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“I can see how people may want to shade me for my previous comments about disliking elaborate weddings” – Banky W



Music star Banky W has responded to several comments directed at the size of his wedding to actress Adesua Etomi, especially following earlier comments from him about wanting a small-scale wedding.

The wedding between Banky and Adesua went on for a number of days and across a number of countries for the traditional ceremony, white wedding and thanksgiving. The ceremony has also resulted in a TV documentary series.

He says “I have learnt to grow thick skin and almost always ignore the online chatter, but every once in a while, I feel the need to respond. So here are my 2 cents.”

See his explanation below.



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  2. Vera

    January 23, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Right, because it is your parents that craved the SA Tourism Board Wedding sponsorship and the DSTV deal and the thanksgiving -London edition you just had

    Just admit that you are private people but saw an opportunity to milk the wedding to the best of your ability and took it. I can’t blame you for that. We all have to hustle, but this your story. Abeg

    • Raima

      January 23, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      Maybe thanksgiving was to satisfy Adesua’s mother who lives in the UK? And maybe SA tourism board wedding was to try and cut costs and save money? If someone offers you a full time xoenses paid wedding, you will not take the opportunity abi? Try and think a bit na. My people my people- why do we just jump on people like this? Please try and promote happiness. Not everytime, i must show the other person my gra gra. Sometimes, love and kindness and gentility.

    • Raima

      January 23, 2018 at 4:05 pm


    • Miss Tikka Masala

      January 23, 2018 at 4:22 pm


    • Bola

      January 23, 2018 at 5:04 pm

      Raima, AKA Mrs. A Wellington,
      How is Vera not promoting happiness? Because she asked Banky (in reference to his post) if it was him and Adesua’a Parents who were paid for their wedding to be done in SA? How’s that spreading unhappiness? If anything, Banky should be quiet, his post is unnecessary.

    • Red

      January 23, 2018 at 6:26 pm

      My exact sentiments! As if it was his parents or family that asked for the DSTV deal.

  3. twinkle

    January 23, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    …REASON Y you shouldn’t judge others except when you are in that same situation. Sometimes you never really know the reason #lessonlearnt

    • Becca

      January 23, 2018 at 4:42 pm

      Nonsense & Ingredient.
      He knew when he was still ranting about small intimate weddings what was culturally expected from a wedding, that it’s a family affair, he’s a celeb etc.
      He should have put his foot down if they both really wanted that.

      Instead it was a sponsored, reality tv show wedding with ‘To be continued next month from a new and exciting location’

  4. lilo

    January 23, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Bankole plis goan sit down jare. You are starting to talk too much.

    • Jay

      January 23, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      As in! He wanted a private wedding and likes private weddings, bla bla bla him and Adesua are private yet they be doing the most and they also have a reality show. They’re just lowly extra. I tell you these celebrities, especially the girls aren’t private, they only keep the dating and relationship private, once they’re engaged no one will rest.

  5. Ottawa Queen

    January 23, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    It’s just like someone saying I really do not fancy ladies who have very big bums. . .but yet you have a wife with a very big ikebe super! And then trying to explain to people why and how you got to marry that lady, people influencing ur decision etc. . .Banky! I like you o. You are charming but pls some things should be left unsaid. Not necessary voicing every thought that creeps into your head on social media.

    • ij

      January 23, 2018 at 5:16 pm

      honestly you should have typed in capitals, because you have said it all.
      Sometimes its important to know when to speak and when to just shush

  6. Gorgeous

    January 23, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Don’t mind the bald headed Bankole of a man.You are just being unnecessarily loud for nothing.
    If i were you ,you should keep your marriage out of the limelight before it goes sour like others.
    Learn to be a bit private with your personal life bro.

  7. Busarni

    January 23, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Banky just shut it; haba. Concentrate on making your marriage last and leave social media. haba

  8. Olamide

    January 23, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    when did Banky become a talkative and attention seeker? Why is he pretending as if he didn’t enjoy every bit of the flamboyant public display of his wedding? You sold to SA tourism and Africa Magic to broadcast the wedding or did your parents also crave those ones too? Oga go and sit down jhor and face your music.

  9. Jay

    January 23, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    BN why are you posting and deleting comments? So be as excited I said he’s not private and he should go and sit down, that’s why you deleted my comment? You can as well get rid of the comment section. Lol, jokers.

