIAFRA Tour
    (Interactive Concert Performance)

    • “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. “

    Read more about CHILD OF BIAFRA [CLICK HERE] —>

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 BASIC REQUIREMENTS

The following remain the responsibility of the Promoter:

  • The provision of PA, lighting and sound engineer [unless agreed otherwise]
  • Travel and accommodation [if required]
  • Provision of a merchandising area
  • Light refreshments and a hot meal [or financial equivalent]
  • Promotion and advertising [we are able to make material available to assist with this]

Fees by negotiation.

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SCHEDULE
  • (Presently) Working on completion of new album, “Diverted Traffic”
  • (Presently) Performing in the play, “Rough Crossing.”
  • (February 2008) US Tour / Celebration of Black History Month
  • (April 2008)  US Tour of Universities

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CONTACT INFORMATION
MANAGEMENT
Paul Vincent

paul@benokafor.com
07502613306
BOOKINGS and MARKETING MANAGER (UK)
England (UK)

Phone: +44 (0) 7543 791434
Email: info@benokafor.com
RECORD COMPANY
Roadsweeper Productions

United Kingdom
WR14 4RG
Phone: +44 (0) 7543 791434
Website: http://roadsweeperproductions.com/

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