Fast rising Nigerian Sensation “Etienne Benedict Akpan” known by his stage name as “Tben” is a very promising artiste from Akwa Ibom state who is set to storm the Nigerian music industry with is unique style.
Tben is the only son in a family of four of a well disciplined Christian home. His love for music started at a very tender age of 6yrs old, due to his late father’s love for music and entertainment itself. At that age the father enrolled him in the university of uyo music department to learn how to play the piano, right from then he was infected by the dads commitment to making sure he knows music. Tben developed his skills and immediately started developing his skills in playing other musical instruments like the drumset and the bass guitar. For his educational qualifications, he grew up in Uyo attended christ the king nursery school, followed up his secondary education at FGC ikot ekpene, and obtained a b. Eng in Akwa ibom state university where he studied Agricultural Engineering.
Now focusing on the musical career, Tben left his comfort zone in 2009 when he lost his dad to prostrate cancer, he since then started mixing up with artiste in the state, going around recording studios trying to get familiar with everyone in the Akwa Ibom music industry, during this process he recorded some songs, few of them where been put up online for the purpose of people getting to access his potentials in making good music.
These songs got impressive reception from his rising fans. He developed his fan base in the university cos of the love for his style of music. He draws his musical inspiration from Burnaboy, late fela kuti, manifest and worlasi of Ghana.
Centered with all these, generally he is a very talented professional fine artiste, basically he funds his music career by making art pieces.
Fast forward to 2018, Tben is ready to storm the industry with his sounds after probably 7 years of staying behind the scene to discover and creating his own niche. Although not signed to any record label, but he has termed himself a KID meaning KING IN DISGUISE, and he is determined to get himself established in the industry and also staying relevant. In a couple of days he will be coming through with his first official release along with a video to introduce himself into the Nigerian Market. He is looking out to infect Nigerian with his style of music, you should anticipate this talented young man that has promised never to let you down, and has promised Nigerians and Nigerians in diaspora good music.
Watch out for the promising young lad who will definitely win your love.
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