Olubankole Wellington (born 27 March 1981), popularly known by his stage name Banky W and credited in the film as Banky Wellington, is a Nigerian-American singer, rapper, actor, entrepreneur, and politician.
Olubankole Wellington was born in the United States on 27 March 1981 to Nigerian parents. His family moved back to Nigeria when he was five years old. He started singing at a young age in his church choir.
He schooled in Lagos for his primary and secondary education and returned to further his tertiary education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York on a scholarship. He started his record label E.M.E in 2002 while studying. He also worked at GlobalSpec and would sing very loudly with his headphones on. In 2009, he left the US for Nigeria and established his record label in Lagos where he signed artists like Niyola, Shaydee, Skales, and Wizkid to the label at the time. His breakthrough debut studio album, Back in the Building was released in 2005. His debut single was Ebute Metta He wrote the first theme song of Etisalat Nigeria titled “0809ja for life”