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Banky W
Birth name Oluwabankole Wellington
Also known as Banky, Mr W, Mr Capable, King of the Lagos Party
Born (1981-03-27) 27 March 1981 (age 36)
New York , United States
Genres R&B
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actor, rapper, mentor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002–present
Labels Empire Mates Entertainment
Associated acts Mode 9, ID Cabasa, ELDee, Sasha P, Wizkid, Skales, Sarkodie, Lynxxx
Website Official website

Oluwabankole Wellington[1] (born 27 March 1981[2]), known under the stage name Banky W, and credited in film as Banky Wellington, is a Nigerian singer, rapper and actor.

Life and career[edit]

Early life and career beginnings[edit]

He and Sasha P were the first official ambassadors of Samsung electronics in Nigeria.[3] He is also a brand ambassador for Ciroc[4] ultra-premium vodka.

2012–2013: R&BW[edit]

A day after Valentine of 2013, he launched his new album "R&BW" with a concert tagged the "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".[5]

Personal life[edit]

He got engaged to Adesua Etomi in February 2017.[6]



  • 2003: Undeniable (EP)
  • 2005: Back in the Building
  • 2008: Mr. Capable
  • 2009: The W Experience
  • 2013: R&BW[7]

Compilation albums[edit]



Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 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


  1. ^ Wellington, Olubankole (22 June 2009). "My response to the recent Guardian Newspaper Article by Mr Reuben Abati". The Bank Statements. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Future Awards 2010: Musician of the Year Nominee Profiles". Ladybrille. 6 January 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Banky W & Sasha present "Me & My Samsung". December 9, 2011. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ciroc gives reasons on making D’Banj, Banky W brand ambassadors". News, Entertainments and Celebrity Gist. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 February 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Banky W announces engagement to actress Adesuwa Etomi". May 3, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
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  8. ^ "High Notes". 360nobs. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "High Notes". 360nobs. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "High Notes". 360nobs. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "All I Want Is You". Joey Akan. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  12. ^ "DJ Xclusive Sarkodie, Banky W, Cassper Nyovest, Anatii go hard in 'Cash only' video". David Mawuli. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  13. ^ "New Music Nikki Laoye – 'Onyeuwaoma' ft Banky W". Don Boye. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  14. ^ "New Music Nikki Laoye – 'Onyeuwaoma' ft Banky W". Joey Akan. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  15. ^ "Mi Re Do (Cocoloso)". 360nobs. Retrieved 22 June 2016.