REV. FR. BENEDICT KENECHUKWU
ONYEMECHALU (Fadaben)

is a Catholic Priest ordained for the Archdiocese of Abuja. He is also a song writer/composer, music producer and director. He holds two bachelors’ degree – one in Philosophy and another in Theology.

He hails from Aguluzigbo in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, but was born and raised in Suleja, Niger State, very close to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Having joined the local parish choir in Suleja at a tender age, he learnt to play the keyboard and later started composing music for liturgical purposes in 2003. His pieces are still being sung at masses in Catholic Churches across the country.

Growing up, having been exposed to Choral music early in life, FadaBen greatly admired the works of notable Nigerian composers like the legendary Laz Ekwueme, Sam Ojukwu and Jude Nnam. But the person who has had the biggest influence in his music career is Moses Abdulkass whom he fondly refers to as the “One-Man Orchestra”.

FadaBen loves to unwind by listening to music and playing the keyboard. Though he is a football-loving person, he prefers to play rather than watch.

FadaBen’s debut single “NO GOD BESIDES THEE” dropped in September 2017 and became an instant hit with thousands of downloads in the first few days after it was released. Meanwhile FadaBen is not resting on his oars but constantly on the drawing board working on more singles in preparation to dropping a debut album/EP soonest.