Making fans happy better than winning Grammy – Korede Bello

Popular musician, Korede Bello, has said that as much as winning a Grammy award is a big deal, making the people happy through music is better.

The ex-Mavin Records signee, said the reason artistes seek such prestigious awards, is for validation that can help them to improve on their craft.

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The Godwin hit maker stated this in a recent interview when he asked whether Nigerian artistes should depend on a foreign platform, like the Grammys, for validation.

Korede said it is more prefarable to have reward for good music than awards and the rewards can come in form of commercial success or returns 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 artiste 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.”

On the weirdest place he’s derived inspiration from, Korede said; “As far as I am concerned, there is no place that is too weird to get inspiration from. Everything is art, and everything can be inspirational. Pain is a beautiful ‘place’ to create art from. As a matter of fact, this question is already giving me inspiration for a new song. Is that weird?”