Ty Bello real/full name is Toyin Sokefun-Bello, she was born 14 January. Ty Bello is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, photographer and philanthropist.
Prior to pursuing a solo career, she was a member of the defunct gospel
band Kush. TY Bello is also a member of the Nigerian photography
collective, Depth of Field. She is best known for her singles “Greenland“, “Ekundayo“, “This Man“, “Freedom” and “Funmise“.
TY Bello was born in Ogun State. She attained a degree in economics from the University of Lagos. She briefly practiced journalism and eventually ventured into photography.
TY Bello emerged onto Nigeria’s musical landscape as a member of the
defunct group Kush, an acronym for Kinetically Ushering Salvation into
Hearts and Homes. Other members of the group included Lara George, Dapo Torimiro
and rapper Emem Ema. Kush gained popularity in the early 2000s with the
single “Let’s Live Together”; the group managed to release an album
before disbanding.TY Bello was the official photographer to former President Goodluck Jonathan during his tenure in office; she also does work for Thisday fashion magazine.
TY Bello married Kashetu Bello in 2009. The couple gave birth to twin
boys named Christian and Christopher on 10 October 2014, which
coincidentally marked the release of The Morning Songbook.
TY Bello organizes an annual photography exhibition to raise funds for
orphans in Nigeria. She is also the director of Link-a-child, an NGO
dedicated to proliferating information on orphanages in Nigeria and
seeking sponsorship on their behalf.
In July 2011, TY Bello was honored by the non-profit Communication For
Change organization in a five-part documentary film series titled RedHot.
Bello was working in Lagos where was she was creating a photo shoot for the British rapper Tinie Tempah. She later discovered that there was a remarkable looking woman in the background. In an attempt to find Olajumoke Orisaguna she arranged for her Orisaguna’s picture to appear on the cover of Style magazine.