Nigerian entertainment has continued to evolve, and a few entertainers such as Olubankole Wellington Popularly known as Banky W, have stood out in the ever changing industry.
With his unique RnB style of music which has earned him a good place in the hearts of many, he has gone beyond being a top RnB singer, to being one of Nigeria’s top music executives.
Banky W was introduced to the music industry as a sleek singer with his cover version of Rihana’s ‘Umbrella’.
He has over the years shown his dexterity in various ways including singing, rapping and more recently, acting.
Counting more achievements, in 2016 he joined other top Nigerian acts to perform at the prestigious Barclay’s centre in New York.
Speaking about the One Africa Music Festival at the Barclays centre, in which he hosted and performed, he said that it was an honour to be a major part of it as there were about 15,000 people present to witness the event which celebrated predominantly Nigerian music.
Banky W also played lead in ‘The Wedding Party’, one of the eight Nollywood films that screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.
It was also “an honour” and something worth being glad about for Banky to have featured in the film which was among those showcased on the opening night of the TIFF.
According to him, “it’s definitely a good time to be an entertainer”, as he feels blessed to be a part of the current generation of Nigerian entertainers who are showcasing Nigeria to the world in a different light.