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Banky W is studying Screenwriting at New York Film Academy



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Banky W is back in New York Film Academy… and he’ll be taking a course on Screenwriting.

The singer, who just dropped an EP “Songs About U had earlier shared the news on his Snapchat on Monday.

Banky W shared a photo of his Student ID Card on Wednesday.

The New York Film Academy offers degrees and workshops in filmmaking, scriptwriting, screenwriting, cinematography, among others.

Banky had graduated from the academy in 2014, after which he released his film “A Music Film Experience“.

Dr. Sid too graduated from the New York Film Academy in 2015.

Other alumni include “Insecure creator Issa Rae and Nigerian actress Stephanie Okereke Linus.


  1. Jezebel

    July 13, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Is that nail polish? ?

    • Ottawa Queen

      July 13, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      Lol. Myt be Adesua’s handwork. Btw does his passport also say Banky? Oh!! Never Knew that was his real name.

  2. Bolaji

    July 13, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Hopefully he writes better than he acts!

  3. marlee

    July 13, 2017 at 9:45 am

    May may may. is he gay? why use nail varnish. so gross on a straight man. what a hell.

    • Sul

      July 13, 2017 at 9:52 am

      Im thinkin it might b someone else’s finger…but den again, he might b into nail varnish, i try not to b taken by surprise diz dayz?

  4. Josephine

    July 13, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Nail polish?????

  5. Ephi

    July 13, 2017 at 9:56 am

    He definitely takes personal grooming seriously. Doesn’t mean he is gay.

    It’s good to see people improving their skills..

    • Ehiwarior

      July 13, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      I agree with you,
      I am neither gay nor bisexual. But I take personal grooming seriously. My nails breaks easily so my gf then now my wife advised I polished it to make it hard.

      All the best Banky, I wish you success in NYC.


  6. Bolaji

    July 13, 2017 at 10:12 am

    I am finally coming to terms with just how high Nigeria’s homophobia is….Damn! Where is it written that only women should wear nail varnish?

    • bruno

      July 13, 2017 at 10:28 am

      do u mind the idiots. its mostly nigerian women that have homophobia. anything gay pains a naija woman. lol

  7. bruno

    July 13, 2017 at 10:35 am

    he wears nail polish so what? is it ur finger? is it ur nail polish he used?

    nigerian women and homophobia go hand in hand like rice and stew. the funniest thing is most of ur husbands and boyfriends are gay. now put that in ur homophobic pipe and smoke it. lol

    • Josephine

      July 13, 2017 at 11:08 am

      If Denrele or Bobrisky wear nail polish who would bat an eyelid but its weird from a naija hetero guy. Don’t start being fake now and act like your average guy next door here wears nail polish. They don’t. Heterosexual guys who wear nail polish will usually have tattoos, piercings and the rock look and wear black nail polish not this pretty in pink. If a conventional or conservative man suddenly switches its natural to raise your eyebrows. Must everything be homophobia? Political correctness gone wrong and must you insult? Na wa for you. Smh. Don’t worry, I can never join you in name calling.

  8. Hamdalat

    July 13, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Banky is such a dandy!

  9. Ephi

    July 13, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Amazing how this post has gone from the intended topic – screenwriting in the New York film academy down a totally different direction. All because of nail polish. I hail una my fellow Nigerians :p

  10. David

    July 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    This is awesome! All the best Banky!

  11. Bolaji

    July 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    @Josephine, because you know, all non-conservative guys look like Denrele or Bobrinsky. Sure. And you know for sure Bank has no tattoo or piercings that you cannot see yeah? ?

  12. Coly

    July 13, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Why do that with your beautiful name Mr Oluwabankole ? banky as a stage name is fine but not on your ID card.
    Please do export our local names in any capacity possible…

  13. Darius

    July 13, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Is his real name now Banky? I thought it’s Bankole!

  14. Snazzy

    July 13, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    His real name is Bankole Wellington, but in the USA they will ask you what name ypu will like to known by.

    • Bolaji

      July 13, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      Was he not ‘Banky’ in Nigeria before he said ‘I would like to be known as Banky’ in America?

      How many Femi’s in Nigeria and not Olufemi. Or Yinka’s are actually Adeyinka/Olayinka’s? We have been shortening our names for a while even at home. Get over yourselves.

  15. Fey

    July 13, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Please i have male friends who were nail polish and are very straight.

    • Fey

      July 13, 2017 at 4:49 pm


  16. Mandy p

    July 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Wow out of all that was said, the primary focus was nail polish??? Smh.

  17. W

    July 15, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    It’s not that deep guys, even on your ATM (outside your country) you get asked what name you want on your card. It could be your nickname or whatever you choose. Let’s not be soooo ignorant.

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