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Inside Y! Magazine’s “Power to the People” Issue – EME Boss Banky W on Surviving Cancer & Entrepreneurship, Spotlight on #Occupy Nigeria & Interviews with Nigerian Bloggers



The new issue of Y! Magazine is definitely a must buy for all!

EME R&B Singer and entrepreneur Banky W graces the cover of the 8th Issue of Y! Magazine “Power to the People”. The clean cut dapper crooner who is seen on the cover with his signature hat, a geek glasses and a grey suit speaks exclusively to the mag on his shocking battle against cancer, saying “When I was about to be operated on by a doctor, he cancelled while I was right there on the operating table, because he was nervous about how far it had spread and if he was expert enough to deal with it“. Further speaking on how far the cancerous cells had spread he said “I think that’s when it set in on how serious it was, because we then had to go from one referral to another trying to find the specialist who could operate on this particular strain of cancerous tumours. It was arguably the scariest time of my life.”

Thankfully, the music act who is known for bringing the very talented Wiz Kid and Skales into limelight is hale and hearty and dishes on entrepreneurship in Nigeria and his activistism.

Also making the pages of the magazine are interviews with 10 of the nation’s brightest bloggers including Linda Ikeji, Wale Adetula, Nmachi Jidenma, Ladun Liadi, Ike Orizu and Ediong Umoh, a recap on the major trends from and post the #Occupy Nigeria protests from January with features, first person narratives, a full photo album covering Lagos, Abuja, Calabar, Ghana, South Africa, London and the United States as well as features on the sights and sounds from the nation’s pop culture.

Readers can look forward to the best of music, fashion, events, theater, radio and exclusive interviews with Banky W, Member Hembadoon Feese – the young woman who survived the August 2011 bomb blast that tore through the United Nations Building in Abuja and Olusegun Aganga – the Minister of Trade and Investment. The issue is currently available now, be sure to ask your vendor for a copy.


  1. Dor dor

    July 10, 2012 at 11:20 am

    God will keep and sustain you..ijn..keep on keeping on.

  2. Abs

    July 10, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Banky W? Cancer? Thank God for your life! This looks like a Mag I’ll read.

  3. Bola

    July 10, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Top Nigerian bloggers ke?Except for Linda Ikeji who knows the others???

    • Tiki

      July 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      If you read ANYTHING except the gossip on trashy blogs, I can assure you you’d recognise names like Wale Adetula and Ediong Umoh. Google is your friend – you might want to check the definition of ‘blog’, then search for the said names.

  4. MizV

    July 10, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    i love banky w he is so not like them other naija artists. he looks like he is not only music but also brains. he is intelligent and eloquent too. the fact that he survived cancer shows that God’s been really good to him. keep inspiring us man

  5. hansel praise

    July 10, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    where is hannytalker on da list

  6. lol

    July 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    kudos to you…these are the kind of interviews we need people willing to make a change

  7. pynk

    July 10, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Lol @ folks making blogging look like its something serious.As for Ladun Liadi’s blog, i doubt i would call that top anything.

  8. chamodela

    July 10, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Thank God bcos he is worthy to b praised cancer is something people don’t come out from but he made it possible for Ʊ to b among ƭĥę living

  9. Anon

    July 10, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Stay strong, Banky. What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. Now, I know the reason he wears his hat all the time. Don’t worry, Banky, even with your baldness, you still look hot. That’s the reason, we have to stop bashing people because we don’t know their life stories.

  10. UsaveOne

    July 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Congrats Bank…God be with you!

  11. Ajoke

    July 11, 2012 at 12:04 am

    I didn’t know Banky had Cancer, what a survivor. I love his approach to life & music, he seems like a great guy.

    It’s sad to reminisce on occupy Nigeria knowing we didn’t really accomplish what we set out to do.

  12. m

    July 11, 2012 at 1:33 am

    My own Ladun Laidi yaayyyyyyy

  13. m

    July 11, 2012 at 1:33 am

    people I dont know her but she is really good

  14. reeal

    July 11, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    9ice one. GOD bless 9ja!

  15. T E

    July 15, 2012 at 9:49 am

    I thank God for Banky’s life

  16. Kenkus Biyandi

    July 28, 2012 at 1:48 am

    First time on a Naija blog. I’m loving it so far. I know I will come across lots of untrue stories on here, but hey as long as they are interesting lies like ” Debanj begs Don Jazzy for petrol money” I’ll enjoy reading them.

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