The name Korede Bello has become a household name in the Nigerian music and entertainment industry. The 26-year-old RnB and Afrobeats singer came to the limelight after dropping his hit single song, GodWin, which was such a critical and commercial success that it became more of a national anthem across the country. He has since then released an album and several other hit tracks in addition to winning a couple of prestigious awards. Through his various stints as a musician and through signing lucrative endorsement deals, the music star has accumulated a net worth of $800,000.
Korede Bello Was Born And Raised In Lagos State
The Godwin crooner was born on February 29, 1996, in Lagos State. Korede Bello was raised along with his two siblings in Lagos. He had his primary and secondary school in the State. It must have been a thing of heredity as his parents were staunch music lovers. His father was an ardent lover of native African music, and his mother loved foreign music.
Their interest in music made their children love the art so much and brew the passion they had for it. His younger sister, Jasmine, also later toed the path of Korede by joining the music industry. Korede’s brother, Timilehin, is a professional public relations expert. He is the CEO and founder of Media Panache Nigeria, a tech and digital-driven public relations agency.
The Talented Singer Started Writing Songs While in Primary School
The music sensation has always loved music; he started to exhibit his musical attributes at a very young age. Reports have it that Korede wrote his first song when he was in primary six. His parents had enrolled him into music lessons, seeing the great potentials he had. Korede officially started experimenting in the studio and recording songs when he was in secondary school. This bold attempt yielded into his debut single titled Forever. The song received lots of positive reviews from his fans and close associates.
He started holding the mic and performing on stage at the teenage of 13 years. This paved the way for the fame he later got. After his secondary school, he proceeded to the National Institute of Journalism, where he bagged a higher Diploma in Mass Communication. Additionally, Korede Bello later became an Associate Member of the Institute of Information Management.
How Korede Bello Accumulated His $800,000 Net Worth
Korede Bello’s net worth has been estimated to be about $800,000 by most online sources. The Godwin crooner has amassed quite a huge amount of wealth from his career and other endeavors. He may not be the richest in the entertainment industry, but the singer enjoys a comfortable and financially stable life, thanks to his finances. In addition to his music, Korede also has lots of endorsement deals that contribute to his financial status.
His Music Career Contributes Greatly To His Net Worth
Korede witnessed a huge milestone in his career when he got introduced by his manager Casmir Uwaegbute to the highly influential music producer Don Jazzy. Korede, a young and upcoming artist at the time, sent his Forever single to Don Jazzy with hopes of getting support from the music mogul. Eventually, after seeing the rare talents and potentials of Korede Bello, Don Jazzy couldn’t help but support the young artist’s passion for music.
Later, Bello got signed by Don Jazzy’s Mavin records on February 28, 2014. He was among many other talented upcoming stars that Don Jazzy groomed into stardom. The other upcoming stars then were Reekado Banks and Di’Ja. Under Mavin records, Korede made tremendous success in his career, thrusting him into fame. Shortly after he joined Mavin Records, he released the single African Princess. The song gained him lots of recognition with more than a million views on YouTube.
His subsequent work was Dorobucci; it was a collaboration with the Mavin crew and featured all its members. For his signature ‘wink’ in the music video, he became very popular and was sought after among the female fan base of Mavin.
His Hit Track ‘GodWin’ Remains Unrivaled Among His Songs
Bello’s breakthrough came in 2015 after he released the hit single, Godwin. The song, a mixture of gospel and pop, was a massive success with millions of views, adding to his account balance. The captivating track ended up becoming a national anthem and fetched him several awards and nominations. Reports have it that the singer made over N100 million in his first year at Mavin records.
In September 2016, Bello came with another hit single, Do Like That. The song’s music video amassed millions of views on YouTube, making him one of the most popular musicians at the time. Five years later, the track was certified Gold in the United States by the revered Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Korede Bello’s Most Popular Songs
- African Princess – 2014
- Dorobucci (ft. Don Jazzy Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Reekado Banks, and Di’Ja) – 2014
- Adaobi (with Don Jazzy, Reekado Banks, and Di’Ja) – 2014
- Cold Outside – 2014
- Looku Looku (with Don Jazzy Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Reekado Banks, and Di’Ja)
- Jingle Bell – 2014
- Godwin – 2015
- Jantamanta (ft. Don Jazzy Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Reekado Banks, and Di’Ja) – 2015
- Romantic (with Tiwa Savage) – 2015
- Mungo Park – 2016
- One & Only – 2016
- Do Like That – 2016
- Butterfly – 2017
- Melanin Popping – 2018
- Work it – 2018
- So te – 2018
- 2geda – 2018
- Champion – 2018
- Bless Me – 2018
- Mr. Vendor – 2019
- Sun Momi (Only You) – 2020
Korede went on to release his debut album Belloved in 2017. The album was indeed a success and further pushed the singer to a higher pedestal. It had the following tracks – Korede, Oh Baybe, Repete, Butterfly, Let Him Go, My People, If You Smile, Young Presido, Favorite Song, Good Time, and Ese Baba.
He Has Bolstered His Net Worth with Lucrative Endorsement Deals
As he gradually stepped into relevance in the industry, the singer and songwriter started to get noticed by influential brands in the country. In 2015, Korede signed a mouth-watering multi-million naira deal as the ambassador for telecommunications giant Glo. He has also signed a deal with Woodin, an African print and fabric brand.
In December 2015, the talented singer was made the youth ambassador of the Nigerian Police Force. It was the first time such a position was given to anyone, and Korede felt more than honored to be conferred with that title. He has also been involved in humanitarian activities; one of such is the Project Pink Blue Walk for Cancer awareness program in Abuja.
In November 2020, Korede Bello got another fantastic deal as he was endorsed as the new face of Samsung Mobile technology in Nigeria. His announcement was followed by a campaign that featured the singer and other people as they displayed the unique features of the company’s GalaxyS20FE.
Korede Bello Has Record a Few Award in His Name
So far, the superstar has made a name for himself in the Nigerian music and entertainment industry. The singer has earned several accolades for his efforts and contributions in the industry. Notable among the awards he has so far won include the following:
- The Nigeria Teen Choice Awards for the ‘Most Promising Music Act To Watch’ (2014)
- 4th Annual Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards for Best Song of the Year “Godwin” (2015)
- The Headies for ‘Best Pop Single’ -“Godwin” (2016)
- City People Entertainment Awards for ‘Pop Artiste of the Year’ (2016)
- 9th Nigeria Music Video Awards for ‘Best Contemporary Afro Video’ – “Godwin” (2016)