Korede Bello is his name, but you can call him ‘African Prince’. The 18-year-old guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer is currently scoring musical points in the Mavin Records camp in just months of being signed to the record label. He talks about his childhood, hairstyle, career and killer wink In an interview with Punch. Check it out below
How would you describe your childhood?
I was a good child. Growing up, I was loved by everyone and people wanted to be around me. I made people smile, I oozed happiness and people wanted to associate with me.
When Did You Take Music Seriously?
That was few years ago, about four years ago.
Have you been able to define your style of music?
Yes I have, although I am still growing. The philosophy of my music is to give life, hope and joy. I want people to be optimistic when they listen to my music even though it could come in different sounds or genres.
You seem to have more female fans and the wink has become a signature. Does it come naturally?
I will not say I anticipated it. Nobody forced me to wink, I brought it upon myself and I have always been loved right from childhood. I appreciate the fact that my fan base is growing. It makes me want to work harder than I am already doing.
What is your selling point?
It has to be the values and goal of my music. I do good music and I call my music, sweet music. I do not know if other artistes see music the way I do. Music is a blessing. I was blessed with it and I want to share that blessing
How about the financial benefits?
I do not want to be misquoted, but I thank God for the journey so far. I am no longer where I used to be financially; I can see mega money already.
Do you spend a lot of time taking care of your hair?
Time is relative. My hair is my identity and I wake up like this every day.
What would you be if you were not a musician?
I would have been a broadcaster; I like to be in front of the screen.
Are you in a relationship?
Yes, with my beloved fans.
How did you meet Don Jazzy?
Someone introduced me to him. The person listened to my music and he introduced me to someone who in turn introduced me to Don Jazzy. Don Jazzy is a compassionate leader. He is a humble person and I hope to be like him.
Which artistes do you hope to collaborate with?
I will like to work with Tuface because he is a legend. He makes music to make people happy. I will like to work with Asa. Internationally, I want to make music with Ed Sheeran and Arianna Grande