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Oluwabankole Wellington, popularly known by his stage name, Banky W was born on March 27, 1981 in the United States is a singer-songwriter, actor and rapper.
He is stage name is Banky W, also known as “Mr. Capable” “King of Lagos Party” or simply Banky.
Banky W Biography/Life History
Mr Capable began his singing career at age 8, when he was singing in his church choir.
On completing his Secondary School Education, Banky W got a scholarship to study at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA where he bagged a degree in Engineering.
Mr Capable, while in college, won the Albany Idol competition and this brought him to the fore in his music career. He later established the Empire Mates Entertainment(E.M.E.) in order to project his music more.
Banky W Music Career
Banky’s release in 2003 titled “Undeniable” was sold on the internet and from the trunk of cars #LagosHustler.
The success of his marketing strategy got Fox 23 News New York to cover him and as a result got him a distribution deal with Trans World (one of North America’s largest music distributors).
The song later became one of the top selling independent record, which won him the 2003 R&B/Soul Artiste of the Year at the Urban Independent Music Awards.
In 2005, Banky won many awards for his first album titled “Back in the Building” which contained the award winning song “My Regret”.
On the strength of this award winning single, he won the US Songwriting award in 2006, the Nigerian Entertainment award for the RnB/Soul artiste of the year and in 2007, the International single of the Year.
Banky returned to Nigeria in 2008 with the aim of promoting African music to the world and dominating the Nigerian airwaves with mind blowing songs.
He has since gone on to release several beautiful songs till date.
Banky W Albums
- 2003: Undeniable (EP)
- 2005: Back in the Building
- 2008: Mr. Capable
- 2009: The W Experience
- 2013: R&BW
Compilation albums Edit
- 2012: Empire Mates State of Mind
Banky W Selected Hit Singles
- 2013 Jasi
- 2014 Jaiye Orimi
- 2015 High Notes
- 2015 All I Want Is You Feat. Chidinma
- 2015 Cash Only As featured artiste
- Made for You -2016
- As Featured Artist – 2016 Onyeuwaoma
- 2016 Mi Re Do (Cocoloso) Feat. Stonebwoy and Shaydee
Banky W Awards
- 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
- Nigerian, Best International Album 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
Philanthropist Banky W
King of Lagos Party is also a Philanthropist, he founded the “I am Capable” Scholarship fund which provides tuition, room, and board for indigent undergraduates who met the foundation’s requirement.
Banky is also in the fore front of the Light UpNigeria project aimed at achieving steady electricity power supply in Nigeria.
In February 2017, he got engaged to the multi-talented Nigerian actress, Adesua Etomi, she is soon to be his wife. Banky W as at May 2017 net worth is N2.3 billion.
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