Meet Richie Benson

The artist who truly loves the music


Born Richie Chinedu Benson Nwobum, Richie Benson started making music professionally at the age of 15, back in 2012. He went by the stage name 'Pilate' but retired the name and career because he felt he was too young for a serious venture in the music industry. Fast forward 5 years later and he begins to release music again under his independent label 'Island Boy'.
After releasing his debut single Stay under the label, he immediately started to gain recognition from natives of his home-based city of Dallas after he opened for three of the biggest African acts; Yemi Alade, DaVido, and WizKid in the three consecutive weekends that followed the release. He also premiered the single at a show in his city which also featured artists like KEY and Rico Nasty. With performances on such big stages under his belt already and the whole city of Dallas behind him, Richie Benson is reputable for building a cult following, especially in the city of Arlington in a short period of time. 
Richie Benson grew up in the Northern parts of Nigeria before relocating to the United States, where he was self-taught how to professionally mix and master his sound and style with a brilliant blend of both African and Western cultures he has experienced, making him one of the most promising, versatile and influential international acts of his generation.
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ART that speaks with melodies and calms the soul. Music with the power to unite and love each other. Island Boy's music transport us to a beautiful island where peace and love reign.