Korede Bello

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Date of birth February 29, 1996
Country Nigerian
Genre R&B, Afrobeats, HipHop, pop
Years active 2009-Present
Official website http://koredebello.com/

Korede Bello is a Nigerian singer and songwriter currently signed to one of the biggest record labels in Africa, owned by an African, Mavin Records. He is best known for his hit single "Godwin", a semi-gospel and pop song which became a national anthem and topped many music charts across Nigeria.

Early life, education, and career

Korede (English:"harvest") was born in Lagos State, Nigeria, where he completed his primary and secondary school education. He started performing at the age of 7 and went by the stage name African Prince. While in primary school, Korede Bello went on to write his first song after forming a music group with a friend. He started music professionally by recording songs in the studio while in secondary school, and eventually released his first single "Forever". 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.

Mavin Records deal

After the release of his first single which received relatively positive reviews, he was introduced to Don Jazzy by his manager Casmir Uwaegbute after which they recorded some songs together which got Don Jazzy impressed. On 28 February 2014, he got signed to Mavin Records under which he has recorded popular songs like "African Princess" and "Godwin". He is currently working on his first studio album and cites Asa and 2face Idibia as people he draws inspiration from.

"Bellovers"

?Bellovers? is the name given to Korede Bello’s core fans. Since his appearance in the?Dorobucci? The video, has increased exponentially, making Korede Bello one of Africa’ s most desired and promising young acts. With over 2 million active followers on Social Media.

Humanitarian Work

Korede Bello has overtime engaged in several humanitarian activities such as the Project Pink Blue Walk for Cancer awareness programme in Abuja, 2015 and 2017.

Discography

Singles

Studio albums

  • Belloved (2017)

Awards and nominations

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  • Korede Bello has generated over 100,000,000 views from the music videos of his songs on YouTube
  • His biggest national song to date is Godwin
  • His biggest International song to date is Do Like That
  • Korede Bello performed Godwin at the Presidential Inauguration Dinner
  • The official music video of Godwin now has over 13 million views
  • Godwin has been performed by a good number of church choirs during church services
  • Some of the most memorable fan videos of the Godwin song were compiled into the official fan social media music video
  • Korede Bello performed Godwin at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards in Johannesburg
  • Over 100,000 hashtags of Godwin have been created on Instagram
  • The official music video of Do Like That tops at over 54 million views
  • Total streaming of Do Like That has surpassed 60 million (youtube + Spotify + apple music)
  • Do Like That has been rising on the Apple Music charts and has reached no.1 in the world category, staying there for over 8 months
  • Over 15,000 videos and photos with the #dolikethat hashtag have already been posted on Instagram by fans of the song. Some of these fan social media videos have accumulated over 1 million views.
  • #dolikethatchallenge is fast approaching 4,000 videos on Instagram alone
  • Do Like That dance videos have surpassed an estimated 10 million, led by dance channel R3D ONE Official which has generated over 4.65 million views for their Do Like That dance videos
  • Female legendary artiste Kelly Rowland jumped on Do Like That remix
  • Do Like That was made a Musical.ly #NextWaveJanuary Finalist in which 6 videos were being created per minute, as of the end of January, there were 61,165 videos created that generated over 25 million views. As of July 2017, over 100,000 videos have been created, generating over 50 million views.
  • Korede Bello’s memorable verse on Dorobucci helped propel it to the biggest song in Nigeria in 2014. To date, the music video has over 26,000,000 views
  • Korede Bello’s key verse in Adaobi helped propel it to a fan favorite. To date, the music video has over 27,000,000 views

See also

  • List of Nigerian musicians

References

Collabo with Harmonize of Tanzania on Shulala

Source : Wikipedia