Dear Banky W…Would You Be My Lover? Yes/No?

Friday, the 15th of February 2013 is a day I looked forward to for over a month. Banky W‘s Grand Love Project was a fantastic show. Because, I’m such a fan of Mr. Capable, I got to Civic Centre at 7.20pm. As I hurriedly parked the car, I hummed “Don’t Break What’s Left of my Heart” a song from his Back In The Building album.

Ah! I’ve been following Banky W faithfully for a while now and I was finally going to be in a really small enclosed space with him. I was happy.

Over the past few weeks, Banky has dropped a few singles off the new R&BW album and if there’s any doubt as to who Bankole Wellington was, R&BW dispelled it. He has redefined Nigerian R&B and my love for the man only waxed stronger and deeper.

As sharp as my mouth is on here, I’m ridiculously shy. I can’t fully express my effusiveness in person and since my feelings for Banky have no intention of going anywhere any time soon, I’ve decided to write and this piece was inspired solely by the object of my affection – “Banking Dobliyou”.

Dear Banky,

Please find below, 10 reasons why you should be my lover. I look forward to your favourable response and if you need to reach me, just send an email to the good guys at BellaNaija, and they’ll get in touch with me.

Here goes:

1. I am a Fantastic Cook – For someone who loves cooking the way I do, it’s only right that I find someone who loves good food. Really babe, I know food like science. I have cooking on a lock down and I LOVE to experiment. Do you remember when you said this?
I like fun girls; girls who love music and can dance because I love to dance. If you can cook it’s a huge plus because I am a sucker for good food. I am not a sweet tooth; I don’t eat cakes, candy, chocolate etc. I will eat ice cream once in a blue moon but if you give me goat meat, rice, chicken or beef, I am VERY happy. I also like friendly, go-getter girls that have their own thing going on. So I can be inspired by what they do as well
Ah! Bankole, I read your chat with BN’s Glory Edozien a while ago and all I can say is you don’t have to look any further. I am the not so tiny embodiment of all that you have encapsulated above. I can cook and I love cooking. You don’t believe me? Ask my friends!

2. I am a Huge Fan – I have been following your work from the Undeniable EP! I nearly killed my room mates in Uni with the tracks from “Back in The Building”. Every line from each song sounded like you were crooning specially for me.
Undeniable EP cover I have all your songs and your videos on my computer. They’re even backed up on my external harddrive. You know how these things know how to mess up and crash. Mba! I can’t risk that happening. I even have all your videos. The Etisalat and Samsung ones are not excluded. If it has Banky in it, then I have it. You need a lover who believes in you and roots for you every step of the way. I don’t like how you guys did “police and tiff” video for “Feeling It” but I trust that you knew what you were doing when you decided to go for that theme. I mean, surely love is something worth fighting for. I will leave talking about how I tirelessly and endlessly pored over everything you posted in The Bank Statements. Oh Banky, please say YES!

3. I Do Not Care about the Size of your Head – Can we all agree to rest the Banky “head” jokes? I mean, they’re overplayed out and tired already. Dear Bankole, I do not care about the size of your head. I’ve spent so long staring at your photos that I no longer see anything out of place. You see sweetie, where others see a humongous orb that needs to be covered up with a hat, I see body part that sits quite nicely on a well toned neck. Heck! How many people can rock different hats like that? Banky's head
Where others see a huge head, I see the fact that inside head lies a lot of intelligence and business acumen. You see Banky, you should be my lover because like you, I’m an entrepreneur and we will form a formidable team together. Inside that head lies the smart that came up with the appropriate retort for Dr. Reuben Abati when he tried to smutify the work of young people in the entertainment industry. So you see, I don’t care about the physical size of your head. I know for a fact that the space in between your ears, in its wide expanse is one of the reasons why you should say yes. Banky, be my lover!

4. I Do Not Believe Everything I Read – I am a smart, not so young woman who knows not to believe everything in the media. I know that newspapers and magazines sometimes colour the truth to get more people to buy their products. The fact that you’re a talented super-star automatically means that your name alone drives traffic to social media platforms. You should be my lover because I choose to trust anything you tell me. I will not blindly believe any and everything in the news. All that talk about how you hang out in a particular bar in Lagos because you play for the other team will not be believed by me. I will be your friend and your partner. The papers and blogs can write whatever they like, I’ll dutifully believe you and only what is logically plausible. You know what’s even more fantastic? I’m a writer! Which means that there is no need to get a publicist to do a shoddy job of issuing press releases with regards to your music… We can keep it in the family. 😉 Say Yes, Banky, say YES!

5.I Love your Surname – The way it rolls off the tongue and how every time it rains I look for Wellington boots just to have the chance to say that name willy nilly!

