Korede Bello

Korede Bello

Korede Bello (born 29 February 1996)[1] is a Nigerian singer and songwriter currently signed to Mavin Records.[2] He is best known for his hit single "Godwin", a semi-gospel and pop song which topped many music charts in Nigeria.[3

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.[4] 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.[5][6]

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.[7] On 28 February 2014, he got signed to Mavin Records under which he has recorded popular songs like "African Princess" and "Godwin".[8] He is currently working on his first studio album and cites Asa and 2face Idibia as people he draws inspiration from.[9]


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]



Title Year Release date
"African Princess" 2014 February 28, 2014
(with Don Jazzy Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D'Prince, Reekado Banksand 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 Banksand Di'Ja)
October 31, 2014
"Jingle Bell" December 25, 2014
"Godwin" 2015 January 28, 2015
(with Don Jazzy Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D'Prince, Reekado Banksand 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

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 [10]
2015 4th Annual Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Song of the Year "Godwin" Won [11]
2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Hottest Single of The Year Nominated [12]
Best New Act Himself Nominated [12]
2016 The Headies 2015 Best Pop Single "Godwin" Won [13]
Song of The Year Nominated [14]
Next Rated Himself Nominated [14]
2016 City People Entertainment Awards Pop Artiste of the Year Himself Won [15]
2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Collaboration "Romantic" (featuring Tiwa Savage) Nominated [16]
9th Nigeria Music Video Awards Best Contemporary Afro Video "Godwin" Won [17]

See also[edit]


  1. Jump up^ "'Godwin".
  2. Jump up^ "Singer KOREDE BELLO Full Biography,Life And News". Take Me to Naija. 14 April 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  3. Jump up^ "Afrobeats Chart: Top 10 (April 2015)". CapitalXtra. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  4. Jump up^ Evatese (13 August 2014). "WHO IS KOREDE BELLO ? + PHOTOS". Evatese. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  5. Jump up^ "Korede Bello Goes Back To School". NG Trends. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  6. Jump up^ Esho Wemimo (17 November 2014). "Korede Bello: Mavin Artiste Goes Back To School". pulse.ng. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  7. 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.
  8. Jump up^ "Mavin Records Activates New Artiste, Listen To Korede Bello – African Princess". InfoNubia. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  9. Jump up^ "Korede Bello Biography". NigerianFinder. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  10. Jump up^ Eneghalu, Slyvia (27 August 2014). "Korede Bello Wins Most Promising Act To Watch At Teen Choice Award". 360Nobs. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  11. Jump up^ "Korede Bello Bags Song Of The Year Award". Naij. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  12. ^ Jump up to:a b Oneill, Danielle (15 June 2015). "The Nigeria Entertainment Awards Announce 2015 Nominees". Okay Africa. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  13. Jump up^ "Full list of winners @ The Headies 2015". Vanguard News. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  14. ^ Jump up to:a b "Headies Awards 2015: Full List Of Winners". Channels TV. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  15. Jump up^ Adedayo Showemimo (26 July 2016). "Full List Of Winners at 2016 City People Entertainment Awards". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  16. Jump up^ "Nominations are Here! Find out who Made the 2016 Nigerian Entertainment Awards Nominees List". BellaNaija. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  17. Jump up^ Adedayo Showemimo (13 September 2016). "1 year after, NMVA announce 2015 winners". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 13 September 2016.