Ben Oduro has worked in nearly every aspect of the entertainment industry. No, seriously: he's a singer, rapper, model, actor, dancer, fashion designer, TV show host, writer, talent agent and booker. But musically, Ben began singing with his cousin Nana Nyc in a rap group (Ben was a singer). Later, after an audition for a Fox Television show, he hooked up with a music manager who was also at the audition. That led to several collaborations: "I Can't Believe" featuring Roddo, and a Conway remix to Mario Winans' "I Don't Wanna Know" called "I Wanna Know." That track appeared on a mixtape called The Calm Before The Storm. He was signed to 4 Da Green Entertainment as their only R&B singer and sang "Wanna Ride" and "Let Me ft. Conway & Ism" on the mixtape 4 Da Green: Death Before Dishonor.
During an internship with Lolex, Inc. Ben collaborated on two tracks on the Taurus Life: The Bodyguard mixtape. And while away at college Ben contributed to two tracks to Street Soldiers: Born Again, a mixtape by the rapper Squeeze. Regarding Ben's vocal abilities, he has received high praise from two stars of American Idol:
"You can sing!" – Paula Abdul
"You are definitely going to be a star" – Ryan Seacrest
Ben recently began working with Lolex, Inc. as an artist, and has two singles in the works. "V Suit, V Swag" features Angelea Preston from America's Next Top Model and "One Man Army" features Jen Bonczar aka "Good King." There is no schedule release for either single, but expect to hear more about those very soon. For the moment, here are some outtakes from a promotional video for "V Suit, V Swag":