  10. maygurl

    January 23, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Banky, this post is very unnecessary……take a chill pill and lets breath. Be a man of your own decisions because at the end you alone face the mess that comes with it. Still love BAAD though.

  11. Asa

    January 23, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    I don’t know why you let small things get to you. Live King, Live! Live Queen, Live. It’s nobody’s business if you want to have 10 ceremonies to celebrate your marriage and yes, we are all Nigerians, we know our Parents rock the day more than we do too. Live King, Live. If anybody is tired of seeing you two, he should waka pass. There is absolutely no need to apologize to people for your life especially since it’s not harming anybody. From Nigeria to SA to London to American Honeymoon you people have put money in the hands of businesses. Live King, Live!

    • Shady

      January 24, 2018 at 1:21 am

      Maybe he shd have taken this advice when he was voicing his opinions on other people’s big weddings. He is falling my hand big time.. Not every issue deserves a comment. Just draws attention to the very issue. He needs to grow up.

  12. Miss Tikka Masala

    January 23, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Abeg. Go and take several seats for this silly PSA of yours Banky. Happy Married Life.

  13. Lili

    January 23, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    The self-righteousness!

    Same guy just shaded women doing maternity shoots. Later, he will say, our parents wanted this. Your parents didn’t decide this, you did. Stop talking too much. See the contradiction in this short statement sef.

  14. ?

    January 23, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    They both need to concentrate on the marriage, not the wedding.

  15. Ruth

    January 23, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Ahhhhhh if I could love your comment many more times I definitely would. I’ve never seen someone contradict and expose themselves simultaneously while giving their “2 cents” on a matter.

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  17. favour

    January 23, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    oh man Mr W…..just bridle your tongue and behave like a grown man…it seems he thinks everyone cares, some people are not happy whether you defend you reason for an elaborate wedding or not, so pray and keep your marriage. My analysis, its either all these your lovey dovey is fake and trying so hard to show the public you are in love or overly excited and your hormones are ranging wild. either way calm down, take a break and chill. Focus your energy elsewhere.

    • Sweetzie

      January 23, 2018 at 9:08 pm


  18. Mamamia

    January 23, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Okay, I didn’t read to the end but ermmm, it is weird that people think Banky is private, never was, we just never paid attention cause it was never this juicy. Adesua on the other hand is private you can tell these things. Anyways, do you with no apologies and Banky stop explaining everything you do what is it self? Kai. If nobody has told you lately, it is getting old.

    • Sweetzie

      January 23, 2018 at 9:17 pm

      They’re both thirsty for attention not just Banky. They’re both not private at alll. And It’s getting really overwhelming to be honest. Honeymoon phase I guess.

    • Manny

      January 24, 2018 at 6:46 pm

      Nah Adesua is not private.

  19. Nthata

    January 23, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Continue with the celebrations. do another thanksgiving for your family in America and the naming ceremony in shade bubba

  20. GG

    January 23, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    . How many of us have said something at a point and ended up changing our minds. We’re all humans. I can’t imagine Adesua explaining her own natural hair thingy too. I think she’s more mature on how to handle being in the spotlight. This post was so unnecessary, you certainly haven’t grown a thick skin Banky, things like these, you ignore! you shouldn’t care what anybody says about you or how you did your wedding. It’s your life.

  21. Chioma

    January 23, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    So this wedding is a wedding that no one has ever seen before in our whole life and they will not make us rest. Bankole please we are bored already keep quiet and don’t make us hear word again until on your 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th.

    That one lavish day ooohhing and aahing from strangers around the world is NO ACCOMPLISHMENTS, but staying married to celebrate decades together is an accomplishment, so dude concentrate on that and stop struggling to stay revelations. The beautiful ones are not yet born. . We are tired already. Jeez, blah blah blah. I don’t blame you, I blame all the Nigerians who overhype people

  22. Sade

    January 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    This is what happens when I EXPERIENCED AND IMMATURE “” KIDS”” get married.


  23. Engoz

    January 23, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Banky W, you are not an elected official. You don’t have to explain yourself to jobless people on the internet. If they curse you though, I’m all for cursing their entire lineage back. But if Jesus Christ speaks to you at that moment to ignore them, just ignore the riffraff.

