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Sporting a personality as vibrant as his native Virgin Islands, Benny-D. is globally known as an entertainer extraordinaire. Acknowledged as a first-class producer, writer, DJ and rapper, he has stamped his own ticket to success. He has thousands of fans in over 180 countries and also has a clear passion for using his celebrity status and resources to enrich the lives of others. Having grown up knowing what a struggle it could be to recognize your dreams first-hand, Benny-D. has vowed to give opportunities to youth he could only dream about at their ages.

Flamboyant and energetic in his own performances, Benny-D. has quietly contributed to the success of numerous other popular artists. Anyone may well be familiar with his work with other celebrities such as Akon, Rock City, Tabi Bonney, Kardinall Offishall, Sunny Valentine, A. Leon Craft, Ray Lavender, Sol Messiah, Organized Noise and Fish Scales of Nappy Roots to name a few. However, life didn’t always have superstars checking for his beats. Though Benny-D. first touched the “wheels of steel” at the tender age of nine, it was his hard hustle and sleepless grind that took him from the island clubs of the VI to the world-wide, sold-out stages of Germany, LA, NY, Africa, Paris, Uganda and so many others.

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He learned the DJ’ing “tricks of the trade” under the relentless coaching of his brother Francis, and set the tone as he developed his enviable production skills. As a youth, he made sacrifices in the name of realizing his dreams that today he feels a teenager should never have to know.

Thankful for every life lesson he’s received, Benny-D. fast-forwarded to 2001 when he met a major goal of purchasing an MPC drum machine. Accordingly, he was able to produce tracks for the rap group 2EKWHIP (now Rock City; “Bang It”, “Green Grass”, “Do What U Want To”, the whole “It’s Official” album), for which he became the personal DJ. The group’s popularity grew so fast they quickly became a household name in the islands and in solid rotation on the airwaves. The trio set sail for Atlanta, Georgia and hit the music scene hard. Benny-D.’s talent, however, hit the area with such force that he was sought out by Universal’s groundbreaking R&B artist Akon of Locked Up fame. Akon and the label execs were so impressed with his production skills, fast-tracked his song Don’t Let Up to appear on Akon’s multi-platinum CD, “Trouble” (over 3 million sold world wide). From that point on, Benny-D. has been the Music Director and exclusive DJ for Akon. Shortly thereafter, he contributed the single Once in a While to Akon’s follow-up 5X platinum CD, “Konvicted”.

Magens Bay Beach in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Benny-D. produced the first single Syce It from DC rapper Tabi Bonney’s debut album “Dope Meets Fresh…Fresh Meets Super Star”. He also co-executive produced the artist Savage’s album “Savage Island” for Universal Republic, for which he contributed the tracks Rock ‘n Sway and I Love the Islands featuring Rock City.

Benny-D. has gone on to become world renown as a highly energetic entertainer who never fails to mesmerize his audience with a distinct mastery of “mixing it up” and engaging stage show. He has made numerous TV appearances including Jimmy Kimmel Live; The Ellen Degeneres Show; 106 & Park; Regis & Kelly; Craig Kilborn; Nokia Unwired; Hard Rock Live; MTV Europe Awards; Source Awards; AOL Sessions and the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France. He has appeared on stages for the BET Awards, MTV Discover & Download; Gwen Stefani and Akon’s US Tour; American Music Awards, Akon and Rihanna’s Canadian Tour, Akon and Wyclef’s Canadian Tour; the Rock Corp Performance in Los Angeles; the Much Music Awards in Toronto, Canada and the career-affirming Soul Train.

The Animal In Me.

Soon, fans can also catch Benny-D. on the silver screen in his acting debut with a cameo appearance in the Dwayne Boyd movie “4 Minutes”.

No stranger to international destinations, Benny-D. has built a loyal, global following. He’s performed in countries such as Africa (Senegal, Gabon, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Liberia); South Africa (Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town); South America (Guyana, Brazil); Germany; London; Scotland; Ireland; Romania; Poland; Japan; China; Switzerland; Sweden; New Zealand; Australia; Antigua; Barbados; Paris and Holland. Definitely a breakout as a DJ and a “full on” entertainer, Benny-D. has also graced the pages of world-wide magazines including VIBE, Loud, Core, Parle’, Word on the Streets, The New Vision Newspaper and Rap Pages. With skills as critical as those of a stealth bomber, Benny-D. has frequently been called upon for use as a secret weapon by industry insiders. He has worked with labels such as Universal Records, Konvict Muzik, Sony Music and SRC Records.

Benny-D. Autograph signing at lunch table.

He was called upon for his production expertise to contribute to the score of Midway Games NBA Ballers series. Responsible for the theme music of MBC Networks 2002-03 Black College Football and Basketball Season, he also created their slogan “Play Hard, Play Tough”.

Aside from all of his celebrity performances, Benny-D. enjoys a very philanthropic side as well. He has been acknowledged by many in his homeland for the great contributions he has made there, including personally sponsoring the Virgin Island’s Men’s All Star Basketball Game, and taking Akon and Rock City to St. Thomas and St. Croix to visit children in local schools and spread inspiration to those at the juvenile detention center. Keeping true to his word, he will continue to be instrumental in giving a hand up to the next generation of aspiring stars and leaders with the founding of his non-profit organization, Benny-D.’s Super Kidz. It is selflessness and commitment such as this that caused him to be recognized by VI leadership and garnered him a personal invitation to the 2009 Virgin Islands Senate Presidential Inauguration.

