TY Bello Biography: Age, Husband, Children & Net Worth

TY Bello – Gospel Artist

Stage Name: TY Bello
Real Name: Toyin Sokefun-Bello
Occupation: Gospel Artist 
Date Of Birth/Age: 14h January, 1978 (45 years old)
Place of Birth: Ogun State
Gender: Female
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Kashetu Bello (Husband)
Education: University of Lagos
Known for: Greenland

Toyin Sokefun-Bello, known to the world as TY Bello, was born on January 14, 1978, in Ogun State, Nigeria. She is a multi-talented artist, excelling in various fields such as singing, songwriting, photography, and philanthropy. Before embarking on her solo music career, TY Bello was a part of the now-disbanded gospel group, Kush, which included other talented artists like Lara George, Dapo Torimiro, and rapper Emem Ema. Their single “Let’s Live Together” garnered popularity in the early 2000s, and they even released an album together.

Education

TY Bello holds a degree in economics from the University of Lagos and initially worked in journalism before discovering her passion for photography. She later joined the Nigerian photography collective called Depth of Field. TY Bello is renowned for her music, with hits like “Greenland,” “Ekundayo,” “This Man,” “Freedom,” and “Funmise” to her name.

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Music Career

In 2008, she unveiled her debut studio album, “Greenland,” produced by Mosa Adegboye. The album, which took two years to create, earned her a Nigeria Music Award and a Sound City Award. The album’s themes revolve around love, family, and the nation, with the title track serving as an inspirational anthem aimed at motivating Nigerians to move from despair to hope.

TY Bello
TY Bello

TY Bello’s second studio album, “The Future,” was anticipated and eventually released in 2011. The album encouraged Nigerian youth to be the change they desired to see and was accompanied by a music video directed by Kemi Adetiba. TY Bello’s music not only inspires but also influences other creative endeavors, as seen in the launch of The Jubilee Collection, a makeup line inspired by her single “The Future.”

Humanitarian Work

In addition to her music, TY has actively participated in humanitarian work and social causes. In 2011, she was featured in an anti-rape video produced by the Nigerian Ministry of Youth Development, shedding light on a gang rape victim. TY Bello has also organized annual photography exhibitions to raise funds for orphans in Nigeria and is the director of Link-a-child, an NGO dedicated to raising awareness about orphanages in Nigeria and seeking sponsorship on their behalf.

Awards

Throughout her career, TY Bello has received various awards and nominations, including the Soundcity Music Video Award for “Ekundayo” and the Nigeria Entertainment Award for “Best New Act of the Year.” She has also been recognized by the Creative Industry Awards for her contributions to the visual arts.

Photography

In addition to her music and humanitarian work, TY has had a successful photography career. She served as the official photographer for former President Goodluck Jonathan during his tenure and has worked with Thisday fashion magazine. One notable discovery in her photography journey was Olajumoke Orisaguna, whose image TY Bello arranged to appear on the cover of Style magazine while on a photo shoot for the British rapper Tinie Tempah.

TY’s passion for art extends across different forms, with both her music and photography serving as her unique means of expression. She once expressed, “Art is about collecting experiences and expressing them. For me, music and photography are similar art forms. I collect experiences, stir them in myself, and express them in my own language. Just like my photography, music is my language.”

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Husband and Kids

TY Bello and kids
TY Bello and kids

TY Bello got married to Kashetu Bello in 2009 and she’s a mother of twin boys, Christian and Christopher, born on October 10, 2014, coinciding with the release of her third studio album, “The Morning Songbook.”

Net Worth

She is estimated to be worth about $500,000. You can connect with her on Instagram.

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