Benny came to the United States from Sierra Leone when he was 8 years old and graduated from Dreher High School in Columbia, S.C.
His first love was communication, and he pursued his first degree in that field while attending the University of Louisville. During his junior year, he decided to become a substitute teacher, which started his love of teaching.
He completed his master’s degree in teaching at Spalding University. He still wanted to be involved in some aspect of communication. He found radio, and since 2009 has been a DJ on WFPK’s World Force Reggae (every Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.). He has also coordinated the summer event Reggae in the Park.