Nigerian scientist to opera star
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Nigerian scientist turned opera star

The journey from scientist to one of the world's most sought-after sopranos is not a common one.

Omo Bello was doing research into genetics in her native Nigeria when in 2006, 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, Ms Bello has carved out a striking reputation on the operatic stage all over the world. Here's her story.

  • 14 Jan 2016