Nigerian-American hip hop recording artist who first achieved fame in 2006, when his song “Dig Dug (Shake It)” became popular in his hometown. Wale released his debut studio album, Attention Deficit, in November 2009. It reached #2 on “Top Rap Albums” list in the U.S. In 2010, Wale was nominated for Best New Artist from both the Soul Train Awards and BET Awards but did not win. His third studio album, The Gifted (2013), debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200.
Wale Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 21 September 1984
Birth Place: Northwest Washington, Washington, D.C., USA
Birth Name: Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Nicknames: Wale, Wale Folarin
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Occupation: Rapper, Songwriter
Race/Ethnicity: Black (Yoruba)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Wale Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 183 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 83 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 10″
Height in Meters: 1.78 m
Body Build/Type: Average
Chest: 43 in (109 cm)
Biceps: 15.5 in (39.5 cm)
Waist: 36 in (91.5 cm)
Shoe Size: Unknown
Wale Family Details:
Father: Unknown (Was a cab driver)
Mother: Unknown (Nurse)
Siblings: Alvin Akintimehin (Brother)
Others: Gbenga Akinnagbe (Cousin)
Quince Orchard High School, Gaithersburg, Maryland (2002)
Robert Morris University
Virginia State University
Bowie State University
*Born on September 21, 1984 in Northwest Washington, Washington, D.C., his parents were both from the Yoruba ethnic group of southwestern Nigeria.
*He is the cousin of actor Gbenga Akinnagbe, who played Chris Partlow on HBO’s The Wire.
*He attended Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, and got admission at the Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh on a football scholarship.
*He started his music career in 2005 by releasing mixtapes in the Washington, D.C. area.
*His second studio album, Ambition (2011), peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200, and topped R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as well as Top Rap Albums.
*He is an avid professional wrestling fan, and has made several wrestling references on his songs.
*Visit his official website: www.walemusic.com
*Follow him on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.