Nigerian songwriter and music act, Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon, widely known as Reekado Banks has ended his contract with music label, Mavin Records.
Reekado Banks joined the music company founded by superstar producer, Don Jazzy five years ago alongside Korede Bello and Di’ja. They were referred to as the Mavin 2.0 or second generation with the likes of Tiwa Savage, Dr. Did and D’Prince being the first set of signed acts.
The singer took to Instagram to announce his departure, a teary Reekado Banks wrote…
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.”
The record label has accepted Reekado’s exit in good faith as it appears there is no bad blood between both parties. Mavin Records on its official Instagram page wished the singer “nothing but more success”.
Reekado has earlier launched his own imprint named Tot Empire.