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#BBNaija Housemate Gifty says she doesn’t know Banky W but thinks he is Proud | Check out his Reaction



Nigerian music superstar/actor/record executive owner Banky W was in the Big Brother Naija house yesterday. He was brought in as a special guest to talk to the housemates and inspire them to do more with the platform they have been given. Immediately he entered the house, Gifty had no idea who he was which was a bit surprising for the viewers.

In her Diary Session, she said she didn’t like the way Banky W carried himself, she said he acted proud and it was as if they had paid him to come and impress them.

This had twitter going wild, as people have been talking non-stop about it.

See Banky’s reaction below


  1. Sisi

    February 16, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    BN, WTF is “think’s”? What is apostrophe doing there? Wow, you guys need serious editing!

    Anyway, Gifty just wants to trend for rubbish kmt

  2. o

    February 16, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    She may not genuinely know him. But I don’t watch big brother. So I don’t know if he was acting proud. And if he did, may be she should have kept it to herself. She wouldn’t want to upset his large fan base if she truly knew who he was.

  3. Ify

    February 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Very dumb girl. You don’t know Falz and Banky W but you were dating Mr 2kay who is a solid C list. Issorait.

    • Eka

      February 16, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Maybe those are the people she knows truly truly. And what she said was that she hadn’t seen him before. It may actually be true.

  4. Billionaire in grace

    February 16, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    I personnaly met Banky W in Johannesburg…that guy is soooooo friendly. i was in a super market in front of him by the cashier then my bank card was taking time to approve for the purchase.I aplogised to him for taking so long he offered to pay for my bill. but the payment went through at that time.

    • David

      February 16, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      I ge your point but that’s not exactly the point. Her experience and feelings is never going to be the same with yours..

      Banky is far more educated and successful. He should have taken higher grounds. Gifty is just a naive young woman (and I feel insecure) ho doesn’t know her onions or the ropes of succeeding in entertainment business.

      Banky messed up with those tweets!!!

    • o

      February 16, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      I agree. He didn’t need to go in in her like that. He was obviously pained. Actually part of being proud if you look at it

  5. Tuu

    February 16, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    For someone who is in the entertainment industry, Yes she is an airhead! You have to understand and the industry you are in! Music and movies go hand in hand! It’s like a makeup artist or a model that has no idea who TY Bello or Kelechi Amadi is. She is a video vixen& an actress and doesn’t know Banky, who she wan come dance for naa? Banky is even a great producer, like babe who you come know for your industry naa? But she can come on BBN to have her boobs sucked, and kiss and flirt with every guy there? That’s the type of entertainment she wants to give? Its pple like this that give entertainers a bad name. Such an airhead or maybe just a bush geh who wants fame!

  6. slice

    February 16, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Banky you didn’t play this right. You don’t go in on someone when people are already doing that for you. You should have big brother and said something kind.

  7. Nene

    February 16, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    I think shes just a small town enugu girl who is taking a chance at life and doing it how she knows best by behaving like the fakes she sees on TV hoping its widely acceptable, she needs to be coached and helped to reach her goal, i see good in her.

  8. Cookie

    February 16, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Well..nothing wrong in saying u have never met someone. But saying a guest whom u know nothing about is fake and proud,is totally wrong. Even if she felt that way,she shouldn’t have voiced it out. The entertainment industry in Nigeria is a small world, how do u say such about a man u only met in less than an hour? Every one can’t be like Falz, people have different personalities. Banky W was cool and his words were motivating and inspiring..Its a shame she alone didn’t learn/gain anything from him.

    Same girl who says she speaks french,debbie rise says something in French,she didn’t know it. And she proceeds to say there’s international french and local french!! Lol. Isn’t french just french?

    • Hadiza

      February 16, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      @Cookie, there is international french and local french.. Just as she doesn’t know who Banky is, you also don’t know that french can be spoken in different ways.

