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BN Exclusive – WORLD PREMIERE: Ty Bello returns to music with “The Future”



Ty Bello is BACK!
The multi-talented musician/photographer who lit up the music scene with her debut album “Green Land” and smash hit anthem – “Green Land” aka The Land is Green. has just received an exclusive listen of her brand new single – “The Future” and we are sharing it with YOU.
The video for “The Future” is being directed by Kemi Adetiba and will be filmed on Sunday 27th February 2011.
We love the song and the message behind it. We hope you do too!

Story Behind the Music – “The Future”
by Ty Bello

I had committed to writing a jubilee song for Nigeria. I was moved to hone in on my message on December 31, 2010 when we were shocked by the Abuja bombings. In my view, the bombings are a metaphor of the hopelessness and impending tragedy that may lie ahead if we do not become more engaged in building the country we desire. I realize that the crisis in the nation is beyond the political. We each need to personalize Project Nigeria and take a stand for Nigeria NOW. And so, the first lines of the song are about just how important we are as a generation at this time in our history. My hope is that as you listen to this song, you are stirred and realize that the future that we dream of is not way ahead of us. By looking within NOW ,we draw in that future. One action. One person at a time. We must embrace the moment. I leave you with the words of my friend, Fela Durotoye: “Deliver the future: We can. We must. We will.”

TY Bello – The Future

TY Bello feat. Mr Fischer – The Future (Remix)

Written and Performed by Ty Bello
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by M.O.S.A
Background Vocals by Nwando Okeke and Mosa Adegboye
Photography Bamiyo Emina for TY Bello Studios,
Makeup by Ewar
Wardrobe by Wobo
Graphics by Slyvester


  1. pearl

    February 19, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    First to comment? Yay!!!!!!!! Love the song sha

    • mary007

      February 19, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      I am so happy for you!!! This lottery you have won must be heavenly once more congrats its not easy

    • Lha

      February 19, 2011 at 11:57 pm

      LMAO! too funny mary007…

    • prism of an immigrant

      February 20, 2011 at 2:14 am

      Hahahahaha……this made me laugh. Don’t rain on pearl’s parade. Allow her enjoy her first position now, ahn ahn 🙂

  2. partyrider

    February 19, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    this is so good
    please kemi u better kill that video cos,if dis song should have a video it should be very solid.
    God bless ur hustle TY Bello..keep working
    PS: i love the last pic 🙂

  3. funtizzy

    February 19, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    like the song

  4. Shade

    February 19, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Lovely song(s)..

    TY Bello rocks.

    “I am the nation. I am part of this. The future is here. The future has come.”

  5. allen

    February 19, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    🙂 all smiles.

  6. cuppatea

    February 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I DIE for her hair! can someone say GORGEOUS!!!!

    • miz curly

      February 19, 2011 at 11:07 pm

      GORGEOUS,.,BEAUTIFUL nd everything good!i’ve alwayz had a CRUSH on her nd nneka’s hair!beauty nd talent>>datzz wat they r!

    • Iya2

      February 20, 2011 at 1:33 am

      She is just fine … das all!
      Dang that hair?
      That skin!!

    • Ready

      February 20, 2011 at 3:51 am

      First thought in my head once I clicked on the post. I want her hair!

  7. the truth!!

    February 19, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    this is the TRUTH!! Must remain non partisan for the message to hold true

  8. Nene

    February 19, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    TY Bello is hot sha and so natural….oh bless!!

  9. Temilola

    February 19, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    TY is back..the song is very nice..the message embedded is great..and I know Kemi Adetiba wld deliver..she always does!

  10. Delilah

    February 19, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    When Bella Naija tweeted that there was a major exclusive, I thought it was some news about Genevieve and D’banj getting married or something. This is much nicer. I love her music, so much joy and hope resonates in it. I wish I could pull off her natural look from her hair to her brows. But I’ll just end up looking like Wolverine’s mother. 🙁

    • tosin

      February 20, 2011 at 12:08 am

      natural hair isn’t that dificult to manage.. you just have to take your time and find out what your hair loves the most..

      I’m really lusting after Ty’s gorgeous hair!
      The song is actually really good.. can’t remember if I ever heard her first song but I’ll go check it out now!!

  11. Moving On

    February 19, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Absolutely lovely, Loves it esp the remix!!! Stay blessed Ty 😉

  12. Ade

    February 20, 2011 at 12:36 am

    I really like this .TY’s songs are always socially relevant!Godbless you TY for remaining true to yourself

  13. Omojuwa

    February 20, 2011 at 12:54 am

    I love the song and it’s what most of us Nigerians should be nodding to but then the speed of the general hustle means more folks will be up for meaningless jibes rather than art works like this. TY Bello rocks!

  14. Titi

    February 20, 2011 at 2:40 am

    I love her, love the song,love her hair, just love her. I wish she chose another video director, Kemi Adetiba doesn’t seem to have much range as a director. But I am still excited to see.

  15. Bee

    February 20, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Sounds a lot like Asa, but lovely anyhow. She’s so pretty.

