I went to university to make my mum happy – Singer TY Bello

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By Sunny Green Itodo

Popular singer and photographer, Toyin Sokefun-Bello, aka TY Bello, has said she had a university education just to please her mum.

The minstrel said her plan was to become a “big hairstylist” after graduation, adding that she has always been creative as far back as she can remember.

She said she started writing songs at the age of 8.

The ‘Land is Green crooner stated this while featuring as a guest on the latest episode of I Said What I Said podcast, co-hosted by FK and Jola.

She said she started photography and music almost at the same time.

TY Bello said, “I have been writing songs since I was 8, 9, 10. I started music and photography [professionally] right at the same time.

“After university, when everyone in my class knew where they wanted to work. And I had no such dream. I was very confused.

“University was that period where I thought, ‘okay, let me go to school to make my mum happy. Then I was going to graduate to be a big hairstylist.’ I thought that was my future.

“When it came to NYSC and everybody asked where to be posted to, I asked to be posted to the south. I was like, what do I do? And I think that was the major turning point where I realised that I had to be posted to phototech because I just started photography.

“It wasn’t like I wanted to be a photographer all my life, but that one move made me who I am today.”

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