Nach dem gelungenen Re-OPENiNG im Februar geht's eeeeendlich weiter im Mai und jeden 2. Samstag im Monat mit der allseitsbeliebten YARDiE NiTE!!!
Am 12. geht's gleich los mit einer «Special LiiiVE Edition» aka BENJAHMIN da KiNG outta Gambia live @ YARDiE NiTE w/ DJ STUMBLE lgs BUFFALO SOUND!!!
👉🏿 about BENHAHMIN:
«My music is all about oneness. My music is all about different people of different backgrounds coming together as one. Unity!»
The rising star from the small West-African country The Gambia has already reached national renown and is now on his way to take the world by storm!
Born Kawsu Ceesay in London Corner, Serrekounda, Benjahmin was encouraged and fostered by his elder brother, himself a performing artist called Hurricane and began to write and sing his own lyrics by the age of just 14 years.
The vibrant Reggae community there exposed the youngster to Jamaican music from artists like Sizzla, Capleton, Luciano, Bushman, Jah Mason, Richie Spice and Turbulence. He embraced the Rastafarian teachings transported in their songs and culture, and adapted these subjects to his own surroundings. His outstanding vocal talent, a natural ease on the mic and his ability to ride different styles made his brother invite him on stage when he was just 16, introducing him to a well-receiving crowd. From then, he just kept growing.
«Reggae music has changed my life, it has given me a different perspective on life. To have the opportunity to do music, to live a life out of something that I love so much, it is a privilege to me.»
His first song «Never See Us Down», a combination with Hurricane, was recorded at Bull Duff Records with the late and sadly deceased MJ (R.I.P.). He was then featured again on the track «Bun Dem» with friend and rapper P-Mack in 2007, and this time, the song was promoted and played on national radio. Reactions were extremely positive, and a few months later he was contacted by a producer called A9 who wanted the young singer to be on his Guidance Riddim (House Of Production). His song called «High Time» took him even further into the listeners' hearts. By then, he had adopted the nickname BENJAHMIN given to him by his brother because he was the youngest child of his mother, and further research has led him to understand it as a short form for «BENeficiary of JAH MINistry».
Songs like «Soon Or Later» and «Peace To Reign» became big hits in Gambia, and people sang along the catchy chorus wherever he performed. Still, BENJAHMIN stays humble: «I'm not a superstar, I am the star of my people. When your own people appreciate what you do, it's wonderful!»
Due to a growing reputation at local street shows and a burning desire to meet different people and learn about other cultures, BENJAHMIN has travelled to Morocco, Senegal and Dubai, where he shot a video, and even performed in Zimbabwe. Two years ago, the artist has taken a step beyond the motherland and is currently based in Germany, and had already his 1st EP «JAH OVER» out with Hit Single " Benjahmin Sound".