Wale is an American rapper and songwriter who has a net worth of $6 million. He is mostly known for his song Dig Dug. His real name is Olubowale Victor Akintimehin.
In 2006, Wale released Dig Dug, which earned enormous recognition in his birthplace Washington D.C. Since 2005, Wale has released five studio albums, two compilation albums, eleven mixtapes, forty-six singles, and forty-one music albums so far.
Signing with Interscope Records, Wale released his maiden album Attention Deficit in 2009. His third album, The Gifted, ranked #1 in the Billboard 200 chart in 2013. Besides, his The Album About Nothing further placed #1 in the Billboard chart two years later. However, Wale has won BET Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Soul Train Awards, and BET Hip Hop Awards so far.
Wale: At a Glance
|Real Name||Olubowale Victor Akintimehin|
|Date of Birth||21 September 1984|
|Birth Place||Northwest Washington, Washington D.C, United States|
|Children||1, (Zyla Moon Oluwakemi)|
|Net Worth||$6 million|
Olubowale Victor Akintimehin was born in the Northwestern quadrant of Washington D.C, on 21st September 1984. His parents, Ayo Akintimehin (father) and Doris Akintimehin (mother) are both belong to the Yoruba ethnicity. This Akintimehin family moved to Montgomery County when Wale was only ten. However, Wale graduated from Quince Orchard High School in 2002. Later, he attended Bowie State University. But, due to academic reasons, Wale dropped out.
Wale started his rapping career in 2005, releasing some singles and mixtapes. In the following year, his maiden recorded track, Rhyme of the Century, was released on the local radio.
It took four years to release his first album, Attention Deficit. However, it was a masterpiece. The song, Chillin, of this album, featured famous singer Lady Gaga. Besides, his third album, The Gifted, placed No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Within his short musical career, Wale has released five studio albums so far. Besides, he has released two compilation albums. He has signed with many record labels like Warner Bros, Maybach Music, Atlantic, and so on.
Wale has won numerous famous awards like BET Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Soul Train Awards, and BET Hip Hop Awards. Besides, Wale gained a nomination for the Grammy Awards in 2013. Since 2005, he is contributing to rap music continuously.
Wale was born in Washington D.C. But, his parents were from the Southwestern Nigerian Yoruba ethnic group.
Wale is dating the model India Graham. According to India Graham’s Instagram post, they are dating for a long time.
Wale signed with many music groups. Yes, he is still with Maybach Music. He is further with Atlantic and Warner Bros recording labels.