It doesn’t matter that it’s more than two syllables, I’m sure I can manage. It’s just so sweet. Baby, let me be your Mrs “DOBLIYOU”

6. I Would Love you AND your Sideburns –There’s a thin line between love and hate; boo, your side burns is that line. Baby, I am not a fan of your side burns but I promise to love you and your sideburns forever. I promise not to go all Delilah on you and sneak in a Wahl product. No, I wont.
Banky, let’s not lie, you are one FINE specie of a man. I appreciate a man who looks good and dresses good and you’ve shown consistency over the years. They say that a man can’t have everything in life and as such I’m willing to concede that the sideburns are the one thing that tries to take away from perfection. Baby, I love how you look with or without the annoying facial hair and one thing is for sure, I wont leave you for a better looking man. I’m consistent and diligent like that. Say YES, babe! Just say the Y word Meesta W.

7. I am Capable –  In your interview with BN you said:
Also, apart from time, there’s the question of trying to find the right person which is the million dollar question. Because in my line of work you tend to meet with either real big fans or people that you just don’t really identify with. There is always the question of whether this person will love the real me. Everything is so jumbled together because my music personality and my real personality are kind of the same…

Boo, I am all you need and more. I am that girl who will make you smile. I will look beyond the public veil and see the real you. Passionate, kind and energetic; I am that girl who is demure when I need to be and I’d gladly knock your socks off because it is you. You mentioned the fact that you have a hectic work schedule, boo, I’m a professional too. I understand work ethics and diligence in my endeavours. Heck, I’m a LAWYER AND a WRITER. Baby, I wont be twiddling my thumbs waiting for you to bring home the bacon. Rather, we’d have intellectually stimulating discourses over the phone and over Skype while you’re away and when you’re home we’d cuddle in front of the TV and watch re-runs of our favourite shows. I’d gladly make you goat meat or chicken peppersoup to comfort you when your team, Arsenal, does what it does best. 🙁

8. I LOVE your Voice – There’s a lilt that sounds almost too good to be true. It’s the twang of down to earth mixed with the slight Yankee accent. It is there in that little laugh of yours that made me want to tear out the eyes of that girl you were grinding up against on the day of the R&BW concert. It is that voice that has made you a multi-award winning singing sensation. I was rather mesmerized by your performance at the concert. The only problem was that blasted Seyi Law! He was VERY funny! An agent of the devil, sent to distract me from making you the sole focus of my attention. Baby, that Grand Love Project was a great show. It was classy and sweet. I mean, I was really miffed that y’all started 4 hours behind schedule, but baby, I forgive you. Love keeps no record of wrong doing after all.

Banky, you can SING! It would be an honor to be with someone so utterly and completely blessed with such an amazing voice. Let me ask you, here and now: Would you be my lover? Don’t use me catch cruise. Please let me be the ONE! Would you be my lover? Don’t say NO!

9. I Have Remained Faithful – You see, back in 2005 when people started hearing your name in the Nigerian music scene, there were very few good looking, well spoken and charismatic artistes. So there were so many girls lusting after you. And a few guys too, dare I add. But you know fickle the human mind is, they have all fizzled out. Especially with the influx of good looking celebrities in the now; Praiz, Bez, Iyanya, Lynxxx… These men have come but all they have done is try, at the very least, to shake my devotion to you. Bankole my love, you alone dey make my heart go chin ke le le. Eh chin ke le le! My heart is going gbim gbim as I write this. I have not joined the band wagon of everybody drooling over Chris Attoh. I have remained firm in the face of temptation. This is only to prove that my love for you isn’t one to be blown away by every wind of sexy-looking celebrity that comes along. No, no, no! My devotion is reserved strictly for you Banky. Please, be my lover!

10. I Have Taken Time Out to Point Out 9 Reasons Above – They asked me to wait to be chosen. They said you are a super star and definitely out of my reach. They said you have actresses and beauty queens falling over themselves to be with you. They said I stand no chance with Mr. Capable, Mr. Strong Thing, the Life of the Lagos Party, Chairman E.M.E; they said all that and more… but I said NO! This is my year of being proactive and taking the bull by the horn. Time will not permit me to describe how loud I screamed when Christiane Amanpour played “Change” and mentioned your name on her program. I’m also constrained for space or else I’d have regaled you of tales of bravery; of how BankyBoo was in the front lines for Enough is Enough, Occupy Ojota & the Anti-fraud drive. Ah! Banky, no greater lover would you have than me.Please say you would be mine and let me have “the W experience”.

Boo, your Etighi in this video na wa oh! *side eye*

So Banky will you be my lover? Underline your answer and send this note back to me.

