Olubankole Wellington is an actor, singer, songwriter, and businessman better known by his stage name Banky W. He is a talented artist who created a music empire that gave birth to stars like Wizkid, who are well-known around the world.
Banky W Background
George Bankole Wellington’s family, to whom Banky W was born on March 27, 1981 in the United States, later relocated to Lagos, Nigeria, when he was five years old. At a young age, he began singing in the church choir.
In Nigeria, Banky W finished both his primary and secondary education. Banky W relocated to the United States of America for his post-secondary education after finishing secondary school. He received financial aid to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York to study industrial engineering. He founded his record label E.M.E while still in college and even participated in and took first place in a number of musical competitions.
In 2017, Banky W wed actress Adesua Etomi from Nigeria. He has a sister and three brothers, totaling four siblings. The Urban Marketplace(TUM) Showcases and Events was founded by his sister.
Banky W’s Entrepreneurial Journey
Like we referenced, Banky’s affection for media outlets began when he was only a bit of kid. Despite the fact that he was concentrating on Modern Designing in school, he didn’t fight the temptation of taking care of his energy. Obviously very much like we have consistently underscored here, it takes an individual of solid will to finish his energy. Which worked out with Banky W when he chose to begin Domain Mates Amusement (E.M.E) with his companion Tunde Demuren in 2002 while in school.
Domain Mates Diversion (E.M.E.) started activity in Albany, New York, US before it was dropped down to Lagos in 2008. The organization is settled in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. It was imagined as a stage for Banky W’s music and other marked artiste. The mark developed and was home to music stars like Wizkid, Skales, Niyola and Shaydee. A portion of the makers related with the record name are Masterkraft, Jaysleek, Cobhams Asuquo and others.
After numerous years, Banky W with his accomplice, Tunde Demuren chose to close down the record name part of E.M.E. furthermore, turned to an undeniable media and the board office. They are currently centered around imaginative showcasing, publicizing, PR, brand occasions/enactment and ability the board. This rebuilding implies that they are not limited to artists alone. They currently work with Oap’s, Entertainers, Brands and are assessing sports the executives also. They want to find abilities and brands they have faith in, collaborate with them and make them more fruitful. They additionally shoot TVC’s and narratives as incredible as they shoot music recordings. The organization is extending itself as the all inclusive resource for the marriage between corporate Africa and Diversion. What’s more, we can say that E.M.E. is accomplishing a phenomenal work up to this point.
Some of the Albums Produced by Banky W
- Undeniable: The EP, Banky W (2003)
- Back in the building, Banky W (2005)
- Mr Capable, Banky W (2008)
- The W Experience Banky W (2009)
- Superstar, Wizkid (2011)
- Empire Mates State of Mind (2012)
- R & BW, Banky W (2013)
- Ayo, Wizkid (2014)
- Rhythm and Life, Shaydee (2016)
- Songs about U, Banky W (2017)
Other Notable Interest of Banky W
Banky W is a man of numerous gifts and has highlighted in MNet Television programs like Jacob’s Cross, MTV’s Shuga, and some blockbuster Nigerian motion pictures. He loves to realize his onion well and be perfect at what he does. This drove him into finishing film-production and screenwriting courses at New York Film Institute where he improved his acting and creation abilities. From that point forward, he has created and coordinated various music video and television adverts. In 2016, he played a lead job in the well known film ‘The Wedding Party’. The wedding party broke film industry records.
Banky W has worked with trustworthy brands and has partaken in various corporate advertising efforts including Etisalat’s 0809ja Send off, Coca-Cola, Airtel, Microsoft, TomTom, Samsung, MTN, and some more. He is the brand minister of Samsung, Uber, and Ciroc Vodka.
The multi-gifted artist and maker is additionally a refined powerful orator and MC. He has conveyed motivating and strong addresses at high-profile occasions like the London Business college’s Africa Culmination, TEDxLagos, WIMBIZ. Banky W has additionally moored a few significant occasions including the Gulder Extreme Pursuit VIP Show Send off, One Africa Music Fest, and others too various to even consider referencing.
Banky W established the “I AM CAPABLE” scholarship fund as a vehicle for social service. The organization helps worthy young people in various tertiary institutions in Nigeria and abroad with their tuition and other expenses.
In numerous philanthropic projects like Enough is Enough and Light Up Nigeria, he has had a significant impact. This year, Banky W collaborated with the Pink Oak Cancer Trust to sponsor the care of 25 cancer patients.
The multi-talented artist collaborated with international organizations USAid and IRI on the #Dream4Naija project. The goal of the project was to promote youth involvement in Nigeria’s political system. Additionally, he took part in the nonviolent #OccupyNigeria demonstration in 2012.