IS BANKY W MARRIED?

Many people are interested in the marital status of Mr Olubankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W. This explains why the question is Banky W married is often asked. Without wasting much time, the answer to the question is yes. Banky W is married to beautiful actress Adesuwa Etomi.

In this post, questions about Banky W’s wedding and his wife are answered, but first, who is Bank W? Details about the life and career of Banky W are provided below.

Banky W

Mr Olubankole Wellington aka Banky W or Banky Wellington is a Nigerian singer, rapper, actor, politician, and entrepreneur. He was born on the 27th of March, 1981 in New York, United States. When he was 5 years old, his parents returned to Nigeria.

His father, George Bankole Wellington hails from Badagry in Lagos state while his mother grew up in Cross River state. Banky W has 4 siblings, 3 brothers and a sister so his family is large. After returning to Nigeria with his parents, Banky W had his primary and secondary education in Lagos. He later returned to the US to study at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York on scholarship.

Banky W’s Music Career

As a child growing up in Lagos, Banky W was part of the choir in his local church. This was where he developed an interest in music which later made him famous and successful. In 2002 while studying in the US, he started his record label called E.M.E. His debut studio album titled Back in the Building was released in 2006. His sophomore album was released 2 years later in 2008.

Banky W also worked briefly in the US before returning to Nigeria in 2009. He was an employee of GlobalSpec then. Upon arriving in Lagos, Banky W quickly established his record label and signed some artists to the label including a certain Wizkid. Wizkid would go on to become one of the all-time greats of African music.

In 2009, Banky W released The W Experience which was his third studio album. His 4th studio album dropped 4 years later in 2013. Banky W also has some EPs to his credit. He was also involved in the compilation album Empire Mates State of Mind released in 2012. The album featured tracks from all EME artists back then.

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Banky W also has several hit singles to his credit which include Jasi, Jaiye Orimi, High Notes and so on. In 2018, Banky W announced the disbanding of E.M.E as a record label. E.M.E was then rebranded as a talent management company focused on PR and brand events, creative marketing, and advertising. Some of the top celebrities signed to the new E.M.E then are Adesuwa Etomi-Wellington, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, and DJ Xclusive. Another is popular OAP and presenter, Tolu ‘Toolz’Oniru.

Banky W’s Acting Career

Apart from music, Banky W is also into acting. So far, he has featured in the following films; The Wedding Party, The Wedding Party 2, Up North, and Sugar Rush.

Banky W’s Political Career.

As a very ambitious person, Banky W is now actively involved in politics to help bring dividends of democracy to his people. He contested for the Lagos Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives during the 2019 general elections. He ran on the platform of Modern Democratic Party but lost to Babajide Obanikoro of the All Progressive Congress.

Awards and Nominations

Banky W has been nominated for several awards, some of which he won.

In 2006, he won the John Lennon Song Writing Award (R & B category) for My Regret.

In 2006, he won the Best R&B Artiste at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

Also in 2006, he won the Best Male R&B Artist at the Urban Independent Music Awards, USA.

In 2007, he won the Best International Album at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards for Mr Capable.

In 2008, he won Best R&B Video at the Nigerian Music Video Awards for Don’t Break My Heart.

In 2009, he won Best Male Vocal Performance at the Hip-hop World Awards for Don’t Break My Heart.

In 2010, he won R&B Single of the year at the Hip-hop World Awards for Strong Ting.

In 2010, he also won Best R&B Singer (Male) and the Best Music Video at City People Entertainment Awards.

Banky W Cars

As a celebrity, one would expect Banky W to drive the latest cars but that is not the case with this great young man. He revealed in July 2018 that he drove the same Range Rover Sport for 7 years. He revealed that he promised himself in 2011 that he wasn’t getting a new car until he builds a house.

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He kept this promise and didn’t replace the car until 2018 when he completed his first building. He placed his old car on auction in 2018. The proceeds went to the Vocational School for the Blind in Oshodi and the Pink Oak Cancer Trust Fund.

Banky W House

To celebrate his 37th birthday in 2018, Banky W bought himself a house in Lekki, Lagos. The luxury building has a swimming pool and several other amazing features.

Banky W Net Worth

His net worth is estimated by some to be around N3.5 billion. He makes money from music and acting, and he is also the owner of E.M.E, a talent management company. Banky has had endorsement deals with top companies such as Etisalat, Samsung, and Uber.

When Did Banky W Marry?

First, Banky W got engaged to Adesuwa Etomi in February 2017. Later in November same year, they got married. They had a traditional marriage ceremony on the 19th of November which was followed by a court wedding the following day. On the 25th of November, the couple also had a white wedding in Cape Town South Africa. 

Where Did Banky W Have His Wedding?

Banky W and his wife had 3 wedding ceremonies. A traditional wedding ceremony, a court wedding ceremony, and a white wedding ceremony. The first two were held in Nigeria while the last ceremony took place in Cape Town, South Africa.

Who is Bank W’s Wife?

Banky W’s wife is none other than the beautiful Edo-born actress Adesuwa Etomi-Wellington. She was born on February 22nd, 1986 in the city of Owerri, Imo State. Her father is a soldier from the Esan tribe while her Yoruba mother is an engineer.

Adesuwa is the youngest of three children. She attended Corona School located in Victoria Island area of Lagos. While at Corona, she was a member of the drama club. From Corona, she graduated to Queens College, Lagos before relocating to the U.K at the age of 13.

In 2004, Adesuwa obtained a diploma in from City College Coventry. She studied “physical theatre, musical theatre, and performing arts” and graduated with triple distinctions. After this, she proceeded to the University of Wolverhampton in 2006 to study Drama and Performance. She graduated with a first-class honours degree.

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She returned home soon after graduating to kick-start her acting career. So far, she has been involved in several productions. Some of the popular films she has featured in are; The Arbitration, The Wedding Party, King of Boys, and Falling. She won an Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Award (AMVCA) in 2016 for Best Actress in a Drama for her performance in Falling.

Other notable films that Adesuwa has featured in include, A soldier’s story, Out of Luck, and Couple of Days. She also featured in the 4th and 5th seasons of the popular TV soap opera about HIV/AIDS prevention, Shuga. Adesuwa has also starred as an undercover cop in the crime series LasGidi Cops.

Banky W Wife Age

Adesuwa Etomi-Wellington was born on the 22nd of February 1986. This puts her current age as 34. She stated in an interview with Pulse Nigeria in January 2016 that she was 29 years old. Some other sources have quoted her date of birth as 22nd February 1988.

Does Banky W Have A Daughter?

Banky W and Adesuwa do not have any children together as of now. However, it is rumoured that Banky W may have fathered a child before marrying Adesuwa. There is no concrete evidence to support the fact that Banky W has a daughter.

Some say he may have a child with beautiful model Uche Odoh. There are numerous photos of the pair sharing romantic moments on the internet. Uche has in the past referred to Banky W as baby daddy. The model gave birth to a child as a teenager with a possibility of Banky W being the father. However, it is not certain that Banky W is the father of the girl who should be about 5 years old now.

Conclusion (Is Banky W Married)

Banky W is indeed married to Adesuwa Etomi. The two got married in November 2017 after getting engaged earlier in the same year. The wedding ceremony held both in Lagos and South Africa. The traditional and court weddings held in Lagos while the couple, family, and friends jetted out to South Africa for the white wedding.

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