Reekado Banks possesses many of Wizkid’s traits and he has the added advantage of having time on his hands. He is on the right path, and many recognize that there is a ‘Wizkid’ in him.
Reekado Banks recently got compared to Wizkid, and even though the popular opinion on twitter chiefly trolled the Mavin singer, It’s not to difficult to see why that comparison came up. The singers are both lovers of, and adherents to pop music faith. They do this with their styles heavily influenced by the distinct West African lingo and freestyle delivery, patois, and similar vocal pitches.
Reekado Banks is an amazing singer, songwriter and composer. The young man who prior to signing up with the Mavins was named Spicy.
He had a following in University of Lagos, worked on some singles which put him on the map, but ultimately got his name stolen by some other artiste. The good part of this story is that Reekado Banks cooler than Spicy. Spicy Chicken.
Reekado is awfully talented, combining his Afro Pop sensibilities with romantic songwriting and introspection, to provide music as art. Credited for his part in the emergence of the Mavin 2.0, the singer has played a huge part in most of the sound coming from the Mavin camp. His magnum opus so far still remains his work on 'Dorobucci', and 'Adaobi', two songs that came from his prolific songwriting skills.
Many on the surface, the fans can only perceive and appreciate the man who appears on TV and gives them good music, but behind those bright screen scenes, he is a creator of content.
Reekado also has his failings. Some of which are beyond his control. He doesn’t possess the looks of Korede Bello and Kiss Daniel, neither does he have the vocal ranges that can add holistic dynamism to songs. But he creatively works through all of these, with impeccable grooming, key collaborations, and tweaking of sound to come out super.
Wizkid on his part possesses all of Reekado’s gifts, but with the added benefit of greater experience and maturity in the art. The Starboy singer has been at this level for over half a decade, and with each turn and gain in his career, he has been able to learn and garner experiences that have cemented his position on the continent. Many people can find many core elements of his style in Reekado Banks’ act, and that is a good thing. What Wizkid needs to do is to give the young man a boost, and record a collaboration single with him. He is already doing that for another Neo-Nigerian musician, Kiss Daniel.
For Reekado Banks, he possesses all of Wizkid’s traits and the added advantage of having time on his hands. He is on the right path, and many recognize that there is a ‘Wizkid’ in him. Good thing is, he is well on his way to actualizing it.