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Bella Bellow, the acclaimed singer-songwriter from Togo

Newspaper Article on Bella Bellow

The Singer-songwriter

Georgette Adjoavi Bellow also known as. Bella Bellow was a renowned Togolese singer/songwriter. She was born in 1945 in Tsévié, Togo to a Togolese father of Nigerian decent and a mother of Ghanaian origin. She’s Togo’s most celebrated singer/songwriter, often performing her songs in both French and Ewe.

Bella Bellow performing “Blewu”

Reproduction of a photo taken on February 7, 1971, in Pointe-à-Pitre showing Bella Bellow and Pelé.

Bella Bellow made her first international appearance in 1966, representing Togo at the first World Festival of Negro Arts in Dakar, Senegal. In 1986, Togolese producer Gérard Akueson set out to position her as the next Miriam Makeba.