Olubowale Victor Akintimehin is a Nigerian-American talented rapper and songwriter, popularly known by his stage name Wale. With his track “Dig Dug (Shake it)” in 2006, when the song became famous in his hometown, he first rose to fame. After that, he started making music for the regional audience. Wale later appeared on national TV and also got featured in Black-American magazines several times.
Well, how well do you know about Wale? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Wale’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Wale to date.
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Biography and Early Life
Wale was born on 21st September 1984 in Northwest, Washington D.C., United States to parents Ayo Akintimehin and Doris Akintimehin. Both of his parents came from Southwestern Nigeria’s Yoruba ethnic community, and both of them immigrated to the United States from Austria in 1979. When Wale was 10 years old, his family moved to Montgomery County, Maryland, a state adjacent to Washington D.C.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Wale in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Wale’s age is 36 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 21 September 1984. Though, he is 5′ 8’’ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70 kg in Kilograms.
Wale attended and graduated from Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in 2002. On football scholarships, Wale also attended Robert Morris University and Virginia State University and later moved to Bowie State University. He dropped out of school, however, for unknown reasons.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Wale dated model Claudia Alexis Jourdan (also known as Chloe Alexis) for a long time. Although when they started dating is unknown, the couple had been together for a fairly long time and also have a child together. Their first child tragically passed away after Jourdan suffered a miscarriage. The pair finally became parents in August 2016 when their daughter Zyla Moon was born.
Unfortunately, the couple broke up later. In 2019, the news came out that Wale is probably dating the 21-year-old model India Graham. The rumor proved to be true as the couple made public appearances together and also engaged in a public display of affection, hence confirming that both are in a relationship with each other.
Is Wale Gay?
Wale is a straight man. He has been in relationships several times, all of them being women. There hasn’t been any rumor regarding Wale’s sexuality as he has been very clear and straightforward about it from the very beginning. He expressed his sexuality through his music to his fans, by expressing his thoughts and feelings regarding the women he dated.
After becoming regionally popular because of his mixtapes, Wale met music producer Mark Ronson in 2006 who invited him to join his label, Allido Records. Wale signed the contract with Allido Records in 2007, and at the same time becoming more and more nationally recognized as he made appearances in national media like MTV and also many African-American artists focused magazines.
Wale joined Interscope Records in 2008 and released his debut Attention Deficit album in 2009. The album did not sell as well, but the reviewers received favorable reviews. Wale signed a contract with rapper Rick Ross’ label Maybach Music Group (MMG) in 2011 where he released his second studio album Ambition on 1st November 2011. It got mixed reviews from the audience. His third studio album, The Gifted was released on 25th June 2013 and ranked number one at the Billboard 200.
He released his fourth studio album, The Album About Nothing, on 31 March 2015, and it became his second number one album on Billboard. Wale released three EP’s named It’s Complicated, Self Promotion, and Free Lunch in 2018. In 2019, Wale released his sixth studio album, Yeah… That’s Nuts. The lead single of the album, called On Chill, was released on 12th July 2019. The track met with positive reviews and ranked number 22 on Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for about 22 weeks.
Wale had been nominated for several awards and has also won many. In 2014, he won the African Muzik Magazine Awards for the Best Male Diaspora category. In 2012, he was nominated for two BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards out of which he won one for the Best Collaboration category for his work Lotus Flower Bomb. The year before that, he also won a BET Hip Hop Awards for the Best Club Banger category.
He also won a Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2010. In 2013, he won a Soul Train Award for his song Bad (feat. Tiara Thomas) in the Best Hip Hop Song of the Year category. Wale was also nominated for a Grammy the same year for his song Lotus Flower Bomb. In 2015, his song The White Shoes were nominated for MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) in the Best Video with a Social Message category.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Wale in 2021
Wale’s net worth is about $6 million as of 2021. A huge part of his income comes from his career as a professional rapper and songwriter. Wale has become a successful musician and his popularity will grow more and more in the future.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Wale was accused by his daughter Zyla Moon’s aunt and ex-girlfriend Chloe Alexis’ sister that he has emotionally abandoned Zyla and that he does not spend enough time with his three-year-old kid.
- Wale opened up in a music award interview where he said that he “struggles to connect emotionally” with his daughter because of his past. He said that he never actually received enough parental affection and hence does not know how to do the same with his daughter.
- Wale went through a very rough time after his ex-girlfriend and he lost their first child. They went through a mental and physical low, and Wale said that after that he drank a lot and partied till late at night every day.
Wale has managed to arrive as a shining artist and his journey has been full of a roller coaster of emotions. We hope that he continues to make music in the future with lots of vigor and love.
Facts of Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
- Gender Male
- full nameOlubowale Victor Akintimehin
- birthplaceWashington D.C., United States
- Date of Birth September 21, 1984
- Age 38 years 4 months
- Horoscope Virgo
- Lucky Number 7
- Lucky Stone Sapphire
- Lucky Color Green
- Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Capricorn
- net worth$6 million
- professionRapper, Songwriter
- weightIn Kilograms – 70 Kg, In Pounds – 154 lbs
- heightIn Centimetres – 178 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8’’
- hair colorBlack
- eye colorDark Brown
- high schoolQuince Orchard High School