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BN Exclusive: Hot Couple! Music Star Banky W & Ghanaian Beauty Andrea Manuela Giaccaglia’s Red Carpet Debut



BN Exclusive - Banky W and Andrea Manuela Giaccaglia at the Chivas Top 100 Men in Nigeria - July 2013 - BellaNaija 021

In May 2013, BellaNaija brought you the exclusive scoop that Banky W and Andrea Manuela Giaccaglia are a couple. Click here to Read

Now, it seems the pair just confirmed the relationship. At previous events including the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards and Tiwa Savage’s album listening party, they have been careful not to be snapped together.

But on Thursday 4th July 2013 at the Chivas Top 100 Men in Nigeria event held at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Banky W and Andrea were all smiles as they made their first appearance as a couple.

Banky W looked sharp in a black dinner suit, a white shirt, a pink tie and black shoes, while Andrea sizzled in a Krazy Kulture red high neck long sleeve dress which features a sheer cut-out from the hip bone to the hem.

She completed the look with silver drop earrings, black heels and a studded knuckle box clutch.

Andrea, Banky W, Aisha Shaba, Jumai Shaba & Sam Onyelenukwe

Andrea, Banky W, Aisha Shaba, Jumai Shaba & Sam Onyelenukwe

At the event to recognize the top 100 game changers in Nigeria, the two only had eyes for each other and were together through out the event.

Jumai Shaba, Kelechi Amadi-Obi and Jay Jay Okocha were also spotted at the event.

Photo Credit: The Insigna Team


  1. Dora the explorer

    July 10, 2013 at 10:11 am

    lovely pair! friends or lovers or both?

  2. Oaken

    July 10, 2013 at 10:15 am

    That’s an ugly “first appearance” dress though …however I love that the chic is not predictable -looking

    • NecoleNwaMama

      July 10, 2013 at 10:51 am

      LoL @ ugly first appearance dress….& ‘not predictable looking’

    • princessa

      July 10, 2013 at 11:08 am

      for sure necole….dat dress…uhhh!!!!

    • Mademoiselle

      July 10, 2013 at 11:15 am

      For real! I wanted to say that, but I held back, before someone calls me a ‘bad belle’. Mschew! But yeah, that dress was all kinds of wrong. Fine couple though.

  3. Boop!

    July 10, 2013 at 10:35 am

    hmmm reading their body language, I dont see any chemistry though. Either way, I wish them well

    • yaals

      July 10, 2013 at 11:23 am

      Agree. They look like they just met for the very first time. .. very awkward. But I wish them luck.

    • Miss Anonymous

      July 10, 2013 at 11:59 am

      My thoughts exactly @ body language

  4. dp

    July 10, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Why does banky w trousers look like that

  5. magh

    July 10, 2013 at 11:05 am

    i don’t like her dress and how her toes look in those sandals..would have gone with something fitting.. nice couple

  6. eloho

    July 10, 2013 at 11:22 am

    From Chris Attoh to Banky W! Andrea – we see you! She’s a better dresser than this though.

    • Perfect

      July 10, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      Looks like Chris and Banky like swapping. Even Damilola Adegbite oooo

  7. dammy

    July 10, 2013 at 11:37 am

    awwwww banky why???*sobs*

  8. Bella

    July 10, 2013 at 11:41 am

    im sorry BUT nah…. he can do better! say MBGN 2013… dis one right here looks somehow..

    • Idak

      July 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      How about she can do better? The Banky na god?

  9. new bride

    July 10, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I thought she was dating Chris Attoh

  10. comment awaiting moderation

    July 10, 2013 at 11:53 am

    We don hear

  11. Misseeninaction

    July 10, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I’m sure she’s a lovely lady, but that dress n those shoes????? Uh hm, not a good first impression …

  12. deedee

    July 10, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    what happened to her bra? looks a bit tacky on the upper part though

  13. Kemi

    July 10, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    LOL! So bankky with all the suspense.. this is who you came up with? i am not feeling the girl.. the whole outfit is just wrong! There are 1 million and 1 better looking girls in naija! no disrespect to my ghanian sisters!but this right here is a NO NO! I think banky’s problem is that he is just too damn choosy when it comes to chicks! guys like that end up picking the wrong girls…and why are her boobs packed in that ugly way? the shoes, the toes, the dress! banky really?

  14. NIRA

    July 10, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Ewoo, see comments!!! A lot of them a bit negative, LOL!! I know I’ve been looking forward to seeing my Banky’s girlfriend. Now that I’ve seen her, am I impressed? hmmm… not really. Anyway, as long as he’s happy and still belting out those tunes for me, I’m good.
    P.S. so what if she was dating Chris Attoh?? Kinda sad sha that she got to the two crushes I’ve before me. Anyways, I wish them happiness….

  15. nene

    July 10, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    that dress is not for her, but she’s beautiful.

  16. isaid!!

    July 10, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    “bad belle” people!! just wish the couple well and move on.

  17. Didi

    July 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    na wa oooo Bella Naija una no try…. there were much better pictures of them on Ynaija… of all the pictures you now choose this… please abeg put up better pictures of them n let them stop yabbing the poor girl, That girl is fine oooo dont get it twisted… I think she should have had her hair tired up though….

