Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon better known by his stage name Reekado Banks, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
He signed with Mavin Records in 2014 and left the label in 2018. He went by the stage name Spicy prior to his record deal with Mavin Records.
Reekado Banks was declared Rookie of the Year at The Headies 2014 and won the controversial Next Rated award at The Headies 2015.
His debut studio album Spotlight was released on 1 September 2016; it debuted at number 10 on the Billboard World Albums chart.
Below is a detailedof Reekado:
Reekado Banks Real Name
He was born Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon but is known in showbiz as Reekado Banks.
Reekado Banks Age
He was born on the 6th of December, 1993. He is 26 years of age.
Reekado Banks Parents
His father is a pastor from Ondo State and his mother is a caterer. Moreover, his elder brother is a producer and his elder sister is a gospel singer.
He grew up in a disciplinarian setting due to both of his parents being pastors. He completed his secondary school at the age of 14 and started recording his first set of songs in 2008.
His elder brother produced all of his earlier songs and tutored him on the rudiments of singing, writing and producing.
Reekado Banks Hometown
He hails from Lagos in Nigeria.
Reekado Banks Education
He completed his secondary school at the age of 14. In 2014, Reekado Banks graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in history and strategic study.
He has cited Don Jazzy, 2face Idibia, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Olamide and M.I as his key
Reekado Banks Girlfriend
The artist has managed to keep his relationship out of the public scene. However, there are rumors that he is going out with one Emem Inuikim who hails from Akwa Ibom and said to be a medical student in the Dominican Republic.
Reekado Banks Career
He started recording his first set of songs in 2008. His elder brother produced all of his earlier songs and tutored him on the rudiments of singing, writing and producing.
He derived the stage name Reekado Banks by combining the meanings of the two names; the former part of his stage name translates to “strong ruler”, while the latter part loosely translates to “wealth”.
His record deal with Mavin Records came as a result of his brother submitting some of his songs to the label in an online talent search. Reekado Banks got signed to Mavin Records after his entries were selected from over 5000 entries.
In an interview with the National Mirror, he said his brother submitted his songs and communicated with the label on his behalf without his initial consent.
Reekado Banks also told the National Mirror he’s a versatile artist who makes music with the thought that humans are different and have different taste.
Reekado Banks premiered the single “Turn It Up” on 21 February 2014, which coincided with the day he signed with Mavin Records. The song features Tiwa Savage and was released as his first official single under Mavin Records.
Reekado Banks was featured on the critically acclaimed song “Dorobucci”, alongside Don Jazzy, Korede Bello, Tiwa Savage, Di’Ja, Dr. SID and D’Prince.
Reekado Don Jazzy-produced song “Katapot”.also worked with some of the aforementioned artists to release three collaborative singles: “Adaobi”, “Arise” and “Looku Looku”. On 13 February 2015, he released the
It was alleged to be a diss track towards D’banj and Wande Coal. In February 2015, Don Jazzy debunked the allegations in a series of tweets.
While speaking to Vanguard newspaper, Reekado Banks said he created “Katapot” for his fans.
In July 2015, Nigerian telecommunications company Globacom signed Reekado Banks to an endorsement deal.
On December 7, 2018, he announced his departure from Mavins Records after 5 years. He also announced the launch of his independent outfit Banks Music.
Reekado Banks Awards
He has won many awards in his career. Notable among them are; The Headies Award for Rookie of the Year 2014, Headies Awards for Next Rated in 2015, Headies Award for Video of the Year in 2015, City people entertainment award for the Most promising act to watch (2015) among many others.
Reekado Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
On Instagram, Reekado goes by the handle@reekadobanks. He is known on Twitter as @ReekadoBanks. His Facebook account is REEKADO BANKS.
Reekado Banks Latest Songs
Reekado has dropped a lot of Hits to entertain the world. Among them is the banger, Rora, Blessings On Me, Yawa, Pull Up, among many others. You can listen and download Reekado’s music.