Benny-D. with the Kids in St. Thomas

Benny-D. Always one to stay on the minds, hearts and tongues of his fans. Noted Expert Web Developer “Cheavor Duggins”, CEO of Image IZ Everything custom developed All Aspects of the website www.bennydemus.tv (He’s also from the Virgin Islands). Utilizing cutting edge technology and perks such as pod casts, blogs and video; is a way for Benny-D. fans around the world to get the inside scoop, and the opportunity to connect with each other as they stay in the loop watching him globe-trot from continent to continent. He also continues to re-invest in his homeland, as he is co-owner of Tropical Styles Sneaker and Cap Store in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Fans and music lovers alike can expect even bigger things from Benny-D. in the very near future. As he gains more momentum, always remember he’s not just the DJ…he’s THE EXTREME ENTERTAINER; otherwise known as “the one to watch”.

Benny-D. on stage in Uganda.

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    July 22, 2008 5:52 amPosted 8 years ago
    Felona

    Benny D is a ROCK STAR! Love your music so much!!

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    July 29, 2008 4:52 pmPosted 8 years ago
    Chelsea

    BennyD…is THE BEST!! everyone loves you! your soo wild! killer mohawk and all! YOU ROCK THE STAGE!!!

    P.S. love your story! Very successfull life I see!! Keep up the AWESOME work…getting more fans…getting out there..big time…you wait and see!!

    Love you to bit and pieces <3 chels

    you have to come back to VANCOUVER!!!! please!!!

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    May 22, 2009 5:19 pmPosted 7 years ago
    Omar

    Just saw Akon, Benny D and the boyz play the Paladium in Dubai. Easily the best concert I have been to. First time seeing Benny D in action. Now we know why you are called the Entertainer BD!

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  • May 27, 2009 4:03 amPosted 7 years ago
    keri

    hi,
    it was great seeing u in South Africa
    our picture looks fantastic and as i said i like u better lol

    come see us soon size 12 LOL

    xoxo

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    May 27, 2009 5:31 amPosted 7 years ago
    Corina Gift

    hi benny-d I LOVE You… cause you are the ROCKER STAGE MAN!!!!

    You have many picture in my cellphone.. cause you are my # 2 funs.. (no wrong) # 1!!! hahaha

    I LOVE YOU Benny-d

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    June 4, 2009 6:38 pmPosted 7 years ago
    Benny D

    Thank you so much Corina Gift. U are really a sweet heart. I will try my best to keep up my stage show to always be the Best. I’ll have more pics coming soon to the website. Plus videos and my DJ mixes along with more Rap Verses fom me.

    BENNY-D.

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    June 4, 2009 6:39 pmPosted 7 years ago
    Benny D

    Keri I hope my size 12 shoe size is seen more a a Positive than a Negative (hehe). I can’t wait to get back to SA and Rock in the Clubs and the Big Stages. Y’all be safe down there.

    BENNY-D.

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    July 24, 2009 4:27 pmPosted 7 years ago
    nick wicht

    benny i just saw the akon concert in vancouver. You are the shit dude. i love you man. keep on wearing that kilt and never ever shave the mohawk. i wish i could be a dj. i think you would be a dope teacher in that department

    nick “canada” wicht

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    July 24, 2009 8:39 pmPosted 7 years ago
    nick wicht

    yo man where can i get the benny d bling. that shit is the shit.

    Nick “Canada” Wicht

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    July 31, 2009 1:02 pmPosted 7 years ago
    Benny D

    Thank u Nick “Canada” Wicht. I was hoping that everyone liked the Vamcouver show. The venue was a bit smaller than usual but I guess it still did what it was suppose to do. Glad u came out and enjoyed yourself. Make sure u down load my single “All About The Shotta Dem” in the Music Section of my page.

    BENNY-D.

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    August 18, 2009 9:16 amPosted 7 years ago
    Ericka Gee

    BENNY-D

    Always a pleasure to see you rock it.
    By the way I happend to see your pics from 1000 islands music fest, they look like mine 😉 but hey, my face lit up when I saw that. I’m glad they came in handy for you.

    Anyways, I await your return

    Peace & Love

    Ericka

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    September 19, 2009 2:40 pmPosted 7 years ago
    lightspell

    The most craziest dj benny D !!!
    you have a perfect life !!
    good luck !!

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    February 15, 2010 11:18 pmPosted 7 years ago
    Lisa

    Hi Benny

    Been a while cant wait to see you when you come to Adelaide 😉

    Lisa-Adelaide Australia!

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    March 7, 2010 3:41 pmPosted 7 years ago
    shaina

    Thank you DJ Benny D!!! I had a great time at Mari Gras @ Orlando, fl last night. I’m glad i was a part of the “TWO BOMBS” cause we were SSSOOOOO Crunk! I helped holding Akon on the crowd surfing. I hope to see you again Much LOVE!
    -Shaina aka DJ Lady Shay

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    February 19, 2011 8:04 pmPosted 6 years ago
    jamie ross

    when is the ben in black 2 mixtape cuming out rock city and benny demus togever on a song is the best

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    February 19, 2011 8:08 pmPosted 6 years ago
    jamie ross

    i am from the uk not germany

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  • January 28, 2014 5:28 pmPosted 3 years ago
    Tom Bolt

    Benny D,

    Just want to say that I enjoyed your videos, particularly Senatorial Video #2. I have spent the past 30 years working in Virgin Islands politics and find your views refreshing.

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