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TOP ROCK SINGER BANKY W SET FOR PARLIAMENT FOLLOWING PDP PRIMARY WIN IN THE POSH ETIOSA DISTRICT OF LAGOS, NIGERIA

With election season at handin Nigeria, there is an air of anxiety about Nigeria’s future. The West African nation is known for its entertainment exports (especially its world-conquering pop music), but there is a more pressing issue at hand for the people living within.

A handful of entertainers have gotten involved in politics over recent years. These individuals include Richard Mofe-Damijo, Desmond Elliot, and Banky W. The latter seems determined to continue to make a mark outside of music as he was declared the winner of the PDP primary rerun for Eti-Osa’s constituency House of Representatives ticket in the 2023 general election.

Born Bankole Wellington, the prolific singer turned politician won by a resounding landslide. He did so by polling 24 votes out of 29 votes cast by delegates at the primary rerun held in Lagos on Monday the 6th of June, 2022.

His opposition was legal practitioner Mr Sam Aiboni, who polled just five votes.
A clip on his campaign Instagram page showed as people present during the primary election chanted victory songs and lifted him up in the air like a conqueror in an epic battle.

He had initially been declared winner in the election, but the result slip showed his opposition Mr Aiboni as the winner. Due to the controversies that trailed the primary, another election had to be scheduled.

The 41-year-old Wellington was born in the United States on 27 March 1981 to Nigerian parents. His family returned to Nigeria when he was five years old. He began singing at a young age in his church choir. He has had a long career that spans over decade and a half. His debut album “R&BW” was launched in Lagos in 2013, and it featured several other artistes including Iyanya and Waje, two top acts in the nations commercial capital.

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The first two singles from the album are Lowkey and Yes/No. Over the years, he has accumulated many accolades and is responsible for bringing Wizkid to the limelight through his label Empire Mates Entertainment.

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As Banky W’s political journey advances, we can only hope that other entertainers follow in his footsteps and take active measures to make Nigeria better. It is a responsibility that is well worth it

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