Reekado Banks "I once hawked blenders and worked as a bricklayer" recounts Mavin singer

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.

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Reekado Banks, the promising Mavin act who has worked Don Jazzy, Illbliss, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Korede Bello, Di’Ja and Wale has recounted his humble beginnings before stardom.

In a recent interview the artiste born Solomon Ayoleyi Hanniel, who hails from 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 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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