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Birth name  Olubankole Wellington
Instruments  Vocals
Nationality  Nigerian
Occupation(s)  Singer-songwriter
Role  Musical Artist
Genres  R&B
Name  Banky W.
Also known as  Banky
Years active  2002–present

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Born  27 March 1981 (age 42) United States (1981-03-27)
Record label  Empire Mates Entertainment
Albums  R&BW, Mr. Capable, Back in the Buildin', The W Experience
Nominations  World Music Award for World’s Best Video
Similar People  Wizkid, Skales, Tiwa Savage, D'banj, Ice Prince

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Oluwabankole Wellington (born 27 March 1981), known under the stage name Banky W, and credited in film as Banky Wellington, is a Nigerian singer, rapper and actor.


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Early life and career beginnings

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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.

2012–2013: R&BW

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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".

Personal life

He got engaged to Adesua Etomi in February 2017.


  • 2003: Undeniable (EP)
  • 2005: Back in the Building
  • 2008: Mr. Capable
  • 2009: The W Experience
  • 2013: R&BW
  • Compilation albums

  • 2012: Empire Mates State of Mind
  • Singles

  • 2013 Jasi
  • 2014 Jaiye Orimi
  • 2015 High Notes
  • 2015 All I Want Is You Feat. Chidinma
  • 2015 Cash Only As featured artiste
  • 2016 Made for You
  • 2016 Onyeuwaoma As featured artiste
  • 2016 Mi Re Do (Cocoloso) Feat. Stonebwoy and Shaydee
  • Filmography

  • The Wedding Party (2016)
  • The Wedding Party 2 (2017)
  • Awards and nominations

  • John Lennon Song Writing Award 2006, R&B Category, for 'My Regret’
  • Best R&B Artiste, Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2006
  • Best Male R&B Artiste, Urban Independent Music Awards, USA, 2006
  • Best International Album, Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2007 for 'Mr Capable’
  • Best R&B Video, Nigerian Music Video Awards 2008 for 'Don't Break My Heart’
  • Best Male Vocal Performance, Hip hop World Awards 2009 for 'Don't Break My Heart’
  • R&B Single of the year, 2010 Hip Hop World Awards for 'Strong Ting’
  • Best R&B Singer (Male) and Best Music Video 2010 City People Entertainment Awards
  • References

    Banky W. Wikipedia