Reekado Banks Biography, Age, Early Life, Education, Career, Family, Personal Life, Songs, Albums, Net Worth, Awards, Nominations, Discography, YouTube, TikTok, Girlfriend

Reekado Banks Biography

Nigerian musician and songwriter Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon was born on December 6, 1993. He is better known by his stage name, Reekado Banks. In 2014, he became a Mavin Records signee, and in 2018, he quit the label. Before signing a record deal with Mavin Records, he performed under the stage name Spicy. In addition to winning the contentious Next Rated award in 2015, Reekado Banks was named Rookie of the Year at the 2014 Headies. On September 1, 2016, he released his first studio album, Spotlight, which debuted at number 10 on the Billboard World Albums chart.

Reekado Banks Biography
Reekado Banks Biography
Name Ayoleyi Solomon
Born December 06, 1993 (age 30)
Lagos, Nigeria
Nigerian FlagNigerian
Zodiac sign Sagittarius

Reekado Banks’s Age

Reekado Banks's Age
Reekado Banks’s Age

Reekado Banks Life and Career

Reekado Banks Life and Career
Reekado Banks Life and Career

The final child in a family that adores music is Reekado Banks. His mother works as a caterer, while his father is an Ondo State pastor. He was raised in a strict environment because both of his parents were pastors. At the age of 14, he finished his secondary education, and in 2008, he began recording his first album of music.

All of his previous tracks were created by his older brother, who also taught him the fundamentals of songwriting, producing, and singing. The meanings of the two names were combined to create his stage name Reekado Banks; the former portion of the name roughly translates to “strong ruler,” while the latter part loosely translates to “wealth.” Reekado Banks earned a history and strategic studies degree from the University of Lagos in 2014. Don Jazzy, 2face Idibia, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Olamide, and M.I. have all been mentioned by him as major musical influences.


Mavin Records deal and artistry

His brother sent some of his songs to Mavin Records through an internet talent hunt, which led to him landing a record deal with the label. Reekado Banks was signed by Mavin Records following the selection of his entries from among more than five thousand. He claimed in a National Mirror interview that his brother submitted his music and spoke with the company on his behalf without getting his permission first. Additionally, Reekado Banks told the National Mirror that he is a varied musician who creates songs with the understanding that every person is unique and has various tastes.

2014–present: Singles and Mavin Records departure

The day Reekado Banks signed with Mavin Records and released the single “Turn It Up” was February 21, 2014. Tiwa Savage is featured in the song, which became his first official single under Mavin Records. Reekado Banks, Don Jazzy, Korede Bello, Tiwa Savage, Di’Ja, Dr. SID, and D’Prince were all featured on the highly regarded song “Dorobucci”.

Along with the aforementioned musicians, Reekado Banks released three joint singles: “Adaobi,” “Arise,” and “Looku Looku.” He dropped the Don Jazzy-produced track “Katapot” on February 13, 2015. It was said to be a diss track directed against Wande Coal and D’banj. Don Jazzy refuted the claims in a series of tweets in February 2015. Reekado Banks claimed in an interview with Vanguard Newspaper that he wrote “Katapot” just for his followers.

Reekado Banks and Nigerian telecom provider Globacom inked an endorsement agreement in July 2015. After working with Mavins Records for five years, he announced his departure from the label on December 7, 2018. In addition, he declared the opening of Banks Music, his independent label. The Vanguard newspaper revealed in September 2019 that Reekabo Banks had fired his manager, Temi Solomon, his older brother. He dropped the single “Ozumba Mbadiwe” in 2021. Following the debut of Virgin Music Nigeria, the division responsible for Reekado Banks and Darkoo distributes was revealed by Kimani Moore on September 1, 2023.

Reekado Banks Awards and Achievements

Reekado Banks Awards and Achievements
Reekado Banks Awards and Achievements

Throughout his career, Reekado Banks has received multiple honors, including two MTV Africa Music Awards for Best New Act (2015) and Best Collaboration (2016). In 2014, he was also awarded the Headies Rookie of the Year Award. Over his career, he has received over 20 nominations, one of which was for Best International Act – Africa at the 2016 BET Awards.

Reekado Bank’s Social Media Handles

Reekado Bank's Social Media Handles
Reekado Bank’s Social Media Handles

In the Nigerian music industry, Reekado Banks is among the most socially important celebrities. With over 6.4 million and over 2 million followers on Instagram and Twitter, respectively, he has verified profiles on both platforms. Using the following handles, you can follow him.

  • Instagram: @reekadobanks
  • Twitter: @ReekadoBanks

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Reekado Banks Discography

Reekado Banks Discography
Reekado Banks Discography

“Turn It Up”

(featuring Tiwa Savage) 2014 February 21, 2014


(with Don Jazzy Tiwa Savage, Dr. SID, D’Prince, Korede Bello, and Di’Ja) May 1, 2014

“Adaobi” (with Don Jazzy, Korede Bello and Di’Ja) May 27, 2014

“Chop Am” August 8, 2014

“Arise” (with Don Jazzy and Di’Ja) September 20, 2014

“Looku Looku” (with Don Jazzy Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Korede Bello, and Di’Ja) October 31, 2014

“Katapot” 2015 February 13, 2015

“Corner” July 9, 2015

“Sugar Baby” July 10, 2015

“Tomorrow” July 11, 2015

“Oluwa Ni” 2016 January 15, 2016

“Standard” June 5, 2016

“Spotlight” September 1, 2016

Easy (Jeje) 2017 July 29, 2017

“Kiss Me” July 29, 2017

“Like” (with Tiwa Savage and Fiokee) December 6, 2017

“Pull Up” 2018 April 3, 2018

“Bio Bio” (featuring Duncan Mighty) July 9, 2018

“Blessings On Me” September 26, 2018

“Yawa” (featuring Reekado Banks and DJ Young) 2019 March 21, 2019

“Maria” March 29, 2019

“Rora” September 2019

“In Put In Pressure” 2019 November 29, 2019

Who is Reekado Banks?

One of the most gifted Afrobeat musicians, Reekado Banks (Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon) is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who has gained recognition in the music business. Although he is originally from Lagos, he relocated to Abuja in 2012 to pursue a music career. Since he began releasing music in 2012, he has won multiple accolades, most notably the 2014 Headies Rookie of the Year Award. His successful singles, “Katapot,” “Easy (Jeje),” and “Like,” are what made him most famous.

How many awards has Reekado Banks won?

Throughout his career, Reekado Banks has received multiple honors, including two MTV Africa Music Awards for Best New Act (2015) and Best Collaboration (2016). In 2014, he was also awarded the Headies Rookie of the Year Award.

What happened to Reekado banks?

However, the superstar’s career tragically collapsed after he fired his brother as manager and departed Mavin Records. However, Reekado Banks is back and more hungry than ever. He recently released a 5-track EP called “Off the Record Vol. 2.” The project is a follow-up to his eponymous 2020 EP.

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