TANZANIA: Ben Pol Releases New Compilation Album 'The Best Of Ben Pol' As A Poetic & Joyful Celebration Of His Musical Journey
6 September 2017
East Africa's king of R&B Ben Pol releases his long-awaited second album in the form of a Best Of.
The Best Of Ben Pol is a celebration of Ben Pol's infectious passion for music where the artist takes his fans on a joyful and transformative musical journey by linking past, present and future.
Altogether 15 tracks produced by over 10 producers which showcase Ben Pol's eclecticism and versatility.
“Nikikupata”, “Maneno”, “Number One Fan” and “Samboira” featured on Ben Pol's first Album Maboma, released in 2011, while hit singles “Jikubali”, “Yatakwisha”, “Sophia”, “Moyo Mashine”, “Phone” and “Tatu” never appeared on an album before. The album also includes “Kidume”, Ben Pol's latest release, which features leading Nigerian songstress Chidinma.
“Kidume” finally brings to life a collaboration between the two artists which had been on the cards for a while. This love song written by Ben Pol and produced by Sheddy Clever is a testament to the power of love to give strength and courage. How being deeply loved by someone makes you feel on top of the world and brings acceptance and self-love.
Of equal note is the new dreamy acoustic version of “Nikikupata” which launched Ben Pol's career in 2010 and has aged beautifully; “Pete 2”, the re-invention of hit single “Pete” which marks the first collaboration with R&B artist Rama Dee; and finally the closing track “Best of Ben Pol”. In this innovative and original track, the artist strings together seamlessly some of his most well-known choruses which appeared on fellow artists' tracks as a tribute to his past collaborations.