Olubankole Wellington, commonly known by his stage name Banky W, is a super-talented Nigerian singer, rapper, actor, entrepreneur and politician. He is also the founder and owner of E.M.E Talent Management Company, formerly E.M.E record label.
Over the years, the singer has gained fame and global recognition for releasing hit songs. Some of his highly recognized songs include Heaven, Till My Dying, Whatchu Doing Tonight and Good Good Loving. Banky W is the husband of Nigerian actress Adesua Etomi.
The singer started building his career in the music industry while still undertaking his studies at the polytechnic. In 2002, the singer started a record label under E.M.E. He was also working at GlobalSpec. After completing his studies and staying in the United States for a while, the singer moved back to Nigeria.
He launched another record label in Lagos city. He began by signing several Nigeria artists such as Skales, Niyola, Wizkid and Shaydee. He had his breakthrough in the music industry in 2005 after releasing a studio album, Back in the Building. He also wrote the first theme song of Etisalat Nigeria, known as 0809ja for life.
The music label E.M.E was later converted to a talent management company with focuse on marketing, advertising, public relations and brand events. The singer has released hit singles, studio albums, EPs, playlists and compilations albums.
Banky W is a super-talented singer, actor and entrepreneur from Nigeria. He is the epitome of hard work, resilience and discipline, as seen in all his career and business ventures. He is a source of inspiration to both the upcoming and well-established entertainers in Nigeria.
2003 – Undeniable
2006 – Back in the Building
2008 – Mr Capable
2009 – The W Experience
2012 – Empire Mates State of Mind
2013 – R & BW
2017 – Songs About U
2006 – John Lennon Song Writing Award for the R&B Category
2006 – Best R&B Artist during the Nigerian Entertainment Awards
2006 – Best Male R&B Artist during the Urban Independent Music Awards, USA
2008 – Best R&B Video during the Nigerian Music Video Awards
2009 – Best Male Vocal Performance at the Hip hop World Awards
2010 – R&B Single of the year during the Hip Hop World Awards
2010 – Best R&B Singer (Male) and Best Music Video during the City People Entertainment Awards