So many artistes out there got different things that inspires them to make the kind of music they make, some it might be joints while some, might be what they’ve gone through before coming into limelight and some their favourite artist could be their source of inspiration but having had a chat with Reekado Banks “God is the bringer of all inspirations”, he said.
Hanniel Ayoleyi Solomon Formerly known as Spicy, better known by his stage name Reekado Banks is an Afro-Pop artist, singer and songwriter who has been in the music scene for 6/7 years now and has been active all through the years releasing hits upon hits. From his first official single under his present record label Mavin Records titled “Turn It Up” which features his label mate Tiwa Savage to his present track “Like” which is making a big wave on charts and it also features Tiwa Savage & Fiokee.
On the 1st of September 2016, the multiple award-winning act released his début album Spotlight on which he featured some other acts i.e Falz, Patoranking, Vanessa Mdee, Sarkodie and D’Prince. The 21-Tracked album debuted at number 10 on the Billboard world album chart just some days after the release and was also nominated for City People Music Award for ‘Award of the year’.
We caught up with the 24 years old talented act some days back, had a good time talking his music experience with him and it’s a must read for y’all.
MPA: We read online that your dad was a pastor, how did he take your music career ?
Reekado Banks: Yes , and he is still a pastor.
Surprisingly, he was a big supporter of my dream. He even built me my first studio !
If you could start your career over again, what would you do differently?
Errr, nothing really! I love my career’s progression.
How was life in the university, Combining music and education ?
It was pretty tough. I remember when i had to skip tests to make money off song writing. But i’m thankful all that is behind now.
Did you expect your recent single “Like” to be this big ?
With all humility, i’ll say Yes i expected it.
I even made a video before the release and promised it was gonna be a hit.
What’s your source of inspiration that makes you come up with your songs ?
First, God is the bringer of all inspirations. But yh, i sing about the everyday life we live in.
I make music anyone can relate to.
How do you handle mistakes during a performance ?
The show gotta go on !
Which artist would you love to work with ?
2face, MI, Chris Brown, Wande Coal.
What advice would you give upcoming artists who are nervous ?
It is normal to get nervous, but raise your confidence above it.
What should we expect of you ?
More music. More entertainment !
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