Reekado Banks – “I Once Hawked Blenders And Worked As A Bricklayer”


Fast rising superstar, Reekado Banks is striding forward and he isn’t looking back.

The Mavin star who has worked with Don Jazzy, Illbliss, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Korede Bello, Di’Ja and Wale has recounted his humble beginnings before stardom.

In a recent interview, Solomon Ayoleyi Hanniel aka Reekado Banks who hails from Ondo State 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 laborer 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 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 deadlocked 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.”


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