Name: Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Birth Date: 10/21/1984
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Olubowale Victor Akintimehin (born November 21, 1984), better known by his stage name Wale (pronounced /wɑːleɪ/), is a Nigerian-American hip hop artist. He rose to prominence in 2006, when his song "Dig Dug (Shake It)" became popular in Washington, D.C. Wale has released five widely recognized mixtapes. His first full length album, Attention Deficit, was released on November 10, 2009.Wale was born in Washington, DC to parents who immigrated from Nigeria in 1979. He graduated from Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg in 2001 and moved to Largo, Maryland in 2003. Wale attended Robert Morris College and Virginia State University on football scholarships, then transferred to Bowie State University but dropped out.