Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon, is popularly known as Reekado Banks, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, known for his unique style of music.
The Afropop singer has many things you might not know about him, such as Reekado Banks net worth, biography, career, and many more. We will talk about all these in this post.
Keep reading while you get to find out everything you need to know about your favorite musician.
Reekado Banks Profile
- Full Name: Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Date of Birth: December 6, 1993
- Age: 27
- Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Recording artiste
- State of Origin: Ondo State
- Place of Residence: Lagos State
- Marital Status: Single
- Net Worth: $2 Million
Reekado Bank Biography
On December 6, 1993, Reekado Banks was born, in Lagos State, Nigeria. The artist is the last child of the family. His father is a pastor while his mother is into catering services.
We can say that Reekado Banks was born in a music family, because his brother Temi Solomon is a music producer, while his sister, whose name is unknown at the moment, is a gospel music singer.
Reekado Banks grew up in Ikorodu, Lagos state, where he completed his secondary school studies in 2008. He later went to study at the prestigious University of Lagos, where he bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Strategic studies in 2014.
Reekado Banks Career
Before gaining fame in the Nigerian entertainment industry, the Afropop singer used the name “Spicy” and used to be a rapper before his brother, Temi Solomon advised him to focus more on singing.
The current name, Reekado Banks, is derived from the Spanish name “Ricardo” which means “Ruler of Kings” and “Banks”, which together means “to be rich in musical content”.
After graduating from Secondary school, Reekado Banks started his music career with the help of his brother. His brother also helped him record and produce songs and taught him basic concepts to understand in music.
In 2014, Reekado Banks’ brother, Temi Solomon, helped him submit his song to an online talent hunt hosted by Mavins Record owned by Don Jazzy. Fortunately for him, due to his talents and unique style of music, Reekado Banks got selected, which landed Reekado Banks a record deal with Mavins record label. He was unveiled alongside Korede Bello and Di’ja at Marvins Record label.
Reekado Bank’s first studio song on the record label was “Turn it Up”. He released the song the same day he got unveiled at the Mavins Record label, and the song featured the queen of the Nigerian entertainment industry, Tiwa Savage.
After his first single, Reekado Banks released another single, “Katapot”, and most people thought it was a song to diss Wande Coal and D’banj. But Don Jazzy refuted the rumors with a series of tweets, and Reekado Banks did the same in an online interview.
He then featured in the collaboration song “Dorobucci” released by Mavin Records on May 1, 2014. The song also featured other artists such as Don Jazzy, Tiw Savage, Dr. Sid, Di’Ja, Korede Bello, and D’ Prince.
Reekado has since released many other songs, including Katapot, Chop Am, Sugar Baby, Oluwa Ni, and many more. He has performed at numerous events and concerts after signing a recording contract with Mavin Records, and his albums are still topping charts.
Popularly known as “Reekaddicts”, Reekado Banks fans are indeed addicted to his style of music. The sensational Afropop hitmaker also has more to offer. He mainly contributed to the single “My Darling” by Tiwa Savage and the single “Ife” by Pasuma he featured Tiwa Savage.
Reekado Banks also bagged a multi-million Naira endorsement deal with one of the top Nigerian telecommunications companies, GLO, and also sold his albums for millions, which has undoubtedly increased Reekado Banks net worth.
In December 2018, Reekado Banks announced his exit from the Mavins Record label and also made it known that he has established his Record label, which he named Banks Music.
Reekado Banks Songs and Albums
Since signing with the Mavins Record label, Reekado Banks has released several hit singles as a serial hitmaker. Some of them include Katapot, Turn it Up, Corner, Oluwa ni, Sugar Baby, and Jeje.
He also featured in all of Mavin’s collaborations, such as Adaobi, Dorobucci, Looku Looku, Arise, and Jantamanta, which also has the likes of Don Jazzy, Dr. Sid, Tiwa Savage, D’Prince, Di’ja, and Korede Bello on the Mavins collective songs.
Reekado Banks released his first official music album, “Spotlight,” on September 1, 2016, and some of the songs include Move ft. Vanessa Mdee, Killah whyna feat. Patoranking, all your love ft. D’prince, Biggy Man Ft. Falz, Koloba, Problem, and so on.
Reekado Banks Awards
- 2015 Top Naija Music Award for Revelation of the Year
- 2018 The Headies Awards for Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year
- 2015 City People Entertainment Award for Most Promising Act of the Year (Male)
- Headies Awards for the Rookie of the Year 2014
- Headies Award for Next Rated, 2015
- Headies Award for Video of the Year 2015
Reekado Bank Net worth
As of 2020, Reekado Bank net worth is estimated at $2 million, which is equivalent to 840 million Naira, which he earned as an artist under the Mavins Record label and as an entrepreneur as the CEO of Banks Music.