Who is Banky W?
Banky W is one of Nigeria’s richest and most popular singers with an estimated net worth of $9 million as of January 2023.
He began his musical career in his church choir and today he is one of the most influential singers in Nigeria. However, Banky W made his good net worth not only in his musical career but also through other ways of monetizing his brands.
Banky W is not only a singer but is currently the flagbearer of the People’s Democratic Party for the Lagos’ Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat in Nigeria’s House of Representatives.
|Full Name:||Olubankole Wellington|
|Date of Birth:||27 March 1981|
|Age:||41 years (as of January 2023)|
|State of Origin:||Lagos State|
|Career:||Rapper, Singer, Actor, Musician, Politician, and Entrepreneur|
|Net Worth||$9 million|
Olubankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W was born in the United States on 27 March 1981 to Mr. and Mrs. George Bankole Wellington.
At the age of Banky W and his family relocated to Nigeria and he had both his primary and secondary education. After his secondary education, he proceeded to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York where he had his tertiary education on scholarship.
He began his musical career in his church choir long before he relocated to New York.
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Banky W was born on 27 March 1981. On 27 March 2022, he celebrated his 41st years birthday and the singer will celebrate his 42 years by March 2023.
As of January 2023 which was the time this content was written, Banky W is still 41 years.
Banky W married Nigerian actress Adesua Etomi traditionally on 17 November 2017 and they had their white wedding in South Africa on the 25th of the same month.
Currently, Adesua Etomi is the only wife of the famous and one of the most influential singers Banky W.
Nigerian popular singer, politician, and actor Banky W and his wife Adesua Etomi welcomed his son Hazaiah Olusegun “Champ” Wellington in 2021.
However, the birth of his son Hazaiah came as a surprise to his fans due to the fact that the singer and his wife kept the pregnancy away from the entire public.
Banky W began his musical career at a younger age in his church choir. While studying in New York, he established his first record label Empire Mate Entertainment (E.M.E) in 2002. He did not give up even though the label was not moving well at then rather he started working at GlobalSpec.
Back in the Building, his first studio album, was released in 2005.
However, his career kicked off when he relocated to Nigeria after his tertiary education. He moved to Nigeria from the US in 2009, where he launched his record company in Lagos by bringing on Wizkid, Shaydee, Niyola, and Skales as musicians.
Ebute Metta served as his debut single. He composed “0809ja for life,” the first Etisalat Nigeria theme song.
At a concert dubbed the “Grand Love Concert” at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos, in 2013, Wellington debuted his new album “R&BW.” It included performances by Iyanya and Waje. “Lowkey” and “Yes/No,” are the album’s first two singles.
However, in 2018 E.M.E. was disbanded as a record label according to Wellington. The label would continue as a talent management business specializing in creative marketing, PR, advertising, and brand events. As the first group of customers for the relaunched business, Wellington identified DJ Xclusive, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Tolu “Toolz” Oniru, and his wife Adesua Etomi.
Banky W with an estimated net worth of $9 million began his political career in 2018. According to Wikipedia, he contested for a Federal constituency seat in Nigeria for the seat of House of Representatives. He contested for the House of Representatives of Eti-Osa, Lagos under the Modern Democratic Party, formed in 2017.
However, Banky W lost the seat to Babajide Obanikoro of the All Progressive Congress.
The singer decamped from the Modern Democratic Party to the Peoples Democratic Party. In June 2022, Banky W won the Peoples Democratic Party ticket to contest as the party bearer for the Eti Osa constituency.
Currently, Banky W is the flagbearer of the People’s Democratic Party for the Lagos’ Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat in Nigeria’s House of Representatives.
The Nigerian rich singer Banky W began his acting career after his success in his musical career. Banky W’s professional acting career can be dated back to his appearance in a Nigerian movie titled Wedding Party.
Banky W acted as Dozie Onwuka the IT entrepreneur who comes from a very wealthy family marrying Dunni Coker (Adesua Etomi), a 24-year-old art gallery owner who is the only daughter of Engineer Bamidele and Mrs. Tinuade Coker.
His stellar performance in the movie made him popular in the Nollywood industry. He was one of the most exciting and influential actors in the movie.
After Wedding Party, Banky W has acted in so many other Nigerian movies alongside other popular actors like Ireti Doyle, RMD, his wife Adesua Etomi, and many others.
Some of his debut movies include Wedding Party 1 and 2, Up North, Sugar Rush, and so many others.
Banky W is a Nigerian rapper, singer, actor, musician, politician, and entrepreneur with an estimated net worth of $9 million. His good net worth made him of the richest musicians in Nigeria.
However, Banky W’s good net worth can be attributed to his music, concerts, ambassadorial deals, and monetizing of other things he does.