Malvern-based musician, Ben Okafor has played festivals such as Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Cornerstone and Greenbelt.

He writes poetry too, and he has released and very impressive 12 albums and - lucky for him- he's about to release number 13.

A spokesman said: "Ben has just recorded a new album which is primarily new songs with one or two of his best songs re-recorded.

"Ben and his band, The Liberators, have been working incredibly hard with the studio and have come up with a beautifully polished product."

But what is Ben's background?

The spokesman said: "Ben was a child soldier in the Biafran War and his previous promotional efforts have been centered around this fact.

"This new album, however, whilst being politically and socially motivated, is very much about the music and the message, as opposed to Ben himself. The music does the talking.

"Ben has worked with the core of the newly named Liberators for many years now, however a few subtle additions along with a new studio have elevated the music to its deserved calibre!"

The Biafran War, otherwise known as The Nigerian Civil War, took place between July 1967 to January 1970, and was a war fought between the government of Nigeria and the state of Biafra.

There were 100,000 overall military casualties and estimates say that between 500,000 and 2 million Biafran civilians died of starvation.

Ben lives in Malvern and, on top of writing music, runs AMAKA BC, a community charity.

The new single comes out on September 20.