Reekado Banks’s Biography
Born Ayoleyi Solomon on December 6 1993, Reekado Banks as he is popularly known by fans and lovers is a Nigerian songwriter and music artiste. Born to a caterer mother and a father who was a pastor, Reekado enjoys a great deal of support for his music career. Is it not interesting that this young Nigerian music star has good reasons to boost his passion for music as two of his family members were already into music? With a brother who is a producer and a sister who is also a singer, Reekado sure has a full backing for his interest in music. Unlike many Nigerian artistes whose parents were not supportive of their quest to dabble into music when they were starting, the 23-year-old Afropop singer enjoys a music-loving home and this no doubt plays an impact in his fast rising to fame in the Music Industry. Ayoleyi was mentored by his brother who would always take him through the basics of songwriting and singing. By the time the young Reekado would finish his secondary education at the age of 14, a star was already to be made of him. By this time, he was known as Spicy and had been doing music releasing songs produced by his Elder brother. Later on, he was signed into Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records. This marked the beginning of greatness for Reekado whose unique voice and enthralling performance has won many to his side. It was said that he got signed into Mavin Records after his brother had, on his behalf, sumbitted an entry for the record label online talent hunt in which the young Reekado was chosen out of 5000 entrants. He is Glo’s ambassador. He has sung alongside popular artistes like Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy, Dr SID and many others.
Reekado studied History and Strategic Studies from the University of Lagos and graduated in 2014.
- ‘Looku Looku’
- ‘Turn It Up’
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- Awards: (Next Rated) 2015 Headies Awards
- (Video of the Year) 2015 Headies Awards
In 2015, controversy trailed the Next Rated Headies Awards won by Reekado. Contrary to Olamide’s expectation that his own Lil Kesh would win the award, the award was given to Reekado from Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records. This caused a feud between Don Jazzy and Olamide both of whom engaged in verbal exchange at the event. Later, when Reekado posed with his Hyundai car prize for the award, fans called it controversial.
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