- Singer Reekado Banks opened up about his career so far and some controversial moments in the past months
- The Rora crooner spoke up in an exclusive interview with Fword Magazine
- Reekado also gave his reasons for not including his collabo with Wizkid on his EP
Former Mavin Records artiste, Reekado Banks, has had a long and amazing run in the music industry and he talked about his journey in an interview.
The Nigerian superstar in a chat with Gracey Mae of Fword.magazine disclosed that he started off his music career writing rap songs. He, however, added that he couldn’t recall the first bar he wrote back in the days.
Reekado stated that he doesn’t write rap anymore as it’s a venture that requires being lyrically smart.
"I don't think I can write raps anymore. Cos rap is like, bar for bar you have to be smart. I want to ease out sometimes, I don't want to be bar for bar smart."
On one of his hit songs, Rora, the ex-Mavin artiste stated that his fans made him realise how nasty some of the lyrics in the song are.
“There’s a lot of nasty stuff in there. The crazy thing is I didn't realise how nasty it was until everybody else heard it and made me realise how nasty it is. I came to the realisation how nasty I really am on my personal life so it’s just like oh, okay…”
Reekado also fielded a question about features on his EP, Off The Record. The singer noted that his A & R suggested most of the collaborations on the project apart from his song with Wizkid.
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"It was a good thing. It was suggested by my A&R Marv. He suggested all the collabs on this EP that I'm dropping, aside the one with Wizkid. And I think that's why it's no more on the EP because he didn’t suggest it."
When asked if the Wizkid collaboration didn’t make the EP because of their exchange during the ENDSARS protest, the singer simply said that he forgot about it.
In his words:
"Cos I forgot about it."
Months ago, Legit.ng reported that Reekado Banks in a radio interview with HOT 93.3 FM spoke about how the insults Wizkid hurled at him made him realise that he was not respected as much as he thought he was.
This came after Wizkid called Reekado Banks a fool when the latter announced the release of his new song on social media.
"It made me understand that I wasn’t respected as much as I thought som (sic) it’s like I dey my lane then."