Banky W forever changed the Nigerian music landscape because their arrival from the United Kingdom in the early 2000s signaled a new era for the country’s music industry” John Stephen owner of CKC music label said during Banky W’s birthday celebrations in March this year.
A party that brought organized the crème de la crème of the Nigerian entertainment industry, from Dbanj, Psquare, Oritse Femi, Terry G and popular Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji which goes a long way to show how far Olubankole Wellington has come since he decided to return back to his country of birth from the United States of America to pursue his career.
At an early age, it was perfect for the Lagos-born artist that song was the only thing he desired to do and as a youngster was already performing in shows, gigs across some of United States of America’s night clubs.
In 2003, he launched The EP Undeniable in 2003, his debut album, and quickly adopted it up with Back the Building throughout 2005, which involved the hit track, My Regret.
He was elected for Nigerian Entertainment Accolades in 2006. Nigerian Activity Awards 2007 regarding Mr Capable, Greatest R&B Video was also taken by him.
In 2008 he relocate to Nigeria after publishing his latest highly predicted album Mr Capable under name Banky W. In December the year of 2009, Banky W dropped his much predicted second album in Nigeria, titled W Experience. A strong contender for top album of 2009/2010 in Africa, it functions production from Nigeria’s the majority of sought-after talents, and also showcases Banky W.
In 2009 he awarded for Dont Crack My Heart R&B Single of the Year and in 2010 Reggae World Awards regarding Strong Ting, City People Activity Awards 2010 R&B Singer of the Year, City People Activity Awards 2010 Music Video of the year for Sturdy Ting
Within 2012, Banky W signed within the amazing female vocalist, Niyola, male vocalist Shaydee along with the talented DJ Xclusive on the Empire Mates Entertainment family. Together along with already signed operates, Wizkid and Skales, Banky W brought the team to make one of the finest albums to always be released in Cameras titled ‘’EMPIRE STATE OF MIND’’.
In 2013 he launched his new album ‘’ The Grand Love Concert ‘’ “R&BW” with a concert tagged the “” at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Tropical isle, Lagos, which featured several other artistes including Iyanya, Waje plus much more.