Nigerian musician, Ayoleyi Solomon, best known by his stage Reekado Banks has announced his official departure from Don Jazzy’s record label Mavin records.
The superstar singer who celebrated his 25th birthday yesterday, December 6 mentioned this is the appropriate time for him to take a bold step in his music career and move to the ‘next level’.
He appreciated the opportunity he was given and the platform Don Jazzy created for himself and his Mavin colleagues.
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The talented artiste signed with Mavin records in 2013 and released his first official studio titled Spotlight in 2016. He won several awards while he was a member of the group, including the controversial award for ‘Next Rated Superstar’ at the 2015 Headies Award which sparked immense animosity between his mentor Don Jazzy and YBNL’s Olamide.
Reekado penned a hearty letter where he was indeed grateful for the opportunity and beautiful moments he shared with the record label.
Read what the superstar wrote below:
“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.”