Omo Bello, The Franco-Nigerian Soprano

God blessed Nigeria with so many talented singers with an accolade to stand with the rest of the world and one of the talents that rises from the great nation called Nigeria that is well know on international scene for her singing dexterity is  Omo Bello, International Soprano Opera singer.

For those of you who don’t know her, Omo Bello started her musical journey from her university days at University of Lagos (UNILAG) by singing at MUSON during her spare time. Well known for her devotion for music and singing, Omo Bello is Nigeria’s only classical Soprano singer on the international opera scene. She is of Edo and Igbo parentage. As an undergraduate in Cell Biology and Genetics, Omo Bello was doing research into genetics in her homeland, Nigeria, in 2006 when she was awarded a scholarship to train as an opera singer in France.  Five years later she graduated at the top of her class from the prestigious National Conservatory for Music and Dance. Since then, Omo Bello has carved out a striking reputation on the operatic stage all over the world.

The franco-nigerian soprano, Omo Bello also holds a diploma in singing performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London (ABRSM) and has gained enormously from the musical and technical counsels of Jorge Chaminé, Teresa Berganza, Thomas Quasthoff and Grace Bumbry. With her commitment to what she loves doing, she won the 1st Prize in the Luciano Pavarotti Giovani 2010 competition (thus lauded by the Italian press critic Gianni Gori as «a talent of Gold! »), and won the 1st prize in the 2011 Anselmo Colzani international singing competition. She became a laureate of the Cziffra Foundation in 2011 and in 2013 she was awarded with Italy’s prestigious international Arcad’Oro prize for young artists.

Never forget home Omo Bello has been regularly invited to the 'Operabuja' festival in Nigeria since 2007. This involves an ambitious project with a vision to build a music conservatory in Nigeria and in doing so promote classical music and the lyrical art, a project she holds dear to her heart as an artiste. She also puts her talent to the service of medical research associations such as Hôpital 2000, the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Association and the Children of Kedougou, giving charity concerts, or singing in old people’s homes. Because of this and more France has  granted her honorary citizenship.

Omo Bello is supported by the Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation, the Cziffra Foundation, the Fondation de France, and Les Fonds de Tarrazi. She is a laureate of the SociétéGénérale Musical Funds as well as the ADAMI funds. She is a goodwill ambassador of Rotary International.

Watch her as she performed Exsultate Jubilate,Mozart,
Soprano: Omo Bello
Orchestra: Philharmonic de Radio France

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