Korede Bello, born February 29, 1996, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who is currently signed to Mavin Records. He is widely known for his breakthrough single, Godwin. Bello was born and raised in Lagos State where he started singing at the age of 7, performing in live events.
|Full Name:||Korede Bello|
|Date of Birth:||February 29, 1996|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos|
|State of Origin:||Lagos State|
|Occupation:||Singer and songwriter|
|Net Worth:||$1 million|
Early Life and Education
On February 29, 1996, Korede Bello was born to middle-class Nigerian parents in Lagos State. He grew up with an older brother and a younger sister as the family’s second child.
Jasmine Bello, his younger sister, shared his enthusiasm in music and carried on his musical interests. Both of Korede’s parents had a deep love for music and listened to two distinctly different genres of music.
As a result, young Korede had access to a variety of musical genres.
His father preferred native African music while his mother preferred foreign music. Korede grew up in a devoutly Christian household, therefore he was used to occasionally listening to gospel music.
His parents observed that their son had a musical bent when he was a young child. They therefore gave him their full backing.
His father provided the guitar and paid for his music tuition. For a middle-class Nigerian kid, this was unusual because most of the families in his neighborhood primarily cared about their kids’ academic aspirations.
At the age of 7, Korede began composing music with the encouragement of his family. Korede was not permitted to spend the night at the studio because of his ideal area.
He found it challenging to balance his study and his interests. He enrolled at the “Nigerian Institute of Journalism” after receiving his high school diploma and studied mass communication there.
Then he received a diploma for a “Higher National Diploma.”
Korede Bello was greatly influenced by African musicians like Asa and 2face Idibia as a teenager. His song “Forever” became viral on social media and caught the attention of renowned Nigerian music producer Don Jazzy.
Don Jazzy was immediately charmed by Korede’s way of singing and music and persuaded Korede to join his band, “The Mavins,” and when Don Jazzy promoted the record company “Mavin Records,” Korede was given the opportunity to sign a contract to work there.
When Don Jazzy suggested it, he changed his name back from “African Prince” to “Korede Bello.”
On February 28, 2014, he agreed to a contract with “Mavin Records,” and shortly after that, his song “African Princess” was released.
His followers enjoyed the song dearly, and it received more than 500,000 “views” on YouTube.
Dorobucci, Korede’s second official song, was created in collaboration with other members of “The Mavins” crew. In May 2014, the song was made available.
Both “The Headies” and the “Nigeria Entertainment Awards” nominated the song. In 2014, it took home the “Best Pop Single” honor at “The Headies.”
‘Adaobi’ was the following song, and it was released a few weeks after ‘Dorobucci.
Even though it wasn’t as popular as its predecessor, this song, which was likewise created by the entire band, showed that Korede had established himself as a gifted young musician.
Godwin, his first solo hit, was made available through Mavin Records with Don Jazzy who contributed backing vocals to the song while Korede handled the lyrics, production, and primary vocals.
2017 saw the announcement of Korede’s debut studio album, titled “Belloved.” Both the album’s reviews and sales were successful.
Korede Bello Net Worth
Korede Bello is a Nigerian singer and songwriter with an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Since he was young, Korede has maintained his religious beliefs. He attributes his accomplishment to both God and his parents.
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