Mavin Records artist Korede Bello has won the heart of
many with his hit singles ‘Cold Outside ’ and ‘God Win’.
In an interview with Nation Newspaper , Korede Bello
talks about his rise to fame, signing with Mavin Records,
support from his parents and much more.
Read excerpts from his interview below!
On being in the music industry : No, I have never thought
And funny enough, I have always wanted to be a
footballer or an accountant.
I didn’t really see music as a career. Actually, I saw it as
a passion and a hobby.
I didn’t know I was going to do music professionally until
recently, during my secondary school days.
I go to the studio doing recording seriously.
I started seeing music as my life purpose.
I see it as an opportunity to serve humanity.
On being called an upcoming act: When somebody goes to
school and is in primary one, will you call the person
Or when you just get a job in the bank will you be called
an upcoming banker?
But for me I will say people are entitled to whatever title
they choose to give artistes, but it depends on the artiste;
‘how you see yourself.’
I see myself as a musician, I see myself as a mega super
star and that is all that matters.
I will advise artistes not to go along with that upcoming
title because you might just remain upcoming forever.
So you had better see yourself as a musician and a
servant to humanity.
Is there upcoming pastor? If there is none, why
On his signature wink : I don’t know. I just find myself
And there is someone I have in mind whenever I do it.
I know pretty much that a particular person I know will
be watching it.
And that is why I keep doing it.
If anyone wants to find out who the person is, I will just
say it is you.
Whenever you watch me winking in any musical video,
I’m winking at you yourself. Trust me.
On his greatest achievement so far: My greatest
achievement is to be glorifying God with my song.
I recently released a new single called Godwin, and it is
being received massively globally and that is my greatest
Whenever people are happily dancing to my song, it
really makes me happy.
You know, to be able to do a song that the old, and young
would be able to listen to and dance to but still be able to
glorify God really goes a long way.
I am very proud of that and it’s really overwhelming.