Ben Deys and The Concrete Lions

BDCL is an Afro/Indie pop-rock band from Cape Town. The band was co-founded by Ben Dey and Ongoma Mona in 2015. BDCL’s unique sound resonates with audiences locally and abroad.

Ben is a prolific lyricist who draws inspiration from the every day. His memorable hooks are held together by poetic verses that use commercial metaphors to express subversive socio, political and environmental themes.

Over the past 10 years Ongama has worked locally and abroad with some of the country’s top musicians. He has now found home and full expression in the Concrete Lions.

Alex and Ben started their first band when they were 14 years old. They covered songs by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and other bands that they were listening to at the time. Given their long friendship and history, Alex was a natural fit to Ben and Ongoma’s new band.