Our MCM for today is no other person than the man of the moment in Nigeria, Olubankole Wellington, a.k.a Banky W. He is an American born-Nigerian R&B artiste. His father is from Badagry while his mother is from Calabar in Cross River State. When he was five, we moved back to Nigeria and lived here for 12 years and attended Corona Primary School, Home Science Association Secondary School and Ajao Secondary School all in Lagos. He sang in a lot of choirs. He then went back to the US for college and studied Industrial Engineering from RPI in New York.
While still in college, he won the ‘Albany Idol’ competition, which catapulted him into the spotlight. He overcame many personal trials and obstacles to quickly become an in-demand artist on the local music scene; performing alongside major acts on tour. He wowed audiences with his silky smooth voice while building a loyal following; he established the Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E.) record label as a platform to get his music to his fans and began work on an EP. In 2008, he moved to Nigeria with the aim of promoting Nigerian music to the world. Since then, he has become one of the most successful Nigerian musicians with several awards and successful albums to his credit.
Banky W is a Philanthropist to the core, he founded the “I am Capable” Scholarship fund which provides tuition, room, and board for indigent undergraduates who met the foundation’s requirement. Banky W is also in the fore front of the Light up Nigeria project aimed at achieving steady electricity power supply in Nigeria.
Banky W announced in 2014 he would be going for a Movie Director training in the U.S as he said it is one of the things he’s loved to do a long time ago. After this, he was the major cast in the popular movie “The Wedding Party”. In February 2017 he proposed to popular actress Adesua Etomi a proposal which was accepted and the engagement of the two broke the internet. He further noted that they have had chemistry even before their cast as a couple in movie ‘Wedding Party’ adding that this was not a promo for a movie or video. They got married yesterday and the event was well attended by prominent personalities.
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