Korede Bello

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Korede Bello
Korede Bello's Belloved Album Art.jpg
Background information
Birth name Korede Bello
Born (1996-02-29) 29 February 1996 (age 22)
Lagos State, Nigeria
Origin Lagos State
Genres R&B, Afrobeats, hip hop, pop
Occupation(s) Songwriter, singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2009-present
Labels Mavin Records
Associated acts
Website koredebello.com

Korede Bello is a Nigerian singer and songwriter currently signed to one of the biggest record labels in Nigeria, owned by a Nigerian, Mavin Records.[1] 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.[2]

Early life, education and career[edit]

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.[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[edit]

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]

Humanitarian Work[edit]

Korede Bello has overtime engaged in several humanitarian activities such as the Project Pink Blue Walk for Cancer awareness programme in Abuja, 2015[9][10] and 2017.[11]



Title Year Release date
"African Princess" 2014 February 28, 2014
(with Don Jazzy Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D'Prince, Reekado Banks and Di'Ja)
May 1, 2014
(with Don Jazzy, Reekado Banks and Di'Ja)
May 27, 2014
"Cold Outside" August 15, 2014
"Looku Looku"
(with Don Jazzy Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D'Prince, Reekado Banks and Di'Ja)
October 31, 2014
"Jingle Bell" December 25, 2014
2015 January 28, 2015
(with Don Jazzy Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D'Prince, Reekado Banks and Di'Ja)
27 October 2015
(with Tiwa Savage)
December, 2015
"Mungo Park" 2016 May 7, 2016
"One & Only" May 26, 2016
"Do Like That" September 13, 2016
"Butterfly" 2017 May 17, 2017
"My People" September 1, 2017
"Melanin Popping" 2018 January 18, 2018
"Work it" April 1, 2018
"So te" May 7, 2018
"2geda" May 22, 2018

Studio albums[edit]

  • Belloved (2017)

Awards and nominations[edit]

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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Singer KOREDE BELLO Full Biography,Life And News". Take Me to Naija. 14 April 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Afrobeats Chart: Top 10 (April 2015)". CapitalXtra. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Evatese (13 August 2014). "WHO IS KOREDE BELLO ? + PHOTOS". Evatese. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Korede Bello Goes Back To School". NG Trends. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Esho Wemimo (17 November 2014). "Korede Bello: Mavin Artiste Goes Back To School". pulse.ng. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "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. ^ "Mavin Records Activates New Artiste, Listen To Korede Bello – African Princess". InfoNubia. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Korede Bello Biography". NigerianFinder. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Korede Bello Joins the Movement to Stop Cancer in Africa | @KoredeBello". Bloom Entertainment. February 4, 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  10. ^ 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. ^ 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 December 2017. 
  12. ^ Eneghalu, Slyvia (27 August 2014). "Korede Bello Wins Most Promising Act To Watch At Teen Choice Award". 360Nobs. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "Korede Bello Bags Song Of The Year Award". Naij. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  14. ^ a b Oneill, Danielle (15 June 2015). "The Nigeria Entertainment Awards Announce 2015 Nominees". Okay Africa. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  15. ^ "Full list of winners @ The Headies 2015". Vanguard News. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  16. ^ a b "Headies Awards 2015: Full List Of Winners". Channels TV. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  17. ^ Adedayo Showemimo (26 July 2016). "Full List Of Winners at 2016 City People Entertainment Awards". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  18. ^ "Nominations are Here! Find out who Made the 2016 Nigerian Entertainment Awards Nominees List". BellaNaija. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  19. ^ Adedayo Showemimo (13 September 2016). "1 year after, NMVA announce 2015 winners". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 

Collabo with Harmonize of Tanzania on Shulala

20. Korede Bello – 2geda

21. Korede Bello – Sote

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