Music, Journalism, Korede Bello. Guitar-wielding singer and songwriter, Korede Bello says he is a slave to music and also divulged why he is studying Journalism while singing.
The Mavin artiste said he is in the business of Journalism so as to mass communicate his ideas to the world through social media.
He made this known in a recent interview.
According to him, “I am currently in my final year at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. I was supposed to be writing my project but I have been busy writing my musical project as it were.
“I am in the business of mass communicating my ideas to the world through social media.
“I try to apply all that I am taught in journalism school in my music and in engagement with my fans.”
On whether he hopes to fall back on journalism if or when music no longer pays, Korede said, “I will always be involved in music even if I don’t put out any song.
“I intend to own some media platforms in future but I will always be in the music sphere except God says otherwise. I am a student of journalism but am slave to music.
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“I nursed a dream to become a radio presenter in the past but music is my passion for now.
“I plan to star in some Nollywood films as I have been presented some scripts, which I am presently considering. But I have just dropped my debut album and I want people to see me as musician enough before I veer into movies.”
He added that he juggles his studies and his music career but it has not been easy.
“I’m grateful to God,” he said, “for giving me the passion for music and education. It has sort of kept me on my toes.
“I am grateful that I am still in NIJ if I were in a University of Lagos undergraduate it would have been harder to manage fame because of the frenzy.
“NIJ allows me be myself, everyone knew me as a wannabe musician who became a star.
“My lecturers have been really supportive of my career. I am not a stubborn student so they don’t have any issues and they help me maintain my sanity,” he added.