A. Yes
B. Of course
C. All of The above

180 Comments on Dear Banky W…Would You Be My Lover? Yes/No?
  • Michelle Emiaha February 21, 2013 at 10:07 am

    LMAO! What a fine way to ask a guy out! Banky doubliyou where you at? Lol

  • beforesheimplodes February 21, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Lol!!!!!!! Awwwww Atoke!!!

    • if you are a wedding enthusiast/wedding lover visit my wedding blog at February 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      hahaha! banky w must gree for this one o! cos atoke hmmm! u’ve just chased away potential lovers hehehe! jst kidding and for some reason i love banky w’s head. he looks better without his hat too. Yes/No is my jam for dayysssss….

  • Amazeballs! February 21, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Atoke back off, Banky is MINE!!!!! but you put forward a solid case men.

  • kelis boamah February 21, 2013 at 10:21 am

    nice 1 derrrrr

  • giggy February 21, 2013 at 10:25 am

    banky Doubliyou, you must agree o, by fire by force! Atoke, u are simply AH!MAZING 🙂

  • Miri February 21, 2013 at 10:28 am


  • @temmytish February 21, 2013 at 10:29 am

    LMAO! Mr Dobliyou just found himself the most truthful boo. Please say yes!

  • Aibee February 21, 2013 at 10:31 am

    After reading this, I realised I have a crush on Banky W but Atoke loves him truly. So Atoke, I relinquish Banky to you my dear sister lawyer. I’m rooting for you. Please just let me one of your bridesmaids and I will be satisfied.

  • Neo February 21, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Atoke has killed me dead oh! U have made such a strong case that I have decided to leave Mr DoubleU for U! But seriously those wellingtons slayed me, LMAO!!!

    Please I want to write love letter to Burna Boy and Flavour, will BN help me to assist to publish it for me.

  • 1 + The One February 21, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Banky Doubliyou please say yes!!
    Lol.. Atoke, I lovee Mr W but after this strong case (You must be an excellent lawyer), even with all my love for Banky, I wouldn’t want to even try to pour sand in your garri..

    All the best Atoke and please when he says YES, know that you are repping the “Association of BankyW Lovers” lol

  • STARBOY February 21, 2013 at 10:39 am

    f….k banky. i say YES, to YOU. 08034735562

  • Doks February 21, 2013 at 10:42 am



  • Theodora February 21, 2013 at 10:43 am

    LMAO…………Jeezeeee men atoke you nailed it, why in the world will banky not agree for this matter ,nicely put together, abeg banky say yes..

  • Ademoyo February 21, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I don laugh tire

  • Diseye February 21, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I feel the same way about the rapper Wale…..Lemme go and compose my own ooooo. Hang on….how and where will I send Wale’s own now?

  • Rae February 21, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Stalker Alert!

    • Tim’tim February 21, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      pls sharrap rae. if u dont want good things of life others want abeg… mumuni

  • Laurina February 21, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Laff af finish me… Banky dobliyou must say YES.:)

  • Oge February 21, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I am so motivated……man of my dreams, be expecting my love letter soon! lol

  • Feyiii February 21, 2013 at 11:08 am

    LOL! I laughed throughout. If Banky doesnt say yes to you, then something is wrong with him. Team AtokeWellington. Lol

  • PH Boy February 21, 2013 at 11:11 am

    This is not a small something, still cant stop laughing.
    Banky!! You must gree o. Even me don gentle.

  • temitope February 21, 2013 at 11:16 am

    lmaoooooooooooo…………..this is serious oooooo

  • Madam the Madam February 21, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Atoke has KILLED me here, too freaking cute and quite hilarious. Sister girl, you presented this case beautifully and bruv Banky W has to shake bodi o! I will be rooting for you guys…hehehehe

  • Abiola February 21, 2013 at 11:17 am

    lol……Atoke…mi o le rerin….Banky u just have to say yes to this Barbie……

  • Kamal February 21, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Brilliant! Good Luck to you Atoke!

  • Olori February 21, 2013 at 11:19 am

    LOL. Babez, this is too cool for you not to mean it o! I hope you’re not just messing with mine and Banky’s feelings. 🙂

  • BABE February 21, 2013 at 11:20 am


  • Tolani February 21, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Atoke of Life! Mrs. Banking Doubliyou! Mama niyen! Tuale!

  • khennee February 21, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Wow Atoke! Banky’s is just got to say YES! What better love can he ever find in another that isnt in this outburst, am a lover of HIM but at this junction ehn, am solidly behind you GIDIGBAM!
    Mr Doubliyou, biko e dahun.

  • tee February 21, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Over to you Mr Doublyou! Great cook,Lawyer, Writer and Poet…worr-else do u need? Sun Mo Atoke jor…LOL!