  16. TweedyTohbad

    February 20, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Another word for Gorge hair is “TY BELLO”


    February 20, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    she is so beautiful! I LOVE LOVE LOVE! the song is just so “ahhhh” i can’t even explain it.
    i need to download this.

  18. bobbydox

    February 20, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    who understands art of music better than Madam Ty bello omo ton korin gosh that voice melts the hardened hearts of all thumbs up

  19. laila

    February 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    she has tracks in her hair! duh! can’t y’all c d tight curls 😛

    • bobbydox

      February 21, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      lol that is where she stores her lyrics lmaoooooooooooooo

  20. TrueCelebHater

    February 20, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    TY Bello,TY Bello,TY Bello.U r one hell of a talented lady.

  21. TrueCelebHater

    February 20, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Natural hair my -.If hr hair is natural thn d moon is made of chess.Wake up pple n see d tracks.

    • Miss Face

      February 20, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      [email protected] the moon is made of chess!how do u guys coin these kind of phrases?ingenius, and deserves a round of applause. but errrrm celeb hater, dont see any tracks, it really is her hair(me thinks)

  22. TrueCelebHater

    February 20, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    On closer examinatn,hr hair is totally natural, sry.


    February 20, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    all these people saying they want her hair SMH
    i think its deeper than just wanting her hair.

  24. Sudo

    February 20, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    firstly, congratulation for her new look, she now look like human being with the hair thank God

  25. pepepe

    February 20, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    TY needs to give us her natural hair regiment

  26. Purpleicious Babe

    February 20, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    She looks awesome and I love all her songs and lyrics.. God will bless you with ideas and creativity.. Well done.

  27. temmy

    February 20, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Am crazily in luv with ha voice,her hair and the song.Tybello,u 2gbaskiiiiiiiiiiiii.

  28. GINI

    February 20, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    ty is the best plain and simple.. ore mi toh sure lati deliver orin toh bad

  29. Toriola

    February 20, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    weave or not, i still want that hair. 🙂

  30. Yaya84

    February 21, 2011 at 1:28 am

    I like her weave/hair

  31. StephanieIj

    February 21, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Beautiful song just like the lady.

  32. sco-sco

    February 21, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Wonderful! This is my kind of music! TY! you always deliver! Keep it up

  33. NNENNE

    February 21, 2011 at 4:01 am

    LOVELY SONG.I would love a copy.Hope she markets it well.

  34. tosin o

    February 21, 2011 at 4:32 am

    anyone know if she is mixed with any other race? there’s no way that curl is fully nigerian…totally loving it tho’ 🙂


      February 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm

      where did my comment go, bella? i said she could be part Fulani, which would explain her being fully naija and her hair. hissssss.

    • Kémi Penélopê

      February 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      My sister is not mixed or fulani & she’s got curly hair…

    • Smallie

      February 21, 2011 at 11:56 pm

      Her hair style can be the result of a “Twist and Curl out”. It doesn’t have to do with being mixed!

  35. Queenbee

    February 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    PURE! That is the only word that comes to my mind… hair, voice, face, song… everything is PURE …….

  36. Chizy

    February 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Ty is awesome, always delivers, i didn’t expect any less … thumbs up

  37. Taio

    February 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Awesome song,Naija stand up.

  38. Ronnie's Jeans

    February 21, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Love Love Love TY Bello!

  39. El Bee

    February 22, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Gosh! I LOVE her hair!

  40. trevor

    February 22, 2011 at 3:06 am



    February 22, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    @Kémi Penélopê, i didn’t say she was mixed, i said that could be a possibility for people that are doubting her full naija-ness.

  42. Cinderella

    February 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Gosh! this is really da B.O.M.B! TY thumbs up to you! Good message! Can’t wait for another album. Bring it on sis!!!

  43. Chi chi

    February 22, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Very nice music and look.
    Refreshing option from so much (sorry) hay-dry grass weaves. Still soft and beautiful. Aloe vera works wonderful on natural hair and good products give this look too.

  44. asanwam

    February 23, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Wow the song is great,can’t fault it,i find it a wee little similar to waving flag by Knaan and that’s more reason to love it. Ty is fantastic

  45. Tina Ike

    February 23, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    wellcome back TY Bello, the natural hair is my inspiration to finally go 100% natural again(2011). Green signifies pure, refreshing both in music and looks, so am Looking forward to listening to all her music and watching Kemi Adetiba directed video. BN I know this feature is about her music, but please ask her to do a commentary on Natural Hair as well, she is a great poster model for this movement, natural products and all.

  46. ugo

    February 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    does anyone know how she achieves that look for her hair?

  47. evangeline

    February 26, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Always loved TY… Sth about her resourcefulness and her ability to prioritize… was looking forward to her next gig and thankfully, its as good as xpected…

  48. MK

    February 28, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    all this talk about her hair??? did u guys listen at all to this powerful song? hair is fine, no doubt but what this represents is bigger than exteriors….

  49. james akinola

    April 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Great, thoughtful, inspiring, emotion laden and highly nationalistic music is here again! God bless TY Bello for this effort.

  50. john abdul mbarkee

    May 13, 2011 at 1:26 am

    Highly inspiring TY.Wishing u all the best in your career.

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