Today we will be talking about Reekado Banks, another fastest growing artist in Nigerian Music industry who is making wave in the industry. if you happen to be a fan of Nigerian musics you must have heard of him several times especially with his single “catapot”.
Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon, Professionslly known as Reekado Banks, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, entertainer, performer and a recording artist. He was signed Into Mavin Records in 2014 and left the label in 2018 after his contract with Mavin was over.
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.
Reekado banks Early Life Education And Career
Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon, Professionslly known as Reekado Banks, was born December 6 1993 in Lagos State Of Nigeria. Reekado Banks was the last in the family he was born into, Their Origin is trace to Ondo State, his father is a pastor and mother a caterer.
He completed both of his primary school and secondary school in Lagos State, Upon his secondary school completion, he proceeded to University of Lagos (UNILAG) where he graduated with a degree in History and Strategic Studies.
Reekado Banks Music Career
Reekado Banks Started Recording in 2008, after he Completed his secondary school education before he proceeded to study history in UNILAG. His elder brother produced all of his earlier songs and tutored him on the rudiments of singing, writing and producing.
In 2013,Grace found Reekado Banks when his elder brother Temi, submitted some of his songs without his consent to Marvin Records, in an online talent search organised by the record label. His songs attracted the label founder, Don Jazzy and Reekado was singled out of over 5,000 entries in the contest.
Reekado Banks disclose in an interview with National Mirror that he’s a versatile artist who makes music with the thought that humans are different and have different taste.
Reekado Success With Mavin
Under Mavin Records, he released his first official single titled Turn it Up featuring Tiwa Savage in February 2014. Few months later, he also featured in the song Dorobucci, Adaobi, Arise and Looku Looku alongside other artists like Korede Bello, Dr SID, Tiwa Savage, Di’ja, D’Prince and Don Jazzy.
On Feb. 13 2015, he released a hit single Katapot produced by Don Jazzy, the head of the Marvin Records label. It was alleged Katapot was a diss track towards D’banj and Wande Coal. In February 2015, Don Jazzy debunked the allegations. Under this same label, he also released numerous songs like Sugar Baby, Easy Jeje, Blessings On Me and lots more. until he left the label in 2018. to form his own “Banks Music”
Reekado Banks Songs
- Turn It Up ft Tiwa Savage, 2014
- Dorobucci with Don Jazzy Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Korede Bello and Dija, 2014
- Ada Obi with Don Jazzy, Korede Bello, and Di’ja, 2014
- Chop Am, 2014
- Arise with Don Jazzy and Di’ja, 2014
- Looku Looku with Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Korede Bello and Di’ja, 2014
- Katapot, 2015
- Corner, 2015
- Sugar Baby, 2015
- Tomorrow, 2015
- Koloba, 2016
- Oluwa Ni, 2016
- Standard, 2016
- Hey Stranger, 2016
- Na Your Boy, 2016
- Dangote, 2016
- Move, 2016
- Ladies and Gentlemen, 2016
- Easy (Jeje), 2017
- Kiss Me, 2017
- Like with Tiwa Savage and Fiokee, 2017
- Pull Up, 2018
- Bio Bio ft Duncan Mighty, 2018
- Blessings On Me, 2018
- Maria, 2019
- Yawa, 2019
Reekado Banks awards And Recorgnition
- Rookie of The Year, The Headies Award, 2014
- Next Rated Award, The Headies, 2015
- Video of the Year “Katapot”, Headies Awards, 2015
- Most promising act Of The Year Award (Male), City people entertainment awards, 2015
- Revelation of the Year, Top Naija Music Award, 2015
- Best Album, Headies Awards, 2016
- Revelation Of The Year, Headies Awards, 2017
- Hip hop World Revelation of the Year, The Headies Award, 2018
Reekado Banks Endorsement Deals
In July 2015, Nigerian telecommunications company Globacom signed Reekado Banks to an endorsement deal.
Reekado Banks Net Worth 2020
With clear facts from his profile, Reekado is one of the fastest grown, most influential, and richest artist in Nigerian Music industry. Reekado Banks has an estimated net worth of $2.1million dollar.