TY Bello

I’m celebrating Toyin Sokefun Bello, popularly known as TY Bello. An exceptional woman who is a huge inspiration to me. A singer, songwriter, photographer and philanthropist.


TY Bello was born on 14 January, 1978 in Ogun State, Nigeria. She attained a degree in economics from the University of Lagos. She briefly practiced journalism and eventually ventured in to photography. TY Bello emerged on to Nigeria’s musical landscape as a member of the defunct group Kush.

TY Bello is an award-winning singer and photographer whose work is internationally recognised and holds a reputation as one of Nigeria’s foremost photographers. Her evocative portraits never fail to rouse strong emotions and have made her one of the most applauded and keenly sought after portrait photographers in the country. Indeed she has the unique distinction of having photographed three sitting Nigerian Presidents. As one of Nigeria’s most recognized artists; TY Bello produces engaging yet timeless music. She launched her successful debut solo album Greenland in 2008.

TY Bello was working in Lagos where 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 Olajumoke’s picture to appear on the cover of Style magazine.

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 honoured by the non-profit Communication for Change organisation in a five-part documentary film series titled RedHot.

She is truly a source of inspiration and a phenomenal woman!

Please drop your comments below or send an email if you have inspiring stories to share with us here. Thanks.

Have a lovely weekend guys.







3 responses to “TY Bello”

  1. Gbenga L avatar
    Gbenga L

    What has put her into the hearts of many people is the energy and panache with which she goes about doing her job, she always takes calculated risk which has shown her footprints in defferent ventures/ businesses and succeeding too.

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    1. nikkyosblog avatar

      👌 Thanks for your comment always 🤗



    What a great lady who is wonderful in all she’s doing, I love you dear, keep the Good work going God bless.


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