Michal Benjamin aka Mika Ben and now MKBN, 4th Solo album “MKBN” is in stores today Friday May 4, 2018. Mika’s fans have long waited his solo album featuring and show casing his talent. 2018 MKBN showcases an experienced Michael Benjamin whom is diverse and multitalented with collaborating artist such as Elephant Man, Admiral T, Zoey Dollaz, JPerry, TiPaul Beaubran, Belo, Richard Cave and Master Brain to name a few. MKBN has 18 tracks unto which Michael has written all the songs and engineered musical arrangements for his album.
Michael Benjamin held a Private Listening Session on Friday April 20, 2018 at Row NYC in New York City. It was exclusive and not a typical ‘Haitian Style” Sitting at the table in front of media and close friends, playing each song, taking questions and giving the meaning behind selected song. Mika Ben was supported by his fellow artist such as Emline Michel, Annie Alerte, Alan Cave,and TiPaul Beaubran to name a few. Mika distributed individual headphones for listeners to hear. This format allowed you to be much more intimate with his music, allowing you to form your own opinion and admiration for each single. Upside Down, Ayibobo featuring Paul Beaubrun and Numewo1 featuring Princess Eud is already creating a buzz among the fans. Kompa Original predicts fans will be satisfied. Good things come to those whom wait and MKBN was worth the wait.
The buzz in the streets is “ Will Mika Ben form a band to promote his album?” Mika Ben has stated time and time again he is no longer part of a band as he was with Krezi Mizik. “Mika Ben” and his team is promoting him as a “Solo Artist”. Giving him more ability to reach the international music industry. With his diversity MKBN has a stronger chance to cross over into the Caribbean and International Music Industry and remain. However for now Mika Ben wants his fans to know he is a “Solo Artist” whom makes guest appearances with bands as he once did with Carimi and Kai. Right now his main focus is on MKBN and will appear as a “Solo Artist”, however if needed he is always willing to collaborate. Make sure to support him purchase his album MKBN on iTunes.
Written by Chantal Laventure