Home / Biography / Wale

Wale

Biography

Nigerian American rapper who increased to prominence along with his song, “Drill down Dug (Tremble It).” His debut recording was known as Attention Deficit and created singles like “Very Ladies.” He performed football in senior high school and university and remains a large fan from the Redskins. His 1st recorded monitor was known as “Rhyme from the Hundred years.” He created and released “Drill down Dug” entirely by himself and it became probably the most requested radio music in D.C.’s background. His cousin is definitely Gbenga Akinnagbe, an acting professional who starred within the Wire. He was on Tag Ronson’s solitary “Smile,” a remix from the Lily Allen music.

Quick Facts


Full Name Wale
Date Of Birth September 21, 1984
Place Of Birth Washington, DC
Height 1.78 m
Profession Rapper
Education Robert Morris University, Quince Orchard High School, Virginia State University, Bowie State University
Nationality American
Children Zyla Moon Oluwakemi
Parents Doris Akintimehin, Ayo Akintimehin
Siblings Alvin Akintimehin
Awards BET Award for Best Collaboration, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Club Banger, Soul Train Music Rhythm & Bars Award, Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best International Artist
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, BET Award for Best New Artist, BET Centric Award, BET Award for Viewer's Choice, MTV Video Music Award for Best Video with a Social Message, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Hip Hop Video, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Lyricist of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collabo, Duo or Group, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Impact Track, World Music Award for World’s Best Video, Soul Train Music Award for Best Collaboration, BET Hip Hop Award for Best New Hip Hop Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Song of the Year, Soul Train Music Award for Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance, World Music Award for World’s Best Song, BET Award for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Album of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Award for Diaspora Artist of the Year
Star Sign Virgo

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1Cousin of Gbenga Akinnagbe.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kevin Hart: What Now?2016Documentary performer: "What Now" - uncredited
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2015
American Honey2016performer: "Bounce It" - as Wale / writer: "Bounce It" - as Olubowale Victor Akantimehin
The Birth of a Nation2016"Live Forever"
Million Dollar Arm2014performer: "Chillin'" / performer: "Keep The Hustle" - as Wale / writer: "Keep The Hustle", "Chillin'" - as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Girls2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
RGIII: The Will to Win2013TV Movie performer: "No Pain No Gain" - as Wale
So You Think You Can Dance2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Internship2013performer: "Chillin'" - as Wale / writer: "Chillin'" - as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Chelsea Lately2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Project X2012performer: "Pretty Girls Benny Benassi Remix" - as Wale / writer: "Pretty Girls Benny Benassi Remix" - as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Conan2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lotus Flower Bomb2011Video short performer: "Lotus Flower Bomb" / writer: "Lotus Flower Bomb" - as Olubowale Akintimehin
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010-2011TV Series performer - 2 episodes
That Way2011Video short performer: "That Way" / writer: "That Way" - as Olubowale Akintimehin
30 Minutes or Less2011writer: "Is There Any Love" - as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Restless City2011performer: "My Sweetie" / writer: "My Sweetie"
Step Up 3D2010performer: "Chillin'" / writer: "Chillin'" - as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Pretty Girls2010Video short performer: "Pretty Girls" / writer: "Pretty Girls"
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wale: Chillin2009Video short performer: "Chillin'" / writer: "Chillin'" - as Olubowale Akintimehin
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
BET Hip-Hop Awards 20092009TV Special performer: "Pretty Girls"
DJ Hero2009Video Game performer: "Chillin"
Last Call with Carson Daly2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Artistic Integrity2008Video short performer: "The Artistic Integrity" / writer: "The Artistic Integrity"
MTV Video Music Awards 20072007TV Special performer: "W. A. L. E. D. A. N. C. E."

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wale: Chillin2009Video short writer
The Artistic Integrity2008Video short writer
Lotus Flower Bomb2011Video short writer
That Way2011Video short writer
Pretty Girls2010Video short writer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ESPN First Take2016TV Series composer - 1 episode
Paradores de turismo del Pirineo1971Documentary short composer: stock music - as Wale

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lotus Flower Bomb2011Video short executive producer
That Way2011Video short executive producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wale: Chillin2009Video shortWale

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Complex Conversations2016-2017TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN First Take2017TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Lucha Underground2016TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
2015 MTV Video Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself (as Wale)
BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself (as Wale)
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
The Real2015TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
2015 NBA All Star All Style2015TV MovieHimself - Musical Guest (as Wale)
Jerry Seinfeld and Wale Discuss2014TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Wale Ft. Jeremih: The Body2014Video shortHimself (as Wale)
BET Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself (as Wale)
This Is Hot 972014TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2013TV SeriesHimself
2013 Soul Train Awards2013TV SpecialHimself (as Wale)
Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - The Gifted Rapper (as Wale)
Wale Presents the Gifted Documentary2013Documentary shortHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2008-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Musical Support for The Roots
RapFix Live2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself (as Wale)
Conan2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Lotus Flower Bomb2011Video shortHimself (as Wale)
2011 BET Hip Hop Awards2011TV SpecialHimself (as Wale)
That Way2011Video shortHimself
BET Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
Funk Flex Full Throttle2011TV Series as Wale
Vevo: Area Codes2010TV SeriesHimself
Pretty Girls2010Video shortHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV Series
BET Hip-Hop Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Wale)
6th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors2009TV MovieHimself (as Wale)
MTV Video Music Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Wale)
Last Call with Carson Daly2009TV SeriesHimself
Rising Icons2009TV Series
The Artistic Integrity2008Video shortHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
In the Lab2005TV Series documentaryHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015BET AwardBET AwardsBest Male Hip Hop Artist
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Video with a Social MessageFor the video "The White Shoes."
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song· Walker Johnson (songwriter)
· Miguel (songwriter)


Looks like we don't have salary information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have quotes information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have trademarks information. Sorry!

Check Also

Ray Whitney

Well-traveled NHL winger who made an appearance in his 1st All-Star game in 2000 as …