Bennie King, born Ike Opene is a UK Hip Hop star with an international appeal.
Born March 12 to a British dad and Nigerian mother he got a degree in Petroleum engineering from University but switched to a career in music. "Its not always about the money...its about the love " he once said.
He was also originally a pioneer member of the Magic Soul Search Crew a now defunct college rap collective.
As a solo artist he has garnered a huge online following .
King later studied
music technology and audio engineering in world famous IMW, London, were he further honed his production pallette and acoustic repetoire.
His music has club and dance influences with a rapid fire rap delivery.
Full of poetry, lyrical aesthethics and top notch production with a sprinkling of urban credibility, King once admited on a live radio interview with BBC s' Paul Moss that his music though often romantic can be quite political in its content..
'Ultimately I play Loved up Hip Hop. Music that makes you feel good and loved up!'