Banky W Biography
Banky W born Oluwabankole Wellington and credited in film as Banky Wellington, is a Nigerian singer, rapper and actor. He was born on 27 March 1981.
His singing career began at the age of 8, singing in his church choir. After his Secondary School Education, he got a scholarship to study at a college in Newyork. Banky W has a degree in Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic institute. While in college, Banky W, came to limelight when he won the Albany Idol competition. Banky W later established the Empire Mates Entertainment(E.M.E.) in order to project his music.
Banky W’s release in 2003 titled “undeniable” was sold on the internet and from the trunk of cars. The success of his marketing strategy got Fox 23 News New York to cover him and this got him a distribution deal with Trans World; one of North America’s largest music distributors. The song later became one of the top selling independent record, which won Banky W the 2003 R&B/Soul Artist of the Year at the Urban Independent Music Awards.
In 2005, Banky W ‘s first album titled “Back in the Building” containing the award winning song “My Regret” got him many awards and accolades. On the strength of this award winning single, he won the US Songwriting award in 2006, the Nigerian Entertainment award for the R & B/Soul artist of the year and in 2007, the International single of the Year.
In 2008, however, Banky W moved to Nigeria with the aim of promoting African music to the world.
Banky W is founded the “I am Capable” Scholarship fund which provides tuition, room, and board for indigent undergraduates who met the foundation’s requirement.
He is also in the fore front of the Light upNigeria project aimed at achieving steady electricity power supply in Nigeria.
Banky W Wife
He is married to Adesua Etomi. In February of 2017, he asked Adesua Tolulope Oluwaseun Etomi to be his wife. She said Yes.
Banky W Wedding
Banky W Songs – Banky W Music
- Made For You
- Gidi Love
- Good Good Loving
- Lagos Party
- Till My Dying Day
- High Notes
- Blessing Me
- My Regret
- Strong Ting
- Jaiye Orimi
- High Notes
- All I Want Is You Feat. Chidinma
- Cash Only As featured artiste
- Made for You
- Onyeuwaoma As featured artiste
- Mi Re Do (Cocoloso) Feat. Stone