|Rapper Wale Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7½ in|
|Date of Birth||September 21, 1984|
Wale is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor who first gained popularity in 2006 with his song Dig Dug (Shake It). Over the years, he has released multiple albums, tracks, extended plays, and mixtapes like Attention Deficit, Shine, The Gifted, The Album About Nothing, Wow… That’s Crazy, Folarin II, Ambition, 100 Miles & Running, Hate Is the New Love, Paint a Picture, The Eleven One Eleven Theory, Chillin (ft. Lady Gaga), World Tour (ft. Jazmine Sullivan), That Way (ft. Jeremih and Rick Ross), Bait, Lotus Flower Bomb (ft. Miguel), The Imperfect Storm, Bag of Money (ft. Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and T-Pain), Self Promotion, The Matrimony (ft. Usher), Pole Dancer (ft. Megan Thee Stallion), Sue Me (ft. Kelly Price), Down South (ft. Yella Beezy and Maxo Kream), Fashion Week (ft. G-Eazy), Running Back (ft. Lil Wayne), Clappers (ft. Nicki Minaj and Juicy J), and Angles (ft. Chris Brown).
Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Wale Folarin, Wale (Pronounced as Waw-lay), Ralph Folarin
Northwest, Washington DC, United States
Wale was enrolled at the Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg.
He then got admission at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh on a football scholarship. On another football scholarship, He moved to Virginia State University.
After that, he shifted to Bowie State University in Prince George’s County. But, he dropped out due to academic reasons.
Rapper, Songwriter, Actor
- Father – He was a cab driver.
- Mother – She used to work as a nurse.
- Siblings – Alvin Akintimehin (Brother)
- Others – Gbenga Akinnagbe (Cousin) (Actor, Producer)
Wale has been represented by –
- Coda Agency – International
- Paradigm Agency – United States
Maybach Music, Atlantic, Every Blue Moon, Allido, Interscope Records, Warner Bros.
His net worth had been $5 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 7½ in or 171.5 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Wale has dated –
- Solange Knowles (2009-2010) – In August 2009, he started going out with singer, songwriter, performance artist, and actor Solange but the duo eventually separated the following year in January.
- Chloe Alexis – Wale started his on and off relationship with model Chloe Alexis in 2011. Some sources suggest that they may have started going out about two years earlier than 2011 after having grown close while working on the music album of his song, Dairy. In a 2015 interview, he talked about Chloe’s pregnancy and subsequent miscarriage. This episode left him depressed and caused problems between them. In May 2016, Chloe was reportedly found pregnant once again and the couple was later blessed with a daughter. Reportedly, the duo has parted ways after being together for several years.
- Amelia Knox (2014) – Wale had an affair with model and vixen Amelia Knox. The fact that she was in a relationship with Darnell Dockett and he was involved with Chloe ensured that this affair got a lot of negative publicity.
- Serayah (2015) – Wale hooked up with actor and singer Serayah in 2015. The news was leaked by the media in October 2015 and it was reported that they had been seeing each other for quite some time.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Yoruba ancestry, which is an ethnic group from South Western Nigeria.
- Dreadlocks hairstyle
- French goatee
- Various tattoos
Wale Folarin appeared in a Pepsi commercial in 2014 alongside Jhené Aiko and Juicy J.
Best Known For
- The commercial success of his third studio album, The Gifted, which reached #1 on Billboard 200
- The critical acclaim garnered by his album, The Album About Nothing
In November 2009, he released his debut studio album, Attention Deficit. It reached #2 on the “Top Rap Albums” list in the U.S.
First TV Show
In 2005, Wale was seen as himself in the documentary series In the Lab.
Wale Folarin Favorite Things
- Karaoke Songs – Careless Whisper and Faith by George Michael
- Washington Restaurant – Oohs & Ahhs Soul Food Restaurant
- Nike Foamposite Sneakers – Foam Pro, Black-on-black Foamposite Max, Coppers, OG Penny Foam Pro 1, Total Air Foamposite Max Silver
- NFL Team – Washington Redskins
Wale Folarin Facts
- In 2015, he collaborated with ASICS and Philadelphia retailer, Ruvilla to launch a product named “Bottle Rocket” Asics Gel Lyte III.
- He seriously started thinking about his music career after he got kicked off of the Virginia State University football team.
- In his struggling days, he took several odd jobs at various retail stores such as Sprint, Up Against the Wall, and Downtown Locker Room.
- He deleted his Instagram account in August 2017. However, he later returned to the social media platform.
- On October 22, 2021, he released his 7th studio album titled Folarin II and the album features guest appearances by artists like Rick Ross, Chris Brown, J. Cole, Jamie Foxx, Ant Clemons, Maxo Kream, Yella Beezy, and others. It peaked at number #12 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart and at number #22 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
- He was cast as Chango in the 3rd season of the fantasy drama television series American Gods in 2021.