Bandman Kevo is an American rapper and social media personality who rose to fame after releasing his hit single “Baller in Me” in 2013.
He is well-known for his energetic raps and music videos, such as All Foreign, Gas, Finesse God, and Stop Playing with Me.
He has also collaborated with many famous record labels and musical artists.
In addition to his music career, he is also an investor, who mostly invested in NFTs.
Not just that, he has also been known for his involvement in various fraud schemes and his lavish lifestyle.
|Full Name||Kevin Ford|
|Profession||Rapper, Social Media Personality|
|Date of Birth||February 16th, 1990|
|Place of Birth||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches (175 cm)|
|Weight||80 kg (176.37 lbs)|
|Tattoos||Full-back covered with different tattoos|
|Shoe Size||8 US|
Past & Current Relationships
Bandman Kevo was married to Dyme Kevo, a model and social media personality.
They have two children together, a son and a daughter. However, in April 2022, Dyme Kevo claimed that Bandman left her homeless with their minor children and accused him of cheating on her with multiple women.
Bandman denied the allegations and said that he was still supporting his family financially. The couple’s relationship status is currently unclear.
Early Life & Education
|Girlfriend||Kayla Nicole (former)|
Bandman Kevo was born on February 16, 1990, in Chicago, Illinois. His real name is Kevin Ford.
He grew up in the projects and was always motivated by the thought of getting rich and famous.
He dropped out of school in 10th grade and faked a high school diploma to enter the workforce.
He started practicing music in his college days and released his debut single during that time.
He later pursued his music career full-time and gained popularity on YouTube and social media.
|Years Active||2010 – present|
Bandman Kevo started his rap career in 2010, when he released his first
mixtape “Fast Life”.
He gained popularity in the Chicago hip-hop scene with his catchy hooks and flashy image.
He collaborated with artists such as Chief Keef, Soulja Boy, and King Louie.
In 2013, he released his breakthrough single “Baller in Me“, which went viral on YouTube and earned him a deal with Universal Music Group.
He also appeared on the cover of XXL magazine as part of the Freshman Class of 2014.
However, his rap career was overshadowed by his legal troubles. In 2014, he was arrested for bank fraud and identity theft, along with 28 other people.
He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 22 months in prison in 2016. While in prison, he continued to release music and videos, such as “I’m So Rich” and “All Foreign”.
He also maintained his social media presence, posting pictures of his luxury cars, jewelry, and clothes.
He was released from prison in 2018 and resumed his rap career.
He released his debut album “Kevo Hendrix” in 2019, which featured guest appearances from Zaytoven, Young Chop, and Lil Durk.
He also launched his own clothing line called “Bandman Clothing”.
Net worth and Income
|Current Net Worth||Estimated at $5 million|
|Sources of Income||Music career, OnlyFans account|
According to various sources, Bandman Kevo’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million as of 2023.
His main sources of income are his music sales, streaming royalties, YouTube revenue, and merchandise sales.
He also earns money from his fraudulent activities (allegedly), such as credit card scams, wire fraud, and money laundering.
He claims to have made millions of dollars from these schemes and teaches others how to do them on his YouTube channel.
He spends his money on expensive cars, such as Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Rolls-Royces.
He also owns several properties in Chicago and Miami. He likes to flaunt his wealth on social media and often shows off his diamond-encrusted watches, chains, rings, and teeth.
Interesting facts and Trivia
- He faked his high school diploma. In 10th grade, he dropped out of school, faked a high school diploma, and entered the workforce.
- He got into rapping for the fame. Speaking to Global Grind back before his jail term, Kevo explained how fame drew him into the scene.
- He served time for credit card fraud. In October 2014, he was arrested on suspicion of orchestrating a state-wide bank fraud scheme.
- He transformed behind bars. Speaking to XXL after his release, he said he’d used his time to read up on the music business and anything else he thought could help him once he got out.
- He’s a different kind of rapper. During the same interview with Global Grind in which he claimed to have gotten into rap for the fame not the fortune, Kevo explained what set him apart from other Chicago rappers.