Michelle Bello is the CEO of a Nigerian-based entertainment and publishing company, Blu Star Entertainment Limited.
Bello was born in London, England in September 1982. She spent her early years in Lagos, Nigeria, at the age of eight she left for England where she obtained both her GCSE and A-level certificate. It was while growing up in England that she discovered her passion for film making and never looked back.
She graduated from the American University in 2005, moved back to Nigeria to pursue her dreams of becoming a film producer/director. In 2007, Bello worked with prominent TV producer and presenter Mo Abudu as an Associate Producer on her hit MNet TV show Moments with Mo. Soon after, she produced the award-winning music video Greenland for well-known artist and photographer T.Y. Bello.
Bello returned to the United States and earned a master’s degree in Communications, specialising in Film Directing, at Regent University in Virginia. She took the opportunity to develop her craft and made several short films.
Awards won by her includes Best Set Design – Nollywood Movies Awards 2014, Best Soundtrack for Efya – Nollywood Movies Awards 2014, Best Script (Comedy) – Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards 2014, Best African Film – Black International Film Festival U.K 2013.