Olubankole Wellington was born on March 27, 1981, in Nigeria. He is best known by his stage name Banky W and is credited as Banky Wellington in films. He is a politician, businessman, rapper, actor, and singer.
Nigerian parents gave birth to Olubankole Wellington on March 27, 1981, in the United States. The moment he was five, his family left for Nigeria. He started singing in the church choir at an early age.
Wellington attended primary and secondary schools in Lagos before returning to complete his undergraduate studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, USA, on a scholarship. While still a student in 2002, he founded the musical company Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). He had a job at GlobalSpec as well. He moved to Nigeria from the US in 2009, where he launched his record company in Lagos by bringing on Wizkid, Shaydee, Niyola, and Skales as musicians. Back in the Building, his first studio album was released in 2005. Ebute Metta served as his debut single. He composed “0809ja for life,” the first Etisalat Nigeria theme song.
On November 19, 2017, Wellington wed Adesua Etomi in the traditional manner; on November 25, 2017, the pair had their white wedding celebrated in South Africa. In 2017, he underwent successful surgery for skin carcinoma on his shoulder. Wellington and Adesua had a son at the beginning of 2021. They kept the pregnancy a secret, which caught many people by surprise when the kid was finally born.