  • ifedayo samuel smith February 21, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Atoke, banky is yours if he plays d right role hitting you up with a hi message I love your courage & your clean heart..if truly your serious about getting banky in a girl asking a guy out, some will say u only wanna b famous and u like something good banky z a material lol….do not look back ….oya me too u sha see my contact u can hit me up with a hi message as well my reply is swift…or follow me on twitter @ife4mide with love I follow back sharp #bless

  • Theo February 21, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Wow! This is bold and endearing. Banky should at least treat her to a 5-star date with him, if nothing else. Atoke has put herself out there.

  • Damidee February 21, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Atoke oh! You have killed me. I hope Mr doubliyou becomes your lover

  • maryam February 21, 2013 at 11:31 am

    haba Atoke, all dis for doubilyou? u should park well jare i have a better letter.

  • viv February 21, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Rooting for u girl! Mr Doubliyou we waiting..

  • AA February 21, 2013 at 11:37 am

    That lobatan moment when Atoke propositions Banky publicly!!!
    Such sweetness, trust Banky to do a rejoinder to this.
    If this isn’t tensioning, dunno what else is! ¯\..(•͡.̮ •͡ )../¯
    I konot even front, the Wellington boots pic and the “I’d gladly make you goat meat or chicken peppersoup to comfort you when your team, Arsenal, does what it does best •_• ” line killed me. I’m about to explain to St Peteru how I got here

  • Deedee February 21, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Hilarity, there’s something to be said for a bold woman. It is tres sexy. I wanted to throw something into the mix. Not all of us desire a celeBrity as the love of your life, so while you are still waiting for him or her, and you haven’t found the one, or you are dating and you think meh, I’m just going through the motions. Its not enough to just say, Lord do my own oh, your daughter is still waiting on You oh. How about you sit down and write a love letter to your Then One? Be exact, embellish if you like, but be clear and heartfelt. Imagine he/she is eading it out to them. Like Ferdinand. Don’t be shy, or ashamed, no one is going to read it but you, no one is going to know about but the Lord. You’ll carry those words in your heart with you everyday, and trust me it’ll give you hope and make you smile when you think about it, rather than despair or be frustrated. Let me just say, I’ve done this in the past when I’ve been frustrated about some thing not showing up.. I wrote my expectations down, and they came to pass in the exact way I wrote it. Like Atoke, its not enough to wish and hope, unless you are eyeing Lynxx or something write it down on paper, and send out a wish to the Universe. Read it regularly and you just watch “magic” happen.

    • shells February 22, 2013 at 11:39 am

      this deedee..sorry oo but your posts r always so critical…and loong…havent u been seeing the one/two lines that people leave..haba…no one is here to read your comments u kno

      • Blake February 22, 2013 at 2:31 pm

        Funny enough I actually read her comment. The fact that you didn’t read it doesn’t mean everyone skipped it. You could have simply gone to the shorter comments that suit you.

  • Amira February 21, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Oh dear!!! My Atoke has finally lost it! Shame on you Banky if you turn down my friend’s offer. I accept my Chief Bridesmaid duties Atoke

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  • BeeT February 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

    This is hilarious…nice one tho

  • NIRA February 21, 2013 at 11:56 am

    lol@making him goat meat peppersoup when Arsenal do what they do best,loose! Nice piece!!!!

  • Motunrayo February 21, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Really nice, Atoke nicely written, really sweet….

  • Toya February 21, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    awwww nice@Banky pls say yessssssssssssss pwssssssssssssssssss,she most really like you.

  • cindy February 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Banky…atoke realy loves u..pls,marry her

  • ojeme patience odion February 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    i love this Atoke,you shal have what you desire…CHEERSSSS

  • Retrochic February 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Atoke cant be serious, right?

  • Thelma February 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Now writing my own letter to Lynxxx. As anonymous sha. Atoke you gat guts o! I’m still a chicken.

  • dayo February 21, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    femme de banky, rooting 4 u and i hope u land a job writing 4 BN or LIB!

  • Peachy_mo February 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Chai! the food bowls got me salivating! dang! Banky, I’ll never forgive you if you dont say yes to Atoke o! Atoke…mehn….a true lioness in the arena…take charge jare!

  • douby February 21, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Banky Dobyliyou!! We are plenty! My husband changes d channel wen you come on cos I begin to blush. On behalf of FemalesWithBWCrushAssociation, I hereby endorse Atoke for President aka Mrs Dobyliyou!!

  • Debs February 21, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Banke needs to reply this piece….Would you be her’s YES OR NO….right back at ya? lol

  • katchy February 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    atoke hope this is not a form of stalking. buh u really know how to ask a man out lol

  • Nikky February 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    LMAO,i just cud not hold d laugh….am also a Banky lover but after reading dis i leave him for u Atoke…Banky pls say YES

  • Funmito February 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Atoke……u made my day! Now i have got the nerves to write my own letter to dz guy i hv bn scoping since uni days.

