Nigerian Celebrity Biography: Korede Bello

Biography of Korede Bello

 

Synopsis:

Korede Bello is a popular Nigerian R&B artiste. Born on February 29, 1996, Korede whose name means ‘harvest’ in English, had demonstrated a great passion for music at a very young age of 7 by the stage name African Prince. When he was in primary school, young korede would thrill his mates to different songs of popular Nigerian and foreign singers at the time. When his friends started to notice his love for music, he was encouraged to write a song, which would later be his very first. This later propelled him to form a music group. All of this was while he was in primary school. On getting to secondary school, Korede became unstoppable and decided to take his song writing and singing prowess to the next level. So he went professional by recording songs in the studio one of which was his single hit titled ‘Forever’. This song became so popular that through it Korede Bello got introduced to Don Jazzy, by his manager, Casmir Uwaegbute. Impressed by his unique voice and singing style, Don Jazzy, signed him into the already booming Mavin Records Label. He has sung alongside many popular Nigerian singers including Don Jazzy himself, Dr SID, Tiwa Savage and others. Korede Bello is best known for his hit single titled ‘Godwin’. He graduated with a certificate in Mass Communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism.

Genre: R&B and Pop

Popular Tracks:

  • ‘Godwin’
  • ‘Adaobi’
  • ‘Dorobucci’
  • ‘Jantamanta’
  • ‘Do like that’
  • ‘Romantic’

 Korede Bello

Albums including year released: Beloved (2017)

Awards:

  • (Most Wanted Artiste) Hype Award, 2012
  • (Most Promising Music Act To Watch) Nigerian Teen Choice Awards, 2014
  • (Best Song of the Year) 4th Annual Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards, 2015
  • (Hottest Single of the Year) Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2015
  • (Best Pop Single) The Headies, 2015
  • (Pop Artiste of the Year) City People Entertainment Awards, 2016
  • (Best Collaboration) Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2016
  • (Best Contemporary Afro Video) 9th Nigeria Music Video Awards, 2016

Controversies:

A picture of one of Korede Bello’s stage performances in Ghana surfaced online as posted by Korede himself on his Instagram page and it went viral online. No, people were not particularly interested in the picture, rather they were interested in why the young singer’s armpits were left unshaved. A lot of Korede Bello’s fans showed disappointment that such a high-profiled singer should be seen with unshaved armpits. Others felt it was the artiste’s own business to decide whichever way he wanted his body to be. Many however were indifferent. But of course this single picture issue made a buzz online for weeks.

Social Profile:

  • Facebook: Bello Korede
  • Twitter: @koredebello
  • Instagram: @koredebello
  • Snapchat: koredebello
  • Youtube: Korede Bello
  • Website: koredebello.com