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Don’t Just Give Food, Educate Nigerians On Hand Washing – Banky W

Banky W

Banky W

Popular singer, Banky W recently distributed relief items to Nigerians as part of efforts to reduce the effect of the coronavirus pandemic.

The politician collaborated with Lekki Food bank to make sure the food reached areas where poor Nigerians live.

According to him, it is one thing to give out food items, but we must not forget to educate the poor on handwashing during the pandemic.

He then thanked all his donors and volunteers.

His words on social media, “Over 8,000 meals served… But just as important as it is to help feed their stomachs, we are educating their minds about washing and sanitizing their hands. The @lekkifoodbank journey hasn’t been easy, but thank God it has been worth it. Thank you to all our donors & volunteers.”

Way to go.

Olubankole Wellington (born 27 March 1981), popularly known by his stage name Banky W and credited in film as Banky Wellington, is a Nigerian singer, rapper, actor and politician.

Banky W was born in the United States 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 used to work at GlobalSpec and would sing really loud 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. He wrote the first theme song of Etisalat Nigeria titled “0809ja for life”.

A day after Valentine of 2013, he launched his new album “R&BW” with a concert tagged the “Grand Love Concert” at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos, which featured several other artistes including Iyanya and Waje. The first two singles from the album are “Lowkey” and “Yes/No”.

Banky W announced in February 2018 that E.M.E was dissolved as a record label; he said the label is now a talent management company focused on creative marketing, advertising, PR and brand events. Banky W named DJ Xclusive, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru, and his wife Adesua Etomi as the first set of clients of the rebranded company.

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