    • Jummy

      January 23, 2018 at 8:53 pm

      Because they point out the hypocrisy of it all they’re jobless?

      Aunty “jobful” e ma binu oh. No ves.

    • Engoz

      January 24, 2018 at 2:33 am

      Yeah you are jobless.

  24. ene

    January 23, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Banky wait.

    Guys voters registration is on till the 31st January. Kindly visit inec website or inec on twitter to find out more.


    • Chynwa

      January 23, 2018 at 10:21 pm

      Apparently inec has debunked the rumor.

  25. akama

    January 23, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    No need for all this explanation. Nobody cares

  26. Really!

    January 23, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    As in I don’t understand this PSA. We are all Nigerians here oh. Stop preaching to the choir of course you are marrying into families and everyone wants the typical naija wedding (and who wldnt mind the extra in yours) but dude if you wanted a private wedding, you would have made ? it ? happen? dude.

    Just go and do solo sth on one carribean island with selected family and friends and come back to show us wedding bands on the gram. So you mean Nigerians doing private classy weddings don’t have family member’s? Shior! BTW a PSA on the exposing vid *wink* would have made more sense. Or you just felt that we didn’t notice the London Thanksgiving. This is 2018, we are focused.

  27. shannaro

    January 24, 2018 at 12:11 am

    Reading through the walls of “well-meaning” comments from netizens and celebs alike on these two, I feel like what’s really at hand is people’s barely veiled excitement at the thought that this seemingly perfect celebrity match may collapse one day of its own doing, it’s almost palpable. People just can’t wait to type we’ve told you so. Let these grown, experienced, discerning high-profile people live in the eye of the public and in the private sphere as they deem fit, wish them luck, click the red cross if you’ve had enough and face your own in this 2018. Banky, there was no need guy.

    • Bola

      January 24, 2018 at 2:14 am

      Your epistle is very irrelevant to the comments here, this BN post and Banky W’s comments on his wedding.

  28. shannaro

    January 24, 2018 at 11:59 am

    @Bola:: Lol because the mariage councellors under this particular post are not the same dishing their critical advice under any given BN post and other platforms on these two’s every move since BAAD2017. Sure, whatever.

  29. Aisha

    January 24, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Banky W should just have been quiet rather than come out here and “explain” white lies to us. Himself and his Susu can keep deceiving themselves but they shouldn’t play on people’s intelligence. Haba, kílódé?
    On another note, one can tell all the “after marriage paparazzi” is much of Susu’s idea but he should be man enough to curtail some ‘excesses’ if indeed he doesn’t like large blah blah blah.

    • Mimi

      January 24, 2018 at 6:47 pm

      Aren’t you tired?, you posted this same comment on bellanaija online in Instagram. Your bitterness is so glaring, it’s pathetic. You can say all you want about that lady but attention hungry/seeking is definitely not one of it, y’all through that word around so much.

  30. Zarah

    January 24, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Well he has just given people more room to spew vile and also given them the satisfaction that he actually cares. This is so unnecessary, celebrities get dragged/shaded everyday b. The opinions of a bunch of people should be the least of one’s worries. It’s already ridiculous enough that people are angry or bothered about how he chose to celebrate his wedding. Because at the end of day it’s his life, money, decision and 3/4 ceremonies didn’t hurt anybody in anyway. And this a man that was battling cancer just last year, life is too short abeg.. have a million celebrations if you want to. I respect people that stand their ground and are unapologetic about their life decisions. The moment you start to seek validation and be moved by people’s opinions and judgments.. straight ticket to a life of misery. People will always talk shit so please live your life on your own terms regardless of what people think or say.

    • David

      January 24, 2018 at 11:06 pm

      Frankly, it’s hard to believe his crime is saying he preferred a small wedding, then winded up doing a huge one. If stones were cast on everyone who’s eaten their words, there will be lots of stonings here for sure. E-love to Banky nd Adesua, bless your union and all you do.

  31. Bae

    January 24, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Hahahaha. Thought of all these comments in my head when I first saw his epistle. For or against,well it fell heavily on keee kwayet mr .nobody knew me before. Enjoy the ride and like they said focus on you marriage because no be childs play or romantic movie. Nobody go tell you. Best of luck.

  32. Preshhh

    January 26, 2018 at 1:29 am


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