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Korede Bello
Birth name Korede Bello
Born 29 February 1996 (age 21)
Lagos StateNigeria
Origin Lagos State
Genres R&Bhip hoppop
Occupation(s) Songwritersinger
Instruments Vocalsguitar
Years active 2009-present
Labels Mavin Records
Associated acts
Website koredebello.com

Korede Bello is a Nigerian singer and songwriter currently signed to Mavin Records.[1] He is best known for his hit single “Godwin“, a semi-gospel and pop song which topped many music charts in Nigeria.[2]

Early life, education and career

Korede (English:“harvest”) was born in Lagos StateNigeria, 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.[3] 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.[4][5]

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.[6] On 28 February 2014, he got signed to Mavin Records under which he has recorded popular songs like “African Princess” and “Godwin”.[7] He is currently working on his first studio album and cites Asa and 2face Idibia as people he draws inspiration from.[8]

“Bellovers”

Korede became one of Africa’s promising acts after his infamous “Korede Bello wink” in the music video for “Dorobucci“, a chart-topping song by Mavin Records artistes.[citation needed]

Humanitarian Work

Bello has been seen to engage in cancer awareness walk for a cancer nonprofit known as Project Pink Blue in Abuja in 2015[9][10] and 2017[11].

Discography

Singles

Title Year Release date
“African Princess” 2014 February 28, 2014
Dorobucci
(with Don Jazzy Tiwa SavageDr SIDD’PrinceReekado Banksand Di’Ja)
May 1, 2014
“Adaobi”
(with Don JazzyReekado Banks and Di’Ja)
May 27, 2014
“Cold Outside” August 15, 2014
“Looku Looku”
(with Don Jazzy Tiwa SavageDr SIDD’PrinceReekado Banksand Di’Ja)
October 31, 2014
“Jingle Bell” December 25, 2014
Godwin 2015 January 28, 2015
“Jantamanta”
(with Don Jazzy Tiwa SavageDr SIDD’PrinceReekado Banksand Di’Ja)
27 October 2015
“Romantic”
(with Tiwa Savage)
December, 2015
“Mungo Park” 2016 May 7, 2016
“One & Only” May 26, 2016
“Do Like That” September 13, 2016

Studio albums

  • Belloved (2017)

Awards and nominations

Year Award ceremony Prize Recipient/Nominated work Result Ref
2014 Nigeria Teen Choice Awards 2014 Most Promising Music Act To Watch Himself Won [12]
2015 4th Annual Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Song of the Year Godwin Won [13]
2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Hottest Single of The Year Nominated [14]
Best New Act Himself Nominated [14]
2016 The Headies 2015 Best Pop Single “Godwin” Won [15]
Song of The Year Nominated [16]
Next Rated Himself Nominated [16]
2016 City People Entertainment Awards Pop Artiste of the Year Himself Won [17]
2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Collaboration “Romantic” (featuring Tiwa Savage) Nominated [18]
9th Nigeria Music Video Awards Best Contemporary Afro Video “Godwin” Won [19]

“Key Milestones Of Songs By Korede Bello”

  • 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
  • The legendary female artiste Kelly Rowland jumped on a 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 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

References

  1. Jump up^ “Singer KOREDE BELLO Full Biography,Life And News”. Take Me to Naija. 14 April 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  2. Jump up^ “Afrobeats Chart: Top 10 (April 2015)”. CapitalXtra. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  3. Jump up^ Evatese (13 August 2014). “WHO IS KOREDE BELLO ? + PHOTOS”. Evatese. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  4. Jump up^ “Korede Bello Goes Back To School”NG Trends. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  5. Jump up^ Esho Wemimo (17 November 2014). “Korede Bello: Mavin Artiste Goes Back To School”pulse.ng. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  6. Jump up^ “Godwin crooner, Korede Bello: “I used to idolize Don Jazzy before I met him””. The Capital Nigeria. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  7. Jump up^ “Mavin Records Activates New Artiste, Listen To Korede Bello – African Princess”. InfoNubia. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  8. Jump up^ “Korede Bello Biography”. NigerianFinder. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  9. Jump up^ Bloom, Entertainment (February 4, 2015). “Korede Bello Joins The Movement To Stop Cancer In Africa”. Bloom Entertainmen. Retrieved 28 December 2017. Text ” @KoredeBello” ignored (help)
  10. Jump up^ Project, PINK BLUE. “World Cancer Day 2015 Walk, Race & Cycling against Cancer powered by Project PINK BLUE”YouTube.com. Project PINK BLUE. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  11. Jump up^ Ono, Bello (March 1, 2017). “Korede Bello, Denrele Edun, Ghana Must Go, More, at Project Pink Blue’s Walk Against Cancer”. PR UNO LTD. PR UNO LTD. Retrieved 28 December2017.
  12. Jump up^ Eneghalu, Slyvia (27 August 2014). “Korede Bello Wins Most Promising Act To Watch At Teen Choice Award”. 360Nobs. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  13. Jump up^ “Korede Bello Bags Song Of The Year Award”Naij. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 26 July2016.
  14. Jump up to:a b Oneill, Danielle (15 June 2015). “The Nigeria Entertainment Awards Announce 2015 Nominees”Okay Africa. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  15. Jump up^ “Full list of winners @ The Headies 2015”Vanguard News. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  16. Jump up to:a b “Headies Awards 2015: Full List Of Winners”Channels TV. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  17. Jump up^ Adedayo Showemimo (26 July 2016). “Full List Of Winners at 2016 City People Entertainment Awards”Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  18. Jump up^ “Nominations are Here! Find out who Made the 2016 Nigerian Entertainment Awards Nominees List”BellaNaija. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  19. Jump up^ Adedayo Showemimo (13 September 2016). “1 year after, NMVA announce 2015 winners”Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 13 September 2016.

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