Full name: Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon Stage name: Reekado Banks Date of birth: 6th December, 1993 Age: 26 years Nationality: Nigeria Marital status: Single Siblings: Temi Solomon Occupation: Singer, songwriter Record label: Banks Music
Net worth: $1.2 million
Reekado Banks Biography, Family, Date Of Birth, Age, Education And Early Life
Born 6th December, 1993, Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon better known as Reekado Banks or Reeky is a Nigerian singer, song-writer and serial hit maker presently signed to the SMD. Reeky, as he is also called by his fans started his music career from the church, as he is the last son of a family of 6, having a pastor dad and a caterer mum. He completed his secondary school education in the year 2008 and finished from the University of Lagos, History and Strategic Studies department, 2014.
Having grown up in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria, Banks’ elder brother, Temi is a music producer and his elder sister, a gospel singer so the music runs in their blood.
Before coming into limelight, he was using the name, ‘Spicy’ and was more of a rapper before Temi advised him to focus more on singing. He got his present name, Reekado Banks from a Spanish name, ‘Ricardo’ meaning ‘ ‘Ruler of kings’ and ‘Banks’, which go together to mean ‘being rich in musical content’.
His journey into stardom began after his elder brother submitted some of his music to the Mavin record label in an online talent search. He got picked out of about 5,000 entries and his talent brought him into limelight. He was unveiled together with Korede Bello and Di’ja into the SMD. He released his first official single, ‘Turn It Up’ the same day he got signed under the Mavins and his journey began.
After his first music, he also released another single, ‘Katapot‘ and most people believe it was a diss track for Wande Coal and D’banj. Don Jazzy however debunked a series of tweets to debunk the rumors and Reeky also did same in an online interview. Well, we never would have expected them to say it was a beef track or should we have?
Popularly addressed as ‘Reekaddicts‘, Reeky’s fans no doubt are totally addicted to his style of music but he has more to offer too. He contributed majorly to Tiwa’s single, ‘My Darling‘ and Pasuma’s single, ‘Ife‘, in which he featured Tiwa.
Reekado Banks Songs And Albums
Being a serial hit maker, he has released more than 5 hit singles since he was signed into the Mavins. Some of them include Katapot, Turn it up, Corner, Oluwa ni, Sugar baby and Jeje. He also participated very well in all Mavin’s collaborations including Adaobi, Dorobucci, Looku Looku, Arise and Jantamanta featuring Don Jazzy, Dr. Sid, Tiwa Savage, D’Prince, Di’ja and Korede Bello.
He released his first official debut music album, ‘Spotlight’ on the 1st of September, 2016 and some of the tracks there include, Move ft. Vanessa Mdee, Killah whyna ft. Patoranking, All your love ft. D’prince, Biggy man ft. Falz, Koloba, Problem and a few others.
Reekado Banks Net Worth, Cars And Houses
Reeky is no doubt one of the successful Nigerian artists. He recently signed a multi-million Naira with Nigerian top telecommunications and also sold his albums for millions.
From some reliable sources, he doesn’t charge anything less than ₦600,000 for collaborations and appearances and so you can see how much he makes. He is estimated to be worth $1.2 million.
Reekado Banks Endorsements, Awards, Nominations
He recently signed a multi-million Naira deal with top telecommunications company, Glo and went home with the Rookie of the Year award, 2014 Headies. He also won the next rated artist for the year 2015, knocking out the likes of Lil Kesh and Kiss Daniel, which later caused the diss between YBNL boss, Olamide and Mavin boss, Don Jazzy. The diss was later settled by billionaire business man, Dangote, according to some sources.
In the same 2015 Headies, his video, Katapot which was directed by Unlimited L.A. won the video of the year.
The City People Entertainment also recognised him as one of the most promising acts for the year, 2015.
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