Raphael Benza Biography, Wikipedia, Age, Wife, Net worth, Vth Season, Contact

South African Music producer Raphael Benza is an icon in the SA Music sphere. In this article we will discuss his rise to fame, Awards, hometown, personal life.


Early Life

Raphael Benza was born on 2nd Febuary in Paynesvilleto Liberia to a Liberian mother and a ­Congolese father. He grew Up in the United States. Benza’s family fled ­Liberia for the US in 1984 and they settled in Brooklyn.



As a child he went to a primary school in Liberia. After graduating from Minneapolis State University with a degree in marketing and computer science. He didn’t follow the course he studied in school rather he decided to do music.



Raphael Benza the CEO of Vth Season started entertainment ­promotions business with two fellow ­Liberians and two Americans. They managed artists together, Meanwhile he was also working as a check-in agent for North West Airline as well as a a DJ at night.

He left his airline Job after he was Transfered by the airline to New York.  That easy when he decided to focus on music. Shortly he started his first company “Red Events Promotions”.

After some period in American entertainment world he met a South African girl who later became his girlfriend. The popular events promoter first went to South Africa in 2001 and stayed for three weeks, a trip ke made with his then girlfriend who was transferred to Johannesburg by JP Morgan’s New York office. The following year, on his third trip, he dicided to stay permanently. He settled on Joburg. Raphael Benza’s first job in SA was roadshows for the loveLife ­campaign. He hosted his first show with artists like Black Thought and Dead Prez. He later acquired a Hangout spot called “Divine Lounge” in Rosebank.

As a successful foreigner, it didn’t sit well with some local artists which gave a glimpse of Xenophobia, a year later he was loved and accepted by South Africans. He was also a a partner to Moloko and Latinova, two of Rosebank’s most successful nightclubs in SA. 2010 he founded Urban Weapons, which brought popular artist like John legend, Dead Perez and Deep thoughts etc to SA. He founded the boutique full service music entertainment agency Vth Season in 2011. That was when he met young talented South African rapper in AkA, who is now one of the best rappers globally. His record label is home to popular artists like BigStar, Berita and award-winning pop sensation Tresor.


Personal Life

Raphael Benza is happily married with two kids. He got married to his girlfriend who brought him to South Africa. He idolizes Chris Hani.

Raphael is the third of four children, he has one sister and two brothers. He keeps his life private although the media will always try to Dig out his way about. girlfriend he followed here. The couple has two ­children. His most favourite local dish is chakalaka.

In a nutshell, Raphael Benza is a pioneer of music in South Africa. He has helped may local artists in Africa. He is a driving force in modern South Africa music scene.


Contact Info

To get in touch with Raphael Benza you can send an email to Vth Season, or call him personally via this phone number +27829022770


Net Worth

The south African based on Vth Season CEO has not granted any interview to reveal his Networth. According to reports, Raphael Benza  estimated worth is $20 million.


Raphael Benza Biodata

  • Real name – Raphael Benza
  • Religion – Christian
  • Age – 50s
  • Wife – Not available
  • Nationality – Liberia
  • Hometown – Paynesville
  • Height – not known
  • Weight – not available
  • Label – Vth Season
  • Tattoo – None
  • Parents – Mr. And Mrs. Benza

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