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Why I dumped music at the peak of my career for mass communication – Korede Bello

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Nigerian singer, Korede Bello has opened up on why he dumped music at the peak of his career to pursue a degree in mass communication.

Recall Korede Bello burst into national consciousness in 2014 with the release of the globally successful hit song “Dorobucci“.

This song and the subsequent releases of other hits like “Godwin”, “Romantic”, and “Do Like That” made Korede Bello the man of that moment.

But then during the peak of his career, Korede Bello decided to do what nobody expected, and return to school to go and pursue a degree in mass communication.

Now, in a new interview with The New Telegraph, Korede Bello opens up about his decision to leave his music career at its peak to go and study mass communication, as well as how he has been able to cope with the mental health struggles that come with being in the entertainment industry.

Asked why he took time to get a Journalism degree at his career’s peek and how his decision impacted your career, Korede Bello said:

“I love education, not so much traditional education but I love to learn how the world works and how the human mind operates.

So getting a degree in Mass Communication seemed congruent with what I was already doing professionally; mass communicating art to the world.

Writing a headline is not so different from writing a chorus. They both have to be catchy and evoke some sort of emotional reaction.

News and Music are both languages of emotional connection. So yes, it is a good thing to be educated on your passion.”

About how he’s been able to take care of his mental health while being in the chaotic entertainment industry, the Godwin hit maker said:

“I have observed that you can be the richest or the most famous person in the world and yet still be unhappy or unsatisfied on the inside.

The internal environment is where true health lies. This means that external stimulation cannot fill the void of internal sanity.

Everybody you know is looking for the same thing, to be well. Wellness is true wealth. We chase after money so that we can feel it well.

Entertainment is just another form of medicine. But the ‘doctors’ often forget that they’re human too and also need to pay attention to their internal environment. I see myself as a music medicine man, who is very aware that he also needs healing.

I create time for healing so that my artistic creations can heal others. The world is getting crazier by the day because you have to be a little crazier than the norm to stand out. So we need more healers in the entertainment space. So for me, life is about balance.

Wellness is a skill you can practice and not just something you pray for. How do I take care of myself? I allow myself to be taken care of.”

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Mark Zuckerberg and wife welcome third child (Photos)

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Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, and Priscilla Chan, his wife, have welcomed a newborn baby.

Zuckerberg took to his Instagram page on Friday to announce the birth of the child.

The American business magnate shared pictures of himself, his wife, and Aurelia.

“Welcome to the world, Aurelia Chan Zuckerberg! You’re such a little blessing,” he wrote.

Aurelia becomes the third child born into the businessman’s family.

Mark and Priscilla welcomed their first child Maxima in 2015.

After the birth of Maxima, Mark had said he and his wife feared having another child.

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Police called to Rihanna’s house after man shows up to propose (Photos)

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The Los Angles home of Rihanna became a hotspot for police activity on Thursday after a man showed up in the singer’s vicinity with “a proposal.”

The unidentified man from South Carolina was said to have tried to sneak into the singer’s home in Beverly Hills to ask for her hand in marriage.

According to TMZ, Rihanna’s security detail, however, called the police, who arrived at the scene and escorted the man — dressed in a bright red hoodie and sweatpants — out in handcuffs.

It was gathered that since the unnamed man did not get farther than Rihanna’s driveway, he was simply questioned and later released.

It remains to be seen if Rihanna was home at the time of the intrusion.

*PREMIUM-EXCLUSIVE* Beverly Hills, CA – Rihanna’s house became the center of some serious police action after one man showed up wanting to ask for her hand in marriage. Law enforcement says the man, who traveled from South Carolina, walked up to Rihanna’s home Thursday, where her security almost immediately greeted him. Pictured: Rihanna BACKGRID USA 23 MARCH 2023 BYLINE MUST READ: BACKGRID USA: +1 310 798 9111 / usasales@backgrid.com UK: +44 208 344 2007 / uksales@backgrid.com *UK Clients – Pictures Containing Children Please Pixelate Face Prior To Publication* *PREMIUM-EXCLUSIVE* Cops Swarm Rihanna’s House as Man Shows Up Wanting to Propose

This is not the first time Rihanna’s home has been targeted by an intruder.

In 2018, a man named Eduardo Leon was arrested inside the singer’s house.

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Jamaican DJ, Bounty Killer, says ‘Afrobeats is melodious but has no lyrics’

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Rodney Basil Price, the Jamaican disc jockey better known as Bounty Killer, says “Afrobeats is melodious but has no lyrics.”

In a recent interview with INeverKnew TV, the DJ said Afrobeats is “like a baby” compared to Dancehall.

He, however, said the genre is enjoying global recognition because it has “groove and style.”

Bounty Killer also taunted Burna Boy’s hit track ‘Ye’, describing it as a one-word song with “a lot of melodies and nice beat.”

When asked if he believes Dancehall still has a place in the international market, Bounty Killer said the music genre is no longer as creative as it used to be.

The 50-year-old also described Jamaican music as “technically technical” with so many metaphors.

He said the technicality of his country’s music makes it difficult for people in the diaspora to enjoy.

“Afrobeat has nothing to do with Dancehall, Afrobeat is another genre. Afrobeat never comes in competition with Dancehall,” he said.

“Afrobeat is like a baby from Dancehall, it’s irrelative. Afrobeat and Jamaican music are similar and Afro is taking nothing from Dancehall, Afro compliments Dancehall.

“Afro is leading because Afro has a topic, Afro doesn’t have lyrics, Afrobeat doesn’t even have no lyrics. They have a lot of melody and groove and topic.

“Ye Ye Ye, we know what Ye Ye Ye means… just a topic and a melody. Style, melody, topic, simple. One word with a lot of melodies and the beat is nice and full of groove and style.

“Jamaican music is technical with metaphors. Why are you singing to us in metaphor? Make it simply technical, not technically technical. This is all Dancehall music is today – technically technical.

“They’re making the songs like a test. Nobody wants no puzzle music, people want music to relieve stress but we’re giving music to stress.

“Dancehall use to be creative but they’re not creative anymore. That’s Dancehall’s problem. The topics are limited.”

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Bodex F. Hungbo, SPMIIM is a multiple award-winning Nigerian Digital Media Practitioner, Digital Strategist, PR consultant, Brand and Event Expert, Tv Presenter, Tier-A Blogger/Influencer, and a top cobbler in Nigeria.

She has widespread experiences across different professions and skills, which includes experiences in; Marketing, Media, Broadcasting, Brand and Event Management, Administration and Management with prior stints at MTN, NAPIMS-NNPC, GLOBAL FLEET OIL AND GAS, LTV, Silverbird and a host of others

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