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

Atoke

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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”.

P.s:
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

You probably wanna read a fancy bio? But first things first! Atoke published a book titled, +234 - An Awkward Guide to Being Nigerian. It's available on Amazon. ;)  Also available at Roving Heights bookstore.Okay, let's go on to the bio: With a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Swansea University, Atoke hopes to be known as more than just a retired foodie and a FitFam adherent. She can be reached for speechwriting, copywriting, letter writing, script writing, ghost writing  and book reviews by email – [email protected]. She tweets with the handle @atoke_ | Check out her Instagram page @atoke_ and visit her website atoke.com for more information.

180 Comments

  1. 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

    • hmmmmmmmm

      February 21, 2013 at 11:17 am

      OH! BN……get ready for the influx of celebrity love letters from your numerous readers!!LOL

    • Bamzi

      February 21, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      BN pls find out if Agbani went on a date with M.I on vals day. Thanks

    • eniola folarin

      February 21, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      ‘Doubliyou’ LOL

    • lilly

      February 21, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      HAHAHAHAHA….LMAO “Doubliyou” . Toke don suffer…hahahahahahahahahahaha

    • Purpleicious Babe

      February 25, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      lool…..-how are we sure Banky as in this piece before it was published. :p

      http://lifeinstagesdoz.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Purpleicious Babe

      February 25, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      lool…..-how are we sure Banky hasn’t seen this piece before it was published. :p

      http://lifeinstagesdoz.blogspot.co.uk/

  2. beforesheimplodes

    February 21, 2013 at 10:15 am

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

  3. Amazeballs!

    February 21, 2013 at 10:16 am

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

  4. kelis boamah

    February 21, 2013 at 10:21 am

    nice 1 derrrrr

  5. giggy

    February 21, 2013 at 10:25 am

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

  6. Miri

    February 21, 2013 at 10:28 am

    “Lobahton!”

  7. @temmytish

    February 21, 2013 at 10:29 am

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. STARBOY

    February 21, 2013 at 10:39 am

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

    • Ahn han

      February 21, 2013 at 10:49 am

      lol. Wahala wa oh!

    • omada

      February 26, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      hahahahahaha

  12. Doks

    February 21, 2013 at 10:42 am

    LOOOLZZZZ

    ATOKE DOUBLIYOU

  13. 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..

  14. Ademoyo

    February 21, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I don laugh tire

  15. 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?

    • i no send

      February 21, 2013 at 11:34 am

      lol…

  16. 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

  17. Laurina

    February 21, 2013 at 11:01 am

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

  18. Oge

    February 21, 2013 at 11:04 am

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

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. temitope

    February 21, 2013 at 11:16 am

    lmaoooooooooooo…………..this is serious oooooo

  22. 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

  23. Abiola

    February 21, 2013 at 11:17 am

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

  24. Kamal

    February 21, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Brilliant! Good Luck to you Atoke!

  25. 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. 🙂

  26. BABE

    February 21, 2013 at 11:20 am

    NICE!!!

  27. Tolani

    February 21, 2013 at 11:23 am

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

  28. 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.

  29. 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!

  30. 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

  31. 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.

  32. Damidee

    February 21, 2013 at 11:26 am

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

  33. maryam

    February 21, 2013 at 11:31 am

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

  34. viv

    February 21, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Rooting for u girl! Mr Doubliyou we waiting..

  35. 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

  36. 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.

  37. 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

  38. T.baby

    February 21, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Awwwwww

  39. BeeT

    February 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

    This is hilarious…nice one tho

  40. NIRA

    February 21, 2013 at 11:56 am

    [email protected] him goat meat peppersoup when Arsenal do what they do best,loose! Nice piece!!!!

  41. Motunrayo

    February 21, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Really nice, Atoke nicely written, really sweet….

  42. Toya

    February 21, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    awwww [email protected] pls say yessssssssssssss pwssssssssssssssssss,she most really like you.

  43. cindy

    February 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

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

  44. ojeme patience odion

    February 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

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

  45. Retrochic

    February 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Atoke cant be serious, right?

  46. Thelma

    February 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm

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

  47. 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!

