Korede Bello, a lad from Nigeria, got fame in quite a short while. He is quite an in-demand musician, song-writer and currently singed to the biggest record labels of Africa, Maven Records, which is also owned by an African. He is an R&B, pop and hip hop artist. His fame touched the climax when he wrote a semi-gospel and a pop song, which ultimately became an anthem of the nation. It also topped various music charts in Nigeria and was loved all over the country.
Early Life and initial career
He was born in Lagos State, Nigeria on 29 February 1996. He got his early education in Lagos State and while he was just 7, he wrote his first song with his friends in a group at school. He started performing at such an early age and his stage name was African Prince. He started his music career professionally when he was in secondary school and there while recording in a studio, he released his first song with the title “Forever”. He got admission in Nigerian Institute of Journalism and studied Mass Communication there. He holds a certificate for Higher National Diploma. Bello is also a part of Institute of Information Management, being an Associate Member.
He got his first deal from Maven Records after his first single when it got fame and popularity along with good reviews from the listeners. He signed with Maven Records on 28th February, 2014. He recorded his popular songs under Maven Records like “Godwin” and “African Princess”. He has the privilege to perform “Godwin” on a Presidential Inauguration dinner. It got about 13 million views on YouTube. He has not yet released a studio album, he is currently on it.
Korede has more than 2 million fans following on Social Media. His fans are called Bellovers. The number of his fans has increased immensely after his appearance in Dorobucci video. He has more than 1 00,000,000 views on his YouTube videos. Bello is a humble person and keeps himself engaged in social humanitarian work. He is involved in Cancer awareness campaigns like Project Pink Blue Walk, a programme for the Awareness of Cancer for common people.
Awards and Nominations
He has a big list of awards and several nominations. He won the prize for Most Promising Music Act To Watch at the Nigeria Teen Choice Awards 2014 and also the prize for Best Song of the Year in the same year at the 4th Annual Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards. In 2016, he won the Best Pop Single prize for The Headies 2015 and Pop Artiste of the Year award at 2016 City People Entertainment Awards. For his work on “Godwin”, he got Best Contemporary Afro Video at the 9th Nigeria Music Video Awards Ceremony. He is also the ambassador of GLO.
Net Worth of Korede Bello
His net worth is around $400 thousand US Dollars. This is quite an amount for a young guy like him. His inspirations come from Asa and 2face Idibia.