Nigerian singer and songwriter, Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed staged as “Bella Shmurda” rose to fame after singing a remix of his song “Vision 2020” in 2019 with YBNL boss, Olamide Baddo.
Bella is Lagos born and he is also referred to as “fineboibella”. The 23 years old artist Stylist category is Hip hop, Afro beat, and R&B.
He came up with the name “Shmurda” from one of his favorite American Rapper and Songwriter “Bobby Shmurda”. So he then modified the “bobby” to “Bella” and goes by the name “Bella Shmurda”.
Bella started his music career in 2013, in which he describes as “Conscious sound” – a wakeup call to people.
One of his mentor and inspiration is Olamide Baddo because he represents the street.
In 2019, bella had about 30 songs (8 tracks published and 22 tracks unpublished).
He is undoubtedly focused and hardworking, and one of the biggest force reckoned in the music industry.
Bella, a final year student of the Lagos State University (LASU) where he reads History in the great institution.
At the early stage of his music career, his mother wasn’t in support of his music due to the lifestyle of some artistes in the industry today, but over time she began to love his songs and he had her full support and prayers.
He strongly believes that when mom is happy, success will come. And this has given him lots of Joy after he won his mum’s heart with his music.
Shmurda didn’t start singing from church as how some famous stars begin their career from like Tiwa Savage who had her first audition in a church and many more artistes today.
The young and talented artiste came into limelight 2019 after the remix of his song “Vision 2020” where he expressed his life story on how things were rough and how he had high hopes of Vision 2020.
He said a verse in the song where he borrowed money to buy laptop, hustled for six month without getting money.
Further added how his mum had high expectations for a 400 level student in LASU to be capable to fend for himself and family, unfortunately he had nothing to show for it, and this got him worried and depressed.
Ybnl Boss heard his original version of his song “Vision 2020”, and he called him for a Remix.
On a good day, Bella was at home and he received a call from YBNL Boss, Olamide through Ojo Sneh, (Personal Assistant) that he should come over for a remix.
This news came so surprising, and was one of the happiest moment in bella’s lifetime.
He was excited and awe-inspiring to receive a call from YBNL boss.
Ever since then, Baddo has shown massive support and committed to blessing and raising Bella Shmurda.
Indeed Olamide Badoo is one of Nigerian influencers that have lived by the mantra that says “we rise by lifting others”, Stechitegist.com says.
Bella’s journey so far hasn’t been smooth at all. He was once an Uber driver in the street of Lagos. He started recording way back as 2013 and has been pushing his career to the top without relenting or discouragement.
Who knew Bella would be this great today, but thank God for grace that found him through YBNL boss Baddo Sneh.
Stechitegist.com says ever since the remix he had been going higher higher in his music career.
One of his greatest challenge as an upcoming artist aside his mum that didn’t want him to go into music at all was finances. This is a very common challenge to many upcoming artists in the music industry.
Another challenge was paparazzi of a thing, he likes to be on a low key, chase good life and chill out with friends.
Stechitegist.com says Despite the struggles he faced to become a known star, he had learnt not to give up and this is an armour every artistes needs to put on.
Indeed there were times Bella wanted to give up on music, obviously these were trying times. Especially when you’re not getting that attention you’re expecting and you’re putting in alot of hardwork.
It seems like a wasted effort but he kept on pushing hard amidst several hurdles of life.
What makes Bella unique is his style of Music. Bella puts himself into the music he sings. He tries to express his life story into music and this has gotten him an edge in the overcrowded music industry.
Graciously, his mum who onced chastise him, is now part of his greatest motivation.
Bella have done collaboration with some top artistes like Runtown, Davido, Olamide Baddo to mention but few
Unanimously, we can describe his lifestyle and success story as an inspiring one and his motive and unique passion for good music is to motivate and inspire others.
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