Do you know Banky W net worth?
If you do not know the real net worth of Banky W, then this article is for you.
Here, we will look at the biography of Banky W, as well as his net worth as of 2021.
Truth be told, one cannot talk about the Nigerian music industry for even five minutes without mentioning Banky W.
Over the years, he has made a huge name for himself in the industry.
From being responsible for bringing Wizkid to the spotlight to many other notable works, Banky W is well recognized throughout the country.
Although he is no longer very active in the music industry, he is still ranked as one of the best artists in the industry.
So without wasting too much time, let us get down to the real reason why you are here.
Biography of Banky W
Olubankole Wellington (aka Banky W) is a Nigerian singer, actor, Politician, and Entrepreneur.
He was born on the 27th of March 1981 in the United States of America.
As a result, he holds a dual citizenship of America and Nigeria.
Today, Banky W is one of the best musicians in the country.
Early Life of Banky W
As already said, Banky W was born in the United States of America.
However, he and his family returned to Nigeria when he became five years old.
On their return to Nigeria, Banky W soon began to sing as a member of his church choir.
Education of Banky W
Banky W had his primary and secondary education in Lagos State, Nigeria.
After his secondary education, he then returned to the USA to further his education.
He had his higher education at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York on a scholarship.
Banky W Music Career
Banky W actually established his record label ‘E.M.E’ in 2009.
After returning to Nigeria from the US where he schooled, he established the record label and signed artists like Niyola, Skales, Shaydee, and also Wizkid.
Before then, he had already gotten his breakthrough with his debut album titled ‘Back In The Building’ in 2005.
He is also the composer of the first theme song of the famous telecom giant ‘Etisalat Nigeria’.
This theme song was titled ‘0809ja For Life’.
Has Banky W dissolved the E.M.E Record Label?
In February 2018, Banky W announced that E.M.E has been dissolved as a record label.
He went further to unveil that the label will now be a talent management firm with a full focus on creative marketing, brand promotion, advertising, and more.
For a start, he announced DJ Xclusive, Tolu Oniru, Adesua Etomi (his wife), and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu as their first set of clients.
Private Life of Banky W
Banky W is happily married to Adesua Etomi who is a well-known Nigerian actress.
They had their traditional marriage on the 19th of November 2017.
After this, they proceeded to South Africa where they had their white wedding on the 25 of November 2017.
Still, in 2017, Banky W underwent successful surgery for skin cancer on his shoulder.
Banky W Albums
Over the years, Banky W has dropped a total of four studio albums and one EP.
In this section of this article, we will look at these albums:
- Back in the Building (2006)
- Mr. Capable (2008)
- The W Experience (2009)
- R&BW (2013)
Through his career, Banky W had dropped only a single extended play.
This is the famous EP titled ‘Undeniable’ which was released in 2003.
In 2017, Banky W released a Playlist project which was titled ‘2017: Songs About U’.
This project was a major success, and it made waves across the music industry in Nigeria.
Banky W Political Career
Aside from being a musician, Banky W is also currently a politician in Nigeria.
On the 11th of November 2018, he made a declaration that he would run for the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency (Lagos) seat at the National House of Representatives.
He actually participated in the election s under the Modern Democratic Party which was actually established back in 2017.
However, he lost to the APC candidate ‘Babkide Obanikoro’ on the 23rd of February 2019.
Banky W Acting Career
As an actor, Banky W has already appeared in a couple of movies.
Here is a list of some movies which Banky W has appeared in:
- The Wedding Party
This movie was released in 2016, and it became one of the major blockbusters of the year.
- The Wedding Party 2
Following the success of the movie ‘The Wedding Party’, a sequel was made available in 2017.
Just like the first, this also made waves across the nation and beyond.
- Up North
Up North is another notable movie in which Bany W has appeared in.
This movie was released in 2018, and it is also ranked as one of the top-class Nollywood movies.
- Sugar Rush
This movie is the most recent movie on this list.
It was released in 2019, and it is still making waves till date.
So far, these are the major movies in which Banky W has appeared in.
Banky W Endorsement Deals
As a very famous musician, Banky W has bagged a lot of lucrative endorsement deals with major companies.
He is a brand ambassador for Samsung in Nigeria.
The worth of his deal with the company is actually unknown, but it is said to worth millions of naira.
Aside from his deal with Samsung, Banky W also used to be the brand ambassador of Etisalat Nigeria.
However, this company has gotten new ownership, and its name has been changed to 9Mobile.
Banky W is also a brand ambassador to other companies like Pepsi and more.
He makes a lot of cash from his endorsement deals, and they keep increasing by the day.
Banky W Awards
Over the years, Banky W has bagged a lot of major awards for his works in the music industry.
Some of the major awards which he has won are:
- Songwriting award for the R&B Category at the John Lennon Song Writing Award (2006).
He won this award with the song titled ‘My Regret’.
- Award for R&B Artist of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2006.
- Still, in 2006, Banky W won the award for Best Male R&B Artist at the Urban Independent Music Awards in the USA.
- In 2007, he won the award for Best International Album at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
He actually won this award with the album titled ‘Mr Capable’.
- In 2008, Banky W won the award for Best R&B Video at the Nigerian Music Video Awards 2008.
He won this award with his famous song titled ‘Don’t Break My Heart’.
- In 2009, Banky went back to the winning ways with the award for Best Male Vocal Performance.
He bagged this award at the Hip Hop World Awards in 2009 for his performance in the song ‘Don’t Break My Heart’.
- In 2010, the singer then won the award for R&B Single of the year at the Hip Hop World Awards.
- Following this, he went ahead to bag the awards for Best Music Video and Best R&B Singer at the City People Entertainment Awards.
These are some of the major awards which Banky W has won as a musician.
He has won several more awards over the years.
However, they are not mentioned here because we do not have enough details on them.
Banky W Cars, Mansions And Other Assets
In this section of this article, we will look at some of the major assets owned by Banky W.
Unlike most celebrities in the country, Banky W does not flaunt his cars online.
However, we have managed to come up with a credible list.
Here are the cars owned by Banky W:
- Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
One of the notable cars which Banky W owns is a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.
This is a very expensive car, and he often moves around in it.
The car features a lot of modern facilities, and it is the favorite choice of most politicians today too.
- Rolls Royce Phantom
A lot of people do not know that Banky W owns a Rolls Royce Phantom.
Today, this is one of the most expensive cars in the world.
Banky W acquired this car a while ago.
However, he doesn’t flaunt them often on social media.
The current market value of this car is said to be about $450,000 Dollars.
- Range Rover 2008 Edition
This is one of the most famous cars owned by Banky W.
He used this car for a very long time before auctioning it online.
Aside from the cars mentioned here, Banky W owns a couple of other cars.
However, we cannot give details on them as we do not know them.
Banky W owns a huge mansion in Lekki, Lagos.
Although we do not know the exact worth of the mansion, it is said to worth millions of dollars.
What is Banky W Net Worth?
We all know that Banky W makes a lot of money from endorsement deals, music sales, and business.
As a result, he makes a lot of cash on a daily basis.
As of today, Banky W is said to have a whopping net worth of $5 Million Dollars.
Final Thoughts on Banky W Net Worth
We can all see that Banky W is indeed a unique Nigerian artist.
Having made so much name for himself in the industry, he earns on a platter of gold today.
As we speak, Banky is undoubtedly one of the legends of the Nigerian music space.
This is mostly as a result of his talent and unending spirit of leadership.
So far, that will be all we have on Banky W.
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