SPOTLIGHT: From Selling Blenders In Traffic, Reekado Banks Hawked His Way To Limelight

Reekado Banks
Reekado Banks

Whether you wish to name him Reekado Banks or Reeky, the teenager positively stole the hearts of music lovers as quickly as he hit the highlight.

The Nigerian singer, songwriter and recording artist have been one of the vital common artists signed to Mavin Records till he left in 2019.

Reeky who was referred to as “Spicy” earlier than he was signed to Mavin Records and have become referred to as Reekado Banks was born Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon.

The singer was born on the sixth of December, 1993 and the southwestern state, Ondo.

Reekado comes from a household of music lovers, as virtually each member of his household is into music. His older sister is a gospel singer whereas his older brother is a music producer. Solomon’s dad and mom are pastors.

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He completed secondary faculty at 14 and went on to check History and Strategic Study on the University of Lagos.

A fast have a look at his profession journey

The songwriter and singer started his music profession in 2008 and recorded his first set of songs which have been produced by his elder brother who additionally taught him the fundamentals of writing songs, singing, and producing.

However, he received his large break in 2014 when he was signed by Don Jazzy to Mavin Records.

Reekado was picked by Mavin after his songs have been chosen from over 5 thousand songs submitted to the Record label in a web-based seek for the newest expertise.

Interestingly, the submission was made by his brother. In an interview, he revealed that his brother despatched the songs and was involved with them on his (Reekado) behalf with out he even understanding about it.

Reekado Banks additionally revealed in an interview, that his musical journey, as standard, was stuffed with is and downs.

According to him, upon informing his dad and mom of his plans to completely pursue a profession in music, he needed to work to earn some cash for his first document.

He mentioned he offered blenders in visitors and in addition labored as a handbook laborer at a development website.

Reekado Banks launched his first official single below Mavin Records, titled “Turn It Up” on the 21st of February, 2014. This was the identical day he was signed by Don Jazzy to Mavin Records.

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Songs like;  Chop Am, launched on August 8, 2014,  Katapot, launched on February 13, 2015, Corner, launched on July 9, 2015,  Sugar Baby, launched on July 10, 2015, Tomorrow, launched on July 11, 2015, Oluwa Ni, launched on January 15, 2016, Standard, launched on June 5, 2016, additional shot the younger star into prominence.

His studio albums “Spotlight” which was launched on September 1, 2016 — has 21 tracks on it.

Awards within the bag

• 2014 Headies Award for Rookie of the Year

• 2015 Headies Award for Next Rated Artist

• 2015 Headies Award for Video of the 12 months, “Katapot”

• 2015 City People Entertainment Award for Most Promising Act to Watch

Reekado Banks was signed as a Globacom model ambassador in 2015 alongside a few of his fellow Mavins Record artists.

As he continues to evolve in his artwork, we hope to see the most effective from him.


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