Though it came as a rude shock for the ladies, who were crushing on the fair skinned Lagos Party crooner, and one of Nigeria’s entertainment industry most eligible bachelor, Banky W, who during week surprised many, except for a few people, who had eagle eye, as he announced his engagement to delectable actress, Adesua Etomi.
Investigation showed that most of Banky W’s songs in the past one-year were not just open-ended romantic songs designed to feed fans and crushing hearts. They were carefully created for the pretty, light-skinned, smiley, and talented actress, who already has his heart on lockdown.
Banky W in the video of song ‘Made for you’, which released in February 2016, starred Adesua Etomi as the lead character. They both played lovers, who celebrated their anniversary with a grand display of suffocating romance.
In the video, there were rose petals, scented sheets, pre-recorded videos, and chin-touches. The energy and passion between the duo felt real, and connected on a level that was just more than music videos. While music buffs took the music video to one of, little did they know that both actors weren’t acting, rather they were telling the world they were in love but no one could see it.
Recalled that after romantic music video shoot, Banky W and Adesua also featured in the box office buster, The Wedding Party, which has reportedly grossed above N500million since its premiere early this year. While Banky W played Dozie Onwuka, Adesua played Dunni Coker.
It was gathered after the duo’s first meeting, Banky W was looking love struck. They had hit it off early to be playing lovers in his music video. The cat was almost let out of the bag during the 2016 Headies Awards, where the lovebirds tried use Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz the Bahd Guy as a decoy.
The duo in an interview was asked how they did create the chemistry between them? Banky W responding said, “We have been friends for a while. I as fan of good movies had already seen Adesua in a couple of movies. So back in January, when I was trying to shoot the video for Made for You, I knew that I wanted a very good actress to interprete the song properly, and because she was my friend, I called her and she came.
“We shot the video and talk extremely well. And because we have both had a good working relationship, working together on the film (The Wedding Party) was next up in process because we have been fine together.
Adesua on her part said, “If you are going to get married, like you and the person that you are with, you have to be on the same page. You have to have each other’s back. Secrets are terrible ideas don’t do it.”
Reacting to the engagement news that went viral on social media, cast of movie, Including Richard Mofe Damijo, Ireti Doyle, Sola Showbowale, Alibaba, and the movie director, Kemi Adetiba as well as executive producer, Mo Abudu wish them all the best as they move to the next phase of their lives.
Mo Abudu on her twitter handle wrote, “Dear Adesua and Banky, I am so so happy. You guys are truly made for each other. Congratulations on your engagement. May God almighty bless your union. Hugs and kisses”
“Awwww… My babies, your love brings happiness to my spirit and tears of joy to my heart. I’m proud of the man you @bankywellington are and you my sweetheart @adesuaetomi are one of the few young people who give me hope in this generation.
“That both of you know Christ the way you do and love him with your hearts is such a joy. Now that we have gone public, let’s go wild with the wedding planning. Papa bear is proud of you both. God bless this union,” Richard Mofe Damijo wrote.
For Sola Sobowale, “When God says yes, nobody can say no! My Banky, my one and only Banky, you are one of the sweetest, kindest and honest people I have ever met. In the time I have known you, you have proven to be someone who always knows what he wants and gets it with all determination. Let me tell you, you did not fail in case. You were brave and took this bold step many always seem to run away from.
“Omo mi, my Adesua, I remember the conversation we had about finding ‘the one’. Funny thing is I saw this happening after seeing you both together on set. I am not sure what it was, but I was moved. I just decided to keep it to myself and simply pray for you. May God bless your union. As you both join together, you become stronger, greater and incredible forces.”
The director of the movie, The Wedding Party, Kemi Adetiba, wrote; “My boy did it!!! I knew it was coming because I saw the way they were together, even though they were using style to hide. You can’t hide that type of chemistry. I remember the day I teased him about it and he didn’t flinch. In fact, I was taken aback as I had never heard him speak of anyone the way he did of @adesuaetomi and I’m so stupid happy he’s behaved himself and didn’t let her get away So happy for you both. Too STUPID Happy!!! #Banksua 2017 or 2018. Yes!!! @bankywellington