Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed, popularly known as Bella Shmurda, is a sensational singer, who has been able to work with some of Nigeria’s top music stars like Wizkid, Olamide, and amongst others.
Belle Shmurda, born January 27, 1997, hails from Wera street, Ita Elewa, Ikorodu but was raised by his parents, Mr and Mrs Ahmed in Okokomaiko, Ojo Local Government, Lagos State…‘Read full article’
Bella came from a Muslim household and practised the same religion. He comes from a middle-class background, and living in Okokomaiko, exposed him to the hardship faced by millions of Nigeria and created in him a desire to succeed.
Bella Shmurda is a young singer, rapper and songwriter and he is also a household name in the music industry. He is one of the leading Street Pop artist from Nigeria.
He rose to fame after the release of ‘Vision 2020’, featuring YBNL boss, Olamide. He has made his mark in the Afrobeats scene with hit singles such as ‘Cash App’, ‘Rush’, ‘World’,‘Friends’ and ‘Philo’.
Akinbiyi a.k.a Bella Shmurda is the brain behind the top-charting projects, High Tension and High Tension 2.0. The Next Rated Artist nominee is one of the brightest voices in the street music scene.
Bella Shmurda attended top public schools in the Okokomaiko district of Lagos for his primary and secondary school education. He attended Badagry Grammar School and passed out of high school in 2013, having scored good grades in his Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE).
After passing out from high school, he applied for admission at Lagos State University. According to records, he’s currently studying History and International Relations in the Lagos State University.
At a tender age, Bella Shurmda showed early signs of interest in music. He began freestyling as a teenager and uploaded his freestyle videos on social media.
Bella Shmurda came to limelight in 2019 when he remixed his debut single ‘Vision 2020’ and featured YBNL boss, Olamide on the remix. The song was originally released in 2018 but didn’t receive much publicity. The visuals of the remix also included popular dancer, Poco Lee.
Following the success of ‘Vision 2020’, Bella Shmurda has gone on to release more hits including the chart-topping tune, ‘Cashapp’ featuring Zlatan. He also appeared on Olamide’s Carpe Diem album.
Bella’s reputation among the Afrobeats community was enhanced through ‘Cash App’. He also released his debut album, High Tension, in 2020 which consists of seven tracks with the singles “Ginger Me,” “Omnipotent,” “Liquor,” “Sho Mo Mi,” “Amope,” “Upgrade,” and “Vision 2020.”
Due to his unique voice, he has contributed vocals to Olamide’s and Davido’s respective albums Carpie Diem and A Better Time. In 2021, Bella also released his second album, High Tension 2.0 and he had the rare opportunity to perform at The 02 Arena in Wizkid‘s show
In 2022, Bella Shmurda released two single, “My Friends” and “Philo”, which are currently topping the charts.
Here is a glimpse of songs and projects released by Bella Shmurda since his musical career.
- High Tension
- Party Next Door(PND)
- Moving Fast
- Only You
- My Friend
- High Tension 2.0
- So Cold
- Fade Away
- Back 2 Back
- Only You
- Vision 2020
Awards and Nominations
Bella Shmurda, since he gained mainstream attention has earned a number of nominations and awards within the short time of his music career.
Here is a list of awards and nominations;
- City People Entertainment Awards
- Next Rated
- Street Music of the Year
- The Headies – Next Rated
- Net Honours – Most played street hop song
- AFRIMMA – Best Collaboration
- Gbedu Music Awards – Artiste of the Year
At the moment there is no public news about Bella Shmurda’s romantic relationship but he released a picture of himself and his ex, Omotena who he mentioned in his single, ‘Vision 2020’.
When he is not performing or creating music, Bella spends a good part of his day playing tennis, football, snooker games and also listening to songs by other artists.
The singer is officially single and loves being happy always, which helps him create good music. He also likes to travel to new places and network with new people.
According to records, Bella’s net worth is estimated to be between US$500,000-US$800,000; but this cannot be independently verified.
The versatile Nigerian singer has also earned a lot of money from performance gigs and the royalties generated by his songs. He is a house owner and owns a fleet of cars.
The multi-talented music superstar, Bella Shmurda has built a large fanbase on social media.
He has over 2.5M followers on Instagram and over 800k followers on Twitter.
- Instagram: @BellaShmurda
- Twitter: @BellaShmurda
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