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Reekado Banks Blames Leaving Mavin Records for Dry Spell in Career

Reekado Banks, the popular crooner of Katapult, has spoken about his plans on his music career and what caused him to hit the pause button in an interview with OkayAfrica recently.

The artiste who was formerly signed to Mavin Records label said that the reason he was not been able to produce any new album since his debut in 2016 with Spotlight, was due to building the ‘back-end’ of his own label after leaving his former label and changing management.

He said, “Between 2016, when I dropped Spotlight, and now, I’ve left Mavin Records, I have gone on to establish my own label, and I’ve also changed management. They’ve all been big steps in my career that needed so much time and detail. I thought it was going to be possible to mix up the music with the back-end but it really wasn’t as easy as I envisaged. So, I needed to focus on what was more important which was the back-end. Now that all of that is sorted and properly structured, the music is ready to come out.”

Reekado Banks who just recently released an EP, Off the Record, admitted that every studio time was memorable to him.

 Reekado who was an active voice during the #EndSARS protests offline and online said it was a ‘great sight’ to see the youth united even though they were not listened to. He also said he was going to remain dedicated to educating people on the importance of voting and being politically enlightened.

“Continuing from now, I’ll be very consciously involved in helping people understand the importance of voting and staying involved in the political process as well as everything that concerns Nigeria because we can’t run away from the country in the end,” he said.

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