On May 8th 2013 when Mavin Records clocked 1, Don Jazzy put out words on the internet that he wants to sign an upcoming artiste to the Record label. At that time, Mavin Records had onlyh known artistes Tiwa Savage, D’Prince, Wande Coal and Dr Sid.
One of the 5000 artistes that sent in their works was Reekado Banks. He was the only artiste Don Jazzy selected. His stage name was Spicy at that time.
The 21 year old rising star made this known in an interview with Punch,
“Don Jazzy put out a notice on the Internet and wanted people to send in their demo songs in May 2013. I sent mine and I was the only one that got picked out of 5,000 people. I was not Reekado Banksat that time; my stage name was Spicy. After I got signed, I noticed a lot of artistes bore Spicy and I wanted to be different. I decided to change my stage name because I needed a fresh start. So, I choseReekado Banks.”
Reekado Banks real name Ayoleyi Solomon revealed his degree in History and Strategic Studies will be useful one day…. “I recently graduated from the University of Lagos and I will get to work with it someday. Right now, I want to concentrate on my music career. I am certain my degree will come in handy..” he said
He recently released the video for his single Chop Am and won Rookie of The Year award at the 2014 Headies