[PEOPLE] Biography of Korede Bello | About | Career | Photos

Korede Bello (born 29 February 1996) is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He signed a record deal with Mavin Records in 2014. Bello is best known for his hit single “Godwin”, a semi-gospel and pop song that became a national anthem and topped many music charts across Nigeria

Early life, education

Korede (English: “Bring Fortune”) 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

Awards and nominations

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

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