- Banky W wishes Basketmouth a happy birthday in a special way
- The singer talked about how the comedian stood by him when he battled cancer
- Basketmouth celebrated his 40th birthday this Friday, September 14
Popular Nigerian singer Bankole Wellington, known by his stage name Banky W, has taken to social media to celebrate comedian Basketmouth as he clocks 40. The singer shared a post on his Instagram, talking about how Basketmouth stood by him.
Bright Okpocha popularly known as Basketmouth clocked 40 this Friday, September 14, and many celebrities have taken time to celebrate him on social media.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the comedian's wife Elsie Okpocha had also taken to Instagram to gush about her husband and celebrate him on his special day. She wrote a lengthy post, describing him as the best husband.
On his Instagram post, Banky W explained that during a time when he was recovering from a surgery he had to treat cancer, the comedian stood by him.
According to him, the comedian had gone out of his way to be there for him and make him smile even when he was in so much pain.
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Read his post below:
"Almost a year ago, I was recovering from Cancer surgery in the US. It was a trying time for me.. for weeks I could barely move, I had tubes running out of my back draining blood, I was on so many pain meds and even then EVERYthing still hurt like hell. And one day out of the blue, @basketmouth called me to see how I was doing. He knew I was in the US but I hadn't told him about the surgery. We'd been friends for a long time, so when he sensed something was up, I told him what I was dealing with. Now at the time, he was on tour, while also visiting/caring for his family.. but as soon as he heard the details, he insisted on coming to visit me the next day before flying to Texas. He asked if I needed anything and I said no, but he kept insisting that there must be some groceries in Momsie's house that were finished, or something that I needed from the store that he could bring. He wouldn't take no for an answer so I said okay, pls bring me a bottle of apple juice. My brother got a friend to drive him almost an hour out of their way, and showed up at the front door with like 3 months worth of apple juice. I kid you not. The bottles were MASSIVE. And then he sat with me for a couple hours, before his flight. We talked, he made me laugh, we compared testimonies and war stories, and just spent time catching up. We encouraged each other, and in a period where almost every day was incredibly painful, rough and downright depressing, he was an unexpected ray of sunshine that made me feel so much better. So today I want to thank him for being my friend especially when I really needed one. Sometimes, that strong person who everyone leans on, needs someone to lean on too. He's one of the most gifted & accomplished entertainers I've ever met.. but more importantly, he's one of the kindest. May God bless you and reward you for all you do for others. May your back never be weary from the loads you bear. May your children be greater than you are. May the rest of your years be the best of your years. May your show at EKO HOTEL ON THE 29TH AND 30TH OF SEPT BE SOLD OUT. Honoured to call you my friend. Happy birthday bro.
PS: Go get tickets to his show. Swipe left 4 details."
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Legit.ng reported a year ago that Banky W had surgery to treat cancer. The singer had gone to the United States to treat the cancer months before his wedding to wife Adesua Etomi Wellington.
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