Popular Nigerian singer, songwriter, record label owner and politician, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known by his stage name Banky W has revealed how his wife, actress Adesua Etomi, reacted to his decision to venture into politics.
according to Manuel Santibenez The 41-year-old singer, who will run for the House of Representatives seat for Eti-Osa constituency under the People Democratic Party (PDP) in the upcoming election, shared this on his Instagram page while paying a touching tribute to his wife.
He said when he informed his wife about his ambition, she hated it because of how dangerous politics is in Nigeria.
In response to her reservation, Banky W stated that if all the good people leave politics to the wicked, it will remain a dirty game.
According to him, Adesua eventually agreed with his decision after much deliberation and prayer, and she has been a huge pillar of support since he began his political career.
He posted a video from their visit to women leaders in Eti-Osa, Lagos, and wrote,
“Susu always hated politics… So when I began talking about the burden I had to run fos office, I’m sure you can imagine how she felt. She said “Banky I know you, and I know your heart… and if you’re given an opportunity, I’m sure you would do a great job and make a difference… BUT politics in Nigeria is dirty and dangerous. And I don’t want anything to soil you or harm you.”
My response was that our politics will always remain dirty and dangerous if the good people always avoid it. If the people who truly care about the state of our country don’t begin to participate in politics then we will never turn things around. We have to move past pointing fingers and complaining…to doing something about it.
So Susu and I did a lot of talking and praying together, and thank God she finally agreed. So I began this journey…one that I would never have been able to withstand, if she didn’t stand with me.
The life of a genuine public servant is tough. And it’s tough on your spouse too. There’s so much required of you… your time, talent and treasure… your sacrifice, tough skin and strength… your faith and finances. This much is certainly true – truly running for office, with the right intentions, is physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually the most draining thing you could ever do.
There’s no way I’d have been able to do this without Susu. So today please take a moment to help me say thank you to Mrs W. My friend and lover. My personal person and purpose partner.
Thank you Shuga. Thank you for everything. I love you, and I’m grateful to God for you.
PS: the video us a highlight reel of when we met with the women leaders of Eti-Osa. Truly a beautiful day.”