Banky W Biography: Age, Wife, Daughter, Songs, Cars, Net Worth

Banky W is a quadruple threat. He is a successful rapper, singer, actor and politician.

The Nigerian superstar is also a philanthropist and foodie. 

Banky W’s road to fame has been one success story after the other, but it has not been without controversy.

Here’s a look at Banky W’s biography.

Banky W Age


Banky W was born on March 27, 1981. He turned 38 years old in 2019. Bank W was born in America. He moved back to Nigeria with his parents when he was five years old. Banky W’s real name is Olubankole Wellington. While most of his fans know him as Banky W, he uses Banky Wellington when working as an actor.

Banky W later returned to America after obtaining a scholarship to study engineering at New York’s Polytechnic Institute.
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Banky W Family


Banky W comes from a close family. He one sister and three brothers.  His father, George Bankole Wellington, is from Badagry. His mother grew up in Cross River. Banky W refers to his mother and Momma W.  Banky W has paid tribute to his parents on social media on several occasions. He described his mother as a "prayer warrior".

"She's been many things to us... a loving mother and a trusted friend. Sometimes, she is a shoulder to cry on and other times a kick up your backside. Sometimes, a guidance counsellor and other times, an Investor. A teacher and a Pastor. A doting parent and a disciplinarian. But always and forever, a Prayer Warrior," he wrote on Instagram in March.
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Banky W career (songs, movies) 


Banky W’s first love is music. He started singing in his church choir when he was around eight years old. Banky W released his first EP, Undeniable, in 2003. A few years later Banky W dropped his debut studio album, Back in the Building. He has released three other solo albums, Mr. Capable, The W Experience and R&BW.

Some of Banky W’s hit songs include Made For You, Whatchu Doing Tonight, Yes/No, Till My Dying Day, All I Want Is You and Ebute Metta – which samples sampled Rihanna’s popular song, Umbrella.

Banky W has also appeared in movies such as The Wedding Party (2016), The Wedding Party 2 (2017) and Up North (2018).

The Wedding Party 2 is Nigeria’s highest-grossing film in history. The film earned more than N500 million at Nollywood’s box office.
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Banky W 2019 election, politician


Banky W is also a politician. He made headlines in 2019 when he participated in Nigeria's elections. Banky W hoped to win Lagos' Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives but ultimately lost to Babajide Obanikoro. Despite the loss, Banky W managed to win two polling units in Eti-Osa.  Banky W said he was proud of what he accomplished in just three months and vowed to come back stronger than ever in four years time.

“I hope we realise that winning some areas in Eti-Osa… is proof that we can do this anywhere,” he wrote on Instagram.
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Banky W Wife 


Banky W is married to actress Adesua Etomi. The couple got engaged in 2017. According to several reports, Banky W and Adesua Etomi first met in 2012. Their paths crossed again at an event in 2015. Banky W did not speak to but called a friend to say he had found his new girlfriend. He did some research, including stalking her on social media, before approaching her. He eventually introduced himself and asked if they could be friends! The more they spoke, the more they fell in love with each other. They eventually became a couple and the rest is history. 
Banky W and his wife Adesua Etomi

Banky W Wedding


Banky W and Adesua Etomi had two weddings. Their first ceremony, which was a traditional wedding, took place in Lagos, Nigeria in 2017. They then held a white wedding ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa.

Banky W celebrated their first-year wedding anniversary in 2018 with a beautiful message for his wife.
 
“Mrs W... I'm still amazed that I get to call you mine. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for building with me. Thank you for believing in me and for inspiring me to be a better man. My purpose partner, my rock, my destiny, my Shug, my wife, my life... Happy tradiversary Skuu. Love you SCATTER,” he wrote.
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Banky W Children, Daughter 


Banky W and his wife Adesua Etomi do not have children together. Several reports suggested in early 2019 suggested that the actress may be pregnant with her first child. She refused to confirm or deny the rumours. “My uterus is not their home. Nobody can pressure me,” she wrote on Instagram in May that year. 

A photo taken in July appeared to show that Adesua had a baby bump. Adesua deleted her Instagram page in September 2019, leading to further speculation about a possible pregnancy. Some reports suggest she is just taking a break from social media. 

Banky W reportedly has a daughter with his rumoured ex-girlfriend, model Uche Odoh. The claims have not been confirmed.

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Banky W Wizkid beef


There have been rumours that Banky W has beef with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid. They allegedly had a falling out after Wizkid missed his wedding in 2017. But denied the claims in an interview with ThisDay.

“I think people unfairly judged Wiz and a lot of them were a little bit too harsh on him for missing my wedding. Many people forget that around the time of my traditional wedding was also when One Africa Music Fest was going on in Dubai. So, there were many other artists at the event, who were struggling, trying to make it back to catch up with the wedding,” he said.
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Banky W Car


Banky W is a millionaire, but he is not interested in splashing out on a new car every year. He revealed in July 2018 that he had been driving the same Range Rover Sport for seven years. He made the revelation after a woman recorded a video of the Banky W and his wife running errand in their old car. Banky W slammed the woman for mocking him. He revealed in a lengthy letter addressed to the "stalker" that he bought the car in 2011. Banky W said he promised himself at the time that he would not purchase a new one until he owned his first property. 

“In response to the cringe worthy, creepy video you made about my wife and I, I think there are some things you need to know. First of all, poverty will never be my portion in Jesus name. Also, it is a 2008 Range Rover Sport not a 1999. Amen and Lol. Oh, and additionally, it’s currently for sale to the highest bidder. I had decided last month that I’d sell it, and whatever I got for it, I’d hand over to the ‘Vocational School for the Blind’ in Oshodi and the ‘Pink Oak Cancer Trust Fund’.”
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Banky W House


Banky W reportedly celebrated his 37th birthday in 2018 by buying himself a new house in Lekki, Nigeria. The luxury duplex has a swimming pool with the initial of his surname engraved at the bottom. Banky W showed off his new family home on Snapchat.

“Happy birthday to me,” he wrote.

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Banky W Net Worth


Banky W’s exact net worth is unknown but some reports suggest he is worth N3.5 billion. The rapper reportedly charges around N2.5 million per stage performance. He is also the co-founder of Empire Mates Entertainment (EME). One of the record label's biggest signings in singer Wizkid.

Banky W also has endorsement deals with big companies like Samsung and Uber. 

The musician uses some of his earnings to fund his charity, 'I am Capable'. The organisation helps smart students further their education after high school.
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Written by:
NAIJAlebrity Team