Olubankole Wellington, a musician and record label owner, has explained his reason for deciding to join politics and run for a seat in the house of representatives.


The actor, singer, writer and filmmaker is gunning to represent Eti-Osa local government area of Lagos.

Speaking at an event tagged ‘The Convergence: Power, Capacity, Politics’, the entertainer who is professionally known as Banky W said his compulsive yearn to contribute to fixing Nigeria is his major motivation.

The event, an initiative of Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA Africa) and the Not Too Young To Run movement, was attended by young candidates of different political parties.


Banky W talked about how he started out selling CDs from his car’s boot and building Empire Mates Entertainment (EME), one of the biggest record labels in the country.

The nascent politician, who is running on the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) platform, said he believes he can make a difference and an impact in the lives of Nigerians.

Here are video clips of his speech which he shared on Instagram.


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They asked "Why we run".. Pls swipe to watch my reasons why… Pls share to help spread the vision. We can do this, if we do it together. #MDP #StrongerTogether #BankOnBanky #BankOnBanky #NotToYoungToRun #yiaga

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