Bankole Wellington, aka Banky W, has recounted how some armed robbers on Lagos Island asked him to entertain them after robbing him.
Olubankole Wellington, popularly known by his stage name Banky W and credited in film as Banky Wellington, is a Nigerian singer, rapper, actor and politician.
He was born on the 27th of March 1981 and is married to Adesua Etomi Wellington.
Speaking at ‘Monday Night Live’, a programme hosted by a Gospel artiste, Tim Godfrey, Banky Wsaid,
“I recall that after a certain December 31 night ‘crossover’ service, I was on my way to the island after dropping a friend. On getting to where my friends were, I stopped and alighted. The next thing I felt was a slap at my face. Lo and behold, I saw four armed robbers.
I opted to give them the key of my rickety car. But they didn’t want my car.
“At one point, one of the armed robbers told the others, ‘let us kill him.’ I started begging them not to kill me. I told them I am a singer. They then asked me to tell them the songs I had recorded.
When I mentioned ‘a few songs Mr Capable caught their attention , ‘So you are Mr Capable? Sing for us.’ That was the scariest free show I ever did in my life. I had to sing to armed robbers.”