Benjah (Meet GRAMMY Nominated and Dove Award winning songwriter/producer Benjah – The Hype Magazine

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Published on December 25th, 2016 | by Jerry Doby

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Meet GRAMMY Nominated and Dove Award winning songwriter/producer Benjah

Benjah (@benjahmusic) is a GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award-winning songwriter, producer, and mix engineer. He is currently signed and releases music through his own label, Jahmen Music Group. As an artist Benjah has completed three U.S. tours; three tours in Brazil; and performed at a 10k plus attendance festival in Africa. He’s released five albums with the last four hitting the Billboard Charts.

Interestingly, Not only is Benjah is heavily involved in music and has co-produced all of his albums; he also directs his music videos. “Go To Work” is the latest single from his current album “Woke” and it’s a solid way to introduce yourself to a new audience and solidify current fans!

Tell us about your current project “Woke”?    

WOKE is my 5th album and my favorite to date.  I feel I have finally come to a place in my art where I can make the music that moves me, rather than make what I feel labels or radio wants to hear… Since “Motives” (my album before WOKE) I have found a sense of freedom to create without boundaries and it has proven it’s self over and over opening my brand up to a big fanbase.

Do you feel your current project is the best introduction to you as an artist?

WOKE (available on iTunes) is def the best introduction to me as an artist right now… Just like all creatives, I have evolved and grown a lot over the years.  I’m heavily influenced by a wide range of music and all that the music I love shows face at some point.  I love where my art is currently at and I eagerly grind to keep evolving to make music that people can relate with.

Being a predominately faith based music creator, is it especially satisfying to land spots on non faith based charts?

As a true independent artist it’s extremely satisfying to chart on any chart.  I consider my music “life based” more than “faith based”.  At the end of the day all artists write about whats in or on their heart, I choose to take that very seriously, knowing that my lyrics will influence people all over the world.  Everyone has hardships and drama in their life, I choose to write about it and encourage my fanbase by bringing them hope rather than tear them down.

What’s on your horizon for 2017?  

I plan in locking myself in my studio and making the best art I can possibly make for my next album and I love to tour soon.

 


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