TY Bello was born on the 14th of January, 1978 in Ogun State to late Remi Sokefun. Her father, Remi Sokefun was a famous TV producer. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Lagos.
TY Bello, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, photographer and philanthropist. Prior to pursuing a solo career, she was a member of the now defunct gospel band Kush. TY Bello is also a member of the Nigerian photography collective, Depth of Field. She is best known for her singles “Greenland”, “Ekundayo”, “This Man”, “Freedom” and “Funmise”.
She was part of the music team of her childhood church, Revival Word Church where they compose songs for the next Sunday service from the previous sermon. We can say this is where she horned her writing and singing skills, being the youngest in the group did not deter her from writing songs. She was indeed brave.
While TY Bello was an undergraduate at the University of Lagos, this skill never departed from her as she continued to compose and sing with Lara George, Dayo Torimiro, and Emen Ema. The four later formed the now-defunct band KUSH. The band came into the spotlight with their single, Let’s Live Together in the early 2000s. Ty Bello became a solo singer after her band dissolved.
Her first debut solo album titled Greenland was released in 2008. The album was a success and earned her two prestigious awards. TY explained that Greenland describes her everyday journey into life.
Ty Bello talks about her photography and music
She started photography when her band disbanded, a time when photography was not taught as a profession. She went on to create an enabling environment and platforms for upcoming photographers to showcase their work. TY Bello, who has photographed three sitting presidents, was official photographer for former President Goodluck Jonathan. In this interview with IJEOMA THOMAS-ODIA, she shares her passion for photography and her latest album.
Early last year, the singer introduced a soft worship series Spontaneous Worship. Spontaneous Worship is an unscripted, unedited, and raw expression of worship in songs to God. The series has featured other inspiring singers like Sinach, Folabi Nuel, Tolu Ijogun, Wole Oni, George, and many more.
As of January 9, 2023, Ty Bello’s net worth is $5 Million. In 2011, she was honored by the charity organization Communication For Change.
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