Award winning Nigerian singer Olubankole Wellington but popularly referred to as Banky W has finally spoken about his political ambition ahead of the 2019 elections. Banky W shocked many with his political aspirations but his fans are ready to do all it takes to make him emerge winner.
The singer who is hoping to represent the Eti Osa at the House of Representatives disclosed that just being a vocal critic of the government was not enough but he knew he had to take the bold step in making a change.
According to This Day, Banky W further disclosed that he has been an arm-chair critic for a long time so he had to shock his fans, wife and business partner as he decided to do something he has never done before.
Speaking on how he informed his wife about his political ambition, Banky W said: “When I first had the conversation with my wife, she said she was worried about me getting into politics in Nigeria because it’s dirty and dangerous and she didn’t want anything to soil me or harm me. I told her that yes she was right. Politics in Nigeria is very dirty and dangerous, but that’s because the good people always avoid it. So, it will remain dirty and dangerous forever unless people with the right intentions and who want good for Nigeria, start to be a part of the people that are trying to change Nigeria. We complain about it but we never want to get involved. So for me, part of the goal is to inspire other credible individuals in our country to stand up and be the change we so desperately need.”
On how he intend to handle his home front, music, movie career and being a politician, the young man added that he is more concerned in making an impact in the lives of many through politics and public service. Banky W also said that his home is his upmost priority and he intends to always pay much attention to it.
Addressing the issue of Wizkid’s absence at his wedding, he said: “I think people unfairly judged Wiz and a lot of them were a little bit too harsh on him for missing the wedding. Many people forget that around the time of my traditional wedding was also when One Africa Music Fest was going on in Dubai. So, there were many other artistes at the event, who were struggling trying to make it back to catch up with the wedding. In fact, Tiwa Savage had to take the last available economy seat in the plane, even though she had an upper-class ticket for a few days later, just to get her back in time for my wedding. So, it wasn’t just Wizkid that missed it, a lot of people who were at the concert did. Either way, people should know that the relationship between Wizkid and I is deeper than any fame or fortune. Wizkid is my younger brother, he has been for a very long time and that is never going to change. We love each other and that’s my brother for life. And honestly, the same goes for Skales, Xclusive, Niyola, Shaydee, MasterKraft , Suka Sounds, Timothy King etc. Everyone we worked with at EME during the early years. Osagie, Uche, Anuel and others… there’s a bond between us all, it’s a family affair. No matter what happens, family remains family. Family first, family forever.”
On the highlight of his marriage and divorce rates in the industry, the movie star disclosed that he has not just found a wife but someone with whom they can build their destinies together. He added that as far as divorce is involved people should take it off social media and learn not to involve their children during the process.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nollywood actor Yul Edochie who earlier declared his ambition to run for presidency in 2019 on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance opted out of the scheme as he announced that he is withdrawing from the race.
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