Olubankole Wellington known by the stage name Banky W is a Nigerian singer, rapper and actor.
He traditionally got married to Adesua Etomi on 19 November 2017 and subsequently did his white wedding in South Africa on 25 November 2017.
Early life and Career Startup
Banky W (born 27 March 1981) in the United States to Nigerian parents. His family moved back to Nigeria when he was five years old. He started singing at a young age in the church choir. He schooled in Lagos for his primary and secondary education and returned to further his tertiary education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York on a scholarship. He started his record label E.M.E in 2002 while still studying. After moving to Nigeria in 2009, he established the label in Lagos. He signed artists like Niyola, Shaydee, Skales and Wizkid to the label at the time.
His breakthrough debut studio album, 'Back in the Building' was released in 2005. He wrote the first theme song of Etisalat Nigeria titled "0809ja for life". He and Sasha P were the first official ambassadors of Samsung electronics in Nigeria. He is also a brand ambassador for Ciroc ultra-premium vodka.
A day after Valentine of 2013, he launched his new album "R&BW" with a concert tagged the "Grand Love Concert" at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos, which featured several other artistes including Iyanya, Waje and more. The first two singles from the album are "Lowkey" and "Yes/No".