Bella Shmurda Biography: Age, Career, Collaborations, Networth

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Bella Shmurda, also called Fine Boi Bella is a Nigerian Afrobeats singer-songwriter who is known for his energy and street conscious music. He was introduced to the world through his hit single Vision 2020
His real name is Ahmed Abiola Akinbiyi. He was born on the 27th of January 1997. He is 24 years old and was born in Lagos state.



Education and family
So far Bella has had all his education in his native Lagos state. His primary and secondary education was in Lagos. He is a final year student of History at the Lagos State University, LASU. There is little known about his family but he mentions his mum in his interviews.

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Career
The musician started recording music in 2013. In 2018, Bella released the song, vision 2020. He posted a snippet of the song on his Instagram story, and the story was reposted by another comedian who tagged social media influencer PocoLee. Poco lee reached out to Bella and while they hung out, he promised to help him. The next day the influencer introduced him to Olamide, YBNL Boss. This led to a collaboration between Olamide and Bella; they released the remix of Vision 2020 in 2019. 

He is signed to One World Global Records. 
He released his first EP titled High Tension on the 27th of January 2020. The EP contained seven tracks: Ginger Me, Omnipotent, Liquor, Sho Mo Mi, Amope, Upgrade, and Vision 2020 featuring Olamide.
After the EP, Bella collaborated with other artists. He also released some independent singles, like Colodia Drive Us, Dagbana Orisa, and most recently Rush and Parte. He is working on his next music project.


Collaborations
2020 was the year of collaborations for Fine Boy Bella. He has worked with many of the country’s elite musicians: Olamide, Runtown, Zlatan, Lincoln, Masterkraft, DJ consequence, Davido, Aloma, TIA. 
With Olamide he released the remix of his first single, Vision 2020. On Badoo’s latest album Carpe Diem, he featured on the song Triumphant. He and Zlatan with Lincoln worked on the song Cash App together. 

Davido featured him on the song 'Fade' on his album A Better Time. Runtown featured him on the song Body Riddim.
MasterKraft featured him and Zlatan on his single Hallelu, He featured on DJ Spinall’s song Energy with Minz, Small Baddo – Small Money ft Bella Shmurda, Limerick, DJ Consequence featured him on Lungu Riddim alongside Oxlade. Dirty Money featured him on his single Another Case. 

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Bella joined TIA on his song Winner which was released in 2020. He and Nappy sang on the single Whine That Thing.
For his upcoming album, he mentioned that Ghanaian musician Shatta Wale, Afro-swing rapper, Kida Kudz and LAX would be featured.

Style of music
He describes his music as Conscious Sound. He presents his music in Afrobeats, hip-hop and RnB. 


Awards and Nominations
Cash App won the City People Music Awards for Street Music of the Year in 2020. He also won the City People Music Award for Next Rated Artiste in the male category.
He has been nominated for the Next Rated Artiste at the 2021 Headies Awards alongside Oxlade, Omah Lay and Tems.
Networth
Bella’s net worth has been reported to be between $$100,000-$200,000 as at 2021 

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