    • Didi

      July 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm


  18. Jay

    July 10, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I loveeeeeed the dress not so much the shoes and banky did good… She is so pretty and I hear shes an amazing girl unlike some of you ratchet hating bitter gold digging girls on here

  19. Xtsy

    July 10, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Cute afro puff

  20. chichi

    July 10, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    lmao @ jay…anyhoo…banky so this is who you left our Atoke for ehn kwa?? chick is aite, however maybe im seeing things but she looks like his skinny aunty…she looks older than him and i see no chemistry at all..she better have an amazing character……

  21. pynk

    July 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Y are folks acting like even Banky is cute all the way! the babe is aight, the dress took her from aight to uhmm okay issorai!

  22. asgrl

    July 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    horrible dress on a beautiful woman.

  23. Madam the Madam

    July 10, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    She looks much older than him.

  24. anne-nicole smith

    July 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    aww.. i used to like her with Chris , they seemed so much in love,oh well..anyways, i just don’t like d fact that she’s swinging in the same circle also Banky can’t be trusted his weakness is light-skinned girls.

  25. teetee

    July 10, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    You guys that are saying he can do better,out of all the fine girls in naija bla bla bla are very shallow and myopic.Its people like you that spend all your life savings on beautifying your outside without even considering whats on the inside.Do you know if she has a great personality,good heart,well mannered think guys are stupid abi and dont consider more meaningful attributes when seriously dating someone.please have several seats! Shes a beautiful lady.i wish u guys all d best

  26. berrysk couturier

    July 10, 2013 at 5:45 pm


  27. xxxxx

    July 10, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    LMAO! Lagos babes are vexing o. Lmao, see burntness, it can PAIN!!! You people should calm down abeg. He chose her, now she will be in our faces, deal with it! LOL!

  28. Mimi

    July 10, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Some of you girls are just plain mean. I don’t comment, but I just had to. What do you mean by he can do better? Excuse me. Imagine if you or your sister was introduced to your boyfriend’s family and friends for the first time and you later heard that they were saying you are not good enough for him, he can do better. How would you feel if someone said that about you or your sister. That is even family or friends sef, not to talk about you inconsequential people Banky does not even know you exist. Who is Banky please? What makes him a prize or some elusive catch. Him be Prince Harry abi na wetin. I won’t even wish him on my sister or close friend. I think she is the one that can do better. Do you know what she has achieved in life, do you know the family that she is from? Remove E.M.E from Banky and they won’t even meet not to talk of date. She is the one that can do better, because Banky has a reputation, and I don’t think that is the kind of guy that she deserves, if she doesn’t want to spend all her looks on worrying about his fidelity and chasing girls away. I don’t know her personally but I am just irritated by this comments. He didn’t “introduce” her to get you guys approval. You guys don’t mean diddly squat to him. To the people that matter in his life, have already met her, and they love her. So sit down please

    • ses

      July 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm

      merci beaucoup..
      beside the chick is a carbon copy of banky’s mother’s face..
      so guys usually pick their momma’s look-alike..

  29. FAR

    July 10, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Celebrity Coupling can be a scary buzz….. If true, best of luck.

  30. Truth

    July 10, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    All the upset morons saying that there are “better looking” girls in naija that Banky could go for; where have your better looks got you apart from hating people in relationships and showing venom on blogs? Since when was looks the number 1 attribute for serious dating and building a future??? Unless you’re a model or a prostitute what does looks bring to the table? Whoever raised a great child or built a solid home on looks please? Yes indeed take several seats.

  31. new bride

    July 10, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    So nothing for Atoke?

  32. Aibee

    July 10, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Seeing as I do not know either of them enough to make a judgment call as to their suitability for each other, I can only wish them well. However, Andrea needs to read that BN Article on getting the right bra. Jennifer, mbok, upload the link for Mrs. Wellington to-be.

  33. thow_lou

    July 10, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    she looks old and shez not the kinda girl i expect Mr Wellington to date

  34. Eve82

    July 11, 2013 at 9:53 am

    The whole time I lived in Nigeria, I never wore long sleeves…Did the weather suddenly change? What is with all these long sleeve gowns/dresses? Btw it is time to retire this red and black long gown combo. If I see it on one more person…

  35. bankybrown

    July 11, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    This her dress looks like the aba version of toolz dress! is she a learner!!!!!

  36. Amira

    July 11, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Banky doubliyou, so u left our lovely Atoke. After treating u so good, I started listening to ur music bcos of her….Lol Anyway, life goes on. Your new lady is beautiful but I thought she was with Chris Attoh. So, recycling is becoming the norm in naija too? not a good look. She looks like a bit older here. Good luck.

  37. koffie

    July 12, 2013 at 1:02 am

    She’s really beautiful n has a great smile. I personally do not fancy the dress. Our very own Atone dated Banky? I’m a learner

  38. Evadyza

    July 19, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    no comment

  39. larmmie

    July 23, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Lol…beatiful woman there!tho she looks a bit older in this pic and as for the dress,I don’t see anyything wrong with it…cos shez making a first appearance with her celeb boyfriend doesn’t mean she has to expose hher body or wear something she isn’t comfortable in.she loves what she has and apparently,the bf does too!I wish em luck

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