Benson Mutua Muia, born March 4, 1996, popularly known as Bensoul, is a multi-talented Kenyan singer, rapper, record producer, and songwriter. The talented African musician is known for songs like Forget You, Nakufa, Medicine, Niombee, and Nairobi, amongst others.
He is a multi-talented musician who can play an array of instruments, sing, and write lyrics. His words make it quite obvious that using music as a creative outlet for social commentary is important.
|Real Name:||Benson Mutua Muia|
|Place of Birth:||Embu, Nairobi, Kenya|
|Date of Birth||4 March 1996 (age 26 years old)|
|Occupation:||Singer & Record Producer|
Bensoul was born on March 4th, 1996, is probably safe to say that music runs in his family. His passion for music was greatly influenced by the fact that both of his parents possessed musical talent in different ways. He was born in Embu, Nairobi, Kenya. While his mother sang in the choir, his father played the guitar.
He started studying the guitar while he was in class six. He conveyed his growing closeness to his mother in the song Nikuchukie. The song describes how his mother reared him in poverty without any assistance from his father.Bensoul could assist but chose not to. He doesn’t hold any grudges, though. His mother encouraged him when he decided to pursue music as a career; however, his father disagreed.
Bensoul attended school in his home county before moving to Nairobi to enrol in the university. He left the Technical University of Kenya‘s civil engineering program after determining that music was where his passion and fulfilment resided.
While growing up as a boy ,Bensoul has been exposed to music, he said in an interview with Standard Digital News. Due to his love of music, curiosity, desire to learn new things, and interactions with music business professionals like H_art the Band, who have more experience, the award-winning singer has become more knowledgeable about music.
His mother sang in a choir, and his father played the guitar since childhood.
He was raised on gospel, rumba, and a variety of other musical genres. Bensoul originally began studying the guitar in Class Six.
He moved to Nairobi after finishing high school when he met H_art the Band, and the two of them grew close. Later, he enrolled in Sauti Academy, which improved Sauti Sol‘s decision to sign him.
Bensoul attributed his musical career’s success to God. 2018’s Kenyan leg of the Chronology Tour saw Bensoul perform on stage with reggae artist Chronixx thanks to his incredible songwriting and vocal abilities.
His talent was thoroughly uncovered by Chronixx, who described him as Kenya’s musical future. Although he has been a low-key artist, Bensoul has been in the music business for approximately six years.
He worked incredibly hard to master every musical instrument he could find as a child. He can play various instruments, including the ukulele, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano, cello, violin, and double bass.
For well-known performers in the field, such as Sauti Sol, Kidum, Ali Kiba, Nyashinski, Ben Pol, H_art the Band, Mercy Masika, and many others, Bensoul has created songs.
- Don’t Question My Love
- Favourite Song
- Gloomy Morning
- I Only Wanna Give It To You
- Like I did
- Misty Ella Fitzgerald
- Ningependa Nikuchukie
- Not Ready
- Pombe Sigara
- That Bell
- What We Lost
Awards & Nominations
- In 2017’s Café Ngoma Awards
- Artist of the Year 2018
- Pulse Music Video Awards (PMVA)
- Collabo of the Year and Café
- Ngoma Awards Artist of the Year
Bensoul‘s is currently dating Noni Gathoni. The pair have been dating for a while, and they’re known to be a couple. He once cheated on his girlfriend, Noni Gathoni, with a Kenyan model named Tiffany Muikamba, which led to his first child.Tiffany Muikamba is currently Bensoul‘s baby mama.
Bensoul‘s has an estimated net worth was roughly US$152,000.