  48. 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!

  49. 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!!

  50. 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

  51. 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

  52. 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

  53. 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.

  54. 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

  55. 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

  56. 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!

  57. 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!!!

  58. 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!

  59. henry

    February 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Baby! Banky must marry you o!

  60. 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.

  61. 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 😀

  62. 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! 😉

  63. 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?

  64. 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!! 😉

  65. 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?

    • shells

      February 22, 2013 at 11:42 am

      stew

  66. 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.

  67. bcgeorge

    February 21, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    LOL, I love this, quite entertaining.

  68. 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.

  69. 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

  70. Ebun

    February 21, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    aww! Too cute! Banky Pls say YESSSSS!

  71. NaijaLyrics

    February 21, 2013 at 2:09 pm

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

  72. x factor

    February 21, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Atoookkkeeeee ooooooooo……………….

  73. 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!

  74. 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.

  75. 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 🙂

  76. Roxanne

    February 21, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    marriage proposal straight!

  77. 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..

  78. been there

    February 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    hilarious…..all the best Atoksy babey

  79. 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!!!!!

  80. 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.. !

  81. 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.

  82. 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!

  83. 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

  84. 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

      K

    • 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…

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. @ajiriavae

    February 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Chiiiiilllleeee!!!!!!!! This boy can make a girl commit!!!
    http://ajiristyle.blogspot.com/

  88. 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

  89. valerie sagress

    February 21, 2013 at 4:27 pm

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

  90. taiwo

    February 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    BN is getting better and better! Banky pls answer her

  91. 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!

  92. iyaibeji

    February 21, 2013 at 5:04 pm

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

    • Valerie sagress

      July 14, 2015 at 8:26 am

      Wtf

  93. 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!

  94. beeess

    February 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm

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

  95. WS

    February 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm

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

  96. 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!!!

  97. Abimbola Dare

    February 21, 2013 at 5:49 pm

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

  98. Ose

    February 21, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    hahaha…..
    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

  99. 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

  100. 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

  101. 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.

  102. 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

  103. 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.

  104. 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.

    • Madam the Madam

      February 21, 2013 at 11:10 pm

      LMAO

  105. 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.

  106. AsIn

    February 21, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    lol

  107. TPepper

    February 21, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Atoke. This is your best piece ever!

  108. 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.

  109. 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…..

  110. 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

  111. lilly

    February 21, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Waiting for Banky “Doubliyou” to respond….hahahahaha

  112. Knut

    February 22, 2013 at 1:38 am

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

  113. 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 parade..it’s a very nice piece. Mr Wellington, Atoke deserves a one on one date for this brilliant write-up.

  114. 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!!!!!

  115. Omowunmi

    February 22, 2013 at 9:57 am

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

  116. 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.

  117. 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.

  118. 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

  119. 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

  120. 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!!!

  121. 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

  122. 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

  123. 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 lover.lol

  124. 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

  125. Bisi

    February 22, 2013 at 2:45 pm

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

  126. 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!!

  127. 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!

  128. 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

  129. 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

  130. Beegal

    February 23, 2013 at 8:59 pm

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

  131. 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.

  132. mo

    February 24, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Atoke doubliyou go girl

  133. 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 options.it’s either yes,of course or all of the above. that okro soup got me salivating.

  134. 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.. 🙁

  135. 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

  136. 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.

  137. miss posh

    February 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    LOL! Good one here

  138. Peachy_mo

    February 25, 2013 at 5:22 pm

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

  139. 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!
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151337946518063&set=a.10151139239423063.449342.21807323062&type=1&theater

    • Miss E!

      February 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      he replied!here’s d link on facebook

  140. 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!

  141. 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!!!

  142. 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!!!

  143. khennee

    February 28, 2013 at 12:21 pm

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

  144. 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 😉

  145. thelma

    March 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    team AtokeWellington. perfect couple.

  146. 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!!

  147. 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!!

  148. jazz

    April 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm

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

  149. 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

  150. 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.

  151. 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.

  152. 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!
    Hehehe…

    • Kele

      October 28, 2015 at 7:25 am

      LOL. Like!

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