10 Things You Didn't Know About Banky W

Olubankole Wellington aka Banky W is one of the most
successful musicians and songwriters in Nigeria. He is the husband of famous
Nollywood star actress Adesuwa Etomi.

If you are a fan of Banky W, how much information do you
think you know about him? This article contains some of the things you didn’t
know about Banky W.


Things You Didn’t Know About Banky W


1. Banky W is an engineer

While most of us know Banky W as a musician and an actor, he
is a qualified engineer and a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New
York. United States


2. Banky W is a confessed lover of writing

Not all Nigerian music artists are good writers. Some,
however, need a songwriter to assist them in composing their songs. Well,
that’s not the case for Banky W because he is a genuine writer.

Oftentimes, Banky W is seen penning down the lyrics of his
songs or that of his colleagues or friends.


3. He owns a blog

I’m sure this may come as a big surprise to you, which makes
it one of the things you didn’t know about Banky W. Way back in 2012, Banky W
runs a blog where he puts down his thoughts on different issues. You can check
it out at


4. Banky W was born in the US

Although Banky W may be the king of Lagos boys, he was born
in the United States and was then relocated to Nigeria when he was 5 years old.


5. Banky W is a good cook

Unlike many other male musicians in Nigeria, Banky W is a
master chef. He loves cooking and often uploads photos of some of his cooking
experiments on his social media handles before he married Adesuwa Etomi.


6. Bank W has a light side

From his gently soft voice to the way he acts, Banky W has a
light side and is known for his playful and witty character.  He hardly gets upset easily and he is a nice
person to be around with.


7. Banky W is unashamedly fond of his family

Banky W is a good family man who always sends a good
shout-out to them whenever the time calls. In the same way, he is a proud
father and a good husband whom most upcoming couples want to imitate in his
successful married life.


8. Banky W is an Arsenal fan

Banky W is a die-hard supporter of Arsenal FC. He is often
seen showcasing the club’s outfit and also talking about the club.


9. Banky W made a name for himself before returning to

Before Banky W fully relocated to Nigeria, he had already
established a name for himself in the local New York music scene, winning the
Albany Idol Contest in 2003 while still an undergraduate.

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10. Banky W established Empire Mate$ Entertainment (EME)

Banky W alongside some of his friends established the Empire
Mate$ Entertainment (EME) in 2002, which acquired a lot of fame in their
mid-Hudson Valley, New York base.

EME eventually became one of the best Record Labels in
Nigeria and has recruited many promising young music artists including the
likes of Wizkid and others.