Nigerian gospel singer, Toyin Sokefun-Bello, popularly known as TY Bello has revealed that she started writing songs when she was between 8 to 10 years old.
She made the disclosure while having a chat with FK Abudu and Jola a.k.a Jollz on I Said What I Said podcast, where she also talked about her education and journey.
The 45-year-old said she had a university education just to please her mother as her own plan was to become a “big hairstylist”.
The ‘Land is Green’ crooner explained that she has always been creative as far back as in her formative years, adding that she started photography and music almost at the same time.
TY Bello said; “I have been writing songs since I was 8, 9, 10. I started music and photography [professionally] right at the same time. After university, when everyone in my class knew where they wanted to work. And I had no such dream. I was very confused.
“University was that period where I thought, ‘okay, let me go to school to make my mum happy. Then I was going to graduate to be a big hairstylist.’ I thought that was my future.
“When it came to NYSC and everybody asked where to be posted to, I asked to be posted to the south. I was like, what do I do? And I think that was the major turning point where I realised that I had to be posted to phototech because I just started photography. It wasn’t like I wanted to be a photographer all my life, but that one move made me who I am today.”
In other news, a woman has lamented bitterly after making what she thought was a sound financial decision which turned around to affect her negatively.
She said she fixed all her assets and properties in her brother’s name, but his wife recently filed for divorce and demanded half.
According to the woman, who wrote to Ugandan financial advisor, Ssalongo Ssali, she had been saving and acquiring properties without informing her husband.
The mother of three bought plots of land, motorcycles for business, started a rental company and registered everything under her brother’s name.
She did that in case her husband tries to divorce her, unfortunately, her brothers’s wife who is aware that she fixed her assets in his name still wants half of the properties in the divorce settlement.
The distraught woman has asked for advise on what to do now that her sister-in-law with to kids wants to claim her properties through the divorce.
She said; I am a married woman and a mother of 3 kids. My husband is financially well off. I am working at my professional job and he left me with full authority and freedom to manage my finances as i wish.
I have saved and by God’s grace, i have secretly accumulated a number of property including rentals, various plots of land, taxis for business etc. To be honest, i registered most of my property into my brother’s names with fear that in case my husband divorces me, i have all my property and i move on.
Unfortunately my brother’s wife of 2 kids has recently filed for divorce and wants more than half of his property and fortune. To make matters worse, she is aware of all property registered in her husband’s names including my investments! And she’s very serious with divorce and property sharing! I really regret why i did this! How can i save my investments? Advise me.