  • Banking Dobliyou February 21, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Atoke boo, you have just made my morning. I shall get in touch with you soon and maybe we can go somewhere private (away from the staring eyes of these internet people).

    P.S: bring a piece of paper with the options you listed above and I’ll bring a pen. <3

  • bhookey February 21, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Nicely written Atoke and I must say dis is luv made in heaven,i pray bankyW says yes#fingerscrossed

  • abla February 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Lmao literally!!! Awwww! If I was Banky I for don fall in love already! Babes u didn’t state ur physical selling point ooo! Lol!

  • loo February 21, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    This is nice, i love his surname too wellington!!!, please someone should get banky to read this and please be nice PLEASE!!!! Atoke am rooting for you go sister!!!

  • Stephanie Oduenyi February 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    brave one ATOKE, Now am beginning to think i should write one for Mikel Obi…….maybe he will also say YES, Though he hasn’t detailed what he wants in a woman as banky did, but i could use a cue from Banky’s needs… Mikel’s wnt be far fetched…lol..hmmmmm seriously considering it right now….

    • banke February 21, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      taaa, he’s mine lol. I fort it was just me who loves Mikel. he’s so hot!

  • henry February 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Baby! Banky must marry you o!

  • Yogurt February 21, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Talk about taking the bulls by the horn. I am highly motivated to write mine to the love of my life flavour…baby mama or not. Banky though must do something about this.

  • saphyah February 21, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Goodness! I am tempted to answer on his behalf! lmao! Come on Banky, don’t be shy…..Choose option C 😀

  • Fionnuala February 21, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Banky if you are as smart as she says you are, SAY YES. If not I’ll believe otherwise! 😉

  • Sols February 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Atoke! Atoke!! Atoke!!! I hope it’s not my okro that you took a photo of to prove your love for Mr. Capable?! lol.

    Very well written…me likey! Let’s see what happens next shall we?

  • Ewurafua February 21, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Ooooo, so you guys find this funny, abi?! When I wrote my love letter to Lynxxx at the end of last year, in one of the comment sections, some people called me all sorts of names. I was called crazy, delusional, someone even said they were going to report my name to the High Commision. All because I said I was in love/ lust with Chukie Edozien. Hmmmm. *pouts like a child, as I walk out*!!

    Disclaimer: this is a joke. I’m not really pissed. Although I am in still in lust with Lynxxx. Call me boo!! 😉

  • Michelle Emiaha February 21, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Am i the only who stared at the soup bowls? Lol

    • Ready February 21, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      No I totally did too! I saw lobster in the 2nd bowl, saw veggies in the 1st, but what was in the 3rd?

  • miss E February 21, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Ookay this is official,I looooooooooove Atoke. I won’t to be like you when I grow up.

  • bcgeorge February 21, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    LOL, I love this, quite entertaining.

  • miss E February 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I love banky too o. But you deserve him better than I do. Hahahahahhahahh you have killed me with laughter.

  • Mrs Rotimi Alakija February 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Awwwww, this is the cutest love letter EVER, i crush on DJXclusive but not sure i can write this. Banky Please say YES, PLEASEEEEEEE

  • Ebun February 21, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    aww! Too cute! Banky Pls say YESSSSS!

  • NaijaLyrics February 21, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    :lmao: Hilarious!!! LOVE IT!
    Banky has already said YES….where art thou Atoke? :p

  • x factor February 21, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Atoookkkeeeee ooooooooo……………….

  • 5’5 February 21, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    awwww this is sooo cute… that oH! so awesome moment when banky begins to date Atoke…… Im cheering for you hun, go get your man!

  • ItsModella February 21, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    hahahahahahaha!! babez toh serious gannnn!! banky has no option than to say YES o, I mean, look at that piece of work.

  • Annie February 21, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Ahhhhh, if this write up was for @baba the guy would have answered sinceeeeee, Banky W pls answer our own Atoke, we lofe her much, she writes for us, she keeps us entertained when we get tired of working, we sneak to BN just to read Atoke’s write ups, pls now, say yes to her. we patiently await your positive response but pls don’t keep us waiting too long inu go 🙂

  • Roxanne February 21, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    marriage proposal straight!

  • nich February 21, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    This is the best way to approach it……this girl who wrote this deserves a chance by banky….the best person you can be with or marry is your fan…..I regardless of class or race….any man thinking in the right direction would have to love a girl like this….the girls case is strong..

  • been there February 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    hilarious…..all the best Atoksy babey

  • Yemy February 21, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Mr capable even my 72 yr old Mama self likes u big time , but I gotta give it to this chic ! The good book says the violent shall take it by force! You go girl!!!!!

