Ben Onono (sometime stylized as Ben OnOnO) is a Grammy and Ivor Novello 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, released by Tim DeLuxe. His hit song 'Rainbow of Love' with Bob Sinclar was used in the 2011 Alfa Romeo advertising campaign. In 2011 he was Grammy nominated for his featured work in Bob Sinclars 'Made In Jamaica' album.
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.
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