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They were so Coded but…Here are 9 Times You Could Have Guessed that Banky W & Adesua Etomi were in a Relationship



Exciting news broke today that two of Nigeria’s brightest stars in the entertainment industry Adesua Etomi and Banky W, who have played onscreen lovers in a music video and in the record-breaking film The Wedding Party, are getting married! They also revealed they got engaged in February 2017…how did they keep their relationship so coded?

The Love Timeline

According to the groom-to-be, they had met a couple of times in 2012 but he never really paid much attention to her as he was still very busy hustling. Then in June of 2015, as fate would have it, they crossed paths again and this time he SAW her, at an event, but didn’t say a word to her. He simply called his best friend Tunde Demuren and told him that had found his next girlfriend.

After that, he did his “research”, asked people about her and finally made the first step by sliding into her DMs and asking if they could be friends. Luckily for him, she agreed. A couple of months after their friendship started, Banky says he knew that he wanted to spend forever with her, even though it took Adesua a while to get to the same realization.

They shot a music video together (February 2016), made a movie together (last quarter of 2016), and gradually took their friendship to the next stage, a relationship.

In February 2017, he popped the question.

In the two years that their love was blooming, Banky and Adesua remained very private with their relationship. To celebrate their love, we’ve put together the 9 times we could have maybe, possibly guessed the soon-to-be married couple was an item!



That time Adesua played Banky’s muse in “Made for you” video

The coordinated outfits at the Soundcity MVP awards

The chemistry between Dunni and DozieThe Red carpet fabulosity

This sweet Poem by Adesua recorded by Banky W

The displayed camaraderie in Interviews

The Birthday shout outs

That time our BellaNaijarians were rooting for them to get married

This Interview of Banky W talking about Adesua 

We are super excited for Banky W and Adesua and we wish them the very best as they embark on their journey to forever.

Photo Credit: Insigna Media | Getty Images/ Alberto E. Rodriguez/J. Countess | Remi Adetiba | Pulse TV | |


  1. Peaches

    May 3, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    I swear… We no go hear word again this year. They should have just left it coded tbh – it’s always the best thing long-term. All the best to them though.

    • Ottawa Queen

      May 3, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      To be honest, nothing really excites me no more about celebrity marriages; ever since Ubi Franklin and Lilian broke up like a plate smashed to the ground. In as much as I wish Adesua and Banky W happiness in their newfound union, my earnest prayer is that they make it work all the way through. I freaking hate hearing about marriage scandals, maybe because I am married, I get pretty emotional about it, especially when it’s dished out cold on social media. Big congrats to them.

    • Tolani

      May 3, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Oh my God, Ubi and lilian are separated? When?

    • Nelo

      May 3, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      My exact sentiments. I wish them well. Its just all this nollywood shenanigans is starting to resemble hollywood.

  2. June

    May 3, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Lol! Les blogs have found content for the next couple of months! Lol! Do not over-do oh BN!???

    • molarah

      May 3, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      I’m telling you. Like how Toke’s On Becoming filled the blog day and night, 60% of the rest of BN posts this week will be on analysis and critiques: article titles like “How to date secretly as a Nigerian celebrity”, “Coded dating 101”, etc….

    • June

      May 3, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      Loooool!!! You are so right !!!?? you just made my evening.

    • MadamYe...

      May 3, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      LMAO…A beg let them post that how to date coded 101 article…Make we learn…

  3. Adjoa Lily

    May 3, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    nice pair, hope its for real

  4. Munachimso

    May 3, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    HayLawd! We will not rest again.. Congratulations to them..

    May Nigerian Bloggers not over milk the cow..

  5. AnnieRose

    May 3, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    BN Dont spoil it for us. its ok

  6. Ethio

    May 3, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    This wedding party sontin is getting out of hand! Contiknew!

  7. Sean

    May 3, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Beautiful……I love the secrets, the journey, the role play and suspense

    • King Bae

      May 3, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      Sean you are handsome!

    • Vee

      May 3, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      Lol….exactly what came to my head when I saw the pic

    • Jo!

      May 3, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      Shoot! Your! Shot!!!!!!!!!

    • Nneka

      May 3, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      Girrllll, please become ‘Queen Bae’ because Sean ain’t responding to no KING Bae.

    • Sean

      May 3, 2017 at 9:11 pm


    • Ada_ugo

      May 4, 2017 at 8:23 am

      @Nneka, you better don’t let Chimamanda and all her Feminist squad hear you o.

