Korede Bello was born 29 February 1996. He’s a Nigeria singer and songwriter. He was born in Lagos State, Nigeria. He comes from a tight-knit family of just three children including himself. That is, he has an older brother and younger sister. Just like him, his sister hopes to make it big in music like her big brother, stating that he was loved music ever since he was a kid and would love to follow the music professionally. He co completed his primary and secondary school education. He studied Mass Communication at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and holds a Higher National Diploma certificate. Korede Bello is an Associate Member of the Institute of Information Management.
Years Active: 2009 – Present
He started performing at the age of 7 and went by the stage name “African Prince”. When he was 7, he began performing on stages and entered his school talent competition at the age of 13, and placed first. Taking singing and performing as a career path, he always participated in social activities such as acting, dancing and even singing competitions and represents his school in inter-school competitions. While in primary school, he went on to write his first song after forming a music group with a friend. On 28 February 2014, he was discovered and signed a recording and distribution deal with Mavin Records.
His first single “African Princess”, was a country hit and then his first collaboration with label mates titled “Dorobucci” became a continental hit and was certified Platinum in YouTube views (Famously known for his wink). He draws a lot of inspiration for Asa and Tuface, and his genre is soul music. The rising star said, his name Korede means a harbinger good tidings and thus, he would want music fans listening to his music to feel blessed and happy. He released a song called “Forever” and people loved after which he was introduced Don Jazzy heard his song, he said that was a mega superstar and that was it.
After his performance in Mavins “Dorobucci” (with Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr. SID, D’Prince, Reekado Banks and Di’Ja) his fan base tripled and his popularity increased. In 2015, he released a banging hit single titled: Godwin a song classified to be semi-pop by fans, the single is considered one of biggest hits in 2015 as the single topped many charts for weeks. That increased his fan base in Nigeria and abroad.
In MID 2015 he got the privilege of performing at the presidential inauguration dinner which can be said, to be quite an achievement.
Awards & Endorsements
He won the Indigenous and Revelation of the Year and Tush All Youth Awards 2011. He also won the Most Wanted Artiste, Hype Award 2012, the R’N’B Single (Male) Yem Awards 2012, as well as the Younger Promoter of Cultural Heritage, The Gong African News Magazine in 2012. He signed a multimillion naira endorsement deal with a popular telecom company GLO on the 1st July 2015, making him one of the certified ambassadors of Glo.