Reekedo Banks has announced his exit from Mavin Records, the record label that launched him into stardom and gave him the platform to produce hits such as Katapot and Oluwa Ni.
This announcement has come a day after Reekado, real name Ayoleyi Solomon, celebrated his 25th birthday.
The smooth singer first came into the limelight in 2014, alongside, at the time, fellow rookie Korede Bello and Dija, when he featured in the monster hit Dorobucci, which also featured household names such as Mavin owner Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, and Dr Sid.
The announcement which was made today, 7th December, 2018, on his Instagram page was full of encomiums for, in particular, Don Jazzy, and his other label mates.
“Joining the Mavin family was the best thing to have happened to me in the last decade. Don Jazzy took me in and treated me like his son. I’ll be eternally grateful to him for the sacrifices he made for the growth of my career… A true KING with a large heart, full of kindness and ready to accommodate even more people. And to the rest of the crew, our family is a clear example of the saying, “We rise by lifting others.”
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Today I write in tears, not from a place of pain, but of joy and gratitude. A place of bliss and satisfaction because I am more than contented with how far this opportunity has brought me. The last five years have been the most blissful years of my career. The journey has been extremely wonderful and filled with the best experiences. I’ve learnt that family is not just about blood ties but about the love, sacrifices and friendship that exist amongst its members. The relationships I have fostered has proved to me that love is thicker than blood. • Joining the @mavinrecords family was the best thing to have happened to me in the last decade. @donjazzy took me in and treated me like his own son. I’ll be eternally grateful to him for sacrifices he made towards the growth of my career. His selflessness and efforts towards me and the entire Mavin crew is one that is admirable and worthy of emulation. A true KING with a large heart, full of kindness and ready to accommodate even more people. And to the rest of the crew, Our family is a clear example of the saying, “We rise by lifting others.” Thank you all for all the times you’ve lifted me at my lowest moments, for the support, the amazing hits and most especially, the LOVE. • Taking this bold step and moving on from Mavin Records onto bigger opportunities is something that, though not easy, is absolutely necessary because of my growth. I am very ecstatic about what the future holds and I cannot wait to share with everyone what new opportunities have come. Long Live Mavin Records. @tiwasavage @iamdrsid @dprincemavin @koredebello @aphrodija @itz_dna @ladipoe @johnnydrille @babyfreshmavin @altimsmavin @cupastonce @djbign
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