Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon, a Nigerian musician and entertainer popularly known as Reekado Banks, has been in the news lately.
First was when he won the Next Rated Act award of the Headies 2015, which was controversial.
The next was when he became verified on Instagram becoming the 8th Nigerian to become verified on the social media platform.
He was in the news few days ago when he released his latest single, Oluwa ni.
Reviewing the start of his career during an interview with TheCable on Wednesday, the Katapot crooner explained how his parents reacted when he told them of his ambition in music, his dad particularly seeking guarantees that he would not leave Jesus Christ.
“I was fortunate enough not to be restricted, all I did was tell my mum,” he said.
“She told my dad and he said he didn’t have a problem with that and that all he needed to be sure of was that I would not leave Jesus Christ.”
Speaking on celebrity life, the 22-year-old artiste said: “It feels really good to be a part of the Mavin family.
“It’s very boring. I can do every other thing I want except take a stroll on the street and I miss that. I wasn’t exposed because of the type of family I came from; I was always indoors. I had the most fun with my family.
“When I was in the university, I never clubbed. My life has always been by myself with my family and close friends. The only thing I miss is that I can’t take a stroll on the street.”
The young artiste who seemed full of life began his career in 2008 and became a part of the Mavin family in 2014.