In the span of 2 years, Reekado Banks has gone from the new Mavin guy singing the bridge on Dorobucci, to dropping one of the most anticipated albums of 2016, Spotlight. But it wasn’t only because he’s the hot new kid on the block that the album was anticipated.
Earlier this year, Reekado Banks won the Headies Next Rated award (controversially) but that put him in a certain class of artists. Among the past winners of this award are Wizkid, Davido, Patoranking, Wande Coal, and Omawumi. So you see, the expectations that come with winning that award has pretty big history.
Reekado is also the first of the Mavin 2.0 crew to drop a full-fledged album. While Dija & Korede Bello haven’t projected any moves to put out an album (they might do soon), Reeky has put himself out there as the breakout star from the label.
On first listen, you have to say that album is at the minimum worth the spend. We’ll put out a review very soon, so not to worry. Stand out tracks on the album right now are Biggy Man & Problem. But took a bit of a pulse on social media to see how folks are reacting the album that just dropped today.
S/O to @ReekadoBanks … That album is fire 🔥🔥
— EHIZOJIE (@SpecialSlim) September 1, 2016
reekado banks album sounds🔥🔥
— Toyo baby. (@ItsToyosii) September 1, 2016
Listened to Reekado Banks album. It's fire. Plenty of growth and talent on it.
— Joey Akan (@joeyakan) September 1, 2016
Yo guys Reekado Banks has bangers on his album. Problem and Biggie Man are jams.
— Ayomide O. Tayo (@AOT2) September 1, 2016
Kiss Daniel and Reekado Banks did it for albums for me this year 🔥👏🏽🔥
— Adefowora (@Adebolaa_O) September 1, 2016
Not everyone was feeling it though. Some are already expressing their displeasure.
I can't even believe you people on this Reekado Banks album hype after the data and time you made me waste downloading Kiss Daniels album
— Shegz Okoro (@Deen_Khalliffa) September 1, 2016
Sorry not sorry reekado banks album is mediocre I actually expected more but oh well !!! #crap
— FASHION KILLA ! © (@TheRealJordann1) September 1, 2016
But for the most part, it’s been positive
I told people to watch out for Reekado banks album that it will be fire, i said it many times,am not surprised atall…Best Pop Album so far
— Shakar Nwa Mama (@Shakar_EL) September 1, 2016
— Oluwadamilola_music (@musicalDammy) September 1, 2016
Kiss Daniel & Reekado Banks can now be dubbed "leaders of the new school" they have a body work to back them up
— Boyede (@DonBoye_) September 1, 2016
…and of course the joker lol.
15/16 next rated :
Lil Kesh – YAGI ✔
Kiss Daniel – New Era ✔
Reekado Banks – Spotlight ✔
Korede Bello right now pic.twitter.com/sPpTxjgh49
— Has'B From The West (@rappertizer) September 1, 2016