Without being told, just a look at Bella Shmurda gives one the idea that he was a tough kid to deal with growing up. As he has stated in previous interviews, he is a ‘street boy’ which comes with wanting to look tough and making your decisions for yourself.
Now a household name in the Nigerian entertainment industry, the singer, real name Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed disclosed some of his shenanigans just after he concluded his secondary school education.
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You wouldn’t think that the ‘CashApp’ singer once lived a life of threads, needles and measuring tapes but the truth is Bella Shmurda used to be a tailor. He was registered to learn tailoring by his mum but ran away and went about his own business.
This was what he said during a Q and A session with Pulse when asked to state one thing no one knows about him.
‘I used to be a tailor. When I finished my secondary school my mum put me in a tailoring school but I ran away. I used to be a fashionista. I can cut (fabrics for sewing) as well.
Bella Shmurda recently released an EP ‘High Tension 2.0’ – a continuation of his 2020 7-track debut EP ‘High Tension’. He says he hopes the body of work will give listeners happiness and lifted spirits.