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Banky W, Wizkid & Skales on MTV Iggy! View the Chic Photos from Their Exclusive MTV Iggy Photo Shoot & Photos of EME in Kenya



Empire Mates Entertainment was recently profiled on MTV Iggy, in the persons of Banky W, Wizkid and Skales.

With their “flaming blitz” collaboration album,“Empire Mates State of Mind” stealing everyone’s attention, and Wizkid‘s two new NEA statues, team EME is on fire. So, while Banky W, Wizkid and Skales were in New York, they went for an exlcusive photo shoot and interview at the MTV Iggy HQ.

“when these three came down to our HQ for an exclusive photo shoot they presented all the team spirit you would expect from a crew that plays so well together.”

Did You Know?

  • EME was founded in 2002 when Banky W was still in school in Albany, USA.
  • “Baddest Boy” was somewhat a response song to people talking smack on the Internet.
  • Wizkid has collaborations with Kardinall Offishall, Wale, Young Jeezy and Beenie Man so far, with more on the way.
They go on to talk about touring in the UK and in the US as well as collaborations and their plans for the future, Read the Full Interview Here!

We totally love the photos- Chic and full of swag…

Check on it!

Also, EME was in Kenya recently for a concert they really shut down, here are some of the photos:

Shaydee, Skales, Niyola, Khuli Chana, Wizkid, DJ Xclusive, Banky W

with Denrele



Shaydee with Miss Karun (of Camp Mulla)

 Photo Credits: MTV Iggy | MsYouTV


  1. SLN

    September 19, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Niyola is so pretty!!!

    • JJ

      September 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      Very pretty.
      Emm Onos or whoever posted this, how will you call these photos “Chic”? Lol. There is absolutely nothing elegant about them.. They are rather cool, fun, etc.. It seems like “CHIC” is your new favorite word.

  2. Annie

    September 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    What does banky do again?

  3. tama

    September 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    those gals in black tops with Banky, their tummy looks like it was ironed out flat… am jealous. LOL

  4. TAMA

    September 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    those gals in black tops with Banky, their tummy looks like it was ironed out flat….. am jealous

  5. Sydney

    September 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Nichols is pretty. Wiz can also become a model for street wear. Banky is weird. Skales isn’t a star but anyone can be a star in Nigeria. All you need to do is hang out with the stars-Banky, Don Jazzy and the younger artistes, be in most of their photos, and if you’re lucky, release a handful of trendy songs with limited talent and auto tune.
    The rest……

  6. Sydney

    September 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Niyola is very pretty. Wiz can also become a model for street wear. Banky is weird. Skales isn’t a star but anyone can be a star in Nigeria. All you need to do is hang out with the stars-Banky, Don Jazzy and the younger artistes, be in most of their photos, and if you’re lucky, release a handful of trendy songs with limited talent and auto tune.
    The rest……

  7. Naveah

    September 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    The fourth picture of Wizkid is so NOT cool! This young man is glorifying a very violent culture that has taken so many lives and ruined many families. You wanna dress and act like a thug but you ain’t earned no street stripes. The thug life is much more than getting tatted up, wearing saggy pants, hoodies etc. Young buck, leave your comfortable life in Nigeria, go see how the hood truly lives in South Central LA, Compton, Camden/Newark NJ, Flint, Michigan, Brownville, Brooklyn NY, South Bronx, NY. They will chew you up and swallow you…not spit you out, swallow!

    You are wearing your pants down to your behind (I bet you don’t even know how that trend got started…let me educate you, it started when the prisoners were not allowed to keep their belts for fear that they would use it to commit suicide so their pants would sag down to the hips….not something to be proud of) tied a bandana on your face, faked a gun to your head with your fingers and you think it is a cool image to push on our young people who don’t want to stay in school as it is because everyone now wants to be a rapper, actor or reality star in Nigeria, a country where young minds USED to strive to be the best doctors, engineers, lawyers etc in the world.

    It’s nice to play dress up but please know that you have a social responsibility as well that comes with your fame and status.