  • Adeori February 21, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    See love letter, Haven’t written one of these since secondary school
    Atoke is a plum fool for this one …
    the side burn tho- thin line- hahahaaa, that had me rolling —
    #ICANT.. !

  • Agomuo Chinwe February 21, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    This is the most hilarious letter ever……just cant stop laughing. I just had to read it word for word. Nice one Atoke. Now writing my own letter for Iyanya and I dey come make you teach me because banky must accept o and so will Iyanya with your help.

  • Larmmie February 21, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Toooooo cute…*white lace and pink gele* loading lynxxx’s style ♥_♥ I shld write mine to lil wayne too,my boo of life!

  • TA February 21, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    If Banky W says no to Atoke,then he has just lost me as a fan! Phew!!! Guy,pls say yes,as in seriously you should ask her out and if she says NO,(I have a sneaky feeling she might,)dont backdown! Keep asking,wharrahell! break down her door…pls. #thankmelater

  • sedkt February 21, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    this is a joke yeah! On a serious note girls, Men are hunters, NEVER, I repeat NEVER proposition a man or ask a man out. Please get some “player older relatives or close male friends” to confirm this. Part of the fun for the man is in the chase!!! Men do not appreciate what they get cheaply.

    • Italian Princess February 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      Okay 😐 We’ve heard you. Oya grab a seat \_

      • kay February 21, 2013 at 4:37 pm

        Hahaha abi oh!! there’s an extra one in the corner so you have the two seats sef!!

    • Madam the Madam February 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm


    • Oyinmomo February 21, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      Do u have any sense of humour at all?

    • be positive February 21, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      ohh shout up… there’s notin cheap abt wat she’s said. u need to be open minded in life cos notin absolutely notin is set in stone. this was a vry wonderful read, so kindly keep ur negativity away…

  • MissBonnie February 21, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    only you Atoke !!!!! ‘ The only problem was that blasted Seyi Law! He was VERY funny! An agent of the devil, sent to distract me from making you the sole focus of my attention’… you just made my day.

  • mkeji February 21, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    *slow clap* this is one of the best articles i’ve ever read on Bellanaija.
    BankyW. You must say yes.

  • @ajiriavae February 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Chiiiiilllleeee!!!!!!!! This boy can make a girl commit!!!

  • speaking of which February 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Hmmmm wellldone Atoke…. so this has been ur plan all along. The way u were looking at him at the R&BW concert i suspected you had something up your sleeves. GOD is watching you Hilariously ooooo….. #teamAtokeWellington

  • valerie sagress February 21, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    y is evry one so razy about his guy? he so not kool

  • taiwo February 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    BN is getting better and better! Banky pls answer her

  • CherryWine February 21, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Atoke…this is cuteness raised to power infinity. The ball has firmly been placed in Mister Doubliyu’s court. I hope he says ‘Yes’ sweetie…he ought to. Who can resist such cuteness??? oh and such scrumptious food….girl, your mama must be patting herself on the back. Kaare omo daada!

  • iyaibeji February 21, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    @valerie sagress, you don’t belong here. back off!!!

  • Thor February 21, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Nice one Atoke, if Banky says No I am ready to smite him with lighting for you.
    Tell him that the God of Thunder has your back!

  • beeess February 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    If Banky no gree after this one ehn…LOL This is toooo cute though!

  • WS February 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    OMG!!!!! BN readers always make my day….extremely funny comments….atokeeeee Banking W is all urs.

  • Heyyyyyy February 21, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Man, Banky is one delicious looking man. He seems very sensual and like you Atoke, I would like some of that W experience…if you know what I mean 😉
    But wait, I’m supposed to be trying to help you get the man and not snatch him from you abi? LOL!!!

  • Abimbola Dare February 21, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Atoke…lol.. ooo serious! see me lolling and hiding behind my laptop during my meeting.

  • Ose February 21, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Atoke he has to be your lover ooooo …..i tot i was in love with him but apperantly u love him much more than i do…. i am solidly behind u. let he know if he wastes ur time..i will kidnap him for u

  • Iamme February 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Lol, Atoke this is hilarious…and I like how heart-felt and honest it reads in the face of being funny. Here’s hoping that Banky replies asap. But errm, would you also share what his reply will be? I’ll like to follow this love story lol

  • Grace’s Cake February 21, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Atoke, lol, I can say that I am proud of your outspokenness. It’s left for Banky to consider and take the plunge. What else could he be looking for in a woman. I love the okra soup sha. Lol

  • Desire February 21, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Atoke Doubliiyou! Nice one! Banky pls say yes. Am going 2 buy d R&BW album so your boo can make more money 2 spend on u. #teamatokewellington. And to all d celebrity crushers i wish u luck on ur hunt.

