Ben Onono

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Ben Onono (sometime stylized as Ben OnOnO) Ivor Novello and Grammy nominated Nigerian British musician and songwriter, born in Cardiff and raised in West Africa. He trained as a concert pianist. He mainly releases house music, and co-wrote the 2002 Ivor Novello award nominee "It Just Won't Do" single,[1] released by Tim DeLuxe. His hit song 'Rainbow of Love' with Bob Sinclar was used in the 2011 Alfa Romeo advertising campaign[citation needed].The track was the single for the Grammy nominated album 'Made In Jamaica' with Sly and Robbie

Onono was the featured vocalist in Saffron Hill's 2003 "My Love is Always There", as well as the character in its music video. The song charted 20 in the UK National Charts.

His debut album, Native Stranger, featured the song "Close Your Eyes" (which was used in the trailer for Channel 4's Darren Brown's Trick or Treat). Also from Native Stranger, the track "Blink" was featured on the soundtrack for the film, Long Way Down. His song 'Never had a Dream Come True' was featured on the movie 'John Tucker Must Die'.

Onono song with Nufrequency 'Fallen Hero' became and still remains the no 1 all time most charted song on Resident Advisor website. (Jan '13) Onono also worked with Futureshock, and complied the song "On My Mind" with them. He provided vocals for a different version of "On My Mind" with Rui Da Silva in 2008. Onono has written material for Cicada, Bob Sinclar, Fat Boy Slim and Natalie Imbruglia.


Studio albums[edit]

  • 2000: Badagry Beach
    1. Old Baggage
    2. Tattoo Blue
    3. On Common Ground
    4. Like Rain
    5. Simple Life
    6. Small World
    7. Badagry Beach
    8. Never Had a Dream Come True
    9. Word to the Wise
    10. Delilah (I Won't Chase Rainbows)
    11. Rewind Erase (4.14)
  • 2008: Native Stranger
    1. Radio Silence
    2. Badagry Beach (6.18)
    3. Marvin's Groove
    4. Count to 10
    5. Day of Days
    6. Big Blue Moon
    7. Blink
    8. Raoul's Wager
    9. Caramel
    10. When the Moon Has Past
    11. Rewind Erase (4.12)


  1. ^ "Ivor Novello award nominations 2003". BBC Online. 22 April 2003. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 

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