RJ Benjamin is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, composer and producer who has coached some of South Africa’s biggest stars including J'Something of Mi Casa as well Lira.
In 2004, he released his debut album, Who I Am to rave reviews and his 2008 follow-up album, Swimming in the Soul of Music won the 2008 Metro FM award for best R&B album.
His vocal contribution is noted on hits such as that of rapper, Slikour’s Dreamer, Dent and When Doves Cry of Massive. In 2009, Benjamin recorded a smashing it hit, Change the World with Master Jam and Dr Duda. In 2010, he released the album House Bound which was followed by soulfulness versions of the same tracks on the album, Inside. After a second stint as a musical director on Mzansi Magic’s Clash of the Choirs in 2014, RJ accepted an invitation from Idols South Africa as an in-house mentor.
He has won a number of accolades for his work including several South African Music Awards (SAMAs), garnered a number of Metro FM and Channel O Awards nominations.
- Best Song or Composition in a Radio Commercial
- Best South African Duo/Group