In this piece, platinumpost.ng chronicles the biography, family, education, career and net worth of Bella Shmurda.
Abiola Ahmed Akinbiyi professionally known as Bella Shmurda, is a Nigerian singer.
He rose to prominence with the release of the song “Vision 2020”, and a follow-up remix which featured Nigeria rapper Olamide.
He was born 27 January 1996, in Wera street, Ita Elewa, Ikorodu but was raised in Okokomaiko, Ojo Local Government, Lagos State.
His parents named Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed eight days after his birth. He was raised in Okokomaiko town, in the mainland part of Lagos.
He came from a Muslim household and practised the same religion.
At the moment there is no public news about Bella’s romantic relationship but he released a picture of himself and his ex, Omotena who he mentioned in his single, Vision 2020.
Bella Shurda attended Badagry Grammar School before heading to Lagos State University for his bachelor’s degree in History and International Relations.
Shmurda rose to prominence after his debut single “Vision 2020”, and a follow-up (remix) to the single in which he featured Olamide.
He released several hit songs in 2020, some of which featured top musicians, one of which is “Cash App” featuring Zlatan.
He was nominated for the Headies Award for the next rated in 2020.
In 2020, Bella Shmurda won the awards “Next Rated Male” and “Street Music of the Year” at the City People Entertainment Awards, he was also nominated for “Revelation of the Year” award in the same year.
In 2021, Bella Shmurda was nominated for the “Next Rated” award at the Headies Awards.
In June 2021, his single, “Cash App” featuring Zlatan and Lincoln was nominated for “Most Played Song – Street Pop” at the NET Honours.
Bella Shmurda was inducted into the 2021 YouTube Foundry Programme. He was the only African artist to be included in this class.
On 10 June 2021, Shmurda revealed on his Instagram page that he intends to release the second volume of his debut EP titled “High Tension Vol. 2″, which is scheduled to be released in July 2021 and the album artwork was also shared on his page.
He released the EP on 7 July 2021.
Shmurda made his debut at the 02 Arena in the United Kingdom, as a surprise guest performer, at singer Wizkid’s Made in Lagos concert in November 2021.
He also received the 2021 Youtube Foundry grant to invest in his content and channel development.
In 2022, Bella Shmurda released a single, “My Friends.”
According to online sources Bella’s net worth is estimated to be between US$500,000-US$800,000; but this cannot be independently verified.