    • Joy

      May 3, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      Really beautiful…

    • Fairest

      May 3, 2017 at 10:46 pm


    • Tbabe

      May 3, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      Nice to see a good looking guy using his real picture…I would actually slide into ur DM if I knew ur IG a sista out?

    • Sean

      May 4, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      Lmao……..awon DM sliders

  8. Grace

    May 3, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Mo Abudu and EL had better sponsor this wedding cos its bringing lots of awareness to their upcoming wedding party 2.

    BN, e don do abeg. Last week, you were silent on the Mercy Aigbe gist now you want to carry this matter on your head and form classy and exclusive to BN.

  9. anon

    May 3, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    ‘Then in June of 2015, as faith will have it………’
    Dear BN, it’s FATE, not FAITH!
    You’re welcome

  10. nasa

    May 3, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    With this, I strongly believe that their marriage will be forever…….May they never experience break up………two beautiful matured minds makes a good team

  11. Tola

    May 3, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Awwwwww! But, people, you have to admit that this is a beautiful compilation. Love it!kudoto

  12. I love love

    May 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    BN, stalkers of life!
    Btw, Atoke,are you alright girl, your(our) banky doubbli uuu is gone; Andrea nko.
    Congrats A n B, wish you guys lots of love.

  13. Me

    May 3, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    God bless them! I wish them a happy married life. But pls, BN, don’t overflog it!

  14. Jade edo babe

    May 3, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Chai, BN don start again. Abeg, don’t overflog it for content that you guys need to work on more. BN, just went down low i guess because they don’t have serious competitor. From spellings and grammatical errors to rubbish articles they post sometimes.
    okay, I like these two together sha.

  15. An Afrikan Butterfly

    May 3, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    LOL Bella you guys were so prepared! The rest of us are still trying to catch our breath! Such a pleasant surprise! <3

  16. shady

    May 3, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Congratulations . Wast up about the pregnancy picture ? Is Adesua pregnant

    • trey

      May 3, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      You are so funny. When Adesua showed up at Toolz wedding we suspected.

    • Anon

      May 3, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      That picture was a shot from the filming of part 2 for The Wedding Party movie

  17. olanna&odenigbo

    May 3, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    please I had already gone to do all this research through their pages….amebo 101! hahahahaaa….. thanks BN oya make we rest…

  18. Melike

    May 3, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Well it has always been obvious but Nigerians just didn’t pay attention. Naija needs people who are paparazi ambitious tho.

  19. Ok

    May 3, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    BN, pls it’s fate not faith!!

  20. Oluwakemi

    May 3, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Everybody is all awwing and mushy about this stuff … i simply want to be a hater for no damn reason.. does that make me bad person?…. lol

    • akama

      May 3, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      @Oluwakemi yes it does.

  21. Oluwakemi

    May 3, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Make me a bad person ? I left out the A

    • AdaAda

      May 3, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      We didn’t notice

  22. Tolani

    May 3, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    I wish them all the best if this is real

  23. bey

    May 3, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Lmao can y’all just leave this sean guy alone.
    I hope he isn’t even a cat- fish.
    Rare seeing a guy using his real pic on a blog.

    • Sharon

      May 3, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      He’s real…that’s his picture… I know him,so gladly slide into his DM if he catches your fancy…lol

    • Delacremez Ensembles

      May 4, 2017 at 6:21 am

      Help us beg BN to do a post on Sean e be like say e go drive traffic ?

    • Tutu

      May 3, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      I know him. He’s real. He’s tall too if that helps.

    • heythere

      May 4, 2017 at 5:29 am

      That’s a point.

    • Raley

      May 4, 2017 at 5:28 am

      Lmaaooo I hope he’s no catfish. We are just not use to seeing fine guys comment with their actual profile picssurrre! Let’s see if a match can be made in these BN comment sections lol. Dear Sean, do you mind dropping ya Instagram or twitter handle? *wink*

    • Sean

      May 4, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Lmao…….See serious debate over Sean.

      What’s catfish mbok? I’ve been seeing people asking if i’m not a catfish. Some body should please explain

    • Bleed Blue

      May 4, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Sean, “catfish” as a term was made popular by an MTV show titled same.

      Essentially, people meet each other on the interwebs and fall in love and what not, meanwhile one (sometimes both sef) is being deceived because the other is using a different person’s photos and internet persona.

