Nigerian Singer Banky W Biography & Net Worth 2020 (See Details)

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Olubankole Wellington known with his stage name Banky W is a singer, song writer, actor and an entrepreneur. He is an accomplished artiste and built a music empire that produced internationally acclaimed artiste like Wizkid.

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Banky W Background

Banky W was born on the 27th of March, 1981 in United State to the family of George Bankole Wellington but his family moved to Lagos, Nigeria when he was 5 years old. He started singing in his church choir at a tender age.

Banky W completed his primary and secondary education in Nigeria. After secondary school, Banky W moved to United States of America for his tertiary education. He studied Industrial Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York on scholarship. While in college, he started his record label E.M.E and even featured and won numerous musical competitions in college.

Banky W married Adesua Etomi, a Nigerian actress in 2017. He has four siblings; a sister and three brothers. His sister is the co-founder of The Urban Marketplace(TUM) Showcases and Events.

Some of the Albums Produced by Banky W

  • Undeniable: The EP, Banky W (2003)

  • Back in the building, Banky W (2005)

  • Mr Capable, Banky W (2008)

  • The W Experience Banky W (2009)

  • Superstar, Wizkid (2011)

  • Empire Mates State of Mind (2012)

  • R & BW, Banky W (2013)

  • Ayo, Wizkid (2014)

  • Rhythm and Life, Shaydee (2016)

  • Songs about U, Banky W (2017)

Other Notable Interest of Banky W

Banky W is a man of many talents and has featured in MNet TV shows such as Jacob’s Cross, MTV’s Shuga and some blockbuster Nigerian movies. He loves to know his onion well and be great at what he does.  This led him into completing film making and screenwriting courses at New York Film Academy where he honed his acting and production skills. Since then, he has produced and directed  numerous music video and TV adverts. In 2016, he played a lead role in  the popular movie ‘The Wedding Party’.  Wedding party  broke box office records.

Banky W has worked with reputable brands and has participated in numerous corporate marketing campaigns including Etisalat’s 0809ja Launch, Coca-Cola, Airtel, Microsoft, TomTom, Samsung, MTN and many more. He is the brand ambassador of Samsung, Uber and Ciroc Vodka.

The multi-talented singer and producer is also an accomplished motivational speaker and MC. He has delivered inspiring and powerful speeches at high profile events like the  London Business School’s Africa Summit, TEDxLagos, WIMBIZ. Banky W has also anchored some important events including the Gulder Ultimate Search Celebrity Show Launch, One Africa Music Fest and others too numerous to mention.

Awards Won by Banky W

  • Best R&B Artist at Nigerian Entertainment Awards                                                                  2006

  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best International Single of the Year                                   2007

  • Best R&B Video at Nigerian Music Video Awards                                                                       2008

  • Best Male Vocal Performance at Hip Hop World Awards                                                            2008

  • R&B Single of the Year at Hip Hop World Awards                                                                       2010

  • R&B Singer of the Year at City People Entertainment Awards                                                 2010

  • Best Music Video(Male) at Sound City Music Video Awards                                                     2010

  • Best R&B Singer at Sound City Music Video Awards                                                                  2010

  • Most Gifted R&B Video(Male) at Channel O Music Video Awards                                          2011

  • Musician of the Year at the Future Awards                                                                                   2011

  • Best R&B Single at the Headies Awards                                                                                        2013

  • Music Entrepreneur of the Year at Awesome Awards                                                                 2015

  • Artist of the Year at The Urban Marketplace                                                                                2016

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Banky W Net Worth

Banky W’s exact net worth is unknown but some reports suggest he is worth N3.5 billion. The rapper reportedly charges around N2.5 million per stage performance. He is also the co-founder of Empire Mates Entertainment (EME). One of the record label's biggest signings in singer Wizkid.

Banky W also has endorsement deals with big companies like Samsung and Uber. 

The musician uses some of his earnings to fund his charity, 'I am Capable'. The organisation helps smart students further their education after high school.

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