      This second paragraph below is not for you Cookie dear…

      Haba, must one know a Nigerian celeb? Why must Banky descend to that level with his tweets, He sounded like it pained him. Gifty is simply naive and dumb from what i have seen so far, then you think by responding to what she said in her dairy session is the way to go. Please Banky, it’s not every Nigerian that knows you. Why can’t our celebrities get it? You may be popular in Lagos but people in Kano, Zamfara, Nsukka, Mbaise, AkwaIbom etc may not know you. Don’t act like you are Micheal Jackson.. come to think of it, not everyone knows M.J… What song of yours was really a hit and topped the charts.. If not for Wedding party film, you would have far been buried as no song was forth coming.. You are neither Tuface who i know not everyone knows either.

    • Miss_Flygerian

      February 16, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      Exactly. It’s a small world and an even smaller world in the industry you’re working in. Who knows, in the future he might have remembered her as one of the housemates and probably linked her up with some of the main people in the entertainment industry. But no, this oshisko plc of a girl had to use her hand to nail her coffin. Most people are now turned off by her attitude She herself that’s talking of ‘proudness’, is she humble? Honestly, the girl’s matter don tire person.

  9. David

    February 16, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    I don’t get the fuss. Why do celebrities or their fans feel everyone should know them?

    Banky you are not exactly Tubaba or Genevieve Nnaji, no offence. From your tweets you sound hurt and INFACT not humble. But having met you when you at the prime of tour career (2010), I’d like to take back, but you fall hand smearing the chic along with your fans.

    • David

      February 16, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      *When you were at the prime of your career, I’d like to take that back…

    • A Real Nigerian

      February 16, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      “Banky is an all round Solid guy (Career wise) plus he’s very smart,”
      I can see we’re lowering our standards today.

    • Tuu

      February 16, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      Everybody has their time so i don’t think it’s fair to compare him to Tubaba besides Banky is an all round Solid guy (Career wise) plus he’s very smart, when smart and intelligent pple talk, only small minds see it as arrogance cos they are well grounded and know their onions. Everybody doesnt have to know everyone but when you’re an entertainer, its a crime not to know pple like Banky that have made their marks in the entertainment industry.

    • David

      February 16, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      The idea that it is a “crime” for an entertainer not to know Banky is troubling to me. I didn’t mention Tubaba to smear Banky but because he’s one of the few whose fanbase cut across people of various class and demographical location. To not know Tubaba will be very ODD, but not a CRIME. To not know Banky is just ODD, but give Gifty hails from Enugu and is young so give the chic a break.

      Many celebrities as Banky as shown here have this “I am famous” syndrome. I remember saying Genevieve Nnaji was bigger than a certain celebrity friend I used to work it and it damaged our relationship forever. It got me wondering, who is more famous or bigger than Nnaji in Nollywood. Folks may say Omotola, but is there anyone else really as big or famous… locally or outside Nigeria?

      Banky is, of course, smart, talented and relatively humble but, my goodness, he messed up bigly with those tweets!

    • Lo

      February 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Yes he knows he’s not Tubaba or Genevieve. He is Bankole Wellington. Who are you

  10. Vanessa

    February 16, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Errr Mr David, did Banky w snatch your wife? See the essays you’ve written. I don’t see anything wrong in his responses, he only responded to his fans.

    • David

      February 16, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      Good shot, but no he didn’t. Any more personal attacks or snobbish repartee? Fire away.


    February 16, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Your rambling makes little or no sense, Banky is as popular as any of the artist you’ve mentioned (which you clearly seem to suck up to). You’re a man of little mind, judging from your own indiscretion of telling a ‘celebrity’ that your favorite (the one u suck up to) is bigger than they are. Anyone who wants to make any meaningful progression or impact in the entertainment industry needs to learn social and inter-relationship etiquette, which seems to obscure you.
    Gifty is an air-head, apart from her flash in pan beauty, she clearly lacks the intelligence of growing into a big actress or entertainer, which clearly can’t be sustained by fine face.

    • David

      February 16, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      I refuse to believe you are jugding “from your own indiscretion” that I’m a man of little mind based on what I wrote here. Do you know the circumstances that lead to my statement? How do you know I “told” the said celebrity to their face? I said “I remember SAYING”… How do you know the other is my favourite? How do you the work was entertainment related? Also the way throw the word “suck up to” around just blows my mind. So, do we know, C??

