Nigerian singer Olubankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W has revealed that his wife Adesua Etomi at first, didn’t like the idea of him venturing into politics.
In an Instagram post on Monday, the 37-year-old said his wife warned him not to go into Nigerian politics as it is “dirty” and “dangerous”.
“Some months ago I woke my wife up one morning and asked for her blessing to run for the House of Reps,” he wrote. “Her immediate reaction was one of intense worry.
“She said ‘I know you’d do an incredible job in office, but politics in Nigeria is dirty and dangerous. And I don’t want anything to soil you, or to harm you’,” he disclosed.
Banky W is contesting the Eti Osa seat in the House of Representatives on the ticket of the Modern Democratic Party (MDP), a political party led by Prince Bukunyi Olateru-Olagbegi, a 27-year-old youth activist and entrepreneur.