b. 5 February 1946, Moseaso, Ghana. Best known outside West Africa for the acclaimed 1983 solo album African Feeling, also for the debut release by British-based African music specialist label Stern’s, the drummer and vocalist Ben already boasted a distinguished track record as a producer and arranger in his native Ghana. He played in the Messengers Dance Band, T.O. Jazz, the Fabulous Stars and K.K. Masters before forming his own label, Ohianawa, in 1970. He made his debut as a producer with T.O. Jazz. In 1973, after attending the 10th Organization Of African Unity Conference in Addis Ababa, he changed the name of his label to African Feeling Organization. In the late 70s he became well known throughout West Africa for his work as a producer and composer with the African Brothers, sharing massive hits with ‘Agatha’ and ‘Owua Aye Me Bi’, and the City Boys Band, for whom he produced the 1981 hit album, Ankwanobi. In 1982 he produced Ghanaian band the Twanky Blacks’ innovative Afro/reggae/funk album, Twanky Blacks.
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