Banky W Net Worth & Biography

Banky W Net Worth: $9.7 Million
Born: March 27, 1981
Country of Origin: USA, New York
Education: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York
Source of Wealth: Music, Endorsement, Theatre Arts, Philanthropist
1st Hit Project: “Back in the Building” – 2006

 

Olubankole Wellington whose stage name is Banky W is a Nigerian singer, actor, rapper and politician.

The Nigerian superstar is also a philanthropist and foodie.

He is also an entrepreneur, an accomplished artiste who built a music empire that produced internationally acclaimed artiste like Wizkid.

 

Early Life

Olubankole Wellington with stage “Banky W” aka “Mr Capable” was born on March 27, 1981, in the United States of America to Nigerian parents.

His father hails from Badagry while his mother is from Calabar in Cross River.

He has four siblings; a sister and three brothers. His sister is the co-founder of The Urban Marketplace (TUM) Showcases and Events.

At age 5, Banky W’s parents moved back to Nigeria where he would remain for the next 12 years, attending Corona Primary School, Home Science Association Secondary School, and Ajao Secondary School, all in Lagos, before finally going back to the US for college.

He studied Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, the United States on scholarship.

Banky W, while in secondary school won the Albany Idol competition and this brought him to the fore in his music career.

He was in his junior year in RPI when he started writing, producing and hitting the studio in order to release something while in the United States of America.

Banky W is married to Owerri-born veteran Nigerian actress, Adesua Etomi, in 2017.

 

Career

At the age of 8 years, Banky W started his music career, when he was singing in his church choir.

His first love is music; he mostly sticks to his niche as an R&B artist. He started his record label E.M.E in 2002 while studying.

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 2006

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