Throw back Friday with Reekado Banks


Reekado Banks goes by the real name Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon. He was born on 6th, December 1993. He is a Nigerian recording artist, singer and songwriter. He is currently signed to Mavin Records. Today on our throw back Friday, we have brought to you ten amazing facts about him which you might not know but yet enjoy his music.


1. Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon aka Reekado was born on 6th December 1993.

2. His father is a pastor and his mother is a caterer

3. Reekado Banks is the last child of a music loving family. He has an elder brother who is a producer and his elder sister is a gospel singer.

4. He completed his secondary school at the age of 14, and started recording his first set of songs in 2008.

5. His elder brother produced all of his earlier songs and tutored him on the rudiments of singing, writing and producing.

6. He derived the stage name Reekado Banks by combining the meanings of the two names.

7. His record deal with Mavin Records came as a result of his brother submitting some of his songs to the label in an online talent search.

8. Reekado Banks got signed to Mavin Records after his entries were selected from over 5000 entries.

9. Reekado is a graduate of History and Strategic Studies from the University of Lagos

10. Reekado Banks was inspired by Don Jazzy, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Olamide and MI

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