    • king Bey

      February 16, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      I am sure you are ugly as hell…ugly girls be hating on pretty girls#Gifty peppe them#

    • Adeyinka

      February 16, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      Banky W as a fantastic singer and producer, discovered Wiz Kid!! Hugely creative when we worked on Wiz’s album launch in 2010, his resume is huge and if kids in villages know him, Gifty as an entertainer, had no excuse not to…if Kanye West came into a room in the US, should her not have his attitude or respond to tweets? Adeyinka O.

  12. king Bey

    February 16, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Gifty doesn’t know Banky and so what ? Please y’all should give her a break Jare….Funke be shouting like a pepper seller that she is all because Gifty said she doesn’t know Banky and upcomer Falz,they are not Tubaba na…Gifty I love you my Arabian shape,every body wanna trend with your name even Mr 2kay

    • Ekene

      February 16, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      The stupid Tukay started granting interviews about how he kissed Gift.

      I haven’t heard nor seen the guy before untill Gifty came along

  13. king Bey

    February 16, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Gifty pepper them

    • majestic

      February 16, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      Hahahaha. I love Gifty to be honest. She is only naive. She would need someone to manage her

  14. There is nothing wrong with the girl

    February 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Na wa o! Guys calm down! So the girl is not entitled to her own opinion again? And because you think she is bush she isn’t fit for the show? If you claim you are so educated posh you shouldn’t be here looking for bush people to comment on. I don’t understand you people. leave the girl alone, she did not say it in a spiteful way btw she said it to bb not the housemates. Who is banky that she must only praise? Kmft!

  15. Reina

    February 16, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you David. All those people carrying it on their head. Hope banky de pay una?

  16. Lolo

    February 16, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Banky w talked about using the platform to become a celebrity because only one person is going home with the money and he wasn’t even paid for the job. Gifty calling him fake and proud and even saying she knows he was paid for the job on live tv ???? It’s not nice she needs help

  17. Nne

    February 16, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Some people need to go out of Lagos a bit, not everyone would know the popular celebrities. Although a pretty girl, Gifty is very local and from a poor background you guys should give her a break its possible she truly doesn’t know. I like her, her only issue is that she has complex/insecure but at least she is always willing to listen to advice and do better.

  18. NG

    February 16, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Confirmation of something! Remember Naeto C complaining people in Lagos assume everything entertainment starts and stops there. Gifty in her innocence just shows that it is not so. The same way you will all imagine these entertainers are known all over the world but it aint so.

  19. Fifi

    February 16, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Na wa 4 some people o! So bcos he’s a celebrity, he shouldn’t react to certain things abi? She said he’s proud and fake! If you were called proud and fake on tv, will you take it? You people forget He is human!
    PS. The Banky I know (and have met), is not proud. Make una carry una judgement self shift abeg!!

    • Linda

      February 16, 2017 at 5:02 pm


    • Fifi

      February 16, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      Ah another Fifi please change your name oooo

  20. FinchleysFinest

    February 16, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    -Do you know she’s a Video Vixen, a model and an actress
    -She knows Tiwa, Davido, dated Mr 2kay, Saw a picture of her & Flavour,
    -She talked about projectFame.
    -She’s on Social Media,
    -She sees Bill board everywhere I guess….
    -She’s goes to club (We dont care if you dont know Banky &Falz… First she asked who he was (you’ll need to watch Bigbrother before dropping some annoying comment)
    -Later she said Banky has “Proudness”(Pride) and he came because he was paid and she didnt really dig his session….(when others said the opposite)

    Biko..How did she hear about Big brother in the first place? I am not saying it directly that she’s lying but something doesnt sound right..

    Come to think of it…you dont know him..yet you’re able to figure out he’s proud? Help me understand how she figured that out in almost 1-2 hours???

