Wale, whose real name is Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and recording artist from Washington DC hailing from Nigeria. He became famous in his home town in 2006 with his song ‘Dig Dug (Shake It).’ Wale has produced several mixtapes as well as five albums throughout his music career.

Quick Biography

Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, commonly known by the name Wale, was born on the 21st of September 1984 to Ayo Akintimehin and Doris Akintimehin in Northwest, Washington, D.C. Born of a low-income family, thus they moved a lot while he stayed with his grandmother. Wale struggled during his early days and was it not for his prowess in football, and he couldn’t have gotten a scholarship because he did not do well in class.

Wale did his high school at Quince Orchard High School. He also attended Robert Morris University, Bowie State University, and Virginia State University. Wale discovered his passion for music while in college.

Just in 2006, his star shone when producer Mark Ronson discovered him and later in 2007, signing him to the Allido Records. Since then, Wale has gone on to produce various mixtapes as well as five albums. He has also has collaborated with many other artists in various phenomenal works.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Age: 37 years old
Birth Date: 21  September 1984
Nationality: AMERICAN
Religion: N/A
Parents: Ayo Akintimehin and Doris Akintimehin
Spouse: N/A
Children: Claudia Alexis Jourdan
Height 1.78 m
Weight: 75 Kg
Profession: Professional Rapper
Net Worth in 2022: $6 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

At the age of 37 years old, Wale has a height of 5 ft. 11 in (178 cm), as well as a weight of 75 kg. Wale further features a body of the following dimensions; breast – 109 cm, waist size – 91 cm, and biceps – 39 cm Wale further features a dark brown eye color as well as a black hair color.

Education, School/College University

He completed his high school from Quince Orchard High School in Maryland, and he later joined Robert Morris University. Further, Wale attended Bowie State University and Virginia State University; however, he didn’t graduate from any of these. Being good in football, wale studied mainly by football scholarships, but his class performance made him leave one school to another.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, commonly known as Wale, is born to his parents Ayo Akintimehin, his father, and Doris Akintimehin, his mother. Wale has a cousin who, on the other hand, is a famous actor in America. He is Gbenga Akinnagbe. Wale is an American from the black ethnicity.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

He has been dating Chloe Alexis Jourdan, who is a model from Seattle, for the last six years. Reports suggest that Jourdan suffered a miscarriage that resulted in tension in their relationship. However, she gave birth to a baby girl in July 2016. This brought them closer. Wale is contemplating tying the knot to take the relationship a step further.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): In relation
When did he get married? (married date): N/A
Does he have any relationship affair? Yes (Chloe Alexis Jourdan)
Is Wale Gay? No
wife/Spouse? (name): N/A
Kids: Yes (Claudia Alexis Jourdan)

Professional Life and Career

Wale discovered his passion for music while in college. Just in 2006, his star shone when producer Mark Ronson found him and later in 2007 signing him to the Allido Records.

Releasing Dig Dug (Shake It), as well as his first mixtape, sent him to be known locally in the 1990s. It was in 2006 when he won the award for “D.C. Metro Breakthrough Artist of the Year” at WKYS’s Go-Go Awards.

In March 2008 wale signed a joint venture with Allido Records and Interscope. He further produced mixtapes that helped him get positive reviews in the Vibe magazine as well as the website Pitchfork Media.

Wales’s works went on to be recognized even in the UK. Since then, Wale has gone on to produce various mixtapes as well as five albums. He has also has collaborated with many other artists in various phenomenal works.

Awards & Nominations

Among Wale’s awards and nominations lies the ‘Best International Artist’ at the ‘Nigeria Entertainment Awards’ in 2010. He also won the ‘Best Club Banger’ award for his single ‘No Hands’ at the 2011 ‘BET Hip Hop Awards.’ Further, in 2013 Wale was nominated for the ‘Grammy’ for the ‘Best Rap Song’ for his song ‘Lotus Flower Bomb.’  He also won the ‘Best Hip Hop Song of the Year’ at the ‘Soul Train Awards’ for his number ‘Bad,’ in 2013.

Wale Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2022

Wale Net Worth
Wale Net Worth

As of August 2022, Wale’s net worth stands at around $6 million, and all garnered from his music.

Rumours and Controversy/Scandal

There are neither rumors, controversies, nor any scandals associated with Wale as of now.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Wale Facebook page has around 3.9m fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 6m followers. On Wale Instagram account, he has around 3.4m followers while on YouTube, Wale has around 1.2m subscribers.

Wale’s story is one of the rags to riches. Having poor performance in his studies, Wale was kicked out of the various universities. However, his prowess in football kept him in classes but later for his passion for music. From humble beginnings, Wale has earned numerous accolades as well as nominations for his phenomenal works.


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