Reekado Banks, a Mavin Records artiste is one of the prominent young Nigerian musicians that has worked with several big names in the entertainment industry including Don Jazzy, Illbliss, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Wale, Korede Bello, and Di’Ja.
However, his rise to limelight was also paved with difficulties, which happens to be commonplace with several entertainers. Just yesterday, we shared a report on how Waje’s Demo CD was thrashed by someone she was seeking support from at the time. Click here if you missed it!
The Mavin Records recording artiste disclosed his rise to prominence during a #MySuperStarStory interview as reported by Nigerian Vanguard Newspaper!
Born Solomon Ayoleyi Hanniel, the Ondo State indigene revealed that after informing his parents of his intention to pursue a career in music and getting their blessing, he had to hawk blenders in traffic and work as a manual labourer at a construction site in a bid to earn some money to use to record.
He also revealed that at one point, a lecturer at the university told him that he will never make it after preventing him from retaking a test he missed.
His turning point came with the Mavin Records audition where he was picked out of over 5,000 hopefuls. The dreadlocked act, now popular for his ballad “Katapot” credited this triumph to God. In his words, “There is no amount of sacrifice that was enough to get me something this big.”