Banky W Biography & Net Worth
|Real Name:||Olubankole Wellington|
|Also Known As||Banky W|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Date of Birth:||March 27, 1981|
|State of Origin||Lagos State|
|Birth Place||New York, United States|
|Profession:||Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Entrepreneur|
Olubankole Wellington (born 27 March 1981), popularly known by his stage name Banky W and credited in the film as Banky Wellington, is a Nigerian singer, actor, entrepreneur, and politician, married to popular Nigerian actress, Adesuwa Etomi-Wellington.
Banky W was born in the United States to Nigerian parents. His family moved back to Nigeria when he was five years old and he started singing at a young age in his 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 studying.
He also used to work at GlobalSpec and would sing really loud with his headphones on. In 2009, he left the US for Nigeria and established his record label in Lagos where 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”.
Banky W, recently, has been more of an actor currently than a singer. Despite this, he remains one of the most bankable celebrities in Nigeria and also a brand influencer and ambassador for various top multinational brands like 9Mobile (formerly Etisalat), Samsung, Uber, and others with gains going into millions of Naira.
Banky W, though born in New York, United States, is from Lagos. His father, George Bankole Wellington is from Badagry, Lagos State and his mother often referred to as Mrs Wellington, is from Cross River State. In total, the Wellingtons have four children; three males and a female.
Banky W is married to popular actress, Adesuwa Etomi-Wellington. The pair got married in 2017 and have been inseparable ever since. On February 22, 2021, Banky W and Adesua announced the birth of their first child, an adorable baby boy named Zaiah. The couple would later go on to share the challenges they faced for four years while praying and hoping that God blesses them with a child.
Banky W Net Worth
Olubankole Wellington, popularly known by his stage name Banky W and credited in the film as Banky Wellington, is a Nigerian singer, actor, entrepreneur, politician, and owner of the now-dissolved EME Record label with an estimated net worth of $5 Million.
He remains one of the most bankable celebrities in Nigeria and also a brand influencer and ambassador for various top multinational brands like 9Mobile (formerly Etisalat), Samsung, Uber, and others with gains going into millions of Naira.