  • Yvonne February 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    LOL I love Banky W too, but I love Flavor as much, so I can’t choose jare…. Atoke dear, you’ve won this one oooo. I hope Mr. Capable responds and I wish you the best …. signed: #OtherBankyWLovers

  • Olulu February 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Lwkmd, nice write up, or should I say, nice proposal. Let’s hope he gets to read it. But don’t hold your breath on the yes part.

  • Enforcer February 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Banky if you know what’s good for you, you better say Yes, so Atoke can be shinning your dome head every night.

  • Toyin February 21, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Omg, Atoke you are too much. Even me, that I’m not a Banky W fan, you just won me over. Talk about your writing skills, you have a unique style and how you still managed to be serious and funny at the same time. I was laughing my butt off. Banking dobliyou, please say yes. And, I look forward to see both of them on Bella Naija wedding section. And, I will gladly get my aso ebi ready, eat all the food I want then dance the night away celebrating with Atoke and Banking Dobliyou.

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  • TPepper February 21, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Atoke. This is your best piece ever!

  • fela February 21, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    lmaooooo… i dont know which is funnier, the comments y’all posting or the fact that Atoke write-up is cracking me up, i cnt stop laughing, this just made my day….. lol!!!!
    by the way, Atoke, he is ALWAYS at Ziggies gym at magodo saturday morning, so go and block him there… hehehe… Thank me later… #TeamAtokeDoubliyou

    • bless you February 22, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      ah practical advice. Fela you’re a good one for giving the girl a way to move her hustle forward. May you always find connectors 🙂

      • The Special One February 23, 2013 at 3:26 pm

        I second the prayer, too funny. May you always find connection.

  • Anonymous February 21, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Mehn!!!!!……u r one excellent writer, u av an intriguing style……I felt like I was watching a romantic movie……If Banky pretends not to be tripping, I’ll gladly be ur man…..All d best n never stop writing…..

  • Tolani February 21, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    That’s a nice one…off to write a love letter to okechukwu ofili.the only problem is I don’t know so much about him like you do abt banky W

  • lilly February 21, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Waiting for Banky “Doubliyou” to respond….hahahahaha

  • Knut February 22, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Mehn, dis babe na die-hard stalker. Girls are not smiling these days!

  • Busola February 22, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Not fair!!! I have loved banky since Back in the building too. But babe, I can’t rain on your’s a very nice piece. Mr Wellington, Atoke deserves a one on one date for this brilliant write-up.

  • Anonymus February 22, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Hilarious! What a perfect way to start my day. I can’t wait to read his reply. Well, he promised to reply Atoke on the radio dis morning (93.7fm). #can’twait!!!!!

  • Omowunmi February 22, 2013 at 9:57 am

    ℓ☺ℓ dis Ȋ̝̊̅ƨ̣̣̣̇̇̇ so hilarious Banky W pls §♠Ƴ ​ƔΕ̲̣̣̣̥§ oooooo

  • Derin February 22, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I really like this!! Jokes aside, but its interesting how you connect/feel like u know people you’ve never met. For me its MI,Chimamanda, J. Depp, Asa, then there is Ofili, I don’t know but I feel if I met these people, like I’d totally get along well with them.

  • Ololade February 22, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Atoke, you really made my day yesterday oooooo, I must admit. But I’m a bit miffed. Did you have to ask Banky W? Why didn’t you ask say D’banj? This is really good. Banky let’s hear your reply ooooooo.

  • Golden Barbie February 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Unbelieveably, I have been going on and on about this write-up since yesterday!! I could read and cram even….considering how relieving its been!! Especially in this crazy, traffic ladden lagos!
    Atoke, you just won yourself a big fan! Whao

  • Bella adamson February 22, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Girl wht i hav to say is this, for all ur writing shows that u re real a wife materal. But advic is u should never ask a man out,at the end of day he only accept u, fuke and dowp u for another girl

  • blu-i February 22, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Hmmmmm! did you tell mrs tai about this article? I shall visit her! Nice one keep it up!!!

  • NOKSIS February 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    wow! wow!! wow!!!. This one of the nest pieces i have read. Officially my best piece for the week. Banky. You must love oooooooooo. I hope he doesn’t have a woman, if not she go get heart attack today

  • TA February 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    So what’s the update on Atoke and Bankole Wellington thingy? You people do now… I have been checking and re-checking this site for more on this,yet nothing! hian!!! You people do fast nau,dont let this year waste o! #stillwaiting

  • iba February 22, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Lol is this writer for real? Wow
    Is this not being star struck? Lol
    you are probably going to be the one drolling over him like a fan that you are
    no one wants that for a

  • Gemstots February 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    LOL…This just made my day, plus the articles o, plus the comments o…Go girl you haff indeed taketh it by force…make all of una siddon dey look, you shall see wedding piksures on Bella Naija :p

  • Bisi February 22, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Well composed! Couldn’t help but wish u “happily ever after..” Bridesmaid on queue!

