Biography Intro: is a Nigerian-American rapper
NAME: Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
DATE OF BIRTH:September 21, 1984
PLACE OF BIRTH:Northwest, Washington, D.C.
CHILDREN Zyla Moon Oluwakemi
EDUCATION:Bowie State University, Robert Morris University, Virginia State University, Quince Orchard High School
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: In july 2006, wale found representation in daniel weisman, whose a former club dj and promoter, who has no previous experience in management,weisman had been tipped off about the rapper by a friend in washington, d. C and connected with him through myspace.
In september 2006, after dropping another go-go influenced single, called “Breakdown” (sampled from huck-a-bucks “Sexy girl”) has been getting a mention on the washington post,wale released his first non-go-go original single, called “Uptown roamers”. On september 14, 2006, “Uptown roamers” debuted on xm radio channel 66, where it’s been played twice in one day. Both “Breakdown” and “Uptown roamers” were on wale’s second mixtape, hate is the new love. The song, “Breakdown” was featured on the video game madden nfl 2009.
Wale won the award for “D. C. Metro breakthrough artist of the year” at wkys’s go-go awards in november 2006,on december 15, the fader magazine associate editor nick “Catchdubs” barat visited wale for an interview and photo shoot, which appeared in the march 2007 issue of the fader.
Manager weisman told hitquarters that the fader feature, given the magazine’s music/culture/fashion orientation, laid an important foundation for wale to position himself as a “Cool, smart, up-and-coming hip-hop artist who might actually be drake”.
HONORS AND AWARDS: BET Award for Best Collaboration and more