Ricardo Banks is a famous Nigerian singer who has excelled in the Nigerian entertainment industry for years given his style of music. He remains a known figure and was formerly signed to Mavin Records in 2014 before leaving the label in 2018.


Reekado Banks
Personal Information
Full Name: Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon
Born: 6th of November 1993
Place of Birth: Lagos State in Nigeria
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: Degree in History and Strategic Study
Alma mater: University of Lagos.
Occupation: Musician
Net Worth: $2.2 million.

Reekado Banks whose real name is Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon is a renowned Nigerian singer and songwriter. He has been releasing several songs for years in the music industry which include hits like Pull Up, Speak To Me, Problem, Oluwa Ni, and Like amongst others.


Reekado Banks is 29 years old.

Early Life and Education

Reekado Banks whose real name is Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon was born on the 6th of November 1993 in Lagos State, Nigeria. He was born into a Christian music-loving family who actively supported his growing up and career.

Reekado Banks completed his secondary school education at a young age before his first set of songs were recorded in 2008. His elder brother played a significant role in helping him adapt to various musical instruments as well as songwriting and singing. 

Despite not much information on his educational background, Reekado Banks graduated with a degree in History and Strategic Study from the University of Lagos.

Personal Life

Currently, Reekado Banks is not in a relationship. 


Reekado Banks started his music career while in school studying for a degree. He is among the long list of students to come out of the institution and become celebrities. Reekado Banks was busy composing and building his career. His breakthrough came when he got signed to Mavins Records.

Mavin Records Deal and Artistry

Reekado Banks’s contract with Mavin Records was hugely successful due to his brother’s effort; his brother usually submitted a number of his songs to the label. Reekado Banks was fortunate to be chosen from over 5,000 entries from individuals all over the globe.

He was gaining popularity under the record label; he released several songs there and won several awards. Mavin Records is known to promote its own and this earned him a lot of opportunity to showcase his talent and win the hearts of music lovers.

Singles and Mavin Records Departure

Reekado Banks released “Turn It Up” in February 2014 to strengthen his name in the music industry. Tiwa Savage, a known signee to Mavins Record at the time featured on the song, and the single was his first under Mavins Record.

He featured alongside top musical artists under the record label including Korede Bello, Dr. Sid, Don Jazzy, D’Prince, and Di’Ja. Reekado Banks was making it big in the industry and further participated in the release of “Adaobi” and “Arise”.

In 2015, he signed a deal with Globacom to serve as its ambassador. 

Reekado Banks announced his departure from Mavin Records in 2018; he left to create his independent record label, Banks Music.

Net Worth

Reekado Banks has an estimated net worth of $2.2 million.