Bentum Israel was born in the motherland, Africa, in a country formerly known as the Gold Coast, named Ghana. The little diamond in Africa, After spending a number of years bouncing around, he now calls his home Toronto, Canada.
For Bentum Israel, music has been a part of his life since the early days of his childhood. He grew up in middle class home where education was the most important thing and music was seen as just a hobby. Growing up he did not have normal toys like some other parts of the world, so he was always trying to come up with something different to play with. It was through these creative innovations that Bentum Israel started making musical instruments and entertained himself on a daily basis. He then formed his first band, a three piece band with his friends and soon became the entertainers of the village. But it was not until he was in his first year of University when his music career got its first glimpse. It was then where he met a musician with whom he started writing songs for.
Bentum Israel became an instant hit and began writing and playing music with any band or musician that needed his services until he got another break and was introduced to Michael Morgan, of the Morgan Heritage family. Michael was the opening act for Buju Banton on his Til Shiloh African tour. It was there where his music career got its first big break and he was employed as a bassist and a back up vocalist on the tour. After the tour Bentum Israel migrated to England and continued writing songs and playing music as a session musician. In 2002, he recorded his first album and then went back home to promote the album with the Ghana Customs Band. He also established a recording studio which helped promote local talented musicians.
After promoting his album back home Bentum Israel then returned to England in 2004 and really made his mark on the music scene. He wrote a very inspiring song against hate crimes for the BBC Humberside. He was then invited to perform on a live show which was telecast for a month on the worldwide television channel BBC.
In 2006 after moving to Canada he was spotted by the organizers of the renowned Toronto based African culture event Afrofest and got his first major gig in Canada. However he decided to take some time out of the music scene to perfect his craft. After some very positive feedback, Bentum Israel has revamped his image and style and is now recording his debut album in North America. The uniqueness of Bentum Israel’s style of music is he mixes Afro, highlife, pop and reggae to create his music. The first single from the album LOVE CONQUERS, is how on itunes and all electronic media. The same song been remixed by the management of the world famous Anchor studio of Jamaica after the engineer of rebel salut heard it they have decided to do the project so expect nothing but great music from this union.
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