    • Li

      February 16, 2017 at 5:03 pm


    • Tuu

      February 16, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      My dear you’re so spot on. What i don’t get is how people think Enugu is a village. Haa! Enugu that’s more civillized than Owerri? (And my Owerri peeps def know Banky) Don’t they use DSTV and GoTV? Apart from that you don’t have to live in a certain place to know your industry, I mean people learn about their fields better on the internet and not even in their location.

      I honestly, i can’t get over how dumb she is. It just upsets me to see someone so pretty yet so dumb. Banky was speaking too many words of wisdom and she was sleeping while others were getting inspired. At least if other peeps leave now, they’ll go with those words, You all need to watch Banky’s inspiring words abeg. How anyone could call it proudness(Pride) is beyond me mehn.

    • Miss_Flygerian

      February 16, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      As in!!!! Gifty is from Enugu blah blah blah. I really don’t get that part. Like, people actually think Enugu is some obscure village in a remote part of Nigeria. Enugu where e be say things dey happen for there. Some people must think civilization starts and ends in Lagos and Abuja.

    • Nuna

      February 17, 2017 at 10:01 am

      Assin ehh. Some people need to get out of Lagos and see Nigeria more. When I moved to Lagos for service, some people in my office were shocked that I could speak English fluently and had done my MSc in Uk. They could not understand how my parents could afford it, being based in Enugu. I was genuinely gobsmacked!

    • emeka

      February 16, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      we don’t know banky in enugu. na by force? how many yoruba girls sabi flavour? see wahala o

    • ????

      February 17, 2017 at 10:03 am

      We know Flavour. Don’t be ignorant

  21. Prince

    February 16, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    GIFTY is a mistake of a human. The same idiot claims she’s never heard of FALZ and now BANKY, My Own BANKY. That thing with hunch back. Ugly ass hole.
    I watched her diary session and i was like WTF. Even if Banky is paid who the hell her you to start spitting those shit.
    She’s leaving this Sunday and that’s final

  22. king Bey

    February 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Banky stop strolling comments,my Arabian shape does not know you….we all no fit know you hahaha…Gifty has helped bbn rating so high…Guys keep voting her to stay

  23. king Bey

    February 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm


  24. Li

    February 16, 2017 at 5:02 pm


  25. ogeAdiro

    February 16, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Can be annoying when some random idiot has opinions about the type of person you are.

  26. remi

    February 16, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Shes right …..Banky is very proud with his fat bald head. I know you guys worship celebrity but not everyone does that

    • majestic

      February 16, 2017 at 5:52 pm


  27. Sylvia

    February 16, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Some of these comments above just show how an average Nigerian is bitter about a successful person. Leave Banky W to respond to whatever accusation the way he deems fit. @David, u need to get yourself a job, my brother. Trolling comments is not a job.

    • emeka

      February 16, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      eye de pain you? it’s banky w’s people calling the girl names and he supported it. apart from king bey no one has insulted banky w on this thread. twitter is roasting the girl including jenifa, now the people are standing up for her bitter about banky w success. park well jare.

  28. alamutu Aziz

    February 16, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    If she doesn’t know Banky W that’s not a problem and Banky was obviously pained for tweeting about it when he just have left it in the house..

  29. emeka

    February 16, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    anyone that say banky w is popular like tuface is liar. na to get followers for twitter and instagram? ask dbanj why he sang igwe when he was reigning. to penetrate igbo market. duncan mighty pull crowd pass una celebrities for east. dey there.

  30. chic

    February 16, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Gifty’s offfense is she bared her mind. Trust me is not everyone that was inspired by Banky w’s section. I work as the PA for a huge make up artist and most of these celebs are truly proud and fake. If you Meet them abroad or in their social circle they will be nice until they know your status. I understandwhere David is coming from but he should have let it be. Most of this celeb have God complex

  31. Deedee

    February 16, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    I am not Nigerian but even I know who BankyW is.

  32. kk

    February 17, 2017 at 12:57 am


  33. Ijeoma

    February 17, 2017 at 10:26 am

    And who again is banky

  34. kwinny

    February 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

    I think she really doesn’t know who Banky is and that is not a crime. Please y’all should leave Gifty alone.

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