  • Blesson Itobiye February 22, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Very interesting write-up atoke…. Oh pls ”Our boo banky doubliyou pls say yes to tis damsel…Waiting for updates oo,all da best!!

  • northernbelle February 22, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    had to come back to see if there’s any reply from banking dobliyou. BN/Atoke, pls, pls, pls, share his reply. thanks!

  • eva February 23, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Nice love letter atoke……..I love u banky rily I do,buh u shld give atoke a chance(even if as jst frndz),she’s got intellect and a nice sense of humor

  • Dziree February 23, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Atoooooooooke oooooo…… OMG!!! Every line had me cracking up or grinning like a fool. This is the best article ever. Was never a Banky fan, but you have made me one. Been playing “yes/no” since you wrote this article.
    Banky be a gentleman and respond at least. Sheeeesh!!! If nothing else, Atoke would make an awesome friend and a fabb PR person for you

  • Beegal February 23, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    HAHA! First time I heard the song too. I been singing chinkelele all day!

  • Shida February 24, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Well he is cute but he can’t be my lover ,anyway good job with the video it was da. Bomb.

  • mo February 24, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Atoke doubliyou go girl

  • HOPE February 24, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Very funny.For all of you thinking banky would say no; the guy would not.He doesn’t have much’s either yes,of course or all of the above. that okro soup got me salivating.

  • Annie February 25, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Atoke, if only u asked 2face we would have gotten an answer already, dunno why Banky W is forming for u and us cos we want to know his answer joor.. 🙁

  • Priscy February 25, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Banky has still not replied ni??? Banky plz say yes to Atoke else……

    • Miss E! February 25, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      he replied!here’s d link on facebook

  • whocares February 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    so has he replied? ooh the wait is killing me. now that gossip girl has ended i need something new to follow and this is just as good as any show. lool.

  • miss posh February 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    LOL! Good one here

  • Peachy_mo February 25, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    YES! he has replied and dined with her! #dancing Picture and story coming soon…

  • Miss E! February 25, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Hey guys!goodnews!!!!!!Banky gave her a belated valentine’s day treat!,,here’s d link..he posted the photo on facebook!

    • Miss E! February 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      he replied!here’s d link on facebook

  • Gyann February 26, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    It might hurt not trying but def hurts more if never tried. Wishing u future pair the best. Its beenthere all the while its better you let it out boo and move on, if Banky is pleased to fall in love with such a dilligent, intelligent, smart, courageous, insightful lawyer and writer like yourself then not sure he’s making a wrong move. but above all Atoke its time to be more prayerful…(as woman, u should understand the role of prayer ) Go girl!

  • Doks February 27, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Dancing gangnam style ***woop woop***
    He has replied, given her a bag of goodies, told her happy belated valentines day and had lunch with her!!!

  • sobix February 28, 2013 at 9:34 am

    the video is so lovely.l cant help falling in luv and smiling all through the period i was watching the videos .so sweet!!!

  • khennee February 28, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    i want to watch the video too, someone please post the link ,pweeaseee.

  • Nshina February 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Atoke o! LWKMD! You go fear toasting naa. Banky W must gree o!I thought I was crazy about him but ur own craze pass my own. I have stepped down my dear…he’s all yours 😉

  • thelma March 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    team AtokeWellington. perfect couple.

  • Anonymous March 24, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    This is the first article I’ve read by atoke and heck am I hooked?? Girl u are amazing and pls neva stop at wot u do and d same goes for all BN fans that commented on this article u guys were very hilarious lmao!!

  • Anonymous March 24, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Btw I’m so glad he replied to u on Vals day as well..pls no forget to tell us when things get serious b/w u too cos I have a feeling it would lol!!

  • jazz April 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    awwwwwwwwww,i know aw u feel atoke ……….am absolutely lovestruck by banky w too

  • Chyla April 17, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Awwwwwww! Atoke you haff just inspired me, i have written my own letter to this guy i have been crushing on since Nysc days and i hope he says yes ! fingers crossed

  • Bibs April 23, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Love love this article, am gonna bookmark it to read over n over again. Atoke you rock !!!!!
    Btw you are the one in front of banky wit d full hair and Nanya is an ass for that comment.

  • Bibi April 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Love love this article, am gonna bookmark it to read over n over again. Atoke you rock !!!!!
    Btw you are the one in front of banky wit d full hair and Nanya is an ass for that comment.

  • Scared homosapien October 27, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Press like if you you are reading this article for the first time from the link on her birthday tribute!

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