Korede Bello is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is signed under Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records, and is loved of a lot of fans with his good boy next door looks and songs. He broke into the Nigerian music industry when he was featured in the Mavin All Star song Dorobucci in which he was featured alongside his other label mates.
And then his hit track Godwin subsequently sealed his place in the heart of fans.
EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
Korede Bello was born on 29th of february 1996 in Lagos, Nigeria. As a child, Korede Bello showed a strong interest in Dance and Music, teaching himself to play many instruments.
At 7, he began performing on stages and entered his school talent competition at the age of 13, and placed first. Taking on singing and performing as a career path, Korede always participated in social activities such as acting, dancing and even singing competitions and represents his school in inter-school competitions. He formed his first music group with a friend in primary six and also wrote his first song.
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 “Dorobucci” became a continent hit and was certified Platinum in Youtube views (Famously known for the “Korede Bello Wink”).
He draws a lot of inspiration from Asa and Tuface, and his genre is soul music.
The new rising star said his name Korede means a harbinger of good tidings and thus he would want music fans listening to his music to feel blessed and happy. The young singer who is yet to have an album of himself said that he was aiming at getting to a stage where listeners of his song will get blessing by listening to his music.
CAREER AND LIFE
He released a song called ‘Forever’ and people loved it but it just took one person to listen to it and introduced him to Don Jazzy’s friends. They were also astounded by what they heard and they introduced him to Don Jazzy. He invited them to the studio with his manager, Casmir, they recorded some songs and that was it. When Don Jazzy heard his song, he said that he was a mega super star and that was it.
Korede Bello got signed under Mavin Records where he released his first single titled “African Princess.” which featured Don Jazzy. He was signed to Mavins record on February 28 2014.
After his performance in Mavins Dorobucci “Dorobucci” (with Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Reekado Banks and Di’Ja) his fanbase has tripled and his popularity increased and has won admiration of many ladies. Especially with the wink, known as the Korede Wink, which has the ladies going crazy.
It has always been his favor to have princesses around him. The number of female fans coming after him has increased since he joined the Marvin Records.
Even female celebrities are now flocking to him and some have even gone to give him a kiss after watching him performed on the stage.
Korede believes first of all, that the more alcohol-free you are, the better your health and the happier you become. Secondly, that having a clean lifestyle attracts less drama, and that exercising, planning, eating good food, and being positive always will make you happy.
In 2015 Korede Bello released a banging hit single titled: GODWIN a song classified to be semi gospel and semi pop by fans, his Godwin single is considered one of the biggest hits in 2015 as the single topped many charts for weeks. That increased his fan base in Nigeria and abroad.
He performed the song Godwin in a church in lagos in 2015 which rose a lot of controversies people saying a worldy singer shouldn’t be allowed to perform in a church.
Since then, he has also featured in “Adaobi” (with Don Jazzy, Reekado Banks and Di’Ja), “Cold Outside,” “Looku Looku” (with Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Reekado Banks and Di’Ja), “Jingle Bell,” “Jantamanta” (with Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Reekado Banks and Di’Ja), “Romantic” (with Tiwa Savage), “Mungo Park,” and “One & Only.”
In MID 2015 Korede got the privilege of performing at the presidential inauguration dinner which can be said to be quite an achievement in which even many of his seniors in the industry didn’t get the chance.
He Won the Indigenous & Revelation of the Year. Two Awards, 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 Young Promoter of Cultural Heritage, The Gong Africa News Magazine 2012.
Korede Bello signed a multimillion naira endorsement deal with popular telecom company GLO on the 1st of July 2015, making one of the certified ambassadors of Glo.