Making people happy better feeling than Grammy – Korede Bello


Afrobeats musician Korede Bello has stated that creating music that makes people happy takes precedence over receiving a Grammy.

According to the former Mavin Records signee, artists seek out these kinds of significant recognition in order to receive validation that would further their professional growth.

The Godwin hitmaker was asked if Nigerian musicians should depend on international recognition like the Grammys in a recent interview.

Instead of giving out trophies, Korede says it is better to have incentives for excellent music. These prizes can be in the form of money or a return on investment.

He said: “There is a common pidgin saying that can loosely be translated to mean, ‘it is where one works that one will eat’. Part of the things we ‘eat’ as artistes is validation for our art. Validation for making great art is good. And, that can be very inspirational for others to make better art”.

“When an artist makes it to the nomination list of a prestigious award, they are already winners in my opinion. Every other thing is subjective. However, I believe in rewards over awards.

“Rewards can come in the form of commercial success or returns on investment. That way, one knows that the quality of what one puts in is what will determine what one will get. Awards are good, but knowing that one’s art makes many people happy is a better feeling.”