Born and raised in Toronto, up and coming singer/songwriter Benita stems from humble beginnings. Her passion for music started at the young age of six when she discovered her innate singing talent. Since then, she has grown to be an impeccable vocalist as she combines textures of R&B, Pop and Alternative in her sound. Benita has already proven herself a force in the industry.
Initially exploring theatre, Benita fell into many musical opportunities. She began performing at intimate neighborhood concerts in her neighborhood, Jane and Finch. In 2017, Benita started singing backup vocals for local Toronto artists including accompanying Daniel Caesar on his Freudian Tour. Since then, she found her way into releasing her own music in 2018 which has caught the attention of many listeners in the r&b/soul/pop land.
In 2020, Benita released
“Afterparty” and “My Bad”, which cumulatively gained 63K streams on Spotify and counting. Her latest single, “Pretty”, released on June 9th, empowers women to be confident in their own skin.
Gaining recognition from Ones To Watch and Sleeping On Gems, Benita notes that the song “is an anthem for all the women out there (or men) who like to feel pretty.” It’s a direct statement to all the haters who love to judge us on how we portray ourselves and act, how much clothes are on our body, and what we wear.
Benita is set to release her highly anticipated single “Toxic”, on October 14th, and will be available on all streaming platforms.
Benita notes “Toxic is about a love/hate relationship that most may classify as unhealthy, but there’s unconditional love underneath it all. It’s relatable to any person out there, no relationship is perfect. This song is about going through thick and thin and knowing that there are going to be ups and downs. It’s about a relationship that doesn’t make sense to anyone else but makes sense to the both of you. Even if you hated them in the day, you’ll always end up loving them by night because of how inseparable you are.”
Check out her exclusive interview with WorldWide Entertainment TV below.
Make sure to download her new single here.
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