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Banky W: Read 10 Interesting Facts About The EME Boss

Banky W: Read 10 Interesting Facts About The EME Boss

He is one of the talented music acts in the country and has, since his emergence on the scene, continued to dish out entertaining and downright beautiful music.

Here are 10 things you probably did not know about Banky W

1. He was born Olubankole Wellington on the 27th of  March,1981.

2. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York before going on to work as an Engineer in the United States.

3. He loves writing and most times writes the lyrics to his songs.

4. He once suffered depression and has spoken about it. In his words;

“No one is immune to depression, so as long as you have a brain, you can succumb to it. Some people are vulnerable due to their biological condition, or any other facet, which many therapists have to look out for.

“It can also be a combination of different factors, so it becomes necessary that to address the issue, every professional need to find out the source of the problem.”

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5. Banky W loves to cook and shares some of the meals prepared on social media.

6. The Yes/No crooner is also a die-hard Arsenal fan.

7. Banky won the Albany Idol Contest in 2003 while as an undergraduate in the US

8. He opened his label Empire Mates Music back in 20o1 with his bestfriend Tunde Demuren.
9. IN 2018, Banky rebranded the label which once housed Wizid and Skales into a full media firm. Announcing this, he wrote;

“Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) was started by @captdemuren & I, way back in 2001/2002 – in my dorm room at my University in NY,” writes Banky W on Wednesday. According to Banky W, EME is now full-fledged Media Agency will focus on creative Marketing, Advertising, PR, Brand Events/Activation’s, and a talent management firm.

“The reason we used the word “Empire” was because Tunde and I were crazy enough to dream that we could build a company that would eventually become an Empire.. one that would serve as the launching pad for not only my career goals in music, movies and other interests… but one that would also serve as a stepping stone for other talents to become more successful and achieve their goals as well. We started the record label part of it right there in my room, which we relocated to Lagos around Vals day 2008 – and we thank God for guiding and crowning our efforts thus far; we’ve played our little part in helping discover/boost the careers of a number of talents in the Music business (some of your favorite Artists, Producers & Engineers..) and we are forever grateful for the opportunity to live out our dreams by giving others a platform to shine as well. In January of 2017, after 9 years of being in the Nigerian Music Industry, we decided it was time to quietly close the Record Label Arm of our business.”

10. He married the love of his live actress Adesua Etomi in 2017.


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