We just caught up with Tanzanian R&B star Ben Pol to talk about his recent wins, upcoming projects and being awarded for the success of his collaboration "Phone" with Mr. Eazi. Phone has done so well in East Africa and Tanzania in particular that Ben Pol just received an award from Tanzanian media conglomerate Clouds Entertainment for the achievement.
Speaking exclusively to Not Just OK East Africa, Ben Pol says, "I am so thankful that Phone is Song of the month and I am the Artist of the month across Clouds TV, FM and all their platforms. This is actually according to votes, requests and plays beyond their platforms. They also research among regional trends and clubs. Clouds is a big institution and that means that I am on the right path. I am also thankful that now I have more fans from West Africa because of working with Mr. Eazi," adding "I dedicate this award to the whole of Africa! We can and will only be unified through such collabos."
Not Just Ok East Africa was first with the exclusive on the Ben Pol x Mr. Eazi collabo way before the jam dropped in 2017. Here's our 2016 post:
Ben Pol just got crowned Artist of the Month and awarded for his outstanding collaboration with Mr. Eazi for the song's impact that includes digital impressions and downloads across the region. In an Instagram post, Ben Pol showed pictures of the award ceremony as Cloud FM's XXL host and brand manager B Dozen handed over the golden award to him, in full glare and jubilation from thousands of his fans. The ceremony went down at the XL Tour concert in Mwanza's Rock City Mall, Tanzania.
Ben Pol had just come from a successful Meet & Greet event at Nairobi's high-profile B-Club. He is set to celebrate the award in a Nairobi performance at B-Club’s Pool Party, Sunday 30th April alongside his other collaborator Darassa.
While still on his "Life is Eazi" tour across Europe and America, Mr. Eazi quickly took to IG to congratulate Ben Pol for the joint feat. Congrats Ben Pol, Mr. Eazi and the entire power team behind the song!
In other Exclusive News - Ben Pol confirms to Not Just Ok that he is set to get on a new tour that will see him visit the countries of Mauritius, Canada, India and Germany, all this will be around August, 2017.
He says, "I am excited about the tour and the fact that I am already working with Antwan 'Amadeus' Thompson - respected music producer celebrated to have collaborated and produced A-List artistes like Trey Songz, J - LO, French Montana, Tyga and Busta Rhymes." Yo! Tanzanian Instagram game is strong! Ben Pol says: "Amadeus got to know me through my Instagram and YouTube page. He then reached out telling me that he loves my music and wants to collaborate."The American super producer - Amadeus who works as Trey Songz's Musical Director and Tour Drummer is also the CEO of Platinum Boy Music Inc. Multi-Platinum BadBoy/Hitmen Record Producer. He has also produced 50 Cent, Fabolous, T.I, Young Jeezy, Keyshia Cole and Wale. Ben Pol confirms that their first project is already underway, only revealing: "We can't wait to release our first track when it's ready. You better wait!"