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How Korede Bello inspired my new song - Mike Abdul talks music, divorce and more in new interview



Mike Abdul is certainly one of the artistes that have revamped gospel music in Nigeria and he has endeared so many people to his heart. However, since it was rumoured about three years ago that his marriage had hit the rocks, the young artiste had chosen not to talk about his status and based on that, so many took his silence for the truth. But in a telephone chat with Saturday Beats, the Morire singer said that he was not divorced.
He told Saturday Beats that it was a misconception for people to think he is legally free from his marriage. “I have learnt not to comment on issues that border on my marriage. Initially when I started having bad press, I was not happy. I discovered that I was making those who wanted to make me sad, happy. It doesn’t make sense to give happiness, gladness and fulfilment to my enemies. I would like to correct a general notion; I am not divorced in anyway. I think it is people’s misconception; let us just leave it at that. People have their issues and it takes time to sort things out,” he said.

When probed on reconciliation talks with his estranged wife, the singer politely declined commenting on the matter anymore.
 “I don’t like to talk about my marriage and I would want to leave it at that,” he said.
But the singer beamed with excitement concerning his career and his new album, ‘Korede’, which according to him is doing very well in the market. He further told Saturday Beats how Korede Bello influenced his album title.
“The title of my new album is ‘Korede’ and it was influenced by a song, ‘Godwin’ by Korede Bello. I was at an event last year with the Midnight Crew where we  performed at someone’s birthday. After our performance, Korede Bello was next. I have always liked the song ‘Godwin’ because I feel that whatever you do in life, it is God that wins.  When I saw him, somehow that name Korede got stuck in my head. The next day when I was saying my prayers, no song could come to my mind, but the name Korede kept ringing in my head. The name means ‘To bring blessing’, and it is only God that brings blessing to someone’s life.
“I connected to his name knowing full well that God will bring my blessing especially with this album.   The funny thing is that I did not feature Korede Bello in the album but the only thing I did was to inform him that I was naming my album after him and he told me that it was very cool,” he said.

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