Korede Bello (born 29 February 1996) is a Nigerian singer and songwriter currently signed to Mavin Records. He is best known for his hit single “Godwin”, a semi-gospel and pop song which topped many music charts in Nigeria.
Korede 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 National Diploma certificate. Korede Bello is an Associate Member of the Institute of Information Management.
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.
Korede became one of Africa’s promising acts after his famous “Korede Bello wink” in the music video for “Dorobucci”, a chart-topping song by Mavin Records artistes.
He won Best Pop Single for his song ‘Godwin’ at the 2015 Headies, Pop Artiste of the Year at the 2016 City People Entertainment Awards, he also won Best Contemporary Afro Video at the 9th Nigeria Music Video Awards to mention a few.
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