KORA ALL AFRICA MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE MOST PROMISING MALE ARTISTE IN AFRICA, CATEGORY REEKADO BANKS (NIGERIA)
His real name is Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon, he was born on the 6th of December, 1993, in Lagos. He is signed to Mavin Records. He is a recording artiste, rapper and songwriter.
He used to be known as “Spicy” before he joined the Mavin Records. He completed his secondary school at the age of 14 and started recording his first set of songs in 2008. His elder brother who is a music producer produced all of his earlier songs and tutored him on the rudiments of singing, writing and production. In 2014 Reekado Banks graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in History and strategic study. He gets inspired by the quality of musical works from the likes of Don Jazzy, 2face, Dj Jimmy Jatt, Olamide, and MI.
His record deal with the 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 5,000 entries.
Reekado Banks was featured alongside label mates Don Jazzy, Korede Bello, Tiwa Savage, Di’ja, Dr. Sid, D’Prince on the critical acclaim song, “Dorobucci” which was released on 1st of May, 2014. Reekado Banks has also worked with label mates to release the collaborative singles “Adaobi” “Arise” and “Looku Looku” on 13 February 2015. Reekado Banks is a Glo Brand Ambassador and has won several awards including Headies and MTV Africa Music Award to mention a few.
Reekado banks’ Video ‘Katapot‘ was particularly chosen for this nominations and it has enjoyed massive airplay in Nigeria and overseas, on youtube, the video has 743,123 views so far.
Others in this category of KORA’s MOST PROMISING MALE ARTISTE include the likes of
Chen Eddine Boudraa |Track: Bessma|Algeria
Numerica| Track: La Magie| Cameroon
Odyai |Track: Za Leo | Madagascar
J Rio | Track: Sors Ca | Gabon
Yamoto Band | Track: Nitakupwelepwe | Tanzania
These artistes have shown a huge promise in their respective countries and in African Music Community and as Check_Republic has found out, their current tracks are all hits.
We wish Nigeria’s Reekado Banks best of luck!
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