    • Dayo

      September 19, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      One would take you more seriously if not for that ghetto-rized name (‘Heaven’ spelt backwards). Case of kettle calling black…

    • Xi

      September 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      HEAVEN spelt backwards is actually NEVAEH…………….

  8. Moses

    September 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Wow @ Naveah you took the words outta my mouth…. God bless you

  9. Biso

    September 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    That wizkid pic is sum cult ish dat nigga flying his cult color kmt . @naveah it has nuffin to do wit him acting like his a thug dat fool is in cult. May God save the youths!

  10. Aibee

    September 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I told my boyfriend (now fiance) that I have a crush on Banky W and he still holds it against me, more than one year after. We still had a ‘discussion’ about it yesterday evening after we saw a musical video featuring Banky. So I’m just going to whistle and stroll by and not say how Banky W looks like a hawt boss. No I won’t say anything at all. *OkBye

  11. Annie

    September 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Lol ever since dey granted wizzy visa to America we be hearing nigga this nigga that, i fuxx with u trying to form gangsta,his accent changed sharply.Guy is fake #IMO

  12. Not Cool

    September 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    the photo shoot at MTV Iggy was a disgrace. Very disappointed with Wizkid and I am even more disappointed with those around him that don’t speak up. The 4th pic is a shame.

  13. Skales

    September 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I never seen Skales up close before. He is not fine..

  14. marvel

    September 19, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Hear, hear @ Naveah. I know Wizkid is young but that doesn’t make him dumb.

  15. Dee-USA

    September 19, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Nevaeh I hear you, but if you fall into the category of people who look to Wiz kid as a role model or someone worthy of emulating, then there’s something to be said about that. Not that I disagree with you, but I think we’re long past trying to remind these guys that they need to avoid misrepresentations like that. But he isn’t any worse as a role model than Tuface, who seems to think it’s OK to father many children with several women. Sings about strapping it up, when he clearly knows nothing about that. Or 19-year-old Davido performing at a club in Atlanta, where the legal drinking age is 21, holding a bottle of hard liquor.

    This site puts up plenty of stories about young adults excelling academically and in businesses. I think there’s one right now about a 14-year-old Zimbabwean. Those are the stories you save for your children. Nigeria as a country is morally decadent. You start from the head of the country, down to politicians, to the professors educating students in college, to our parents, down to the youth. All we see is corruption, bribery, extortion and sex for grades, marital infidelity…the list goes on. This is nothing in the grander scale of problems plaguing our country. Stop wasting your time preaching to the choir about Wiz kid and the likes, it’ll go in one ear and come out the next.

  16. Suuisaidl

    September 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Oga photographer! Which kin pic of Skales you take so? Haba?!

  17. Naveah

    September 19, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    @ Dee-USA – thank you for your great commentary. No, I do not hold WizKid as a role model for myself or my children. I am my children’s role model; having said that, we cannot deny the fact that there are children out there who might not have proper guidance who will think that he is someone to emulate. We may not think that he is a role model but by mere virtue of what he does for a living, he is exposing his ideals to impressionable youths out there in Nigeria who may not know better than to follow him. We cannot stop saying what is the truth simply because it’s been said one to many times. It may go in and out of one ear of another but it might actually settle into the ears of another…like those proverbials seeds in the parable – some fell by the way side, some on rocky ground, some on fertile…the message must still be put forth for the benefit of those who can learn from it.

  18. grapes

    September 20, 2012 at 1:39 am

    @ Naveah u have said it all. thanks for speaking out. i love u Wiz, but that pix is a no no.

  19. huh?

    September 20, 2012 at 10:19 am

    @Naveah,abeg park well jor,your type have done worst thing than this. Those chicks tummy is damn flat!

  20. Naveah

    September 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    @ Huh – Yes, o you no bin know? I am typing this as I walk the street of Hunt Points, BX NY looking for customers! I’m wearing out my Loub, girrrrrrrrrrrrrlllllllllll! MTcheeeeeeeeeewwww my friend, take several seats at the National Stadium!

  21. Oluwatoye crown lekd

    March 19, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    U guys are tight

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