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Rapper Wale Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Rapper Wale Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7½ in
Weight 76 kg
Date of Birth September 21, 1984
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Eye Color
Dark Brown

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 DeficitShineThe Gifted, The Album About NothingWow… That’s CrazyFolarin IIAmbition100 Miles & RunningHate Is the New LovePaint a PictureThe 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).

Born Name

Olubowale Victor Akintimehin

Other Names

Wale Folarin, Wale (Pronounced as Waw-lay), Ralph Folarin

Wale Folarin at the Events DC Presents Wale: A Concert About Nothing in April 2015
Wale Folarin at the Events DC Presents Wale: A Concert About Nothing in April 2015

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Northwest, Washington DC, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

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.

Occupation

Rapper, Songwriter, Actor

Family

  • Father – He was a cab driver.
  • Mother – She used to work as a nurse.
  • Siblings – Alvin Akintimehin (Brother)
  • Others – Gbenga Akinnagbe (Cousin) (Actor, Producer)

Manager

Wale has been represented by –

  • Coda Agency – International
  • Paradigm Agency – United States

Genre

Hip hop

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Maybach Music, Atlantic, Every Blue Moon, Allido, Interscope Records, Warner Bros.

Net Worth

His net worth had been $5 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 7½ in or 171.5 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Wale has dated –

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Wale at the DIESEL's Madison Avenue flagship in February 2016
Wale at the DIESEL’s Madison Avenue flagship in February 2016

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He has Yoruba ancestry, which is an ethnic group from South Western Nigeria.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Dreadlocks hairstyle
  • French goatee
  • Various tattoos
Wale at the Wrkng Title Fall 2014 press event
Wale at the Wrkng Title Fall 2014 press event

Brand Endorsements

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

First Album

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

SourceComplex, Wikipedia

Wale Folarin at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards
Wale Folarin at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

Wale Folarin Facts

  1. In 2015, he collaborated with ASICS and Philadelphia retailer, Ruvilla to launch a product named “Bottle Rocket” Asics Gel Lyte III.
  2. He seriously started thinking about his music career after he got kicked off of the Virginia State University football team.
  3. In his struggling days, he took several odd jobs at various retail stores such as Sprint, Up Against the Wall, and Downtown Locker Room.
  4. He deleted his Instagram account in August 2017. However, he later returned to the social media platform.
  5. 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.
  6. He was cast as Chango in the 3rd season of the fantasy drama television series American Gods in 2021.

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