Oluwakorede Bello, a well-known musician and songwriter, has revealed why he left his lucrative music industry to seek a degree in mass communication.
With the release of his globally popular smash song “Dorobucci,” Korede, best known for his hit tune “Godwin,” a semi-gospel/pop song that dominated numerous music charts around Nigeria, got a record deal with Mavin Records in 2014.
However, the singer went back to school to get his mass communication degree at the height of his success.
The explained his choice to give up his music career to pursue a degree in mass communication in a recent interview with The New Telegraph. He also discussed how he managed the mental health challenges that come with working in the entertainment industry.
“I love education, not so much traditional education, but I love to learn how the world works and how the human mind operates. So getting a degree in Mass Communication seemed congruent with my profession,” he said.
Adding to that he noted; “Writing a headline is similar to writing a chorus. They both have to be catchy and evoke some emotional reaction. Music and news are both languages of emotional connection. So, it is a good thing to be educated on your passion. I have observed that you can be the most famous or richest person on earth and still be unhappy or unsatisfied on the inside.”