      I started watching it just a few weeks back and I cannot even believe the level of deceit. The thing taya me.

      Having said all that…Hi Sean, are you new around these BN streets? You seem like good peoples. Please stay.

  24. Mzphunby

    May 3, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    M so excited about these two getting married like they are my personal people. I have been shining my teeth since I heard the news. Am sooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy for them and I pray it lasts forever!

  25. Oreoluwa

    May 3, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    They played us, but it is okay! Since they are, clearly, involving God we pray that this lasts forever! Congratulations to them.

    Oréoluwa’s blog

  26. Sharon

    May 3, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    He’s real…that’s his real picture…i know him,so slide smoothly into his DM…lol

    • Tbabe

      May 3, 2017 at 10:53 pm

      Pls send his IG handle?

    • Sean

      May 4, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      You sure?

  27. o

    May 3, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    I’m happy for both of them. It seems I was the only one who didn’t notice the on screen chemistry every other person that watched Wedding party noticed. Am i weird???

    • Bleed Blue

      May 4, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Me neither. Didn’t notice any unusual on-screen chemistry.

      But I LOOOOOOOOOVE their union and the entire back story. I can’t help the fuzzy warm feelings seeing it all unfold.

  28. demash

    May 3, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Adesuwa is so cute…..Banky don’t mess this up!

  29. Tola

    May 3, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    oh my gosh. what is his instagram handle?

  30. Nneka

    May 3, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    On it’s own, Adesua’s nose has a fan club. It’s like a graceful unicorn protruding from another graceful object.

  31. Tola

    May 3, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    i [email protected] the sean guy

    • Sean

      May 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      lol……… instagram handle is @@@@@@@

    • Mom of 3

      May 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Sean, abeg sha do and play along fast. You never can tell if we will be drooling over your pre-wedding shoot in 6months’ time. Tola is waiting for your Instagram handle o. But pls if you are married or spoken for in any way, just tell all of us now before palm oil go pour for inside crude oil.

  32. jaxen

    May 3, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Congrats to these two. So happy for them like i know them personally. All the best ahead of you.

    And i have scoop on the next naija artist off market which is paining my heart well well, you guys heard it from me first y’all. Fine boy Enyinma Nwigwe is off the market as he is sitting pretty with Ghanaian actress Zynell Zuh. ??

    BN, oya give my commision,. I hv done the work for you. Meanwhile, baba God answer my prayer n let le boo slide in the DM or wherever he wants to slide, he just needs to show up already. Ah ah.

  33. Meow

    May 3, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Feeling real joy for this couple 🙂 🙂 They were meant to be.
    People, pls help. Where / how can I see this Wedding Party movie for America? I’ve tried YouTube, no luck. Any ideas? Thanks!

    • Oluoyin

      May 4, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      It’s available to stream on Netflix.

  34. odidi

    May 4, 2017 at 5:40 am

    They will be forever not half way

  35. odidi

    May 4, 2017 at 5:43 am

    I needed the invitation card to attend the wedding of the couple Mr/Mrs W

  36. earthchild

    May 4, 2017 at 5:50 am

    their kids are going to be super short. ….lol

    • Gina

      May 4, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      As short as your brain’s band width.


  37. Kay

    May 4, 2017 at 11:16 am

    the fact that they played husband wife in a movie played us all. no one saw it coming. Congrats guys, wishing y’all the very best in the future ahead.

  38. FinchleysFinest

    May 4, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Why am I so excited for these 2 like I know very well? I believe God is behind this and it will not FAIL in Jesus name.

  39. Thanks

    May 4, 2017 at 12:27 pm


  40. Meow

    May 4, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    @Thanks – Yayyy!! & duuhn! 🙂 Thank you

  41. Tonia Okojie

    May 4, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    We’ve all been bitten by their love bug, I’m so super excited for them,I wish them all the happiness they can share and its my wish to see them grow old together. It would break my heart if anything happened to this one,guys y’all should start praying

  42. Chocolatier

    May 19, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    A Lil birdie told me Adesua was married. Obviously she didn’t get her facts right. Congratulations to Banky W. and Adesua. They look good together. May the Good Lord bless them and guide them on this journey to forever.
    In other news..hey Sean! You are one fine brother… Lol.

  43. sean's crush

    July 10, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Hey seany…**winks**….**seductive hair-flip** all while **pouting lips OVERLY flirtatiously**

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