All fans of Banky W needs to rejoice as the music sensations current net worth has placed him among the top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria for three consecutive years and still running. Bank-w is a Nigerian Singer, songwriter, rapper and just recently he became an actor in the Nollywood most popular movie called the wedding party. The sensational singer holds a dual citizenship being a U.S citizen by birth and a Nigerian by descent.
- His Full Name: Oluwabankole Wellington
- His Nationality: Nigeria (Lagos State) and USA (New York)
- His Source of Wealth: Music, Acting, Record Label
- His Net Worth: $9,000,000.00
Banky-w music genre is R&B and he sure knows how to capture peoples hearts with his romantic tracks and soul tunes.
A Brief Background
Banky was born to both Nigerian parents in the United States. And his father is from Badagry, a historic town in Lagos state and his mother from Calabar, Cross River State. When he was 5, the family moved back to Nigeria where he had his primary education in Corona School and attended his secondary education at Home Science Association Secondary School and also Ajao Secondary School all in Lagos.
However, after his secondary education, he got a scholarship to study at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After which, he then went back to the US and studied Industrial Engineering from RPI in New York. While in RPI, he started writing and hitting the studios.
Banky w Music Career
Banky music career began at the age of 8, where he found himself singing in the church choir. And while he was in college, he was brought to the spotlight when he won the Albany Idol Competition. At 21-year old, Banky W teamed up with some of his friends to establish Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) that gained a lot of prominence in their mid-Hudson Valley, New York base.
In 2003, his song titled Undeniable was sold on the internet and from the trunk of car. This song later became one of the top selling independent record, which won Banky W his first award the 2003 R&B/Soul Artiste of the Year at the Urban Independent Music Awards.
His first album came in 2005 (Back in the building) which contained the award winning song My Regret. After which he went further to release boatloads of singles that established him as a bigwig in the Nigerian market.
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The Banky W Albums
All his albums include Undeniable (2003), Back in the Building which is in 2005, Mr. Capable (2008), The W Experience (2009) and also R&BW (2013), Compilation album 2012: Empire Mates State of Mind
All His Awards And Nominations
The John Lennon Song Writing Award 2006, R&B Category, for My Regret
The Best R&B Artiste, Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2006
The Best Male R&B Artiste, Urban Independent Music Awards, USA, 2006
He won Best International Album, Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2007 for Mr Capable
The Best R&B Video, Nigerian Music Video Awards 2008 for Don’t Break My Heart
He was nominated Best Male Vocal Performance, Hip hop World Awards 2009 for Don’t Break My Heart
The R&B Single of the year, 2010 Hip Hop World Awards for Strong Ting
The Best R&B Singer (Male) and Best Music Video 2010 City People Entertainment Awards.
His Net Worth And Endorsement Deals
Banky-w and Sasha P were the first official ambassadors of Samsung electronics in Nigeria. And he is also the brand ambassador for Ciroc ultra-premium vodka. The Banky W net worth is estimated to be $9.0 million.