Olubankole Wellington, professionally known as, Banky W is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actor born in the United State on 27 March 1981. When he was five years old, his family moved back to Nigeria, where he had his primary and secondary education.
Banky 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".
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".
In January 2017, Banky W announced that E.M.E has been dissolved as a record label. According to him, 'EME's business venture will now be marketing, advertising, public relations, branding, shooting of television commercials and documentaries'.
He got married to Adesua Etomi traditionally on 19 November 2017 and subsequently did his white wedding in South Africa on 25 November 2017.
He had a successful skin cancer surgery on his shoulder in 2017.
Banky Whttps://media.okhype.com/storage/artist_images/w1OSEC9FiiMHtzqMNH05wr0ZUqe1fYvuMJ21gRsP.jpeg Empire Mate Entertainment Lagos Lagos , Nigeria
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